Sanchari Vijay

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Sanchari Vijay
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Vijay Kumar B.

Panchanahalli, Kadur, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India[1]
OccupationActor, writer
Years active2007–present

Sanchari Vijay (born c. 1983)[2] is an Indian theatre and film actor who primarily works in Kannada cinema, in addition to having worked in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi cinema.[3] He started out as a theatre artist from "Sanchari", a culture centre and unique theatre, which is also popular as an elegant drama troupe. For his portrayal of a transgender in Naanu Avanalla...Avalu, he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor.


Vijay made his debut in films with the 2011 Kannada film Rangappa Hogbitna. It was followed by a minor role in Rama Rama Raghu Rama, before he received recognition for his performance in Dasavala. He was later cast in Oggarane (2014) and as lead actor subsequently in Harivu (2014).[4]

In Naanu Avanalla...Avalu, his portrayal of a transgender won him the Best Actor Award at the 62nd National Film Awards.[5][6][7] With the award win, Vijay became the third actor after M. V. Vasudeva Rao and Charuhasan to win the National Award for Best Actor for performing in a Kannada film.[8] At the same awards, Harivu won the award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role(s) Director(s) Notes Ref.
2011 Rangappa Hogbitna M. L. Prasanna
Rama Rama Raghu Rama Raghu Raj
2013 Dasavala Disabled boy M. S. Ramesh
2014 Harivu Farmer Manso Re National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
Oggarane Ram Prakash Raj
2015 Naanu Avanalla...Avalu Madesha/Vidya B. S. Lingadevaru National Film Award for Best Actor
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South
2016 Killing Veerappan STF Officer Gopal Ram Gopal Varma Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Kannada
Cinema My Darling Gaurish Akki Cameo appearance
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Hemanth Rao Cameo appearance
Sipaayi Manju Rajath Mayee
2017 Riktha Amruth Kumar Also playback singer for song "Dumtaka" [9]
Allama Basava T. S. Nagabharana [10]
Hosa Anubhava S. Umesh Extended cameo appearance
Maarikondavaru Shivarudraiah K. [11]
Nan Magale Heroine Bahubali [12]
Avyaktha Dr Sasvehalli Sathish Short film [13]
2018 Varthamana Umesh Amshi [14]
Krishna Tulasi Krishna Sukesh Nayak [15]
6ne Maili Arjun See Ni [16]
Padarasa Padarasa Hrishikesh Jambagi [17]
Nathicharami Suresh Manso Re
2019 Aduva Gombe Madhava S. K. Bhagavan
Aatakuntu LekakillaFilms that have not yet been released Post-production [18]


  1. ^ "Meet the first Kannada actor to win a National Award". 25 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Kannada Hero Vijay Beats Stalwarts to Win National Award". The New Indian Express. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  3. ^ Kumar G. S. (25 March 2015). "Portraying transgender's life made me learn a lot: 'Sanchari' Vijay". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  4. ^ Anien, Tini Sara (27 December 2017). "On my pinboard". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Vijay bags National Award for Best Actor". timesofindia. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Sanchari Vijay Actor–Profile and biography". cinetrooth. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Vijay elated on winning best actor award". deccanherald. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
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  9. ^ "Playing ghost and child in 'total entertainer'". The New Indian Express. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  10. ^ Desai, Dhwani (26 February 2017). "Allama is a three-year labour of love for director Nagabharana". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  11. ^ "'I don't do multiple films at once'". Deccan Herald. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Avyaktha starring Sanchari Vijay, Dr Jhanavi". 5 December 2017. Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  14. ^ "It is the visuals that speak to the audience in Varthamana". Times of India.
  15. ^ "Sanchari Vijay goes extra mile to play blind role". The New Indian Express. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  16. ^ "6ne Maili: A thriller that explores the perils of trekking". Times of India.
  17. ^ Mandyam, Nithya (10 August 2018). "Padarasa Movie Review". The Times of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  18. ^ Sharadhaa, A. (20 March 2018). "Sanchari Vijay's next on selfie outrage?". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 August 2018.

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