Sanjeev Sudeep, known by the short name, Sudeep is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, playback singer, and producer. He has mostly worked in Kannada cinema. He has also appeared in Big Boss version of Kannada television. Sudeep, being a Mechanical engineer by graduation first had the opportunity begin his acting career with a television advertisement title 'Premada Kadambari'.
Sudeep debuted in the film industry with '
Brahma' in 1966 which however could not make it to the theaters. His second film 'O Kusuma Bale' also shared the similar fate. After sincere efforts and patience in 1997, his third film 'Thayavva' was released. This Kannada film co-casts Umashree with Sudeep and Charan. Sudeep later appeared in Sunil Kumar Desai's 'Prathyartha'. The story shares the similar plot with 1995's American political thriller film 'Nick of the Time'. Sudeep with is unique style and performance landed up getting a lead role in the movie 'Sparsha'. The film portrays Sudeep being an actor and model falling in love with Rekha. Taking the matter further, he sees her family.
Educating himself to the fact, he rushes to the railway station to see Rekha. While gushing through the station, he accidentally pushes Radha. As a result, she lost her leg as well as the love of her fiancee. Sudeep rushed to the accident spot and offered her the help. But knowing that he was responsible for the present fate of Radha, he restrains from telling Radha and Rakha that he was the one who knocked Radha on the station. To avoid the outcomes, he offers Radha his marriage proposal. Till the end, Radha's search for the person who put her in such tragic situation continues. Sudeep has also played several roles in Bollywood films such as '
Phoonk' and 'Phoonk 2'.
Besides, his character of 'Mohan Prasad' in the ' Rakta Charitra 1 & 2 ' was also well appreciated by the audience. Two of his films 'Kempe Gowda' and 'Vishnuvardhana' had been megahit in the Kannada cinema.