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Shankar Gowda Kannada Actor

Shankar Gowda

Shankar Gowda is a South Indian producer by profession. He has produced many South movies which have yielded good results. He is specially known for his four movies in the South for which he has received great fame and awards. The films are Kempe Gowda which was produced by him in the year 2011, then there is the film Just Maath Maathaali which he produced in the year 2010 and it was also famous, the movie Vardanayaka in 2013 was also a great hit, and he is also known for the film Goa, which is a recent film released in 2015 and he was a producer in the film. He has also been a producer in the film Hubbali which was released in the year 2006. He is also rumored to have been included as a producer in an upcoming movie which will be a sequel to the film Kempe Gowda 2. He did not restrict himself to producing movies only. He is also an actor. Though he is not a professional actor, but still he has acted in a few movies which had been produced by none other than Shankar himself. The movies that he has acted in are Hubbali and Goa. So, his acting career had started since 2006 if we consider Hubbali as his debut movie as an actor. But he acted again after nine years in the picture Goa. So, he has acted only in two movies till now but if his acting career is calculated, then it would range nine years. Well, he has also directed a movie named Boys. Shankar confronted the media to announce that he has decided to become a director as well and his directorial debut will be Boys. He said that since he has written the script, it would be more suitable if he directs the film as he would know exactly what to do and when. He further told that more details would be disclosed by him later on as the movie is yet to be announced officially. In his career, he has not received any award but has received nominations. He had been nominated for four awards. He had been nominated for the Filmfare Award by the Kannada Film Industry, in the Best Film category for Kempa Gowda in 2011. Then for Sandalwood Star Award for the same movie in the Best Film category. He was nominated in the Jury Award for the Best Film category Just Maath Maathali in the year 2010. Bangalore Times Award in the Best Film category for Kempa Gowda in 2011.


HD Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy is a renowned politician in Karnataka and also the son of former Prime Minister of India, H.D. Deve Gowda. He is also 8th Chief Minister of Karnataka, ((Feb. 2006-Oct.2007)). But since he was an ardent fan of thespian Rajkumar, he started even imitating him by wearing the kind of dress the thespian wore in movies. It was for Rajkumar, the politician turned him as a film distributor and later became the producer of few successful Kannada movies. HD Kumaraswamy is one of the most influential politicians in the state of Karnataka. He was born on 16 December 1959 and completed his PUC from Vijaya College and his BSC from National College, Bangalore. Later in the year, he got married to Anita on 13 March 1986, and they have a son, Nikhil Gowda. It is with wife, Anitha Kumaraswamy he has produced all Kannada films. Kumaraswamy launched his son Nikhil Gowda in a Kannada-Telugu bilingual film Jaguar (2016). His son is also an established businessman and currently has two more films in his hand. As a keen film producer, Kumaraswamy has produced so far four films out of which ‘Chandra Chakori’ was a runway hit movie. The film was directed by S. Narayan and was a musical hit film in that year. In this movie, three new faces such as Sri Murali, Priya, and Naaz, were introduced and they all made debuts with this movie. The film was produced by Kumaraswamy and his wife Anita. However, this politician’s first movie was ‘Suryavamsha’ which was a Kannada film released in 2000 that is directed by S. Narayan and Vikraman was the writer. The movie featured Vishnuvardhan, Isha Koppikar, and Vijayalakshmi in lead roles and it was a remake of Tamil movie “Suryavamsam” which had actors like Sarathkumar, Devayani, and Radhika. The Kannada movie did a brisk business and the movie was produced by Anitha Kumaraswamy. In the year 2000, “Galate Aliyandru” released in theatres which had Shivraj kumar and Sakshi Shivanand in lead roles and the film was directed by S. Narayan and produced by Anitha Kumaraswamy. Although for movies like “Suryavamsam” or “Galate Aliyandru”, HD Kumaraswamy was not given credit as a producer and his wife Anita was given credit, it was because he was a politician in the Assembly. Every film that was produced by the politician and his wife was declared hit upon release. It is said that HD Kumaraswamy again married Kannada actress Radhika which surfaced out only in 2010 when wife Radhika revealed and out of his second marriage, they had a daughter named Shamika Kumaraswamy.

HD Kumaraswamy Kannada Actor