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22 December 1959 |
Yelandur, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India
|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.
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.
|1999||Om Namah Shivaya||Kannada|
|2001||Mathadaana||Kannada||Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2010||Aptharakshaka||Kannada||Won, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|5ters: Castle of Dark Master||Hindi|
|2013||Sandalwood Sa Re Ga Ma||Kannada|
- 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
- "From reel love to real love". The Times of India. 3 January 2001. Retrieved 2 March 2014.