Kishore (actor)

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Born (1974-08-14) 14 August 1974 (age 39)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004-present
Height 5 ft 11 in
Spouse(s) Vishala

Kishore Kumar (born 14 August 1974),[1][2] 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.

Early life[edit]

Kishore was a student of National College, Basavanagudi where he started off with theatre doing plays like Teregalu and Samrata Ashoka.[2] He then did his masters in Kannada literature from Bangalore University. He took up teaching in a college in Bangalore[3] 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. 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.[3] For his role in the film Raakshasa, he won the Karnataka State Award for Best Supporting Actor.[3] After he appeared in a couple of other Kannada films, 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. Kishore, particularly won praise for his portrayal of forest brigand Veerappan in the 2013 film Attahasa.[4][5] 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.[6]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Kanti Beera Kannada
2005 Akash Kannada
Deadly Soma Kannada
Raakshasa Kannada Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2006 Happy ACP Rathnam Telugu
Kannadada Kanda Kannada
Kallarali Hoovagi Kannada
2007 Polladhavan Selvam Tamil Winner, Vijay Award for Best Villain
Geleya Don Bhandari Kannada
Kshana Kshana Kishore Kannada
Duniya Kannada
2008 Gooli Kannada
Jayamkondaan Guna Tamil
Silambattam Duraisingham Tamil
2009 Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu Souda Muthu Tamil
Birugaali Inspector Kannada
Thoranai Guru Tamil
Muthirai Tamil
Bheemli Kabadi Jattu Telugu
Kabaddi Beeresh Kannada
2010 Porkkalam Karnan Tamil
Bayam Ariyaan Mithran Tamil
Vamsam Rathinam Tamil
Huli Chandappa Huliyal Kannada
2011 Kallara Sante Kannada
Birugalli Kannada
Aadukalam Dorai Tamil
Mudhal Idam Karuppu Balu Tamil
Parimala Thiraiyarangam Tamil
9 To 12 Munna Kannada
2012 Bhagirathi Maadevaraya Kannada
Dammu Telugu
Thiruvambadi Thamban Shakthivel Malayalam Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Telugu
2013 Vana Yuddham Veerappan Tamil
Attahasa Kannada
Haridas Sivadas Tamil
Dalam Shatruvu Telugu
Ponmaalai Pozhudhu Tamil
Jatta Jatta Kannada
Arrambam Prakash Tamil
2014 Ulidavaru Kandanthe Munna Kannada
Rowdy Telugu
Chandamama Kathalu Telugu Post-production
TBA Tund Haikal Sahavasa Kannada Filming
Yatchan Tamil Filming ' '[koottam]] Tamil


  1. ^ "Kishore celebrates his birthday today". The Times of India. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "From professor to bandit". The Hindu. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Meet the actor who plays Veerappan in Attahasa". Rediff. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kannada Review: 'Attahasa' is a technically brilliant biopic of Veerappan". 16 February 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Attahasa (Kannada)". The Indian Express. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jatta review". bharatstudent. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Kishore at the Internet Movie Database