R. N. Sudarshan is a film actor and producer. Apart from Kannada movies, he has also worked in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Malayalam films. Sudarshan was born on 2 May, 1939, to Ratna Bai and R. Nagendra Rao (actor, director). His better half, Shylashri, is also a Kannada actress.
He was just 21 years old when he made his debut in the Kannada film, Vijayanagarada Veeraputra, in 1961. Sudarshan is in the film industry from the past three decades. He has acted in more than 250 films and was in lead roles for around 60 movies, before appearing in negative roles.
He has also done television shows like
, My Dear Bhootham and
. He has also sung a few songs. Hoovondhu, Balibandhu, Thakithu Ennedheya - Shubhamangala in 1975, and Irabeku Irabeku Ariyada - Naguva Hoovu in 1971 are few of his hits. He has also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.
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This famous personality is mostly seen in the Sandalwood film industry and is known to all the Kannada movie lovers. He is an actor-cum-producer in the Indian film industry. Apart from the Kannada films, he had also acted in the movies of other languages like Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, etc. He has worked as an actor in different film industries for more than thirty years and had acted in more than 250 different movies from all the languages.
He was born on 2nd of May, in the year 1939, and is 76 years old now. He is the son of R. Nagendra Rao, who is a well-known theater actor, producer and director in the South Indian film industry. His wife is Shylashri, who is an actress in the Sandalwood film industry.
He had done his first film in the Kannada language named ‘Vijayanagarada Veeraputra’, in which he was the lead role. This movie released long back in 1961. Since then he continued to act in the lead role in about 60 films. Later on, he started acting as a villain in the movies. He also sang songs in a few movies of his which include, ‘Hoovondhu Balibandhu’, from the film named ‘Thakithu Ennedheya-Shubhamangala’. This was released in the year 1975. He also sang the song, ‘Irabeku Irabeku Ariyada’, from the movie, ‘Naguva Hoovu’, that released back in 1971.
In the year 1972, he acted in the Kannada movie named ‘Mareyada Deepavali’, which was directed by R. Sampath, and co-starred by Rajesh and Kalpana. Later on, in the year 1980, he acted in another movie named ‘Maria, My Darling’, which was directed by Durai, and co-starred by
, Supriya, and Sreekanth. In the year 1986, he acted in the Tamil movie named ‘Punnagai Mannan’, which was directed by K. Balachander and co-starred by Kamal Haasan, Revathi, Rekha, and Srividhya. Later on, in the year 1992, he acted in the Malayalam movie named ‘
’. He then acted in the Kannada movie named ‘
’, in the year 2010. Later on, in the year 2012, he acted in a blockbuster movie named ‘Chaarulatha’, which was released in three different languages, namely Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.