Challenging Star Darshan was the guest of honour in the last episode of Kannada's popular talk show Weekend With Ramesh. The actor shared the details of his journey from a light boy to a Superstar in Kannada film industry.
Darshan is the son of veteran actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas and
Meena Thoogudeep. The good looking actor has an elder sister Divya
& younger brother Dinakar Thoogudeep.
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Joins As A Light Boy
After his father's death, Darshan joined KFI as a light boy to
earn bread & butter to support his family.
An Old Picture Of Darshan
Before joining Ninasam, Darshan took part in few modelling shows
in Mysore. In pic, Challenging Star Darshan posing in an ethnic
Debut Movie Majestic
Darshan made his debut through Majestic in 2002. The
actor played a negative role in the action-crime
After Majestic, Kariyaa!
After establishing himself as a lead actor through
Majestic, Darshan played an action hero in
Kariyaa directed by Jogi Prem. The movie have huge break
to the actor.
With Rakshitha In Suntaragaali
In picture, Darshan & Rakshita from the
movieSuntaragaali.Suntaragaali is yet
another blockbusterfilm of Darshan directed by music director
Comeback Movie Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna
When everybody thought that Darshan is done with the movies, the
actor made a comeback with movie Krantiveera Sangolli
Rayanna.He played the role of great freedom fighter
Box Office Sultan
In pic Darshan from the movie Bulbul. Bulbul is the
official remake of Telugu hit movie Darling. The Kannada
remake starred Darshan & Rachita Ram in lead
Relishing The Success Of Viraat
Darshan's 46th movie Viraat has released on Jan 29. The
movie portrays Darshan as a business tycoon. Though the film has
received mixed reviews, Viraat has collected Rs 4 Crores
on its first day at the box office.
50th Movie Sarvantrayami
Darshan's 50th movie has been titled as
'Sarvantrayami'. He will be seen in his upcoming movie
Jaggu Dada for 2016-17, say sources.
"He was a good-heartednotorious child from his childhood
days. Darshan was an average student in school. Thus, his father
made him study Diploma in Mechanics in his college days", said
mother Meena Thoogudeep.
Talking about the same, Darshan revealed that, "I was very bad
in studies and thus found it very difficult study the course, thus
I quit Diploma" said the 'Box Office Sultan' to the host Ramesh
After quitting the course, Darshan had to look after his ailing
father, thus he stayed back at home. A few days later, he decided
to join the acting school 'Ninasam'.
Though his father opposes him from joining the acting school,
Darshan Darshan convinces his mother & joins Ninasam. He learns
acting, production work and lot many things at the acting
"I borrowed 500 rupees from my mess owner, when I heard my
father was no more". said the actor in tears. With great difficulty
Darshan completed his acting course and enters Kannada film
industry as light boy for Shivarajkumar starrerJanumadi
Darshan has worked as a model, light boy, assistant and also a
TV artist before becoming a successful actor in Sandalwood. His
debut movie Majestic gave him a huge break and with the
same gratitude and he has given 46 movies so for Kannada
Did you guys know? The Kariyaa actor owns 118 animals
in his farmhouse, Mysore. He loves horse riding and cattle farming.
In spite of being the son of a renowned actor, Darshan has
struggled a lot to find his bread & butter!
The actor is presently relishing the success of his 46th movie
Viraat. Directed by Vasu and produced by Kalyan, Darshan
paired opposite three lead heroines Isha Chawla, Vidisha Srivastava
& Chaitra Chandranath.
Overall, Darshan is a real Challenging Star and he still continues to be!