Best Actors From Kannada Cinema

In the span of 75 years Kannada cinema has seen many talented and versatile actors (some are no more). Here is the list of actors whom I personally feel they deserve respect from people of Karnataka and India.

The Top Ten

1 Puneeth Rajkumar

Most talented all rounder in kannada film industry. National award winner at young age.

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Power star is the best actor ever..

No one can beat him! He is the king of Kannada

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2 Darshan

Challenging star darshan is box office sulthan in kannada industry & all his films are going good from 2010 and he is the top payer in kannada industry...

He is the number one actor of kannada film industry, since from 2010 all his films were blockbuster he is sultan of box office.we love his acting best of luck to challeging star. He is handsome hulk of our industry

He is the msn, who one can't break his record he is the best hero of sandalwood. No one is infront of him he is challenging, rocking, powerful, handsome icant explain about him because he is the great

Drashan is number 1 in Kannada industry

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3 Kichha Sudip

He is only young generation actor who made it to this list. That proves his talent. Hi recent role in a Telugu Cinema " EEGA" made him famous across India. He is new hope of Kannada Cinema, who is capable of taking Kannada cinema to world.

KICCHA SUDEEP SIR IS A SUPER SUPER SUPER ACTOR IN India. SUDEEP SIR KING IN KANNADA CINEMAS.

He is best actor in kannada industry with superb look and wonderful acting. He is the genuine person and also his helping nature is very rare character in film industry. In future definitely he will be the super star of South Indian film industry.

Very very best actor

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4 Yash

I like his acting in googly, he is his own style of acting

He is really a rocking star of sandalwood

Best actor. I like his Rajahlui and googly movies. He is the best actor of kannada movies

Super actor in kannada

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5 Vishnu Vardhan

One and only superstar of kannada film industry

Action, romance, love. Drama & comedy total entertainer.
Wonderful, unbelievable, extraordinary, awesome & mind blowing actor

An hero to be remember for ever regarding family oriented movies

Vishnu daada

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6 Upendra

One and only kannada film actor and sirector, no one can compete with him; don't compare upendra with other actors he is the only onethat has achieved lot in film industry

Number 1 super star in sandalwood

He is different hero and director of film industry

Super

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7 Shankar Nag

Most talented actor and director of Kannada cinema. Precious gem of Kannada cinema lost his life in severe road accident at the age of 35. Still Kannada cinema haven't found someone to match his caliber and popularity.
Plus: Unique style, adorable screen presence and involvement in entire process of making of film not just acting

My inspiration. Greatest actor. Best person. One has to learn with his life.. Miss you sir.

All time favourite.he is the best. Hats off to shankar nag

Highly talented director, actor, fighter very active celebrity of sandalwood unlike others

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8 Dr. Raj Kumar

Only Dada saheb Phalke award winner of kannada cinema that says everything. Legendary actor who is as famous as MGR (Tamil actor), Nageshwar Rao (Telugu), and Raj Kapoor (Hindi). Never worked in any other languages of Indian because of his love towards Kannada language.

No compromise he is 1

Dr Rajkumar is a simplicity king he is a real god real and true legend of Indian cinema he is a crown of Indian cinema every actor having only one title but Rajkumar having more than 12 titles that's why he is best and emperor of Indian cinema

Dr Rajkumar is the number 1 actor in Indian film industry number 1 can act like dr Rajkumar he is only actor act well in all types of characters mostly pouranika films number 1 act like him

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9 Ravichandran Ravichandran is a Malaysian born Tamil Film Actor, who was very active during the 1960s and 70s. He made his debut in Romantic Comedy "Kadhalikka Neramillai". he was known as Kalaignar Thilagam by his fans. He was very affectionate towards his fans.

Sandalwood god and show man of kannada film industry... Legend of sandalwood...

The showman of the Kannada Industry. He is the first person to produce high budget movies in Kannada during 89 & 90's. He made whole film industry to look back to Kannada Film Industry

Ravi sir beat actor and no more words

I love ravichandran sir

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10 Shivrajkumar

King of kannada cenima

King of the king

BOSS

Boss of sandalwood number 1

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The Contenders

11 Golden Star Ganesh

Emotional king...
Charming actor

Ganesh is the actor who can act in his eyes... And no violent in movies... We can just enjoy movie and come.

Best romantic actor

Best actor in Kannada cinema

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12 Ambareesh

My inspiration

His Kindness

Rebbel star Ambhi

Rebel star in sandalwood

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13 Druva Sarja

Super druva sarja

I love you dhruva anna

Sarja boss

Super local leader

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14 Sudeep Sudeep Sudeep Sanjeev, known mononymously as Sudeep, is an Indian actor, filmmaker and television presenter, known primarily for his work in Kannada cinema, in addition to appearances in a handful of Telugu, Hindi and Tamil films.

I love most talented person

I like sudeep films and I am a fan of his..

I like him very much and his dialogue are super and his movies are super and songs. I like him very much.

