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Sharan is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Kannada films. He made his acting debut in the early 90's primarily in comedy roles and small supporting roles in over 100 movies. However, he earned much recognition during the late 2000s and made his debut lead role for his 100th film Rambo and since then featuring as the lead actor in comedy themed films.

Personal life

Sharan was born into a family of theater artistes. His grandparents and parents were reckoned artistes at the Gubbi theater. His younger sister Shruti was one of the leading Kannada actresses in the 90's. Though he was pushed to acting genre by his parents, his initial interest was in music and was part of an orchestra as a singer. He cut his own private devotional albums and also sang the title tracks for television series.

Sharan's first tryst in acting began with a television series aired in Doordarshan channel. Subsequently he began to get offers to act in various television serials resulting in director Siddlingaiah spotting his talent and offer him a small comedy role for his film Prema Prema Prema.

Sharan debuted his feature film acting with a small role in Siddalingaiah's Prema Prema Prema. Since then he featured in over 100 films as a comedienne and supporting actor. He was mostly noticed for his comic flavor in movies such as Karpoorada Gombe (1996), Friends (2002), Monalisa (2004), Jothe Jotheyali (2006), Pallakki (2007), Maleyali Jotheyali (2009) among several others.

Though he was cast in a meaty role in the film Sundari Ganda Sadananda (2008), his first major role came by in the film Rambo in which he worked as a producer as well. The film was widely appreciated and his performance was lauded. His second film as a lead actor, Victory (2013) made news for the song "Khaali Quarter" which met with rave reviews.
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