TV Stars Turned Film Icons: Kannada Actors Who Started Their Journey in Television

Kannada Actors Who Started Their Journey in Television: These actors, who once captivated audiences through their performances in television serials, have now risen to the status of film icons.

Shruthi Prakash: Shruthi played a significant supporting role in the long-standing Hindi soap opera 'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya'.

Sudeep: Prior to stepping into the world of cinema, Sudeep began his journey by appearing in ad films, which eventually led to an opportunity to act in the television serial 'Premada Kadambari'.

Prakash Raj: Regarded as one of the most gifted actors in Indian cinema today, Prakash Raj has showcased his talents in numerous films across various languages including Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.

Anupama Gowda: Recognized for her captivating smile, Anupama Gowda made her debut as a lead actress in the popular serial 'Akka'.

Ganesh: Affectionately known as the Golden Star of Sandalwood, Ganesh kick-started his journey in the entertainment industry by hosting the comedy show 'Comedy Time' on Udaya TV Kannada before venturing into films.

Chikkanna: Chikkanna, a beloved comedian in Kannada films, commenced his career as a host of a comedy show before gaining fame in the film industry.

Mayuri Kyatari: Mayuri Kyatari initiated her acting career by starring in the Kannada daily soap 'Ashwini Nakshatra', where she portrayed the lead role.

Yash: Yash gained nationwide recognition with his immensely successful film 'KGF', but he initially embarked on his acting career with the Kannada serial 'Nanda Gokula', which aired on ETV Kannada.

Rachitha Ram: Rachitha entered the acting realm through the popular daily soap 'Arasi', where she portrayed a pivotal character. Currently, she manages her film projects and also appears in the TV show 'Majja Bharatha'.

Rishi aka Monish Nagaraj: Rishi, who was previously employed as an engineer, made the bold decision to leave his job and pursue his passion for acting. He marked his acting debut in T N Seetharam's 'Mahaparva' and later secured the lead role in the daily soap 'Anuroopa'.