|Born||citation needed]12 September 1951 [|
Ashok (born 12 September 1951) is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, known for drama roles. His notable films include Ranganayaki, Sanadi Appanna, Vijayavani, Archana, Chellida Rakta, Thayiya Madilalli, Raja Maharaja and Krantiyogi Basavanna.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Ashok was born to V. Lakshmi Narasimhaiah, a police inspector and Puttamma in Anekal. 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 and even topped the course.
Career[edit | edit source]
He also set up a small-scale industry, which is his main source of income. 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.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Following list is Incomplete.
|1975||Hennu Samsarada Kannu|
|1977||Sanaadi Appanna||Supporting role|
|1982||kannu teresida hennu|
|2019||Adyaksha in America|
References[edit | edit source]
- "An actor who eases into many roles". The Hindu. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
- An actor and an activist
- "Ashok - Acting to Serving for Good Causes". Supergoodmovies. 9 January 2011. Archived from the original on 29 April 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
- Rajnikanth is a true friend indeed
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