Chandan Achar

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Chandan Achar
Born (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 29)
Other namesChandan
Alma materMaharaja's College
Years active2012 – present

Chandan Achar (2 August 1993) is an Indian theatre and film actor who works in Kannada. He is known for his works in movies including Kirik Party and Chemistry of Kariyappa.[1][2] For his performance in the film Kirik Party, he got SIIMA award for Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) in 2017.[3] He was also a contestant in the reality show of Bigg Boss Kannada (season 7).[4]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Born and raised in Mysore, Chandan was an alumnus student of Journalism and Mass Communication Department in Maharaja's College, Mysore.[5] He got trained in Mandya Ramesh's institute Natana.[6]

Career[edit | edit source]

An active participant in drama and other activities in college days, Chandan first appeared in a small role in the Diganth starrer Kannada movie Parijatha in 2012. His first notable role was in the college drama Kirik Party in 2016. Then he acted in Mugulu Nage with Ganesh.

Chandan did his first movie as a lead in the 2019 movie ‛Chemistry of Kariyappa’.[7] After Kirik Party, he again shared space with Rakshit Shetty in the multilingual Avane Srimannarayana.[8] His next solo venture was Mangalavara Rajaadina which was released in March 2020.[9]

Chandan was also a part of the popular reality show Bigg Boss Kannada (season 7) where he was a contestant and got evicted on the 99th day of the show.[10]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Movie Award Category Result Ref.
Kirik Party South Indian International Movie Award -SIIMA – 2017 Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) Won [3]
IIFA Utsavam Best Actor in A Supporting Role – Male Nominated [11]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

As actor[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes
2012 Parijatha
2016 Kirik Party Alexander Gabriel
2017 Mugulu Nage
2019 Chemistry of Kariyappa Utthara Kumar [12]
Avane Srimannarayana Drama Artist
2020 Mangalavara Rajaadina
Bangalore BoysFilms that have not yet been released TBA [13]

As singer[edit | edit source]

Year Film Song Co-singer Music
2016 Kirik Party "Lastu Benchina Party Nammadu" Chintan Vikas, Varun Ramachandra, B. Ajaneesh Loknath B. Ajaneesh Loknath

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Blockbuster hit Kirik Party television premiere on Colors Kannada". Times of India. 28 Jul 2017. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  2. Vedant (16 Feb 2019). "Chandan Achar impresses the audience in Chemistry of Kariyappa". News Karnataka. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "SIIMA: Shivarajkumar is Best Actor and Shraddha Srinath is Best Actress". Times of India. 1 Jun 2017. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  4. "Bigg Boss Kannada 7 Premiere: Complete List of Contestants on Kichcha Sudeepa's Show". News18. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  5. Vinay Lokesh (6 Aug 2019). "Chandana Achar walks down memory lane at Maharaja's college in Mysore". Times of India. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  6. Deepali Jain (24 May 2018). "Chandan is excited about his lead role". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  7. Shilpa Sebastian (28 Mar 2020). "Kannada actor Chandan: 'This is different from Bigg Boss, now we are living in fear and anxiety'". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  8. Sunayana Suresh (14 Mar 2018). "Avane Srimannarayana takes off tomorrow". Times of India. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  9. "Mangalavara Rajaadina". Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  10. David Johnson (20 Jan 2020). "Chandan Achar eliminated from Bigg Boss Kannada: Here is how audience reacts to his eviction". IBTimes. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  11. "IIFA Utsavam 2017 (2016) Kannada Full Show, Nominees & Winners". Archived from the original on 28 Mar 2017. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  12. "'Chemistry of Kariyappa' is a family entertainer". Times of India. 23 Jan 2019. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.
  13. "Raj Suriya's 'Bangalore Boys' to have four lead characters". Times of India. 10 Mar 2020. Retrieved 7 Oct 2020.

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