Avinash

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Avinash
Born (1959-12-22) 22 December 1959 (age 54)
Yelandur, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Malavika Avinash (m. 2001)

Avinash (born 22 December 1959) is an Indian actor who stars predominantly in South Indian language films and notably in the Kannada, Telugu and Tamil film industries. He has been in the industry for two decades now and has acted in more than 375 films in total.

Career[edit]

With a post graduate degree in English literature, Avinash started his career as a lecturer of literature at N.I.E. College, Mysore and then moved to B.E.L. College and M.E.S. College Bangalore. During that time, he was also active in the theater circles. He was part of many plays staged by Sanket, a group headed by Shankar Nag. He was also part of the theater group headed by veteran B. Jayashree. His first notable role was as the Hindu saint Madhvacharya by G.V.Iyer. After the critical success of Madhvacharya, Avinash decided to pursue a career as an actor.

In his career spanning more than 375 films and two decades, he has starred with many of the leading stars of South India.

His notable films include Huliya directed by K. V. Raju, Chinnari Mutha, Singaravva directed by T.S. Nagabharana, Dweepa directed by Girish Kasaravalli, Mathadana directed by T.N.Seetharam, Apthamitra and Aptharakshaka directed by P.Vasu and, recently, Siruthai starring Karthi Sivakumar and Doubles, a Malayalam film starring Mammooty.

Personal life[edit]

Avinash married lawyer-turned-actress Malavika Avinash, who was his co-star in the soap opera Mayamriga, in 2001.[1]

Partial Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1987 Madhvacharya Kannada
1988 Samyuktha Kannada
1989 Yuddha Kaanda Kannada
1992 Sangya Balya Kannada
1993 Chinnari Mutha Kannada
1994 Nishkarsha Kannada
1994 Lockup Death Kannada
1995 Kiladigalu Kannada
1996 Huliya Kannada
1997 CBI Durga Kannada
1998 Jungle Boy English
1999 Om Namah Shivaya Kannada
1999 Hrudaya Hrudaya Kannada
1999 Nannaseya Hoove Kannada
1999 Drona Kannada
2001 Vishalakshammana Ganda Kannada
2001 Mathadaana Kannada Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2001 Kotigobba Kannada
2002 Appu Kannada
2002 Ninagagi Kannada
2002 Dweepa Kannada
2003 Singaravva Kannada
2003 Chigurida Kanasu Kannada
2003 Mani Kannada
2003 Thirumalai Tamil
2003 Raja Narasimha Kannada
2003 Khushi Kannada
2004 Apthamitra Kannada
2004 Durgi Kannada
2004 Kalasipalya Kannada
2005 Valmiki Kannada
2005 Sirichandana Kannada
2005 Chandramukhi Tamil
2005 Aakash Kannada
2005 Swamy Kannada
2005 Deadly Soma Kannada
2005 Siddu Kannada
2005 Sye Kannada
2005 Aadi Kannada
2005 Amrutadhare Kannada
2005 News Kannada
2005 Green Signal Kannada
2006 Poi Tamil
2006 Gandugali Kumararama Kannada
2003 Vattaram Tamil
2006 Cyanide Kannada
2006 Kuppi Tamil
2006 Sirivantha Kannada
2006 Chellata Kannada
2008 Bombaat Kannada
2009 Bellary Naga Kannada
2009 Kavalar Kudiyiruppu Tamil
2009 School Master Kannada
2010 Porki Kannada
2010 Siddhu +2 Tamil
2010 Aptharakshaka Kannada Won, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 Nagavalli Telugu
2010 Prithvi Kannada
2011 Siruthai Tamil
Doubles Malayalam
Karthik Kannada
7aam Arivu Tamil
5ters: Castle of Dark Master Hindi
Hudugaru Kannada
Paramathma Kannada
2012 Shakti Kannada
Anna Bond Kannada
Romeo Kannada
Rajapattai Tamil
Damarukam Telugu
2013 Sandalwood Sa Re Ga Ma Kannada
Udhayam NH4 Tamil
CID Eesha Kannada
Jataayu Kannada
Kaddipudi Kannada
Madarangi Kannada
2014 Angaaraka Kannada
Ninnindale Kannada
Ugramm Kannada
Shivajinagara Kannada
Kalyanamasthu Kannada
Ragini IPS Kannada
Huchudugaru Kannada
Maryade Kannada
Veera Pulikeshi Kannada
Maanikya Kannada
Hara Kannada
Jasmine.5 Kannada
Aakramana Kannada
Moondraam Ullaga por Tamil

Awards[edit]

  • Karnataka State Award for Best Supporting Actor for Mathadaana
  • SICA (South India Cinematographers Association) Award for best supporting actor for Singaravva
  • FilmFare award for best supporting actor for Aptharakshaka
  • Suvarna film awards 2011 award for Best Performance in a negative role for Prithvi

Other activities[edit]

He is an active part of actor Vishnuvardhan's Snehaloka Cricket Team (SCT).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From reel love to real love". The Times of India. 3 January 2001. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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