Veteran actor Sudarshan passes away
News

Veteran actor Sudarshan passes away

Bengaluru: Veteran Kannada actor and Sandalwood movie producer R.N. Sudarshan passed away yesterday at the Sagar Hospital in Bengaluru’s Tilak Nagar. He was 78.

According to reports, Sudarshan was hospitalised due to illness last week. Sudarshan is the son of R. Nagendra Rao, who is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Kannada film industry.

Sudarshan comes from a family of artistes. His siblings, R.N. Jayagopal was a popular lyricist in Kannada and his other brother R.N.K. Prasad was a popular cinematographer. Sudarshan is survived by his wife Shylashree, who is a Tamil actor.

Sudarshan debuted in the 1961 Kannada film ‘Vijayanagarada Veeraputra’ and was just 21 years old at the time. The film was directed by his father and written by his brother.

He went on to play the lead role in at least 50 films. He has also acted in over 250 films in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films. He was currently acting in the Kannada TV series ‘Agni Sakshi.’ He was last seen in Golden Star Ganesh’s movie ‘Zoom.’ Some of his notable films include ‘Naguva Hoovu’, ‘Mareyada Deepavali’, ‘Maria’, ‘My Darling’, ‘Paayum Pul’ and ‘Matha’.

Among the many talents he possessed, he was also a playback singer. One of his most memorable songs is ‘hoovuondu ballibandu’.

One of his most popular roles was that of a ‘tantrik’ in the film ‘Prachanda Kulla’. He also co-starred with his wife Shylashree in Sandalwood films ‘Naguva Hoovu’, ‘Kadina Rahasya’, ‘Kallara Kalla’ and ‘Malathi Madhava’.

 

September 9, 2017

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Posts
ABOUT

Mysuru's favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 39 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it's readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.