|Born||14 August 1974|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
Kishore Kumar (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. 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. 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. 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.
|Raakshasa||Kannada||Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2007||Polladhavan||Selvam||Tamil||Winner, Vijay Award for Best Villain|
|2009||Vennila Kabaddi 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|
|TBA||Tund Haikal Sahavasa||Kannada||Filming|