Ashok (Kannada actor)

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Born (1951-09-12) 12 September 1951 (age 65)[citation needed]
Anekal, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor

Ashok (born 12 September 1951) is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, known for drama roles. He appeared in the movie Ranganayaki.[1] He is also an activist taking part in many movements, including the Gokak movement and Raitha Sangha protests. [1]

Early life[edit]

Ashok was born to V. Lakshmi Narasimhaiah, a police inspector and Puttamma in Anekal.[2] To become a film star was his childhood ambition. No sooner had he completed his degree, than he applied to NSD, FTTI, Pune and the Madras Film Institute. He got admission at the Madras Film Institute[3] and even topped the course.[4]


His first Kannada film was Hennu Samsarada Kannu opposite Sridevi.[1] He other notable films include Sanadi Appanna, Vijayavani, Archana, Ranganayaki, Chellida Rakta, Taayiya Madilalli, Raja Maharaja and Krantiyogi Basavanna.[4]

He also set up a small-scale industry, which is his main source of income.[4] In 1986, he became the founder president of the Karnataka Film Artists, Workers and Technicians Union.


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Hennu Samsarada Kannu
1977 Sanaadi Appanna Supporting role
1977 Bayalu Daari
1977 Bhagyavantharu
1977 Pavana Ganga
1981 Ranganayaki
1983 Kranthiyogi Basavanna [5]
1985 Mugila Mallige
1995 Thumbida Mane
1998 Janumada Jodi
2014 Gajakesari
2014 Kempe Gowda
2015 Rana Vikrama
2015 Mr. Airavata
2016 Parapancha


  1. ^ a b c "An actor who eases into many roles". The Hindu. February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Ashok - Acting to Serving for Good Causes". Supergoodmovies. 2011-01-09. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  3. ^ Rajnikanth is a true friend indeed
  4. ^ a b c An actor and an activist
  5. ^ [1]

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