Ashok (Kannada actor)
12 September 1951 [|
Anekal, Karnataka, India
Ashok (born 12 September 1951) is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, known for drama roles. He appeared in the movie Ranganayaki. He is also an activist taking part in many movements, including the Gokak movement and Raitha Sangha protests. 
Ashok was born to V. Lakshmi Narasimhaiah, a police inspector and Puttamma in Anekal. 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 and even topped the course.
His first Kannada film was Hennu Samsarada Kannu opposite Sridevi. He other notable films include Sanadi Appanna, Vijayavani, Archana, Ranganayaki, Chellida Rakta, Taayiya Madilalli, Raja Maharaja and Krantiyogi Basavanna.
He also set up a small-scale industry, which is his main source of income. In 1986, he became the founder president of the Karnataka Film Artists, Workers and Technicians Union.
|1975||Hennu Samsarada Kannu|
|1977||Sanaadi Appanna||Supporting role|
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