Gubbi Veeranna was a veteran theater personality who heralded a new era in staging numerous plays and dramas on stage in Karnataka. He was the founder of a drama company in the region of Karnataka. Although he had successful four marriages in life, the actor had more commitment towards writing screenplays and acting and directing dramas. His concentration towards staging drama was so unparalleled that while he was performing one of his plays, his second wife who was an artist died on the stage but Gubbi Veeranna did not stop his show. Even his children attended to the dead body only when the show was completed. His theater company named ‘Gubbi Shree Chenna Basaveshwara Nataka Company’ flourished for many years. Initially, it was located in Gubbi, but the company troupe traveled through villages to attract audiences. Even in those days his dramas could bring out innovations on stage like showcase floods, rains, and clouds. It was, for this reason. His theater company gained more popularity which had many backstage workers and 150 artists. Initially, his company constructed his own theater in Bangalore in 1924 on Subedar Chatram Road and the Shivananda Theater (now known as Movieland) in 1930. This man was responsible for bringing up faces like noted actor like Rajkumar and B. V. Karanth. He also founded his own movie production company named ‘Karnataka Gubbi Productions’ which was later known as Karnataka Films Limited. His film company produced some mythological films and some social films in which he also had acted. One of his noted films included ‘Sadarme( 1936) which had Kalyan Kumar and T. N. Balakrishna in the lead.

He also produced a Tamil movie named Sathya Shodhanai in 1953. Gubbi also produced a silent movie in those days which was directed by a foreign director Raphel Algoet in which he acted in a lead role and his wife Jayamma played the heroine role. He even produced a film ‘Kalahasti Mahatyam’ (1954) in which Raj Kumar Actor RajKumar came to limelight as he resembled S >> Read More... Raj Kumar had starred. He passed away in 1972..

Dheerendra Gopal Kannada Actor

Dheerendra Gopal

The birth name of Dheerendra Gopal was Haasan, and he is a very popular Kannada actor. He got married to Sunandamma, and he passed away on 25th December 2000 in Davanagere of Karnataka state. He is a big star of the Kannada film industry, and he worked as a comedian and villain. He is best regarded for his supporting characters, and he is pretty known for his flawless dialogues that made a real sense. Gubbi Veeranna was the one who saw his potential in the first place. Dheerendra Gopal was signed in the company of Gubbi Veeranna, who was impressed by his mono-acting. Naagarahaavu was the first movie in which Dheerendra Gopal acted, and it made a difference in the box office collection. He turned up as a villain actor who did performance-based roles. He made a huge fan base for him and got felicitated by the critics. He performed in more than one hundred and eighty films, and all were sure shot hits. His passion towards cinema was so huge that it got clearly reflected in his acting in the movies. He got huge inclination towards theatre that he acted in more than hundred plays that were quite famous. He won the hearts of the viewers with his characters in plays like Mudukana Maduve and Tippu Sultan. He had a lot of fan followers who adored his acting. He acted in six movies namely Naagarahaavu in the year 1972, Paduvarahalli Pandavaru in the year 1978, Sahasa Simha in the year 1982, Gajapathi Garvabhanga in the year 1989, Annaiah in the year 1993, Gadibidi Ganda in the year 1993, and a couple more movies namely Anjali Geethanjali, and Nannavalu Nannavalu. He had won a couple of prestigious awards namely Karnataka’s drama academy, and Rajyotsava award. He was a well-established actor who was passed away on account of jaundice.


Jayadev Mohan

Jayadev Mohan is a Kannada, film actor. Before making his debut in the film, he was an acclaimed actor on the stage. He appeared in a play hosted by Girish Karnad. The play named ‘Agni Mattu Male’ in Kannada was later staged in its Hindi and English versions too. However, the Jayadev's performance in the Kannada play is based on a tale from the Mahabharata. After performing this play, the actor got a break in cinema too, He made his debut in his film career with the film ‘Junglee’ in 2009, which was directed by Soori. The film was critically acclaimed, and the actor was noticed in the character of Koti Timma. He acted in one more film ‘Sweety Nanna Jodi’ that released in 2013 with Auditya and Radhika in lead roles. This film had even Girish Karnad playing Radhika’s father. The actor Jayadev was seen portraying a minor character. Jayadev also was seen playing Hemanth Hegde’s friend in a film ‘Nimbe Huli’ (2014) which was well received by masses. He also appeared in a Tamil film ‘Uttama Villain’ which had actor Kamal Haasan in the main lead role. He could easily act in circles of Girish Karnad and his stage shows. But then, movie offer was also coming to him. Hence, Mohan desperately wanted a transition into the film circle. Later, he understood very well that there are several key differences between a stage and cinema-oriented career. But he had a very little success in doing so. He appeared in many side hero roles or even a villain role too. He is an actor who did some method acting in theater. Later, when he acted in cinema, he used his theatrical method to identify with the portrayed character so that he could recall some emotions from his life too.   Although the actor has not gained very much success in films, he always gets involved in the character that he is playing.

Jayadev Mohan Kannada Actor