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.