Dhruv Sharma was a deaf Indian cricketer and an actor, he worked in the Kannada film industry. He had a decade-long successful career in cricket as well as in acting. He was born in 1982 in Bangalore, Karnataka. Working for the Kannada film industry, he was a part of movies like Snehanjali, The Hit List, and Hum Tum Dushman Dushman.

Dhruv died on 1st August 2017 due to a cardiac arrest and multiple organ failure in his home in Bangalore. Born in the capital of Karnataka, Dhruv was the son of businessman Suresh Sharma. In his adolescence, his parents discovered that he was dumb and mute.

He had disabilities, but that did not stop Dhruv from building his life into a life well remembered. He left his college in the middle as he faced communication problems and later kept his focus on playing cricket, which he was good at and taking acting lessons.

In 2005, he was in the Indian National Deaf Cricket team; he led the team into the Cricket World Cup for the deaf in 2005. A year later in 2006, he got selected to play the lead role in Snehanjali. He had to lip-sync dialogues and songs, which he did with perfection.

His first exhibition of the career had left everyone in awe. He received applause for his performance despite being vocally impaired. His determination led to his success. For his debut performance in Snehanjali, the movie got a place in The Limca Book of Records and the Guinness Book of Records. For the first time, a film had featured a speech impaired actor in a leading role.

Dhruv became a celebrity in South-India. He also participated in the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) for six straight seasons. He used to play for the Karnataka Bulldozers. Dhruv did a couple of other films including Bangalore 560023 and Tippajji Circle before joining his father in family business. He spent time with his family and two daughters.

After Dhruv’s death, his family members thought that he had consumed poison as a result of depression and loss suffered at business. On 1st August 2017, he took his last breath at the Colombia Asia Hospital in Bangalore. All of the film industry was saddened at the news of his demise and posted condolence messages on social media.

Saurav Lokesh Kannada Actor

Saurav Lokesh

Sauravlokesh was more popularly known by his stage names Bajarangiloki which is taken after his movie Bajarangi. He is an Indian actor who works predominantly in the Sandalwood industry and is best known for his roles in the films Bajarangi (2013), Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014) Rathaavara (2015) and Jai Maruthi 800 (2016). He is now considered as one of the most attractive antagonists. Saurav Lokesh did his PU in PES college after which he did his degree in National College, Jayanagar. During his college days, he wasn’t interested in acting but used to take part in many sports in which he was extremely good at and had also represented his college many times. Loki was also a NCC cadet and took part in Republic Day celebrations. After his college studies , he started taking part in theatre plays. He would do whatever work possible for the theatre plays like taking small roles or set works or costumes etc. He had also worked for a company but however, he didn’t have any interest and so, he left his job after half a year. His family wasn’t keen on his acting career and there were instances where he had had to act in secret . It was after watching Loki in one of these plays that Director Harsha introduced him as an antagonist in the movie Bajarangi . The movie was his ticket to stardom as his popularity skyrocketed and he instantly become a hit. Another memorable role played by Sauravlokesh is ‘Madevi’ who is a transgender in the movie ‘Rathaavara’. It took the actor a few days to accept the role since the proper portrayal of a transgender was a very sensitive role. Sauravlokesh watched a lot of movies and made sure to observe transgenders and their mannerisms where ever he could which also includes the brief time at the traffic signals where they would often beg for alms. Needless to SauravLokesh breathed life into his character and gave an exceptional and powerful performance that it was later dubbed in Telugu as ‘Rathaavaram’. In 2017, he was nominated for the best villain as Raaj Vishnu for the movie bhujanga . He had acted in many plays before his movie career, his most recent one being SaanjeHaadu which was written and directed by RajendraKaranth which was played at Rangashankara on 6th June in Bangalore. Sauravlokesh has also acted in the short film Marethenendukondeya . He has a strict diet regiment to maintain his body and stamina. Along with dancing, he also goes regularly to the gym but also suggests that a healthy diet is a key to a healthy lifestyle. Loki makes sure to gym every morning and makes sure to never miss even a single session. Due to his soft-spoken nature, he was not chosen to play a part of a villain however that all changed when he was cast for the antagonist role in Bhajarangi. Sauravlokesh now says that he finds it exciting and is truly grateful for playing villain roles as it gives him a much larger area to experiment his acting skills since no two villains are the same. He was part of the Karnataka bulldozers for the CCL T10 match. Karnataka bulldozer had a practice match against IT team and won all three matches. They were awarded medals and winner cup for winning. He has also had a chance to meet his childhood hero, Chiranjeevi. Sauravlokesh has said that he does not have a particular dream role however his dream is to do many different types of roles in different angles.