Get to know the famous actors and actresses in/from Karnataka. Kannada movie world is however much smaller than other language movie fields.
Vishnuvardhan, initially called Sampath Kumar, was a popular actor in the Kannada film industry. He acted in few Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil movies.
Shankar Nag was a famous Kannada actor and director, who acted in around 90 Kannada movies, in a career spanning 12 years from 1978 to 1990.
Rajnikanth, also known as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, was born in Bangalore. A bus conductor in Bangalore in earlier days, now rules in the Tamil film world with his stunts.
Girish Karnad is an eminent playwright, actor, screenwriter, and movie director in Kannada.
Dr. Rajkumar was a well known actor and singer in Karnataka and at his peak, his very name generated a furor in the state.