Loknath is a veteran Kannada actor who is also known by his another name ’uncle Loknath’ in the industry had earlier participated in many theater and stage plays too. He worked with B V Karanth, the doyen of Kannada theater in plays like Ghost and Oedipus.

Theatre audiences still remember him for playing the role of Othello on stage even. That is his charismatic image he had left in the theater world for theater buffs. Even for moviegoers, his roles in films like Nagarahavu as a principal or even as a cobbler in Bhutayyana Maga Ayyu. Having noticed in small roles, he appeared in over 650 films and acted in more than 100 plays. From an insignificant role of a cobbler or a principal, he landed up doing some character roles.

He appeared in father role that remains an immortal character in the Kannada cinema. Some of the prominent fatherly roles he appeared include films like Hosa Neeru, Bili Hendti, Bhagya Jyothi, and Katha Sangama. The actor’s first film offer was Samskara directed by Pattabhirama Reddy; later he evolved as an actor with the backing of a full script in the film Gejje Pooje directed by Kanagal. He also appeared in some episodes of actor-director Shankar Nag's television serial Malgudi Days Probably one of the finest Indian Tv series ever t >> Read More... , based on R K Narayan's novel.

The familiar face of Kannada cinema discontinued acting in dramas because as his age crept in and he was losing the power of memory in speaking dialogues. He had many ups and downs in his health issues like a mild heart attack, few accidents in the sets of shooting, but that did not put behind the actor on reaching his goal in a career.

After 2012, he almost quit acting and leads a non-hectic life. He is 86-years old now almost leading a retired life away from light, action and camera.

Jayadev Mohan Kannada Actor

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.


Mithun Tejasvi

Mithun Tejasvi is an Indian film actor who has majorly worked in Tamil and Kannada based movies. He was born on December 15th, 1979, in Mudigere taluk of the Chikamagalur district in Karnataka, India. He sought his school education from The Poornapraja English primary school, located in a small town called Aldur. He had to travel almost 40kms every day to reach the school which was situated on a hill, surrounded by coffee estates. He then shifted to Bangalore to complete his schooling. There, he was a student of The National College, which is famed for being established by well-known educationalist H Narasimhaiah. During his school days, he met a relative Mr. Ramesh Rao, who was a screenplay writer. Thus, he started spending a lot of time on different movie sets & came across many interesting people. When he was 16, he was spotted by a camera man Mr. Sundernath Suvarna, and was offered a role by him in the movie “Marikannu Horimyaage.” The role required him to play the heroin’s brother’s role and his screen time was around 10-15 minutes. This small yet worthy experience was very enriching for Tejaswi. He was offered his second role in the movie “Aryabhata” with Ramesh Aravind and Late Soundarya. In the movie, he asked by Ramesh Aravind himself to play the role of his brother. While working for this movie, he found his calling in acting and decided to make it his profession. Therefore, instead of continuing his studies, he went on to pursue acting. To further his acting skills, he shifted to Chennai and started training at the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu (FTIT). While pursuing his studies in Chennai, he ventured to create many contacts in Tamil film industry. Immediately after completing his course, he landed a role in the Kannada movie, “Haalu Sakkare”. After Haalu Sakkare, he acted in Tamil movies like Suki S. Murthi’s debut film Gummalam, Kanmani’s Aaha Ethna Azagu, which literally means Wow! What Beauty, and Arunmoorthy’s unreleased film Wullam. There was a recognizable improvement in his performance from one movie to another. In 2006, he bagged a role in the movie 7’O clock in Kannada. This role gave him the required recognition and acclaim by the movie industry. On 26 March 2006, Tejasvi married a software engineer named Rohini. He is currently working on a Tamil based television sitcom which airs on SunTV titled- Apoorva Raagangal. After the movie 7’O clock, Tejaswi did many notable movies like Lena Muvendhar’s Kannukulle (2009) and director Shankar’s debut film Antharathma (2010), which was an adaptation of the Oscar-winning Hollywood film titled Ghost. His latest blockbuster was a Tamil movie called Inippu Pulippu, a family entertainer which was released in 2014. Tejaswi continues to be an acclaimed actor of the South Indian film industry.

Mithun Tejasvi Kannada Actor