J. C. Ramaswamy was Shakti Prasad’s real name, and Shakti Prasad was his screen name. Shakti was a Kannada actor (India) who appeared in more than 100 films as an actor including landmark films such as Immadi Pulikeshi in 1967 and Antha in 1981. Not only he was seen in supporting roles but in negative roles too, which was liked by the audience and he was praised for that too. Personal Life: Shakti Prasad was born in the year 1928 in Mysore, Karnataka. Married to Lakshmi Devi and have two sons
and Kishore Sarja. Kishore Sarja was a Tamil film director whereas his brother Arjun Sarja is an Indian film actor and director. Arjun Sarja's start wasn't a simple one. Shakti Prasad didn't want him to become an actor so he never let any film get in his way even though Arjun received many offers when he was only a teenager. However, the famous producer,
Rajendra Singh Babu
convinced Arjun to start his career in the film industry without Shakti Prasad's permission and even got a role for him. Later on, Shakti accepted acting as a career for Arjun. Shakti Prasad died on 2nd August 1986, at an age of 58 years old in Bangalore.
Career: Shakti Prasad, father of actor Arjun Sarja and grandfather of film stars
, was one of those actors who got the opportunity to be a part of more than 200 movies. Started his career long back in 1967 in Immadi Pulikeshi as a lead actor, Shakti didn’t look back after that and lost the count of his movies. Even though he was mostly in a negative role, he did more than 100 movies and created a benchmark for others. With such a career span, he got fame, name, and respect and love from all. His contribution towards Kannada film industry is remarkable. Famous Works: In 1968, Shakti Prasad appeared in Jedara Bale, which was one his famous works. Later also, he gave many hits like Sahasa Simha (1982), Bangaarada Panjara (1974), Mayura (1975) and also Babruvahana in 1977.