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Male actor Vishnuvardhan from India, famous due to bollywood



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Vishnuvardhan (Kannada: ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನ್) (born September 18, 1950) is a popular actor in the Indian state of Karnataka. He is the one of the most versatile, talented, stylish and popular actors in the Kannada film Industry. Be it a romantic, action, emotional, music, comedy or a family drama movie Vishuvardhan's finds himself truly involved with the character. His original name was Sampath Kumar , before director Puttanna Kanagal named him as Vishnuvardhan.

Dr (h. c.).Vishnuvardhan is married to Bharati. He has two adopted daughters, Keerthi and Chandana. Keerthi is married to Anirudh, an upcoming actor in the Kannada Film industry.His father is Raghava chaari

Three and half decades of career and a variety of popular roles in more than 195 films speak high about his calibre as an actor. Some of his all-time hits are Naagarahaavu , Hombisilu ,Sahasa Simha ,Bandhana, Naagara Hole, Muthina Haara(1990),Nishkarsha ,Yajamana,Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu & Apthamitra.He ventured into parallel cinema and acted in movies like Harakeya Kuri (based on Dr. Chandrashekar Kambar's novel with same title). It is believed that the huge fan following of him didn't want Vishnu Vardhan to deviate from his "Star Value" and "image". He continued to don the roles of macho hero and the ideal lover husband.His new movie called Namma Yejamanru is announced.Its directed by acclaimed director Nagabharana.The duo is working together after 27 years. He has now completed 197 movies. Namm Yejamaanru would be his 198th movie. Kannada Audience are eagerly waiting for Dr.Vishnuvardhan's 200th movie.

Popular movies
Most of his movies have either popular benchmarks or classics of Kannada film Industry.

Vamshvriksha (Debut Film)
Naagarahaavu (First movie as a hero)
Gandhada Gudi ( only film with Dr.Rajakumar )
Devara Gudi
Prof. Hutchooraya
Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu
Singapoorinalli Raja Kulla
prema loka
Kiladi Jodi
Gandharva Giri
Galate samsara
Kalla Kulla
Maduve Maadu Tamashe Nodu
Makkala Sainya
Kitu Puttu
Krishna Rukhmini
Krishna Nee Beegane Baaro
Avala Hejje
Rayaru Bandaru Mavana Manege
Sathyam Shivam Sundaram
Nee Bareda Kadambari
yare neenu cheluve
Indina Ramayana
Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige
E Bandhana
Gandada Gudi
Nammora Raja
Maleya Marutha

2005 Honorary Doctorate awarded by Bangalore University
5 south Indian film fare awards for best performances.
7 state awards in the best actor category.
filmfare lifetime achievement award.

Reported to have been beaten by his mentor, Puttanna Kanagal, during the filming of Naagara Havu, for correcting his acting.
He has tried singing some songs in some movies ( Seethyalla Savitri , Sahasa Simha, Jimmy Gallu )
He is a south paw and wears a steel arm let in almost all his films.
He has acted in two Tamil films - Viduthalai and Sri Raghavendra, both films starred Rajinikanth in a leading role. In Sri Raghavendra he appeared in a guest role, while in Viduthalai he starred as a second hero. He acted with Sivaji Ganesan in the same film.
He has acted in a Malayalam Film - Kauravar with Mammootty.
He has acted in about a dozen movies directed by Dwarakesh, the latest being Apthamitra
The movie "Yajamana[2001]" was a super hit in which he plays duo role as elder and younger brother. The movie was the most hit in the Kannada cinema history before Mungaru Male took over it.

He has also acted in one episode of TV serial "Malgudi Days" Episode 18 - Forty-Five a Month, directed by Shankar Nag.
Apthamitra was one of the biggest hits of South Indian film industry. This was later remade in Tamil as "Chandramukhi", again a big hit starred by Rajanikant.The original story is from the malayalam movie Manichitrathazhu.
Vishnuvardhan also acted with bollywood star Akshay kumar in the film Zaalim

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