Achyuth Kumar

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Achyuth Kumar
Born
Karnataka, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present

Achyuth Kumar is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Kannada cinema. Born and brought up in the town of Tiptur, in the district of Tumkur. He graduated in bachelor of commerce from the Kalpatharu First Grade College, which was then under the University of Bangalore. He is well known for his performances in the films, Sidlingu and Lucia[1] & he has won 3 Filmfare Awards, 2 Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor so far.

Career[edit]

Achyuth Kumar began training as an actor at Ninasam in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. Working in theatre during the time, he was chosen by Girish Kasaravalli to portray a pivotal role in his television soap Gruhabhanga in 2000.[2] In Moodala Mane, he played a supportive colleague to the daughter of the protagonist. In Preethi Illada Mele, he played the eldest son of a judge (played by Anant Nag).

Kumar's career in films began in 2007 when he signed to play the father of the female lead in Moggina Manasu and the gangster Oil Kumar in Aa Dinagalu, both Kannada films. He went on to gain a reputation as a character actor and appeared in around 12 films per year.[2] He also appeared in a couple of Tamil films. However, it was in the 2013 film Lucia, that he received widespread appreciation. In the film, he played the role of Shankaranna, who owns a movie theater and the employer of Nikhil, the lead character of the film, played by Sathish Ninasam. The performance won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.[3]

In Hejjegalu (2013), Kumar played Kodanda, a gambling addict who squanders money taken on loan, being tried to reform by his young daughter.[4] The performance won him the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.[5] He received praise for his portrayal of Shivappa, a scavenger in Amaraavati (2017).[6][7] In Urvi (2017), based on the menace of child trafficking, he played Devarugunda, an influential man who kidnaps women, rapes them and forces them into prostitution. Archana Nathan of The Hindu wrote, "Achyuth Kumar performs well, but one wishes that his character had been given some more depth and background."[8]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2003 Mouni
2005 Bisi Bisi Dhobi
2007 Aa Dinagalu Oil Kumar
2009 Josh Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
2009 Manasaare
2010 Prithvi Sharanappa
2010 Naanu Nanna Kanasu Brijesh Patel
2010 Gubbi
2010 Beli Mattu Hola
2011 Veerabahu
2011 Puttakkana Highway
2011 Rajadhani
2011 Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam
2011 Panchamrutha
2011 Lifeu Ishtene Vishal's father
2011 Aata
2011 Shyloo
2011 Ko Krishnakumar Tamil film
2012 Shikari
2012 Edegarike Tukaram Shetty
2012 Anna Bond
2012 Kalpana
2012 Sidlingu Appaji Gowda
2012 Nammanna Don
2012 Dashamukha
2012 Challenge
2012 Drama
2012 Yaare Koogadali
2013 Topiwala Lokayuktha Loki
2013 Gombegala Love
2013 Hejjegalu Kodanda Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2013 Bachchan
2013 Madarangi
2013 Jinke Mari
2013 Lucia Shankaranna Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
Nominated, SIIMA Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2013 Jatta
2013 Sakkare
2013 Slum Swamy
2013 Advaitha
2014 Dil Rangeela
2014 Savaal
2014 Ragini IPS
2014 Ulidavaru Kandanthe Balu
2014 Kwatle Sathisa
2014 Agraja
2014 Just Love
2014 Jamboo Savari
2014 Oggarane Krishna
2014 Drishya Surya Prakash Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2014 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Shankar SIIMA Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2014 Poriyaalan Sundar Tamil film
2015 Abhinetri
2015 Krishna-Leela Krishna's father Nominated, IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
2015 Aatagara Yashwanth
2015 Muddu Manase Poorvi's father
2015 Geetha Bangle Store
2015 Plus
2015 Bettanagere Reddy
2015 1st Rank Raju Raju's father
2015 Rocket
2015 Sharpshooter
2015 Prema Pallakki
2015 Masterpiece Noor Ahmed
2015 Eetti Nasoor Meeran Tamil film
2016 Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole Chandrashekhar Patil
2016 Rajini Murugan Neelakandan Tamil film
2016 Ricky Radha's father
2016 Devara Naadalli
2016 Jwalantham
2016 Nan Love Track
2016 Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu Shankarappa Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
2016 Half Mentlu
2016 The Great Story of Sodabuddi
2016 Mangaata
2016 Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Kumar Nominated, IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
2016 Jaggu Dada Uday Naik
2016 July 22, 1947
2016 Happy Birthday Veeraswamy
2016 Lifeu Super
2016 Sipaayi Narasimharaju
2016 Idolle Ramayana
2016 Badmaash Rajshekhar
2016 Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi
2016 Kirik Party Ghouse
2016 Mandya to Mumbai
2017 Srikanta
2017 Beautiful Manasugalu Kodanda Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
2017 Amaraavati Shivappa Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
2017 Srinivasa Kalyana Shivappa
2017 Urvi Devergunda
2017 Raajakumara Krishna
2017 Aake Madan
2017 Vikram Vedha Police SP Tamil film
2017 Mugulu Nage Achyuth
2017 College Kumar
2017 Athiratha
2018 Raju Kannada Medium
2018 Kanaka
2018 Chalo Keshava Telugu film
2018 Tagaru
2018 Iravukku Aayiram Kangal Tamil film
2018 Thayige Thakka Maga
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 Guru Pandian
2019 Natasaarvabhowma
2019 Bell Bottom
2019 Thurthu NirgamanaFilms that have not yet been released Filming
2019 Avane Srimannarayana Films that have not yet been released Filming
2019 Mayabazar Films that have not yet been released Filming
2019 Iruvudellava bittu Films that have not yet been released Filming
2019 Londonnalli Lambodara Films that have not yet been released Filming
2019 Kavaludaari Kumar / Bablu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Achyuta Kumar: I am happy to be a part of Lucia". Rediff. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "The navarasas of a single role". The Hindu. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Filmfare Awards: Prem, Amulya get Best Actor awards". The Times of India. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Hejjegalu Movie Review". The Times of India. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  5. ^ "'Maagiya Kala' is best film; Ramya, Puneeth best actors". The Hindu. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Amaravathi on stark realities, Achyuth Kumar strikes". indiaglitz.com. 2 February 2017. Archived from the original on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  7. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (10 February 2017). "Amaravathi Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  8. ^ Nathan, Archana (17 March 2017). "'Urvi' review: Ample rage but not enough strength". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 April 2017.

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