Actors Famous Film Actors From Karnataka

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Karnataka, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Karnataka, as in some cases Karnataka may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Karnataka then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Karnataka, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

This list has a variety of items in it, from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Anushka Shetty.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Karnataka?" and "Which famous actors were born in Karnataka?"

Prakash Raj is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 53 Prakash Raj is an Indian film actor, film director, producer and television presenter who mainly works in the South Indian film industry. He acted in back-to-back stage shows for 300 a month in ...more

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 45 Aishwarya Rai, known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her marriage, is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994. Through her successful Bollywood career, she has ...more

Rajnikanth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 68 Rajinikanth is an Indian film actor, media personality, and cultural icon. Rajinikanth struggled as an impoverished child. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport ...more

Sunil Shetty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 57 Sunil Shetty is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur predominantly active in Bollywood who has done more than 110 films. He made his mark in the industry doing action-oriented films. ...more

Vishnuvardhan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Died at 59 (1950-2009) Sampath Kumar, known mononymously by his screen name Vishnuvardhan was a prominent Indian film actor. He was called The Phoenix of Indian Cinema. He has acted in over 220 films including 200 ...more

Sudeep is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 45 Sudeep Sanjeev, known mononymously as Sudeep, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, playback singer who works primarily in Kannada cinema. A traditional actor, he has also ...more

Upendra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 50 Upendra is an Indian actor, director, producer, screenwriter, lyricist and singer. He stars primarily in Kannada films and is well known in Sandalwood and Tollywood. He started his career under ...more

Shankar Nag is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Died at 36 (1954-1990) Shankar Nagarkatte, known as Shankar Nag, was an actor and director of Kannada cinema. He also directed and acted in the teleserial, Malgudi Days, based on celebrated novelist R.K.Narayan's ...more

Anant Nag is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 70 Anant Nagarkatte popularly known as Anant Nag is an actor and politician from Karnataka, India. He is considered one of Kannada cinema's finest actors. As a result, he is popularly known as an ...more

Puneeth Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 43 Puneeth Rajkumar is an Indian film actor, playback singer and television presenter who mostly works on Kannada film industry. He has appeared over 25 films as a lead actor, prior to which he had ...more

Mohan Joshi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 73 Mohan Joshi is an Indian film, television and theater actor. He has worked in Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Kannada films.

Shivrajkumar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 56 Shiva Rajkumar is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer, philanthropist and television presenter best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is the eldest son of actor Rajkumar. ...more

V. Ravichandran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 57 Veeraswamy Ravichandran, known as Ravichandran, is an Indian film actor, director, music director and editor best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is often considered as "The Show ...more

Ramesh Aravind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 54 Ramesh Aravind is an Indian actor, writer, director, producer and a TV host. He has predominantly worked in Kannada and Tamil films whilst acting in a few Telugu, Malayalam and Bollywood films. ...more

Ganesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 38 Ganesh is an Indian film actor and producer in the Kannada film industry. After having found success in television as a show host in "Comedy Time", which was broadcast on the Udaya ...more

Asha Parekh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 76 Asha Parekh is a Bollywood actress, director, and producer. She was one of the top stars in Hindi films from 1959 to 1973. In 1992, she was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of ...more

Shilpa Shetty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 43 Shilpa Shetty Kundra is an Indian film actress and model. Since making her debut in the film Baazigar, she has appeared in nearly 40 Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, her first leading ...more

Raghavendra Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 53 Raghavendra Rajkumar is an Indian actor and producer who primarily works in the Kannada film Industry. He is the second son of the legendary Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar and producer ...more

M.B. Shetty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Died at 44 (1938-1982) Mudhu Balwant Shetty, aka M. B. Shetty or Shetty, was an Indian stuntman and action choreographer cum actor in 1970s Hindi cinema. He had a towering personality with a bald head & had the ...more

Ambareesh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 66 Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath, known mononymously by screen name Ambareesh, is an Indian film actor, media personality and a politician from the Karnataka state. Born and raised at Maddur ...more

Anushka Shetty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 37 Sweety Shetty, known by her stagename Anushka Shetty, is an Indian film actress, who works mainly in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. Born in Mangalore, Anushka started her career as a Yoga ...more

Suman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 59 Suman is an Indian film actor from Karnataka, India, known for his work predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has played the roles of Gods like Venkateswara, Shiva and Rama in Telugu. Suman has ...more

Srinath is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 74 Shreenath is an actor.

