Chikkanna (born June 22, 1984) 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 got recognized for his performances in Raja Huli (2013) and Adyaksha (2014).
Chikkanna during filming of Ishtakamya, 2015
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".
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|2013||4||Raja Huli||Chikka||SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|11||Baasu Ade Hale Kathe|
|12||Adyaksha||Narayana||SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|2015||15||Chandrika||Bilingual (Kannada, Telugu)|
|21||Sapnon Ki Rani|
|27||Sharpshooter||Also lyricist for song "Kuntebille"|
|28||Masterpiece||Bruce Lee||SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
Nominated, IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
|2016||29||Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole|
|33||Thale Bachkolli Powder Hakkolli||Indra|
|38||Nanna Ninna Prema Kathe||Also playback singer|
|39||Kotigobba 2||Nominated -SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|40||Happy Birthday (2016)|
|44||Bangara s/o Bangarada Manushya|
|49||Jaali Baaru Matthu Poli Hudugaru|
|2018||52||Samhaara||Raja Huli||Nominated - Filmibeat Award for Best Comedian - Kannada|
|54||Bhootayyana Mommaga Ayyu||Ayyu|
|55||Amma I Love You|
|57||Kannadakkaagi Ondannu Otti|
|59||Raambo 2||Jagga||Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Comedian - Kannada|
- 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.