Kannada actor-producer Dwarakish, 81, passes away

Apr16,2024


Dwarakish made his debut as an actor in 1964 in his maternal uncle Hansur Krishnamurthy's Veera Sankalp.

Dwarakish made his debut as an actor in 1964 in his maternal uncle Hansur Krishnamurthy's Veera Sankalp. Photo Credit: File Photo

Kannada actor, producer and director Dwarakish passed away at his Bengaluru residence on Tuesday. He was 81 years old.

According to his family, the veteran artiste suffered a heart attack and died in his sleep in the morning at his residence in Electronics City.

Dwarakish, who debuted as an actor in his maternal uncle Hansur Krishnamurthy's Veera Sankalp in 1964, made his mark as a comedian before becoming a prolific producer in the Kannada film industry under the banner of Dwarakish Chitra.

Dr. Rajkumar and director S. His first independent production, Mayor Muthanna, collaborating with Siddalingaiah,Was a hit.

Dwarakish's association with actor Vishnuvardhan is considered one of the most successful combinations in the Kannada film industry.

He produced and acted in hit films with Vishnuvardhan like Kalla Kulla(1975), Kittu Puttu (1977), Singapuraanalli Raja Kulla (1978), Guru Shishyaru (1981), Prachanda Kulla (1986) and Aptamitra (2004).

As a director, Dwarakish launched popular Kannada actor Leelavati's son Vinod Raj in Dance Raja Dance. He gave a hit as a director with Vishnuvardhan's Rairu Bandaru Mawana Manege. Dwarakish Chitra, which saw a lot of highs and many lows, produced more than 50 films.

Dwarakish's mortal remains will be kept at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bengaluru from 7.30 am to 10.30 am on Wednesday for people to have their last darshan. The last rites will be held today in Chamarajpet, Bengaluru.

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