Ashok (kannada Actor)

Ashok (kannada Actor)

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Ashok (kannada Actor) Profile

  • Name:
  • Ashok (kannada Actor)
  • Born:
  • September 12, 1951

Ashok (kannada Actor) Biography

Ashok is a veteran Kannada film actor known for portraying character roles. He is also a social activist. Though he has never made it big on silver screen, he has been actively involved in improving the conditions of film workers in the industry. Sanadi Appanna, Vijayavani, Archana, Ranganayaki, Chellida Rakta, Taayiya Madilalli, Raja Maharaja and Krantiyogi Basavanna are some of his noted Kannada films.


Ashok is the son of a police inspector and he hails from Anekal, a place near to Bangalore. He was born on 12 September 1951. Since childhood he dreamt about films and filled application to NSD, FTTI, Pune and the Madras Film Institute soon after graduation. He got admission at the Madras Film Institute and finished as the topper of the batch. Soon after completion of the course he entered Kannada film industry. Hennu Samsarada Kannu was his debut flick where he played the lead role opposite actress Sridevi, a teenager then. The movie was released in 1975. Since then he has given some notable performances, though he was not able to gain too much as a big actor. He has played both lead and supporting roles throughout his career.


He acted in Sanadi Appanna, a milestone film. But the movie couldn’t change the fate of this actor. Till 1985 he played lead roles onscreen before movies to supporting roles. Vijayavani, Archana, Ranganayaki, Chellida Rakta, Taayiya Madilalli, Raja Maharaja etc are some of the lead roles he played onscreen. He was also a part of the Krantiyogi Basavanna, a controversial film. He founded Karnataka Film Artists, Workers and Technicians Union for the welfare of cine artists in 1986 and served as its President. Throughout the years he has never associated himself with any political party.

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Updated: April 09, 2016


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