Narayan started his career as a director with the romance Chaitrada Premanjali. And now he is known for his skills as a Kannada actor, director, writer, producer, music composer, etc. Chaitrada Premanjali was a very successful film and after that, he directed many more blockbuster hit movies in Kannada. He tried almost all the branches and was successful in every face. The best one remembered by people is his acting skills. Narayan is now one of the most successful directors in Kannada film industry. He is the second director in the industry to work with actor Rajkumar and his three sons.

His debut film as a director was in 1992. After that, he usually has, at least, one release in a year. He directed himself in 1994, in the film Megha Maale, where he played a supporting role. Later he directed himself in many other hits. "Veerappa Nayaka" and "Suryavamsha" are one of his directed flicks with Dr. Vishnuvardhan as the main lead. He directed Dr. Rajkumar in his movie "Shabdavedhi" and that turned out to be a great success. In 2006, Narayan introduced his son Pankaaj as a child artist but to his bad luck, it didn't work out much.

One of his hits “Cheluvina Chittara” was in a big conflict because of its main lead actress Amoolya. This movie invited lots of criticism by everyone because of her age. The same year, Narayan had issues with actor Vijay over a dubbing issue for the movie "Chanda" and it caused a year-long ban to be imposed on Vijay. The issue was sorted out with the intervention of veteran actor Ambarish but resulted in the actor vowing never to work with Narayan again. Narayan took on the lead role for the first time in the HN Shankar film, “Oho”.

He later directed himself in the lead roles for "Tayee Kotta Seere" and "Bhama Satyabhama." He was cherished a lot for his comic role in his self-directed movie, and so he continued that comic role in his other movies too. Narayan will next be seen in director SV Rajendra Singh Babu 's "Thipparalliya Tharlegalu" alongside Ambareesh and director Om Prakash Rao. Narayan is even a very famous Kannada daily soap director. He directed many of them such as "Bhageerati," " Ambika" and "Sumati." People and industry wish to see him grow even more successful in life.

Sadhu Kokila Kannada Actor

Sadhu Kokila

Sadhu Kokila is a Kannada actor who primarily works on comedy roles. He is also a director and music composer. Rakta Kanneeru, Om and Shhh are some of the movies that he directed and also acted. The Vijay starrer Devru was also directed by him. Born on 24th March, 1966, Sadhu Kokila, also known as Kokila Sadhu, hails from a family of musically inclined people. His father was a violinist in a music group of Karnataka Police Department. His sister and mother are singers. Layendra, Kokila’s brother, is also an actor. Kokila pursued his schooling at St. Joseph’s Indian High School in Bangalore. Kannada star Upendra provided him with the name Sadhu Kokila.  Kokila kickstarted his career in the film industry as a musician and eventually he was referred to Kasturi Shankar, another musician. He has the reputation of being one of the swiftest keyboard players in India. Kokila has helmed direction for 12 Kannada flicks, and 6 of them were remakes. His directorial venture Anarkali was dropped midway.  Kokila expresses that audiences and the media question whether his films are a remake or original. He had made up his mind not to endeavor in remakes. He feels that composing music requires a lot of creativity. As far as his comedy stint is concerned, he is loved by the audience. And about acting he feels that it is exciting. Sadhu Kokila has received awards for music direction twice.  As far as remakes are concerned Kokila is of the view that there are creative limitations. But originals are enjoyable both in the sense of creativity and visualization. Sadhu Kokila along with Doddanna make a good pair for situation comedies. Kokila is compared with Johnny Lever of Bollwyood,for his comedy skills.  On his personal front, Kokila is wedded to Saleena. They are blessed with two sons. 

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Vicky

The maverick director of Kannada film industry Duniya Soori has introduced this film actor Vicky in his latest flick Kendasampige. This year has been really a good year for all the new debutants in Sandalwood. The new actors were not trained in acting, but their talent and good acting have really impressed the viewers. The new hero in Sandalwood is Vicky among them. His real name is Santhosh. This actor had changed name to Vicky with this new film. Hereafter the Kannada film industry will know Santhosh by Vicky always. Santhosh, who made his Sandalwood debut through Kendasampige was actually Soori's driver and associate director in the past. When the director was on a lookout for a new face for the film Kendasampige, he felt Santhosh could fit into the character and could also become an ideal actor. Thus, the director gave him an offer and Santhosh too readily agreed to play the role of a lover in the film opposite another new debutante lady Manvita Harish (Shwetha). It was difficult for him to reject the offer and thus the actor came to limelight. As he has not signed any film so far, one can only hope that many new promising scripts will be in his hands soon. His parents, who were movie buffs allowed Santhosh to see a movie every week without fail. That is how he developed an interest in films. The dream turned into passion and he managed to get introduced to Yograj Bhat (who was working as assistant director to Duniya Soori). Thus Vicky (Santhosh) became another team member in director Soori’s team. Although he has been getting offers, his motive is to direct a movie soon. He has seen few scripts and hope to make it work along with other colleagues involved in the whole team of director Duniya Soori. Apart from listening to music, his passion is to learn everything about films. One has to watch and see what this new actor has for the film lovers.

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