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Veteran Kannada actor ‘Shani’ Mahadevappa passes away
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Veteran Kannada actor ‘Shani’ Mahadevappa passes away

January 4, 2021

Bengaluru: Veteran Sandalwood actor Shani Mahadevappa (Shiva Prakash) died after a prolonged illness at the K.C. General Hospital here yesterday. He was 88. He leaves behind his wife, a daughter and a son. Mahadevappa, who acted in almost all movies of Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar, had appeared in more than 400 films. Mahadevappa’s son…

Drug case: Sandalwood actress Sanjjanaa Galrani arrested
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Drug case: Sandalwood actress Sanjjanaa Galrani arrested

September 8, 2020

Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) personnel, who are investigating into the alleged links between Sandalwood and drug mafia, have arrested actress Sanjjanaa Galrani this morning. Sanjjanaa is the second actress after Ragini Dwivedi, who was arrested in the case that rocked Sandalwood on Sept.4. Meanwhile, Ragini Dwivedi’s Police custody has been extended for five…

Actor Chiranjeevi Sarja no more
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Actor Chiranjeevi Sarja no more

June 7, 2020

Bengaluru: In a shocking development, young Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja died this afternoon. He was rushed to Sagar Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru after he complained of breathing problems. His fans are shocked mourning his death. Chiranjeevi Sarja is one of the most cheerful and talented actors and he was healthy with chiselled physic. He was…

Financial aid provided to 30 supporting artistes of Kannada Film Industry
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Financial aid provided to 30 supporting artistes of Kannada Film Industry

June 6, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: District Minister S.T. Somashekar distributed financial aid to comedians and supporting artistes of Kannada film industry, who are facing severe hardship due to lockdown. At a simple programme organised at the Government Guest House in Nazarbad here yesterday to distribute the financial aid, the District Minister said that the State Government will come in…

A tribute to Kannada matinee idol
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A tribute to Kannada matinee idol

April 24, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: City-based artist L. Yogananda, who was in news with his artistic way of creating awareness about the Coronavirus and importance of following lockdown guidelines, too is locked inside his art studio at Vijayanagar here.  Yet, the artist, who happens to share his birthday with matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar and God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar…

Young Kannada playback singer Sushmitha commits suicide
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Young Kannada playback singer Sushmitha commits suicide

February 18, 2020

Alleges torture and harassment by husband and his family members Bengaluru: Young, talented Kannada playback singer Sushmitha (26) has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her mother’s residence in Nagarabhavi in city yesterday. Sushmitha hanged herself from a ceiling and it is claimed that she took the dreadful step after being harassed by her…

Movie-makers vying to register film titles inspired from poll trolls
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Movie-makers vying to register film titles inspired from poll trolls

April 9, 2019

Mysuru: The Indian affair between politics and films is a very old one. Now with the election season on, Bollywood is ready to capitalise on the million emotions the country is experiencing, especially following the tension between India and Pakistan. Hence, the film-makers are making a beeline to the Film Chambers to register film titles….

Sandalwood’s longstanding bond with Sugar Town Mandya
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Sandalwood’s longstanding bond with Sugar Town Mandya

April 9, 2019

Mandya: Film stars contesting elections are quite common in the neighbouring States like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. But there is a close connection between Kannada film industry and Mandya Lok Sabha Constituency that has witnessed colourful personalities — either film actors themselves contesting elections or a large number of film personalities campaigning for the…

Over 250-kg sandalwood to be used in funeral pyre
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Over 250-kg sandalwood to be used in funeral pyre

November 26, 2018

Mandya/ Bengaluru:  Even as Ambarish’s fans argued that his cremation should take place at Abhiman Studio, where his dear friend and co-star Dr. Vishnuvardhan was cremated, the State government chose Kanteerava Studios near the legendary actor Dr. Rajkumar’s memorial. The cremation place is in front of Rajkumar’s memorial. Last rites will be performed under the…

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