Thoogudeepa Srinivas

Thoogudeepa Srinivas

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Thoogudeepa Srinivas Profile

  • Name:
  • Thoogudeepa Srinivas
  • Died:
  • October 16, 1995
  • Father:
  • Muniswami
  • Mother:
  • Parvathamma
  • Spouse:
  • Meena

Thoogudeepa Srinivas Biography

Thoogudeepa Srinivas was a powerful villain of Kannada silver screen. Made his debut K. S. L. Swamy's Kannada language film Thoogudeepa in 1966, Thoogudeepa tag got permanently added to his name. The star of Kannada films – Darshan is his son. His son Dinakar is a film director. He was married to Meena since 1973 and the couple had three children – two sons and one daughter. Gandhada Gudi, Bangaarada Panjara, Kalla Kulla, Mayor Muthanna, Vasantha Lakshmi and Sahasa Simha are some of his major film roles.


He played villain roles in many of Rajkumar hits. Srinivas regularly shared screen space with actors, Vajramuni, Doddanna and Dheerendra Gopal for his negative roles. He received critics’ appreciation for the films - Sipayi Ramu, Bhagyavantharu and Giri Kanye, and has played lead hero role in Ramapurada Ravana in the 1980s. He was associated with film industry for almost three decades since 1966. He passed away in 1995 during his early 50s following a heart attack. He was suffering from diabetes and kidney ailment. His wife had earlier donated a kidney to him.


He was born in 1943 to Muniswami and Parvathamma. He was born fourth among the 8 children of this couple. He lost both his parents in the childhood. He was interested in theatre and cinema since his school days and regularly participated in school and college plays. He was spotted by theatre artist M. P. Shankar in one such college plays which opened his doors to theatre and film world. He discontinued his graduation studies to pursue a career in theatre and films. He made his film debut in 1966 with the film, Thoogudeepa and since his debut film he made his mark as a great actor. Thoogudeepa tag got added to his name after the film release.

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Updated: April 16, 2016


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