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 and 2 Karnataka State Film Awards, one each in Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor categories 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 Kamthi
2004 Pravaaha Maara
2005 Bisi Bisi Dhobi
2007 Aa Dinagalu Oil Kumar
2009 Josh Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
Manasaare
2010 Prithvi Sharanappa
Naanu Nanna Kanasu Brijesh Patel
Gubbi
Beli Mattu Hola
2011 Veerabahu
Puttakkana Highway
Rajadhani
Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam
Panchamrutha
Lifeu Ishtene Vishal's father
Aata
Shyloo
Ko Krishnakumar Tamil film
2012 Shikari
Edegarike Tukaram Shetty
Anna Bond
Kalpana
Sidlingu Appaji Gowda
Nammanna Don
Dashamukha
Challenge Soori Trilingual film in Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil
Drama
Yaare Koogadali
2013 Topiwala Lokayuktha Loki
Gombegala Love
Hejjegalu Kodanda Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Bachchan
Madarangi
Jinke Mari
Lucia Shankaranna Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
Nominated, SIIMA Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jatta
Sakkare
Slum Swamy
Advaitha
Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga
2014 Dil Rangeela
Savaal
Ragini IPS
Ulidavaru Kandanthe Balu
Kwatle Sathisa
Agraja
Just Love
Jamboo Savari
Oggarane Krishna
Drishya Surya Prakash Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Shankar SIIMA Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Poriyaalan Sundar Tamil film
2015 Abhinetri
Krishna-Leela Krishna's father Nominated, IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Aatagara Yashwanth
Muddu Manase Poorvi's father
Geetha Bangle Store
Plus
Bettanagere Reddy
1st Rank Raju Raju's father
Rocket
Sharpshooter
Prema Pallakki
Masterpiece Noor Ahmed
Eetti Nasoor Meeran Tamil film
2016 Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole Chandrashekhar Patil
Rajini Murugan Neelakandan Tamil film
Ricky Radha's father
Devara Naadalli
Jwalantham
Nan Love Track
Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu Shankarappa Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
Half Mentlu
The Great Story of Sodabuddi
Mangaata
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Kumar Nominated, IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Jaggu Dada Uday Naik
July 22, 1947
Happy Birthday Veeraswamy
Lifeu Super
Sipaayi Narasimharaju
Idolle Ramayana
Badmaash Rajshekhar
Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi
Kirik Party Ghouse
Mandya to Mumbai
2017 Srikanta
Beautiful Manasugalu Kodanda Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
Amaraavati Shivappa Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
Srinivasa Kalyana Shivappa
Urvi Devergunda
Raajakumara Krishna
Aake Madan
Abbara Mytri Wines Owner
Vikram Vedha SP Surendhar Tamil film
Mugulu Nage Achyuth
College Kumar
Athiratha
2018 Raju Kannada Medium
Kanaka
Chalo Keshava Telugu film
Tagaru
Iravukku Aayiram Kangal Tamil film
Thayige Thakka Maga
Iruvudellava Bittu
Thurthu Nirgamana
K.G.F: Chapter 1 Guru Pandian Nominated—SIIMA Award or Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
2019 Natasaarvabhowma Ghanashyam Yadav's guru
Bell Bottom Annappa
Kavaludaari Kumar / Bablu
Geetha
Chambal
Bramhachari
Londonalli Lambodara
Adithya Varma Meera's father Tamil film
Avane Srimannarayana Achyuthanna
2020 Kaanadante Maayavadanu Chiranjeevi
Mayabazar 2016 Joseph
YuvarathnaaFilms that have not yet been released Prakash Filming
Selfie Mummy Google DaddyFilms that have not yet been released Post production
Law

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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