Sudeep is very very talented actor in India

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15 Duniya Vijay

Action icon of sandalwood

Boss

Kadak body excellent acting

Bast Actor

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16 Ananth Nag

Most versatile actor of Kannada cinema. Whether it is serious cinema or comedy.. You know Ananth Nag will make it a hit movie. I assume still Kannada directors have failed to tap his entire talent. Even today he has his own elite fan following.

This actor is a classy one and as per my personal opinion no one can beat him when it comes to his acting. The most realistic actor and one who is known for portraying his character effortlessly without any over acting bakwas. You are my all time favorite Sir. I feel he should get a place amongst the best actors of the world. In addition to the above attribute, he also has the Royal looks which adds to his portfolio of good traits of an actor.

In Kannada Film Industry, I rate Ananth Nag only after legendary actor Dr. Rajkumar.

The Realistic Natural Actor♥

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17 Ramesh Aravind

Even some people blame him for copying few signature acting skills from Kamal Hassan (Tamil actor), he is talented in deed. He is the one the rare Kannada actor who has acted in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam cinema

Superb actor

He is absolutely awesome.very natural actor and pleasant to see him on screen

Talented Actor ♥

18 Chikkanna

I like chikkanna I am great fan you and you r comedies is very funny

I like you so much I like your comedy scene and dialogue

The best comedian

Kannada top 1 comedy hero

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19 Raghavendra Rajkumar

Super raghavendra rajkumar kannada movie

20 Prajwal Devaraj

Handsome star very good acting

He is good actor.

You r the best

Hand some hero and good actor

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21 Kichha Sudeep

Very very very nice heso

Kannada dalliance most talented and re a du sudeep

First first first first first sudeeep

Hi is very tilent hero

22 Sadhu Kokila

One and only music director who acted as best comedian in kannada film industry

Charlie Chaplin of Kannada industry

Very wonderful comedian, singer, musicdirector, director. I am very big fan of you sir

Sandalwood comedy king

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23 Prabhakar

The incredible hulk of Karnataka

Do u know sandle wood tiger.tiger.tiger.tiger.

24 Ganesh

Golden Star Ganesh is my favorite hero my Golden Boss

I don't like his latest films

Good actors he is a hero in sandalwood because of his talent without anybodys support

25 Diganth

You are movies r super but this peoples r don't have a taste

I like your dimple but I hate your recent films

He is awesome..

I love you'r every movie's don't worry I will which u r every movies hit r flop

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26 Bullet Prakash

He is outstanding actor forever

27 Jaggesh

Super actor and best entertainer

28 N. T. Rama Rao Jr.

Puniitii na phuniitee nothing else ntr is bestt

A1 star whole India

Best dancer best dailog delivery box office ka naya badshah

He high talented extremely top permormer. In India no one estimate his acting dance and diloug dilivary

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29 Sri Murali

He is one of the best mass hero in Kannada industry

He must in top 10...

His acting skills awesome specially in Ugramm movie and I am a big fan from Bangladesh

Now He is the sandalwood king

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30 Rakshit Shetty

He should be at top 5 because he is multi talented like script writer, lyricist, actor he took kannada industry towards better

One the best

Superb actor

All-rounder

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31 Ninasam Sathish

He is the real talented hero in Kannada film industry

Super actor

Most talented actor

Natural acting

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32 Dhananjaya

The best actor

Nic action

Good actor

Good acter

33 Chetan Kumar

I like it your movi and I lke u

34 Lokesh

super star

He is best in "Buthayanna maga ayyu" and "Parasangada gendethimma". We wish many talented actors like him will be reborn in Karnataka and shine in Kannada cinema soon. We miss you Lokesh sir.

35 Rajesh

Very down to earth actor. Whether it is lead or a supporting role he always did gave his 102% attention.

36 Loose Mada

One and only best actor of kannada industry

The one and only hero of kannada industry

I love you sir

He is a greatest heo in kannda industry

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37 Dhruva Sarja

My one and only favorite my boss Dhruva sarja Jai Anjaneya

I like u movie

38 Vijay Vijay Joseph Vijay, better known mononymously as Vijay, is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema and his films dubbed into Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Mandarin Chinese. He is one of the highest paid actors in Tamil cinema.
39 Arjun Sarja

First man to show six packs

40 Ravichandran (Kannada Actor)
41 Sharan

He became mainstream hero after acting in nearly 100 movies as part time comedian and showed he just belong to that group with 4 back to back hits

He was a very talented..

Sharan sir u r awesome and the best.

Kannada jagathina comedy star

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42 Devaraj

He is good actor in kannada films... His acting style like dynamic.. Angry look given amazing thrill to audience

43 Chiranjeevi Sarja

Good

44 Srinath
45 Harish Kumar
46 Bharath Bharath
47 Uday Kumar

He was one of "kumara thrayaru" (three kumar's) of Kannada cinema. Even though he played as lead actor in only few cinema still his screen presence was stupendous.

48 Kalyan Kumar

One more "Kumar Thraya". He acted in several movies in Tamil and Telugu too. Kalyan kumar sometime over shadowed by the popularity of Dr. Raj kumar

49 Doddanna

Olden days he is the number one smileing actor

He is big charlichaplin

50 Komal

Comedian turned hero just like his brother

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