Darshan is not an actor, he is a star. In precise - The Challenging Star. His transformation from an ordinary man to one of the superstars of Sandalwood is inspiring.
Being the son of veteran actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Darshan did not have the luxury of being launched as a hero when he decide to act. While the kids of the stars often had their family backing, Darshan's case was different, as he could not find a godfather for himself.
His association with film industry started as an assistant director and he worked in a couple of films including Award Winning Chigurida Kanasu directed by TS Nagabharana and starring Shivaraj Kumar. During the process, he started acting in television serials and S Narayan's Ambica earned him a decent name.
However, after struggling for few years and after making his debut as a co-artist in S Narayan's Mahabharatha, he got a dream debut as a hero in PN Sathya's Majestic. He experimented with different kind of roles for the next two years and met with little success. Just when people thought that his career was going nowhere, he delivered a career-changing hit Kariya.
Since then, he has not turned back in spite of being in troubles and controversies. Now, the actor is ready for the release of his biggest-ever flick of his career Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna. On this occasion, we would like to remind our readers about his top five hits till date.