Shashi Kumar

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Shashi Kumar
Member of the Lok Sabha for Chitradurga
In office
10 October 1999 – 6 February 2004
Preceded byC. P. Mudala Giriyappa
Succeeded byN. Y. Hanumanthappa
Personal details
Born
Shashikumar Nayak

(1965-12-02) 2 December 1965 (age 54)
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress
(2006–present)
Other political
affiliations
Janata Dal (Secular)
(2004–2006)
Janata Dal (United) (–2004)
Spouse(s)
Saraswati (m. 1993)
Children2
OccupationActor, Politician

Shashi Kumar (born 2 December 1965) is an actor and politician from the Indian State of Karnataka. A popular star in Kannada films, he was also seen in Tamil and Telugu cinema. He was a member of the 13th Lok Sabha representing Chitradurga and contesting on a Janata Dal (United) ticket. He joined the Indian National Congress in 2006.[1]

Acting career[edit]

Shashi Kumar's first released film was Chiranjeevi Sudhakara starring Raghavendra Rajkumar. In 1989 he became popular with Yuddha Kaanda starring V. Ravichandran and Poonam Dhillon and acted in key roles in big films like C.B.I Shankar and Sangliayana 2. Two successful 1990 films Rani Maharani and Baare Nanna Muddina Rani established him as a top hero of Kannada cinema. Shashi Kumar and Malashri, who acted together in several hit films together are considered one among the all-time great pairs of Kannada cinema. He was also paired with other popular actresses like Sudha Rani, Tara, Soundarya and Sitara. Shashi Kumar was also one of the most good-looking heroes of Kannada cinema only to veteran Anant Nag. Shashi Kumar also acted in a couple of Tamil and Telugu films, the prominent one being the Rajinikanth starrer Baasha.

Accident and career slump[edit]

At the peak of his acting career, he suffered a driving accident near the Bangalore Turf Club in the mid 1990s. The ensuing surgeries altered his looks. Consequently, he was no longer considered for lead roles with the huge banners. This also pushed him to take the plunge into politics. He made a comeback to cinema after a gap of 2-3 years and starred in supporting roles in multi-starrer films like Yajamana, Habba, Snehaloka and Yaarige Saluthe Sambala.

Political career[edit]

He has successfully contested and won the Member of Parliament elections for Chitradurga constituency.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Notes
1988 Chiranjeevi Sudhakara Debut as villain
1989 Yuddha Kaanda
1989 Indrajith
1989 C.B.I. Shankar
1990 Challenge Gopalakrishna Guest appearance
1990 Baare Nanna Muddina Rani
1990 Mruthyunjaya
1990 Rudra Thaandava
1990 Rani Maharani
1990 Policena Hendthi
1990 S. P. Sangliyana Part 2
1990 Trinetra
1990 Wanted
1991 Ibbaru Hendira Muddina Police
1991 Anatha Rakshaka
1991 Readymade Ganda
1991 Kollur Kala
1991 Kitturina Huli
1991 Gandanige Takka Hendathi
1991 Sakalakalavallabha
1991 Kalla Malla
1991 Keralida Kesari
1992 Kanasina Rani
1992 Edurmaneli Ganda Pakkadmaneli Hendthi
1992 Aathma Bandhana
1992 Gandharva
1992 Mallige Hoove
1993 Shrungara Raja
1993 Muddina Maava
1993 Kempaiah IPS
1993 Dharma Peeta
1993 Kalyana Rekhe
1994 Alexander
1994 Mutthanna
1994 Sammilana
1994 Kunti Putra
1994 Swathi
1995 Baasha Tamil film
1995 Thumbida Mane
1995 Rowdy
1996 Muddina Aliya
1998 Doni Sagali
1998 Baaro Nanna Muddina Krishna
1999 Khalayanaka
1999 Habba
1999 Snehaloka
1999 Coolie Raja
1999 Sundarapurusha
2000 Yaarige Saluthe Sambala
2000 Yajamana
2001 Bahala Chennagide
2001 Kanasugara
2002 Baanallu Neene Bhuviyallu Neene
2003 Ree Swalpa Bartheera
2004 Sahukara
2004 Stree
2007 Masti
2008 Bandhu Balaga
2008 Slum Baala
2010 Lift Kodla
2010 Naradha Vijaya
2010 Rame Gowda Vs Krishna Reddy
2011 Take It Easy
2012 Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna
2013 Galaate
2014 Power
2016 Shivayogi Sri Puttayyajja
2019 Kurukshetra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shashi Kumar quits JD(S), joins Congress". The Hindu. 23 December 2006. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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