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.

Prakash Belawadi Kannada Actor

Prakash Belawadi

Prakash Belawadi is a famous Indian journalist, activist, TV and film personality, and a theater artist. Born in the erstwhile state of Mysore, now Bangalore, Karnataka, he was born into a family of famous theater artists. Make-up Nani, his father, was a famous theater actor and has acted in many Kannada films as well. Also, he was a famous makeup artist. Bhargavi, his mother, was an eminent Kannada theater personality. His siblings Sujata, Pradeep, and Sudha, are also famous theater personalities. Prakash co-founded the Centre for Film and Drama, Bangalore, and also started Suchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic Arts at the Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy campus in Bangalore in 2012.  Prakash gained his academic proficiency through Mahila Seva Samaja, National High School, and National College, Bangalore.  Prakash has tested waters in plays by helming direction and acting in several English and of course, in the widely spoken language of his home place, Kannada. Apart from plays and documentaries he has directed famous Kannada television shows, namely, Garva in 2001, and Illiruvudu Summane in 2008.  Prakash has endeavored into journalism by getting associated with prominent newspapers such as Indian Express.  One of Prakash’s earliest movies was movie Mathadana, a Kannada film in which he had a short role. The movie starred Tara, Avinash and Anant Nag. In 2013, he played a very significant role in Madras Café. He played the role of Bala and worked alongside John Abraham. In 2015, he acted in three films in the Kannada language. He played a minor role in Benkipatna. In Aatagara, he played the role of Dr. Chetan Bhagawat. And in, Kendasampige, he played the role of DCP Suryakanth. The same year, he did a Tamil movie Uttama Villian in which he played the role of a doctor. In 2015, he played the role of Swamy in Talvar. The movie was based on the famous Aarushi Talwar murder case.  In 2016, Prakash did the role of George Kutty in Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, which was well-received. Also, he played the role of DCP in Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar starrer Wazir. Prakash also did Last Bus and Ishtakamya, two Kannada films in 2016. In 2003, Prakash directed his first film Stumble, which won the country’s National Award given for the superlative feature movie in English. The film revolves around the corruption in today’s IT world and highlights many mutual fund scams.

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Upendra Rao

Upendra Rao is an Indian actor, who was born on 18th September 1967 as the second son of the Rao family. Not only an actor, Upendra is an established director, producer, screenwriter, playback singer and a lyricist in Kannada cinema. He was born in Koteshwara, Kundapur, Mysore State to a very poor family. His parents are Manjunatha Rao and Anusuya. He is also known as Uppi. He has an elder brother named Sudheendra Rao. He completed his higher studies at APS College of Commerce in Bangalore and obtained his B. Com degree. During his college days, he performed in college stage plays. He is married to Priyanka Trivedi and she was Miss Kolkata in 1996. They have worked together in Telugu film Raa and H2O. Upendra and Priyanka have two children. Currently, he resides in Bangalore. Upendra commenced his career in the film industry as a writer and an assistant director. He directed his first movie “Tharle Nan Maga” in 1992. The movie became a hit and it established his name as a director in Kannada film industry. In 1993, Upendra directed a horror movie named “Shhh” featured Kashinath and Kumar Govind. “Shhh” was one of the best horror movies in Kannada cinema and Upendra could demonstrate his capabilities as a director. “Om” was the next film directed by Upendra. “Om” was a gangster film, which was based on the life of the gangsters in Bangalore. The film carried the message of peace and Upendra used several real gangsters along with actor Shivrajkumar for this movie. Om was a blockbuster and Upendra became a star director in India. The film introduced actress Prema to the Kannada film industry. Later, the movie was remade in several languages in India, including Tamil and Hindi. Upendra started his acting career with movie “A”, which was directed by him. It was a romance movie, which was based on the character of a film director who falls in love with the lead actress of his film. The movie addressed the dark truths of the film industry and rumors were thick that the film was based on incidents of Upendra’s life. “A” became a box office record and it became a high commercial success in Kannada cinema. It was dubbed into Telugu and had a run over 100 days in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. His next film was “Upendra” co-starred Raveena Tandon. One of the upcoming movies of Upendra is “Uppi-2” co-starred Kristina Akheeva and it was launched on 18th of September 2013. The recording of songs for Uppi-2 was held at Gurukiran Studio in Bangalore. Over two decades of his career as an actor and a director, he has won many awards and has nominated in many leading film award ceremonies. He has received the best director award six times in Filmfare Awards South, Udaya Film Awards and Suvarna Film Awards. Also, he received the best actor award fourteen times. He has worked in 17 films as a playback singer since year 1999. In the year 2011, he was nominated for the Film fare award for best male playback singer, for “Sikka Patte”.

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Upendra Rao Kannada Actor