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Sridhar is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, and also a dance scholar, performer and choreographer, trained in Bharatanatyam. He also holds a degree in Engineering. Sridhar is married to Anuradha, also a Bharatanatyam dance performer; both have performed for many dance shows as a duo.
He entered Kannada cinema as a hero in the film Amrutha Ghalige, directed by Puttanna Kanagal. Since then he has acted in more than 60 films and has won many awards for his performances. He has acted in five languages, namely Kannada Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.
He won the Karnataka State Government's Best Actor Award for his performance as the saint-poet Sharief, in the film Santa Shishunala Shariefa. This film also won the prestigious Nargis Dutt award from the Central Government. His film Bannada Vesha in Kannada won the regional best film award in which he portrayed the character of a Yakshagana artist. He also acted in many devotional films.
K. Balachander introduced him to the Tamil screen with his film Manathil Uruthi Vendum, (with Suhasini). He later acted in several Tamil films, including Poo Pootta Nandavanam (with Sarita) and Maha Maayi (with Shobhana).
His performance in a character role in the Telugu film Swarabhishekam, directed by K. Viswanath won high acclaim. Shridhar became a household name in Andhra Pradesh with his outstanding performance as Lord Shiva in the classic Telugu serial Shivaleelalu on E-TV.
He acted as the hero in the Hindi film Bhairavi, directed by Arunaraje Patil. This film won a national award.
|1984||Amrutha Ghalige||Kannada||Debut film|
|1987||Manathil Uruthi Vendum||Tamil|
|1990||Santha Shishunala Sharifa||Shareefa||Kannada||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|1992||Hatamari Hennu Kiladi Gandu||Kannada|
|1993||Kollura Sri Mookambika||Kannada|
|2012||Katariveera Surasundarangi||Lord Indra||Kannada|
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