Vasishta N. Simha

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Vasishta N. Simha
Ramanathapura ,Hassan , Karnataka
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2012–present

Vasishta N. Simha is an Indian film actor best known for his work in Kannada films.[1]


In 2011, Vasishta quit his job as a software engineer and decided to enter the Kannada film industry as an actor. He initially worked on an unreleased film titled Hubballi Hudagaru, before having his first release with Arya's Love (2013). He subsequently made a breakthrough with his role as the main antagonist in Raja Huli (2013), a remake of the Tamil film, Sundarapandian (2012). He later also appeared in Rudra Tandava (2014), a remake of the Tamil film Pandiya Naadu (2013).[2]

Vasishta then appeared in JKS's trilingual film, Alone, in a leading role alongside Nikesha Patel. Portraying the male lead, the film won mixed reviews and the actor managed to get an introduction into the Tamil and Telugu film industries.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Vasishta from Mysore, studied in Sharada Vilas School and Sadvidhya School. Grabbing an opportunity to work with the music legend, Hamsalekha, he shifted base to Bengaluru and completed his graduation from National College, Basavangudi.


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Arya's Love Uncredited
2014 Raja Huli Jagga
2015 Rudra Tandava Jagga
Alone John
2016 Karai Oram John Tamil film
Nan Love Track Unknown
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Ranga Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actor In a Negative Role-Kannada
SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
Sundaranga Jaana Ajay
2017 Upendra Matte Baa Vasishta
Mufti Kashi
Dayavittu Gamanisi Proxy Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Male - Kannada
Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor - Male - Kannada
2018 Tagaru Chitte Nominated -SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor - Male - Kannada
K.G.F: Chapter 1 Kamal
8MM Bullet Karthik
2019 Kavacha Vasudeva
2020 India Vs England Kanishka
Mayabazar 2016 Raji
Kalachakra TBA Post production
Pantha TBA Filming
Yuvarathnaa TBA Filming

As playback singer[edit]

Year Song Film
2016 Neecha Sullu Sutho Naalige Kirik Party
2017 Marete Hodenu (unplugged) Dayavittu Gamanisi
2018 Neechamaina Kirrak Party
2018 6ne Maili Title Track 6ne Maili
2018 Dhwaja Dhwaja
2020 Nadugutide Gentleman


Year Award Ceremony Work Result
2017 Best Actor in a Negative Role IIFA Utsavam Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Won[5]
2017 Best Supporting Actor Filmfare Awards South Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Won[5]
2017 Best Actor in a Negative Role 6th South Indian International Movie Awards Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Won


  1. ^ "Bracing for a Curve with a New Role".
  2. ^ "Techie Vasishta N Simha is the new toast of Sandalwood - Times of India".
  3. ^ "Stale Script, Shoddy Writing Washes Flick on to Shores of Boredom".
  4. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (4 July 2015). "Etcetera" – via
  5. ^ a b "'Janatha Garage', 'Kirik Party' bag top honours at IIFA Utsavam 2017". Business Standard. 30 March 2017. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.