Though his debut into films industry is because of his father T S Lohithaswa, his reputation as an actor is earned by his own talent. With series of TV shows like Chidambara Rahasya and Kichchu, he was able to grab praises from the viewers. His character in the movie
Aa Dinagalu, which was released in 2007, fetched him a trade mark as an actor. Later the movies like Sanju Weds Geetha and Bheema Theeradalli added his fame as an actor.
On the other hand, Sharath has debuted in Tamil with the movie
Ethir Neechal. He played a decent role as a caring father which brought him recognition among Tamil movie lovers. His role Simmakkal Ravi in the movie Pandianadu stood as one of the most acclaimed movies in his career. He has appeared in the negative role in the movie Masss, which was released in May 2015.
Starting from 1997, with an uncredited role in Agni IPS, Sharath is still continuing his acting career with five signed films both in Tamil and Kannada. He received many awards from the state government of Karnataka and one Filmfare award as the “Best supporting actor” for Aa Dinagalu. Till date, he has appeared in 87 films including Tamil and Kannada languages, where the major films were from Kannada.
More than the other characters, Sharath is known for his characters in negative roles. Apart from his acting skills, Sharath is also a good singer. He has been the playback singer for most of the dramas he played. Besides his excellence in acting, Sharath is a good cricketer. As a sportsman, he was offered seat in Rashtreeya Vidya College of Engineering (RVCE), Bangalore. He used to direct the cultural functions conducted in the school and college.