Sridhar (actor)

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Born (1960-11-22) 22 November 1960 (age 59)[citation needed]

Sridhar is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry,[1] and also a dance scholar, performer and choreographer, trained in Bharatanatyam.[2] He also holds a degree in Engineering.[3] Sridhar is married to Anuradha, also a Bharatanatyam dance performer;[3] both have performed for many dance shows as a duo.[2]

Film career[edit]

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.[1] 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).[1]


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.[1]


He has acted in the highly acclaimed Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu made by director Fazil.[2] This film won many State Awards and a National award.[4]


He acted as the hero in the Hindi film Bhairavi, directed by Arunaraje Patil. This film won a national award.[1]

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
1984 Amrutha Ghalige Kannada Debut film
1984 Bannada Vesha Kannada
1986 Sundara Swapnagalu Kannada
1987 Manathil Uruthi Vendum Tamil
1987 Manasa Veene Kannada
1988 Aasphota Kannada
1989 Pudhea Paadhai Tamil
1990 Santha Shishunala Sharifa Shareefa Kannada Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
1991 Thavarumane Udugore Kannada
1991 Mangalya Kannada
1992 Bombat Hendthi Sridhar Kannada
1992 Hatamari Hennu Kiladi Gandu Kannada
1993 Manichitrathazhu Mahadevan Malayalam
1993 Kollura Sri Mookambika Kannada
1996 Bhairavi Rajan Swamy Hindi
2004 Swarabhishekam Telugu
2008 Budhivanta David Fernandez Kannada
2012 Katariveera Surasundarangi Lord Indra Kannada


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