Chikkanna is an Indian actor who works in Kannada cinema and appears primarily in comic roles. He made his debut in films with Kirataka (2011), following which he was recognized for his performances in Raja Huli (2013) and Adyaksha (2014).
Chikkanna began his acting career in comedy shows in Mysore with Drishya Kalavide. He then appeared Comedy Kiladigalu in Zee Kannada and Prank Show aired on Udaya TV. Actor Yash noticed his performance at the diamond jubilee celebrations of Kannada cinema and cast him in the 2011 film, Kirataka. In Raja Huli (2013) and Adyaksha (2014), he played roles alongside Yash and Sharan. In the 2015 film Sharp Shooter, he played alongside Diganth and wrote the lyrics for the track "Kuntebille".
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Villain (2012 film)|
|2013||Raja Huli||Chikka||SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|Baasu Ade Hale Kathe|
|Adyaksha||Narayana||SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|2015||Chandrika||Bilingual (Kannada, Telugu)|
|Sapnon Ki Rani|
|Sharpshooter||Also lyricist for song "Kuntebille"|
|Masterpiece||Bruce Lee||SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Nominated, IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
|2016||Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole|
|Thale Bachkolli Powder Hakkolli||Indra|
|Nanna Ninna Prema Kathe||Also playback singer|
|Kotigobba 2||Chikkanna||Bilingual film (Kannada, Tamil)
Nominated -SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
|Happy Birthday (2016)|
|Bangara s/o Bangarada Manushya|
|Raj Vishnu||Shankar Nag|
|Jaali Baaru Matthu Poli Hudugaru|
|2018||Samhaara||Raja Huli||Nominated - Filmibeat Award for Best Comedian - Kannada|
|Bhootayyana Mommaga Ayyu||Ayyu|
|Amma I Love You|
|Kannadakkaagi Ondannu Otti|
|Raambo 2||Jagga||Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Comedian - Kannada|
|Seetharama Kalyana||Arya's friendj|
|2020||Shri Bharatha Baahubali|
- Sharadhaa A. (26 August 2014). "Chikkanna Wanted to be a Villain". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
- Suresh, Sunayana (21 February 2015). "My comic abilities are a boon: Chikkanna". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
- Sharadhaa, A. (1 July 2015). "Chikkanna Wears Many Hats with Ease". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
- Manoj Kumar R (11 March 2021). "Roberrt movie review: This Darshan film is agonisingly unoriginal". The Indian Express.
- Nischith N (11 March 2021). "Roberrt Movie Review: Darshan steals the show in new avatar". The Hans India.
Chikkanna as Agni and Shivaraj KR Pete as Bobby provide much of the entertainment in the first half.
- "'Krishna Talkies' movie review: Protagonist carries movie on his shoulder". newindianexpress. Retrieved 17 April 2021.