Kannada film industry has lost many legendrya actors. Audience not only see them as artists, but also worship them as Gods. One such actor who is considered as God by his fans is Dr Vishnuvardhan. September, 18 2013 will mark his 64th Birthday. Though Dr Vishnuvardhan is no more with us, his wonderful contribution for the film industry will always be remembered.
Vishnuvardhan made his on screen debut with Vamshavruksha in 1972. The movie was directed by Girish Karnad, and the story was based on the novel of SL Byrappa.
Sandalwood's ace director SR Puttana Kanagal, gave a break to Vishnuvardhan as an angry young man in Naagarahaavu. The relationship between the teacher and a student was the main highlight of the movie. Vishnuvardhan was all praised for his performance in the movie. The movie completed 100 days of its successful theatrical run in Bangalore.
People, who were influenced by Vishnuvardhan's performance in Naagarahaavu, compared him with Bollywood angry young man Amitabh Bachchan. In his 35 years of his career, he played variety of roles in 220 films.
Apart from Kannada film industry, Vishnuvardhan had also acted in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. In Tamil movie Marudhanayagam, the actor shared screen with Kamal Hassan, which is yet to be released.
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