Iconic Kannada film actor and singer who earned over twelve awards and starred in a lot more than 220 films. He provides received Best Professional honours for his starring assignments in Mayura, Aakasmika, and Gandhada Gudi, amongst others. He started his profession in theater, performing alongside Gubbi Veeranna. He he produced his film debut within the 1954 Kannada film, Bedara Kannappa. He was kidnapped in 2000 in the center of the night with the notorious outlaw Veerappan. His following 108-time ordeal produced headlines in the united states. He wedded the important film manufacturer Parvathamma, with whom he previously five kids. He co-starred with Vishnuvardhan within the 1973 Kannada feature Gandhada Gudi.