Dhananjay is a South Indian actor who is predominately seen in  Kannada films. He is the latest heartthrob in Sandalwood, who was a techie in Infosys. At a young age, he was very much active in theatre, he spent many days visiting  Rangayana theater in  Mysore for want of roles that he had dreamt of performing on the stage.  But he also completed his degree in engineering and was a rank-holder and even got a job in Infosys to take care of his family. 

But he quit his job to pursue his dream of making his name as an actor on the silver screen. But he had to struggle to evolve as an artist. The techie-turned actor was not satisfied with his job and had an inner urge of acting. Hence, he did some prominent roles in many plays that were staged by Rangayana Theater in Mysore. It was then a film-maker Guruprasad spotted him and offered him a role in a film ‘ Director’s Special’. 

But before getting a break in cinema, he was recognised by a Germany Choreographer Christian Stuckl, who shot the promotional dances of FIFA World Cup. He visited a workshop with him in Germany and learnt to act from him too. This skill helped him a lot in movies. Subsequently, he was offered a lead role in film Huccha by Prakash Rao and got another lead character role in film Rhaate directed by A. P. Arjun.  A later top producer like  Jayanna - Bhogendra roped him to do the title role of Boxer, which was directed by Preetham Gubbi.  

Dhananjay’s latest film Badmaash is awaiting release. Already a film Vijayaditya’s teaser is released and has gone viral in networking sites. Eventually, Badmaash’s first look teaser was also released on his recent birthday with much fanfare. The industry is hopeful his recent movies such as Jessie, Badmash, Vijayaditya, Boxer will click well in box-office. The actor seems to gain gradually more popularity and has been signed for five films which await release in theatres now. His success in movies can easily overtake other prominent actors in Sandalwood now. The actor is all set to become a perfect superstar in Sandalwood with his strong acting skills and a massive fan base that he has now in Karnataka.

Ambareesh Kannada Actor

Ambareesh

The South has been famous for throwing up actor politicians, and the tradition of NTRs, MGRs and Jayalalithas continues even today, with Ambareesh, being the latest in the chain - but this time coming from Karnataka. Another southern trait he seems to have borrowed is the fascination for using single names. In his own case, he uses the name “Ambareesh” in place of his unwieldy real name: Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath. He seems to have managed well in his dual role as a busy film actor and an equally active politician, having been ministers both in the central and state governments at various points of time. The roles that he has portrayed in his over 200 films, spanning all three major southern languages, have in many ways been trend setters for Indian cinema - like the “angry young man” roles that Amitabh Bachchan later became famous for, as also the portrayal of the corrupt politician criminal nexus in films. Although he has just one Hindi film to his credit, “Zehreela Insaan”, a remake of his 1972 National Award winning debut film “Naagarahaavu”, his acting prowess is well known all over the south and his portrayal of roles of different shades with equal dexterity has brought for him several awards in his close to 43 years long yet unbroken film career. He already has added several laurels to his name both at the national and state levels, most significant of which have been the Filmfare award in 1987 for “Olavina Udugore”, and the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor in 1981 for the film “Antha”. Starting with quite unpretentious beginnings from Mandya, his entry into films was both sudden and unexpected. He never on his own wanted to work in films, but was almost dragged into it on the persuasion of one of his close friends who had recommended him to the director. But having entered films, he has never looked back. Ambareesh, who had been the Minister of state, in Information and Broadcasting during Manmohan Singh reign, is married to “Sumalatha,” a talented, multi-lingual actress. The couple has a son, Abhishek Ambareesh. Ambareesh’s friendship with “Vishnuvardhan” had always been a surprising one for the film industry people, as well as the public. They had a good wavelength and hence they could carry it out for long. Ambareesh had also received a lot of prestigious awards including Karnataka State Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, NTR National Award, Andhra Government Nandi Award, TV 9 Sandalwood Star Awards, Dr Vishnuvardhan Award, SIIMA Lifetime Achievement Award and an Honorary Doctorate from Karnataka University in Dharwad.  Ambareesh was last seen in Ambi Ning Vayassaytho with “Sudeep.” Ambareesh, who had Kidney ailments, got a massive cardiac arrest on 24th November 2018 and left to the eternal world. Even before his film “Kurukshetra” with Darshan Thoogudeep releases, he closed his eyes. Ambi played Bheeshma in the film. His death is a great loss to the Sandalwood. Right from the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, almost all the national political leaders and the celebrities, expressed their condolences for Ambareesh’s death. 

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Ganesh

Ganesh is an Indian actor and a producer who predominantly works in the Kannada Film Industry. He came to fame by anchoring a show called “Comedy Time” which was aired on Udaya Channel. He acted in the movie “Mungaru Male” which made him an instant superstar in the Kannada film industry. Born in Adakamaranahalli, to Kishan and Sulochna, Ganesh is the eldest son in his family. He has two brothers: Mahesh and Umesh. He completed his Diploma course in Electronics from Nelamangala. He says the bug of acting bit him in his childhood. “Guttu” was the first time when we saw Ganesh in front of the camera. Ganesh started off as a junior artist, portraying small roles in different television series like “Yadva Tadva”, “Vataara”, “Pa Pa Pandu.” He worked as an anchor in the serial “Comedy Time.” The concept was unique in that it was different from what has been the trend. The audience could write a letter to the anchor speaking about their family and add their telephone numbers. The anchor would choose a family, call them, disguised as an unknown, and fool them. His unique comedy timing and the style of greeting each family was very popular, especially amongst the children. The show was made a hit by Ganesh, as the TRP’s rose like never before. Soon he was being called, “Comedy Time” Ganesh. His first worldwide feature film, which made him a bit more popular was “Chellata” which ran for 125 days in theaters across. He worked in the movie alongside Chitra Rekha, who was already a known name by then, in the industry. One of the biggest hits on the Kannada film industry was the movie “Mungaru Male” in 2006. Directed by Yograj Bhat, the script of the film was first rejected. Ganesh was involved in scriptwriting for the film. The movie was able to garner good response from the audience as it got a wide release and as many as 150 prints in Karnataka. Other than these, he has been seen in various other famous films like “Hudugaata” (2007), “Cheluvina Chithara” (2007), “Gaalipata” (2008), “Krishna” (2007) and many more.

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