1. Ambareesh


Image The South has been famous for throwing up actor politicians, and the tradition of NTRs, MGRs and Jayalalithas continues even today, with Ambareesh, being the latest in the chain - but this time coming from Karnataka. Another southern trait he seems to have borrowed is the fascination for using single names. In his own case, he uses the name “Ambareesh” in place of his unwieldy real name: Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath. He seems to have managed well in his dual role as a busy film actor and an equally active politician, having been ministers both in the central and state governments at various points of time. The roles that he has portrayed in his over 200 films, spanning all three major southern languages, have in m...

2. Tiger Prabhakar


Image Tiger Prabhakar is a prominent Indian actor, producer and director who became famous in the Kannada and Telugu films. He was born on March 30, 1950 in Frazer Town, Bangalore, Mysore State in India. He also appeared in few Tamil, Malayalam and Bollywood movies. Prabhakar became popular for doing villainous roles in more than 450 films he donned on his career. He started ding negative roles in small budget films and was later debuted in the 1969 film, Kaadina Rahasya. Afterwards, he also donned action and thriller films. He got his name Tiger after doing the film, Hulli Hejjai and fought with a real tiger. From then, he was called as Tiger Prabhakar. After receiving accolades, he continued his career and portrayed different rol...

3. Jai Jagadish


Image Jai Jagadish (Born on 29th June) is an Indian film actor, who also directs and produces in Kannada film industry. He started his career in the movie Paduvarahalli Pandavaru in 1978 as an actor and has featured in over 300 films till date. His first stint as a producer was for 1998 film Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga starring Shivarajkumar, Ramesh Aravind and Vijayalakshmi in the lead. This movie won many awards including Karnataka State awards. He turned director for his directorial debut film in 2006 with Madana, which had Aditya and Samiksha in the lead roles. It was a remake of successful 2004 Tamil film Manmadhan. However, this movie bombed at the box office.He is remembered for his roles in Paduvarah...

4. Avinash


Image Avinash is a Kannada actor, who has starred in South Indian language films and notably in the Kannada, Telugu and Tamil film industries. Avinash completed Master of Arts in Literature from the Mysore University and began his Career as a lecturer of English. In the beginning of his career, he was very active in the English theater circuit in Bangalore. He was following theater during his college days and he got into films. Avinash has acted in more than 200 movies in his career. Avinash married lawyer turned actress Malavika, who was his co-star in the soap opera Mayamriga.   Avinash made his debut in the movie ‘Thrishoola’. Unfortunately, the movie was not released due to reasons. He was introdu...

5. Ravishankar Gowda


Image Ravishankar Gowda, is a popular Kannada film actor, who is known for his humorous roles in Kannada cinema. Ravishankar was brought into the limelight by the television series, ‘Silli Lalli’. This series was broadcasted on E TV Kannada. In this series, he acted as Dr. Vittal Rao, which brought him lots of fans. This series crossed, 1100 episodes and was a big hit. He made his cinema debut in the year 2008, through the Kannada movie ‘Payana’. This film brought him a good name among the Kannada audience. ‘Mathe Mungaru’, ‘Panachamrutha’, ‘Joggaya’, ‘Bhagavantha Kai Kotta’, ‘Snehitaru’, ‘Akka Pakka’, Gandhi Jayanti, Crazy Star, Jai Lalitha, Race and Ondu Chance Kodi are some of his popular films. He was positively criticized for his performance...