Directors are the main reason for a film to come out well. Their ideas come out as stories and it the success of the movie depends on the actors’ acting capabilities. But it’s not very rare to see directors acting in their movies. Not only this, many artists have debuted as directors in the Industry and have went on to become successful actors. Here is a list of Sandalwood directors who turned out to be successful actors.
Upendra’s first movie in the industry was “Shhh” which he directed. He then entered the industry as an actor through “A” in which he managed to be an actor and a director simultaneously. It was his fifth film as a director and the first film as an actor.
Kashinath debuted as a director through the movie “Aparoopada Athithigalu” in the year 1976. He then entered the industry as an actor and became famous for his sense of humor and comic roles in the movies. He even directed many successful movies.
3. T. S. Nagabharana
Even though he is famous as a director, he has even acted in many films as a supportive actor. He has directed almost 34 films in which almost half of it has won many national and prestigious awards.
Prem has been a versatile person in the industry. Though he is famous as a director, he is even an actor, a lyricist, and a singer. He debuted as a director through the movie “Kariya” in the year 2003. He then performed as an actor in many of his directions.
5. S Narayan
Narayan has introduced numerous fresh faces who have turned out to be big stars. He first debuted as an actor through the movie “Megha Maale” in a supportive role. He has directed both Rajkumar and his sons. He got recognition in his very first movie.
Om Prakash Rao
Om Prakash Rao has directed many movies which have been recorded as a blockbuster hit in the box-office. He debuted as a director in the industry through the movie “Adhipati” in the year 1994. He debuted as an actor in the year 2002 through the movie “Dakota Express”. He is known for his humor and comic roles in the movies.
Mahender is an amazing director who entered the Film Industry as a director through the movie “Pranayada Pakshigalu”. He has done many awards winning movies. He debuted as an actor through the movie “
” in the year 2001.
Guruprasad debuted both as an actor and a director through the film “Mata” in the year 2006. He has done a few comic movies which are a hit amongst the audience.
He is the proud director of the best romantic movie of all times “Mungaru Male”. He has done many blockbuster hits which have attracted a majority of the audience. He has even acted in many of his films in supportive roles. His dialogues are the best in Kannada Industry presently.
Pawan has done five films till now of which four are box-office hits. He debuted as a director through the movie “Govindaya Namaha” which was a comedy film. He debuted as an actor through the movie “Bahuparak” in the year 2012 as a guest appearance.