Top Sandalwood Celebrities Who Were Born in May

1. Harshika Poonacha


Image Harshika Poonacha predominantly works in Kannada films. She has also tested waters in Telugu, Konkani, Tulu and Kodava films. The 2008 flick PUC is her debut film. Born on May 1, 1990 Harshika hails from a small village in Karnataka. She was in her 18th year when she did her first film. Harshika had a brief stint as a television show anchor. Hrudayadinda, Nimmindha Nimagaagi and Sarigamapa reality show in television are some of the programs that she hosted. She has a B.Tech degree to her credit and is a distinction holder. At this juncture, she took a halt from her shooting works to prepare for her forthcoming exams. Harshika is also working in Maxpro Software Company for 5 days monthly and the rest of the days she...

2. Anusha Rai


Image Anusha Rai is a Kannada actress, who was born in Tumkur on 4th May. Her parents are Hanumanth Raj and Bhagya. She got her engineering degree from Acharya Institute of Technology. Anusha Rai is passionate about music and had been learning music in the music school run by a popular musician “Hamsalekha.” When she was highly interested in doing something useful in the music field, one of the friends of Anusha suggested her to foray into films as an actress. With her motivation, Anusha started seeking opportunities to act. She got a good opportunity to expose her acting talent, but in the television. Anusha’s career started as an actress in the serial Annaiah and she is popular for her role in the serial Nagakannike...

3. Raai Laxmi


Image Raai Laxmi or Lakshmi Rai is a famous South Indian actress and model. She was born on 5 May, 1989, in Bangalore, Karnataka. She did many ad-films before entering films. She worked as model for Fair & Lovely, Bru Coffee, Sarvana stores, etc., A director saw her talent and gave her a chance to act in a Tamil film. Hence, Raai Laxmi debuted with a Tamil film called Karka Kasadara. After the film she got many film chances and acted in numerous Tamil films. She acted in various genre movies like comedy, drama, and action, simultaneously. She played a comedy role in her next film, Kundakka Mandakka, and her other important films in Kollywood are Dharmapuri, and Nenjal Thodu. Her role as a lawyer in the movie, Dhaam Dhoom, ...

4. Meghana Gaonkar


Image Meghana Gaonkar is an actress from the South Indian film industry, mainly known for her works in Kannada films. She is well known for her role in the Filmfare Award-nominated film, ‘Charminar’ which came out in the year 2012. Meghana Gaonkar was born on 8th May in the year 1985. She was born in her mother’s hometown, the city of Gulbarga located in the state of Karnataka. She completed her higher secondary education from Sharanbasaveshwara Residential School situated in the city of Gulbarga. She later moved to Bangalore and joined Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College to pursue graduation and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in her desired subject which was commerce. After graduation, she joined ...

5. Vinay Rajkumar


Image Vinay Rajkumar is an actor; he works in Kannada Film Industry. He was born on 7th May 1989 in Bangalore, Karnataka. His parents are Raghavendra Rajkumar, film producer, and Mangala. His grandfather is Rajkumar, a singer. He did his graduation in B.com from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce in Bangalore. Vinay started his career as a child artist in the movies like ‘Odahuttidavaru’ and ‘Aakasmika’ which also included his grandfather. He has also worked with his father ‘Anuragada Alegalu’ and with the uncle in the films ‘Om’ and ‘Hrudaya Hrudaya’. He has prepared himself by taking training in dance, martial arts and acting from the masters like Dhanu for dance, Ravi V...

6. Vijay Raghavendra


Image Born in Bengaluru, Vijay Raghavendra is an Indian Actor, who mainly works in Kannada films. He began his life as a child star and eventually worked in profuse films as the male protagonist. In 2013, he won the first enlightenment of Bigg Boss (Kannada). He has been married to Spandana since 2007. Raghavendra is the son of prominent Kannada movie theater producer, S. A. Chinne Gowda. The famous veteran Kannada entertainer, Dr. Rajkumar, is his uncle, and at variance, the famous actors relish Shiva Rajkumar and Puneet Rajkumar to be his cousins. Vijay Raghavendra began his life as a scanty in the big screen movie, ‘Chalisuva Modagalu’ (1982), starring his uncle Rajkumar, and Ambika. His next movie, &lsq...

7. V. Ravichandran


Image The Crazy Actor, Ravichandran is an actor, director, producer, music director and editor known for his work in Kannada Cinema. He was born on 30th May 1961. He was born to N. Veeraswamy, a film producer and Pattamal. He married Sumathy on 14th February 1986. He has two sons Manoranjan and Vikram, and a daughter Geethanjali. Ravichandran’s debut as an actor was Khadeema Kallaru (1982) in which he played the negative role when he was 21 followed by Chakravyuha (1983). After doing numerous roles as a supporting actor, he was the lead in his directorial debut that was a Kannada cinema Blockbuster, Premaloka (1987) a romantic comedy with Juhi Chawla. His has his productio...

8. 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...

9. Arjun Janya


Image Arjun Janya is an Indian singer and music composer. In 2006, he made his debut in the industry with Kannada movie Autograph Please starring Dilip Raj and Sanjjanaa. In the south film industry, he is a score director and composer of high demand. The movies for which he composes music have done well on box-office in past. He is known for music in Sanchari and Singam. He was born on May 13, 1980, in Bengaluru, Karnataka to Anusuya and Ashwath Kumar. He learnt music from James and thinks of AR Rahman as his inspiration. It is said that a meeting between him and AR Rahman changed him and converted him into what he is today. He played keyboard in the background for about thirty films. He started his career with being a...