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Prakash Raj to Kichcha Sudeep, Kannada actors who gained popularity in the Kollywood film industry – Times Now

Key Highlights

  • Prakash Raj has become a successful Kollywood actor after starting her career in Kannada
  • Arjun Sarja started his acting career by appearing in Kannada film Simhada Mari Sainya
  • Kichcha Sudeep also acted in Kollywood films

Over the years, a number of Kannada actors have crossed over to other launguage film industries in search of newer and better opportunities. Kollywood has always been at the forefront of giving opportunities to actors from other cities and industries. Few actors, who begun their career from Kannada film industry has aslo achieved success into Kollywood too.

Here is a look at a few actors from Karnataka, who have impressed the audience here in Tamil Nadu.

Prakash Raj 

Prakash Raj hails from Karnataka and made his acting debut with Muthina Haara a Kannada film that was released in 1990.  He acted in several Kannada films, his mother tongue. Later, he made his debut in kollywood cinema with Duet in 1994, directed by K. Balachander. Since then he has been a commercially successful film star in Tamil film industry.

 Prakash Raj

Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth is one of the greatest gift from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. Born and brought up in Bangalore is the most sought after actor in south indian film industry, but he made his acting debut with legendary late filmmaker K Balachander’s Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal. His second film titled Katha Sangama, the Kannada anthology film was directed by Puttanna Kanagal.

Rajinikanth

Murali

Murali, who is the son of the famous Kannada filmmaker Siddalingaiah, predominantly worked in Tamil films. He made his debut in Kannada film Geluvina Hejje, which was directed by Eranki Sharma. After playing some films in Kannada, Murali made his Tamil debut with Poovilangu. It was a super hit and the Tamil audiences recognized him. His son Adarva made his acting debut with the 2010 Tamil film Pana Kattadi.

Murali

Arjun Sarija

Action King Arjun Sarja, son of Sandalwood’s renowned actor Shakthi Prasad has made his on-screen debut with the Kannada film Simhada Mari Sainya. Later on, he has appeared in Telugu and Tamil movies and has made his name in the industry. Arjun has proved several films himself as a great artist and has been doing varieties of roles.

Arjun Sarija

Kichcha Sudeep

Kichcha Sudeep, who is the primarily works as leading actor in the Kannada film industry. He made his acting debut with Kannada film Thayavva, which was released in the year 1997.

Kichcha Sudeep

He essayed the role of Ramu in this film. The kannada superstar has also acted in Kollywood films like Naan Ee, Puli and Mudinja Ivana Pudi.

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