K. S. Ashwath

Other names of K. S. Ashwath: Karaganahalli Subbaraya Ashwathanarayana, Chammayya Meshtru

K S Ashwath (Karaganahalli Subbaraya Ashwathanarayana) is an Indian actor who worked predominantly in Kannada movies. He had an astonishing film career of 5 decades and had worked in over 370 movies. 

Ashwath hails from Holanarsipur district. Born on 25 May 1975, Ashwath was a very intelligent student and got the 7th rank in his Graduation examination. Since he got himself involved in the freedom movement opposing the British, Ashwath discontinued his studies. After being a food inspector, he had worked as a stenographer for over a decade. Ashwath had his first stint with acting by taking part in radio plays of All India Mysore Radio. Eventually, Ashwath went on to play significant roles in the plays of Parvathavani, A N Murthy Rao, etc. 

It was K Subramanya, a film director, who was instrumental in the entry of Ashwath in the dream factory; he saw Ashwath’s acting prowess in one of the plays. Hence, Ashwath became an actor through the 1956 movie Streerathna. Since then Ashwath became a familiar face in Sandalwood, and many movies in which he acted became hits. His character role in Naagarahaavu is his best portrayal, and he is still remembered for that. 

Ashwath associated with the veteran actor Rajkumar in as many as 98 movies. He played the supporting character roles in these films. Ashwath is credited with being the first Kannada actor to have made his presence in a color film. Ashwath is mostly known for the role of the father in his movies. Some of the memorable films of Ashwath include Jagajyothi Basveshwara, Kappu Bilupu, Hasyaratna Ramakrishna, Shivarathri Mahathme, Bangalore Mail, Kasturi Nivasa, Janma Rahasya, Doorada Betta, Jedara Bale, and Shabdavedhi.

Tumkur University credited Ashwath with an honorary degree during 2008 for his significant contribution to the movie industry. The Karnataka Government also felicitated him with Rajkumar Award. Shankar Ashwath, the son of Ashwath, is also a film actor. 
Ashwath got himself associated with the movie industry in the early 50s and was active in it till he breathed his last on January 18, 2010. 

Bank Janardhan

Bank Janardhan is an Indian actor in Kannada film industry and plays comedian roles mostly. He was born in Holalkere ( Banglore ). Before joining the film industry, he worked in a Canara Bank in his hometown. His star sign is Capricorn. Bank Janardhan is famous for his comedy roles. He started his film career from movie Ajagajanthara (1991). He also acted in the T.V. serial Papa Pandu (ETV). Janardhan mostly plays supporting roles. His role as a father in Tharle Nan Maga is very popular. He has also acted in movies like News, Shhh!(Horror) Etc. In comedy roles, he uses his permanent tonsured (partially bald) head as a comedy source by rubbing it by hand, its funny. Guruprasad is the son of Bank Janardhan. He has chosen the direction line after a study of one year. He is the director of ‘Agni Musti’. He has also acted in the TV serials like Mangalya – Udaya TV, Jokali Udaya TV, and Robo Family ETV Kannada. His combined roles with Jaggesh, Tennis Krishna, and Doddanna are also very popular. He has worked in various movies. He was recently seen in the movies Mane tumba bari Jamba (2015), Uppi 2 ( August 2015), Upendra 2 and Vyuha at the end of 2015. Like Tennis Krishna and Jaggesh Tollywood knows the acting of Janardhan as a very famous comedy actor. His acting as a stingy father in Tharle Nan Maga is fabulous (as Parandamaiah Urbagal). Tharle nan maga was released in 1992 (Directed by Upendra). His latest upcoming movie is Engagement. This movie is directed by Nanjundi S P. Expected date of initial release is November 2018. It is a Romance genre movie in which Prashanth is chosen as the main lead. Maybe this time, also we see some comedy and romance with Bank Janardhan.

Bank Janardhan Kannada Actor