|Born||14 August 1974|
Kishore Jayaram (born 14 August 1974), credited as Kishore, is an Indian film actor, born in Karnataka. Known for playing characters that fit the bill of the anti-hero – be it a cop, politician, or character role, Kishore made a space for himself in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam cinema.
Kishore was a student of National College, Basavanagudi where he started off with theatre doing plays like Teregalu and Samrata Ashoka. He then did his masters in Kannada literature from Bangalore University. He took up teaching in a college in Bangalore where he worked for two years and then as a part-time fashion designer worked under fashion designer Vidyasagar, a professor from Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT).
Kishore made his film debut in the 2004 Kannada film Kanti, acting as Byaadara Beera. He got a role in the film after having been identified initially to design costumes for the film and eventually went on to win a State award for his role in it. For his role in the film Raakshasa, he won the Karnataka State Award for Best Supporting Actor. His acting as a tough elder brother of heroines in Akash and Kallarali Hoovagi was widely appreciated. Gaining fame as a reliable actor, he was approached by director Vetrimaaran to work in Desiya Nedunchalai, as he was looking for an actor who could speak Tamil with a Kannada accent. The film was dropped, but he got a chance to act in Polladhavan. As a no non-sense cop in Duniya Kishore gained acclaim. His role as a Kabaddi coach in Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu was well-appreciated. However, highpoint in his career was the role of forest brigand Veerappan in the 2013 film Attahasa. In the same year, he appeared in a low-budget film Jatta in which played the role of a forest guard. The film was a commercial and critical success and won Kishore praise from critics. The year 2013 turned to a notable year to Kishore in Tamil too as he had two major releases (excluding Vana Yuddham, the Tamil version of the bi-lingual Attahasa which were critically acclaimed Haridas and Commercially successful Ajith starrer Arrambam. In both the movies Kishore had played the role of a cop. Haridas movie particularly gained critics attention for Kishore's character in the movie as a police officer raising his kid who suffers from autism and makes him an athlete. Kishore became a regular fare in Telugu and Tamil movies.
In 2015, Kishore got his Tamil moivie "Thilagar" released. Kishore's acting in the movie was praised by critics though the movie was not very successful in the box office. 
|Rakshasa||Shabir||Kannada||Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2007||Polladhavan||Selvam||Tamil||Winner, Vijay Award for Best Villain|
|2009||Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu||Souda Muthu||Tamil|
|Bheemli Kabadi Jattu||Telugu|
|Mudhal Idam||Karuppu Balu||Tamil|
|9 To 12||Munna||Kannada|
|Thiruvambadi Thamban||Shakthivel||Malayalam||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role|
|Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Telugu|
|Attahasa||Kannada||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role|
|Tund Haikal Sahavasa||Kannada||Filming|
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- "From professor to bandit". The Hindu. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Meet the actor who plays Veerappan in Attahasa". Rediff. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Kannada Review: 'Attahasa' is a technically brilliant biopic of Veerappan". ibnlive.in. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Attahasa (Kannada)". The Indian Express. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Jatta review". bharatstudent. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Movie review: Ulidavaru Kandante". Bangalore Mirror. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
- "Thilagar Movie review". "Times of India". 21 March 2015.
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