Ashok (Kannada actor)

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Born (1951-09-12) 12 September 1951 (age 71)[citation needed]

Ashok (born 12 September 1951) is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, known for drama roles. His notable films include Ranganayaki,[1] Sanadi Appanna, Vijayavani, Archana, Chellida Rakta, Thayiya Madilalli, Raja Maharaja and Krantiyogi Basavanna.[2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Ashok was born to V. Lakshmi Narasimhaiah, a police inspector and Puttamma in Anekal.[3] To become a film star was his childhood ambition. No sooner had he completed his degree, than he applied to NSD, FTTI, Pune and the Madras Film Institute. He was admitted to the Madras Film Institute[4] and even topped the course.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

His first Kannada film was Hennu Samsarada Kannu opposite Sridevi.[1] He mainly acted in romantic movies opposite top heroines Aarati and Manjula during the late seventies and early eighties.

He also set up a small-scale industry, which is his main source of income.[2] In 1986, he became the founding president of the Karnataka Film Artists, Workers and Technicians Union. He is also an activist in many movements, including the Gokak movement and Raitha Sangha protests.[1]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Following list is Incomplete.

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Hennu Samsarada Kannu
1977 Sanaadi Appanna Supporting role
1977 Bayalu Daari
1977 Deepa
1977 Bhagyavantharu
1977 Pavana Ganga
1977 Kumkuma Rakshe
1979 Maralu Sarapani
1980 Rama Lakshmana
1981 Ranganayaki
1981 Ganeshana Mahime
1981 Thayiya Madilalli
1982 Archana
1982 kannu teresida hennu
1982 Chellida Raktha
1983 Kranthiyogi Basavanna
1983 Raja Maharaja
1985 Mugila Mallige
1985 Mavano Alliyano
1995 Thumbida Mane
1998 Janumada Jodi
2014 Gajakesari
2014 Kempe Gowda
2014 Tirupathi Express
2015 Rana Vikrama
2015 Mr. Airavata
2016 Parapancha
2019 Adyaksha in America

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "An actor who eases into many roles". The Hindu. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 An actor and an activist
  3. "Ashok - Acting to Serving for Good Causes". Supergoodmovies. 9 January 2011. Archived from the original on 29 April 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  4. Rajnikanth is a true friend indeed