Diganth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 35 Diganth Manchale, mononymously known as Diganth, is an Indian film actor and a former model. His works are primarily seen in Kannada cinema. Diganth made his acting debut in Miss California in ...more

Prabhu Deva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 45 Prabhu Deva is an actor and film director.

Feroz Khan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Died at 70 (1939-2009) Feroz Khan was an Indian actor, film editor, producer and director in the Hindi film industry. For his flamboyant style, with cowboyish swagger and cigar toting persona which revolutionised the ...more

Arjun Sarja is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 54 Arjun Sarja is an Indian film actor and director. He has primarily acted in Tamil and Kannada films and also appeared in Malayalam and Telugu films.

Amrita Rao is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 37 Amrita Rao is an Indian film actress and model. She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood as well as a few films in Telugu. Born and raised in Mumbai, Rao made her screen debut in Ab Ke ...more

Atul Kulkarni is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 53 Atul Kulkarni is an Indian film actor who has acted in multiple language films. Kulkarni won the National Award for the best supporting actor for the films Hey Ram and Chandni Bar. Kulkarni is ...more

Anushka Sharma is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 30 Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and film producer who appears in Bollywood films. She has received one Filmfare Award from four nominations. While pursuing a modelling career, Sharma was ...more

Guru Dutt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Died at 39 (1925-1964) Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone, better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He made 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur ...more

Hansika Motwani is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 27 Hansika Motwani is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her film debut as a leading actress in the Telugu film Desamuduru, winning the Filmfare Award ...more

Jaggesh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 55 Jaggesh is an Indian actor, politician and a director who has predominantly worked in Kannada film industry and is best known for the comedy roles he portrays in his movies. He has acted in ...more

Malavika is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 39 Malavika is an actor.

Preeti Jhangiani is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 38 Preeti Jhangiani is an Indian actress and model. She is fluent in Kannada, Sindhi, Hindi, English. She studied in Jai Hind College, Mumbai.

Soundarya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Died at 32 (1972-2004) Soundarya born as Sowmya was a popular Indian film actress who appeared in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bollywood films in lead roles. She was a much sought-after star in the 1990s and ...more

Jamuna is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 82 Jamuna is a veteran Telugu actress, a director and a politician.

Kalyan Kumar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Kalyan Kumar Died at 70 (1929-1999) Kalyan Kumar was an Indian film actor working primarily in Kannada and Tamil films. Making his acting debut in the mythological drama Natashekara, Kalyan Kumar went on to star in over 200 films ...more

Dino Morea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 43 Dino Morea is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films and a former model.

Lakshmi Rai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 29 Raai Laxmi is an Indian film actress who mainly appears in South Indian films. She has appeared in many successful Tamil productions, the most popular ones being Muni 2: Kanchana and Mankatha. ...more

Balakrishna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Balakrishna Died at 82 (1913-1995) Balakrishna was an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry. He was said to have a hearing problem and some say that he was totally deaf. However, he would catch the lip movements of the ...more

Shamita Shetty is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 39 Shamita Shetty is an Indian interior designer, former film actress and model. She is the younger sister of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.

Darshan Thoogudeep is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 41 Darshan Thoogudeep, mononymously credited as Darshan, is an Indian film actor and film producer who works predominantly in the Kannada film industry. He is often called the Challenging Star by ...more

Jayalalithaa Jayaram is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 70 Jayalalithaa Jayaram, commonly referred to as Jayalalithaa or Amma, is an Indian politician who was Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1991 to 1996, briefly in 2001, from 2002 to 2006 and from ...more

Leela Chitnis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Died at 94 (1909-2003) Leela Chitnis was an early actress in the Indian film industry.

Sanjay Khan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 77 Sanjay Khan is an Indian producer, director and actor. Making his debut in the 1964 film Haqeeqat, he acted in over 30 films from the 1960s through to the mid-1980s with his last film appearance ...more

Pandari Bai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
Died at 73 (1930-2003) Pandari Bai (1930 – January 29, 2003) was a prominent heroine of South Indian languages films mostly in Kannada and Tamil during the 1950s and 60s. She has the distinction of having acted as ...more

Meka Srikanth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 50 Srikanth is an actor.

Prajwal Devaraj is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 31 Prajwal Devaraj is an Indian film actor who mainly works in Kannada film industry. He made his debut with the Kannada film Sixer for which he won the Best Debut actor award at the Suvarna Film ...more

Ramya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Karnataka
age 36 Divya Spandana, known by her stage name Ramya, is an Indian film actress and politician. She predominantly acts in Kannada films and also appears in Tamil and Telugu films. Ramya made her acting ...more