Devaraj is a Kannada actor who works in theatre and film industry. He has worked in Tamil and Telugu film industries as well during his career spanning more than 25 years. He was born on 20th September 1960, in Bangalore. He worked in HMT for 9 years before he started his Sandalwood journey.

His initial days were with B Jayashree’s theatre group Spandana and later with famed Sanket, Shankar Nag’s group till he entered world of cinema. His first on screen appearance was in Koogu by Shankar Nag. His first release was 27 Mavalli in 1986, where he played a villain and got appreciated for his performance. He continued doing many villain roles as well as police roles, getting almost branded as ‘policeman’. His police role movies include Lockup Death, Golibaar, Circle Inspector and many more. His first lead role was in the film Aavesha which released in 1990. This film also had Shankar Nag with Devaraj. He is one of the few actors in Kannada industry to don various roles like villain, policeman, action hero and many.

He is fondly referred Dynamic Hero in the industry. He has won many awards during his long career and the highest one being the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal as the feared bandit Veerappan in the 1991 film Veerappan. His non Kannada movies include Naan Kadavul, Malaikottai in Tamil and Yagnam in Telugu.

He is married to actress Chandralekha and the couple has two sons Prajwal and Pranaam. Prajwal Devaraj is one of the leading heroes in growing Sandalwood industry today.
Vishnuvardhan Kannada Actor

Vishnuvardhan

Vishnuvardhan was born in Mysore. He attended high school and obtained degree at the National College, Bangalore. He adopted the name Vishnuvardhan at the insistence of Puttanna Kanagal, who was like is godfather and mentor, who also directed his maiden film, Naagarahaavu. This gave him the recognition of the ‘angry young man of Kannada cinema. “Ramachaari”, the character Vishnuvardhan played in Nagarahaavu, is still considered as among the best roles that have donned in Kannada cinema to date. Vishnuvardhan did not look back since then and went on to win many state honors and five film fare awards. Vishnuvardhan was popularly called by his fans as Sahasa Simha and Abhinava Bhargava.Vishnuvardhan, a versatile actor, made his debut into the industry through "Vamshavruksha", directed by Girish Karnad in 1972, who is also Janapeetha awardee. For this Movie Vishnuvardhan won the National Award. Shankar Nag directed Malgudi Days and introduced Vishnuvardhan as the main actor in one of the episodes. In his long career, he played popular roles in more than 220 films. Apart from Kannada He has also acted in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi movies. The existence of three decades in Kannada cinema was itself an indication of his strong ability. There is nothing like a good film or a bad film but there is a good time or bad time Vishnuvardhan kept on saying from the beginning of his career.He was married to Kannada actress Bharathi on 27 February 1975. He had 2 adopted daughters, Keerthi and Chandana. Vishnuvardhan started an organization called Sneha Loka to promote harmony and to help during calamities like floods. He was also known for his personal involvement in many charitable causes.  Vishnuvardhan died of a massive Heart attack on 30 December 2009 in Mysore and was later cremated at Abhinay Studio with full state honors.

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Avinash

Avinash is a Kannada actor, who has starred in South Indian language films and notably in the Kannada, Telugu and Tamil film industries. Avinash completed Master of Arts in Literature from the Mysore University and began his Career as a lecturer of English. In the beginning of his career, he was very active in the English theater circuit in Bangalore. He was following theater during his college days and he got into films. Avinash has acted in more than 200 movies in his career. Avinash married lawyer turned actress Malavika, who was his co-star in the soap opera Mayamriga.   Avinash made his debut in the movie ‘Thrishoola’. Unfortunately, the movie was not released due to reasons. He was introduced to the Kannada film industry through another movie “Samyuktha”. His first notable role was as saint Madhvacharya in the movie Madhavacharya by G.V.Iyer. Some of the famous films in which he acted are Chinnari Mutha, Nishkarsha, Mathadaana, lockup death, Appu, Dweepa, Chigurida Kanasu, Apthamitra, Chandramukhi, and Amrithadhare. For over a period of years, Avinash with his exceptional acting steadily built a place for himself in the film industry. Avinash is much sought after supporting actor in the Kannada film industry.   He won many awards. Some awards are Karnataka State Award for Best Supporting Actor for Mathadaana, Suvarna Film awards for Best Performance in a negative role for Prithvi. SICA (South India Cinematographers Association) Award for best supporting actor for Singarava, Film fare Award for best supporting actor for Aptharakshaka. Avinash is a keen cricket enthusiast himself. He also actively takes parts in actor Vishnuvardhan's Snehaloka Cricket Team (SCT).   Another version of this Bio...   Avinash B. S. is a motion picture actor from India. He acts in Kannada films predominantly. Avinash was an entrepreneur by profession initially. But his love and passion for acting made him divert his energies in a different path. He has been looking forward to getting into films since a long time, but his business kept him from doing so. It has always been Avinash B. S.’s dream to get into the cinema industry. However, he was very busy with his former work. Along with having a packed schedule, he also did not have the correct knowledge of how to make his way into the industry. However, Avinash did not give up and kept looking for a path. Very soon, he got the chance to meet the renowned film artist ChiranjeeviSarja, who is a Kannada motion picture actor as well. Avinash B. S.’s friend who was in the gym with him was a friend of the handsome and dashing actor Chiranjeevi Sarja. The artist helped him a lot and introduced Avinash to the people who would help him further. This way, he got connected to an Individual named Panaga Bharana. He became a friend of Avinash and took it as a responsibility to train him in this field. He spent his time henceforth on acting classes and workshops. Confidence is a thing which is essential for becoming an actor. Thus, he also took classes and training for building his confidence. He also took many other similar courses which would assist him in his motion picture career. PanagaBharana was very confident that Avinash had lots of potential in him, and he knew he would become a good actor. The first movie that he chose to act in is called Allama. Avinash B S has extremely favorable views about the film industry. He says that the doors of this field are open for all types of people. Avinash B S joined the cinematic industry when he was not very young. However, he was welcomed into the cinema with open arms. Talent is what matters. He plays a negative part in the motion picture Allama. He says that he is very different from how he gets featured on the big screen. He finds the role of the villain very challenging and intellectual. His character in Allama believes that bodily strength is greater than the power of the brain. However, in reality, his thoughts are nowhere near this character’s thoughts.

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Avinash Kannada Actor