S.P.Varadappa famous as Varadappa was a well-known actor and producer in the Kannada film industry. The actor was born in 1935 in Karnataka, India. He was the brother of actor
and Sharadamma. Unfortunately, the talented star met a sad demise at the age of 71.
Varadappa was a born actor as acting skills were inherent in him. He was the son of a theater artist. He began acting at a very young age. He took part in drama troupe along with his family members. Then he began to work as a child artist in films. Movies such as ‘Makaranda’ and ‘Krishnaleela’ proved that he was blessed with talents. When he grew up, he enacted in ‘Satishakti’ by ‘Late Kanagal Prabhakar Sastry’ and ‘Sarvagnamoorthy(1965)'. In ‘Dharma Vijaya (1959)’ he acted alongside his brother ‘Rajkumar’. The movie was directed by N. Jagannath. He became a producer after that. ’Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu’ was one of the successful films produced by him. It was released in 1974 and earned a lot of appreciation. Actor ‘
’ was the main lead. The film was awarded two state awards also. Varadappa produced many films along with his friend ‘Chandulal Jain’. Both of them received praise for their notable contribution to Kannada industry. In 1977, Varadappa produced ‘Hemavathi’ under the production company ‘Jain Comines’. The movie was based on the novel of ‘Late Gorur Ramaswamy’ and starred ‘
’ as the lead hero. He was again assisted by his friend Chandulal and the film was directed by ‘Siddalingaiah.’ Varadappa is known for his support and encouragement he provided to his elder brother, Rajkumar. Rajkumar played the lead in the movie ‘Bedara Kannappa’. The movie was an output of ‘Gubbi Productions’ and both Vardappa and Rajkumar were its part. The film was honored with National Award for its unique story and an amazing performance by actors. Rajkumar evolved as a successful actor henceforth. It was evident that .aradappa played a great role in the upliftment of his brother and made him emerge as a superstar. After this, he settled in Chennai.
Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Vardaraju is notable film industrialist, and his contributions are worth praise. He is still believed to be an inseparable part of Kannada cinema. To regard theater actors, an award named S.P.Vardaraju awards has been formulated. Vardappa is regarded as the man who changed Kannada cinema.