Sihi Kahi Chandru

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Sihi Kahi Chandru

1962 (age 60–61)
OccupationActor, director, producer
Sihi Kahi Geetha (m. 1990)
ChildrenHitha Chandrashekar, Khushi Chandrashekar

Chandrashekar (born 1962 23rd July), known by his stage name Sihi Kahi Chandru,[1] which literally means "sweet and bitter" Chandru, is an Indian Kannada film and television actor.

Career[edit | edit source]

His wife Sihi Kahi Geetha and he were the main protagonists in an old Doordarshan Kannada serial titled Sihi Kahi[2] which was televised every Friday at the 7.00-7.30 slot, between 1986-87. Those being initial days of Doordarshan, the show had a large viewership and the serial was extremely popular with the Kannada audience . It was a situation-comedy (sitcom) serial in which Chandru and Geetha enacted the role of a husband and wife. Their friendship blossomed into love and later they walked down the matrimony aisle even in real life on 9 November 1990. Their success in the serial gave Chandru the name "Sihi Kahi Chandru" and Geetha the name "Sihi Kahi Geetha". He is also a noted theatre personality, known for his famous comedy play Neenaanaadre naaneenena?[3] (Template:Lang-kn) (If you are me, then am I you?) an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors, incidentally also adapted in film a production in Hindi (Angoor).[4][5]

His cooking TV show Bombat Bhojana on Kannada TV channel Suvarna is a big success. His cooking style and concept of cooking is intended at making cooking an easy task and encourages men to try their hand at the more female dominated domestic chore of cooking.

He has acted in many Kannada movies as a comedian and supporting actor. He is best known for his comedy scenes with Bank Janardhan and Umashree. He had a crucial cameo in the 1990 film Ganeshana Maduve (by Phani Ramachandra) as a tax inspector. His performances are highly appreciated by peers and audience. The nickname of "Sihi Kahi", a phrase referring to the collocation of bitter sweet in Kannada, is attributed to the diversity of roles that he has portrayed, from comedy to negative roles. His popular works include Gowri Ganesha, Putakkana Highway and Tenali Rama. As a director, Chandru has directed television serials Silli Lalli and Paapa Pandu.

In 2017, he participated in Bigg Boss Kannada 5 and got evicted on the 49th day.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Recipe for success". Deccan Herald. 23 December 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. Hasna Mana Hai: Bollywood's best comedies Indiatimes, 27 May 2005.
  5. "Just breathe and reboot". Indian Express. 24 March 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2013.

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