Vishnuvardhan Movies and Career Information

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Sep 18, 1950
Actor and Director

Sampath Kumar (Kannada: ಸಂಪತ್ ಕುಮಾರ್; 18 September 1950 – 30 December 2009), professionally known as Vishnuvardhan (Kannada: ಡಾ.ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನ್), was an Indian film actor. He was popularly regarded as having been one of the most versatile, talented, stylish and popular actors in the Indian film industry. He acted in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. He acted in over 200 movies in total. He donned lead roles in romantic, action, emotional, music, comedy and dramatic films have been widely popular. He was known as "Sahasa Simha", which means "valorous lion", and was widely popular all over India. He adopted the name Vishnuvardhan at the insistence of Puttanna Kanagal, who directed his maiden film, Naagarahaavu. Born in Mysore, Karnataka in a brahmin family to the H.L. Narayana Rao and Kamakshamma. His father was an artist, music composer and a film scriptwriter. His family made a living in Mysore's Chamundipuram. In those days, his father was known for his collection of musical instruments. His sister Rama Ramachandra, was a Kathak dancer at the Mysore Palace. His siblings are: Rama Ramachandra (dancer), Indirani Prabhakar (principal of MES College), Jayashree

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