Devaraj

Devaraj (born 20 September 1953)[2] is an Indian actor and theatre actor who works in South Indian film industries. He has largely featured in Kannada films performing various roles as a lead character, supporting character and villainous character. He has also featured in Telugu and Tamil films.

Devaraj
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Born (1953-09-20) 20 September 1953 (age 67)
NationalityIndian
Other namesDevraj
Devu
OccupationActor
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Chandralekha[1]
ChildrenPrajwal Devaraj
Pranam Devaraj

Having worked in over 200 feature films, Devaraj is popularly referred to as a "Dynamic Hero" in the Kannada film industry.[3] Prior to acting in films, Devaraj performed in stage plays under the guidance of Shankar Nag and B. Jayashree. Devaraj has won several awards and accolades including the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal as the protagonist in the film Veerappan in 1991.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Devaraj was born on 20 September 1953 to Ramachandrappa and Krishnamma in Lingarajpuram, a locality in Bangalore, in the erstwhile Mysore State (now Karnataka). His father worked in ITC Factory, Welfare department. Devaraj lost his father when he was 3 months old as he was suffering from malaria. In 1976 due to his family's financial problems Devaraj decided to work in HMT Watch factory, Case & Dial Section, where he worked for 9 years, and it was suggested he should act in dramas by his senior colleague HMT Govindaraju.[5] Firstly Devaraj joined R.Nagesh's theatre group, Later he joined B. Jayashree's theatre group SPANDANA and later on with Shankar Nag's SANKET.[3] His film debut was as a supporting actor in 'Trishula'. He continued to appear as a supporting actor, then acted in leading roles.

CareerEdit

Devaraj auditioned for Trishula with Avinash, both of whom were part of a same theatre troupe. Both got through the auditions and the film was his debut as an actor. However, the film did not release.[4][6] His first released film was 27 Mavalli Circle in 1986. After the success of 27 Mavalli Circle Devaraj acted in many more films mainly in supporting roles. His notable performances include: His First Hero Leading Role In Hatyakanda In 1990. Upnext Aaganthuka, Navabharatha, Indrajith among others.

After the year 2000, Devaraj switched over to character roles and debuted in Tamil and Telugu film industries. He worked in highly acclaimed films such as Malaikottai and Villu in Tamil and Yagnam, Sri in Telugu.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1986, Devaraj married actress Chandralekha, whom he had met on the sets of his film Sikku.[1] Following this, they appeared together in the 1992 film Kendada Male.[6] After their marriage, Chandralekha quit acting. They have two sons, Prajwal and Pranam. Both sons are active in the Kannada film industry, with Prajwal having established himself as a lead actor.[8]

Notable filmographyEdit

KannadaEdit

Sl. No. Year Movie Name Additional Details
1 1985 - Thrishula Unreleased
2 1986 - 27 Mavalli Circle
3 1986 - Preethi
4 1987 - Aaganthuka Winner Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
5 1987 - Anthima Theerpu
6 1987 Ravana Rajya
7 1987 Kendada Male
8 1987 Dance Raja Dance
9 1987 Bandha Muktha
10 1987 Sangarama
11 1987 Aapadbhandava
12 1988 Arjun
13 1988 Sambhavami Yuge Yuge
14 1988 Navabharatha
15 1988 Elu Suttina Kote
16 1988 Samyuktha
17 1988 Jana Nayaka
18 1988 Sangliyana
19 1988 Anjada Gandu
20 1988 Ramanna Shamanna
21 1988 Krishna Rukmini
22 1988 Daada
23 1988 Nee Nanna Daiva
24 1988 Meenakshi Mane Meshtru
25 1989 Yuddha Kanda
26 1989 Tarka
27 1989 Hrudaya Geethe
28 1989 Jockey
29 1989 Amanusha
30 1989 Avathara Purusha
31 1989 Indrajith
32 1989 Deva
33 1989 Hendthighelbedi
34 1989 C.B.I. Shankar
35 1989 Idu Saadhya
36 1989 Poli Huduga
37 1990 Nammoora Hammera
38 1990 Ranabheri
39 1990 S. P. Sangliyana Part 2
40 1990 Thrinetra
41 1990 Aavesha
42 1990 Bannada Gejje
43 1990 Policena Hendthi
44 1990 Prathap
45 1990 Utkarsha
46 1990 College Hero
47 1990 Poli Kitty
48 1991 Hathyakanda
49 1991 Sundara Kanda
50 1991 Kadana
51 1991 Ide Police Belt
52 1991 Rollcall Ramakrishna
53 1991 S. P. Bhargavi
54 1991 Veerappan Winner Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
55 1991 Aranyadalli Abhimanyu
56 1991 Shwetagni
57 1991 Veera Dheera
58 1991 Gruha Pravesha
59 1991 Mathru Bhagya
60 1991 Nagini
61 1992 Chitralekha
62 1992 Pruthviraj
63 1992 Goonda Rajya
64 1992 Nanna Thangi
65 1992 Police File
66 1992 Bhale Keshava
67 1992 Roshagara
68 1992 Prajegalu Prabhugalu
69 1992 Gharshane
70 1993 Bahaddur Hennu
71 1993 Rajakeeya
72 1993 Sidukabeda Singari
73 1993 Abhijith
74 1993 Golibaar
75 1993 Vijaya Kranthi
76 1993 Mojina Maduve
77 1993 Jailer Jagannath
78 1993 Hosa Love Story
79 1994 Time Bomb
80 1994 Adhipathi
81 1994 Gold Medal
82 1994 Looti Gang
83 1994 Mayor Prabhakar
84 1994 Lockup Death
85 1994 Vijaya Kankana
86 1994 Curfew
87 1994 Hettha Karulu
88 1994 Indian
89 1994 Nyayakkagi Saval
90 1995 Kidnap
91 1995 Killer Diary
92 1995 Mother India
93 1995 State Rowdy
94 1995 Samara
95 1995 Police Power
96 1995 Revenge
97 1996 Emergency
98 1996 Veerabhadra
99 1996 Circle Inspector
100 1996 Huliya
101 1996 Simhadri
102 1996 Bangarada Mane
103 1996 Kempu Mugilu
104 1997 Choobana
105 1997 Gandedhe Bhaira
106 1997 Yuddha
107 1997 Sangliyana Part 3
108 1997 Manava 2022
109 1998 High Command
110 1998 Jai Hind
111 1998 Agnisakshi
112 1998 Dayadi
113 1998 Karnataka Police
114 1999 Tharikere Yerimele
115 1999 Mr. X
116 1999 Habba
117 1999 Garuda
118 1999 Aaryabhata
119 1999 Durga Shakti
120 1999 Om Shakti
121 2000 Minchu
122 2000 Dandanayaka
123 2000 Asthra
124 2000 Bhoomi
125 2000 Billa Ranga
126 2000 Naxalite
127 2000 Bannada Hejje
128 2001 Mathadana
129 2001 Prema Rajya
130 2001 Jenu Goodu
131 2001 Kanoonu
132 2001 Sathyameva Jayathe
133 2001 Kotigobba
134 2001 Neelambari
135 2001 Haalu Sakkare
136 2002 Dharma Devathe
137 2002 Kambalahalli
138 2003 Ay Naan Bhishma Kano
139 2003 Yaardo Duddu Yellammana Jathre
140 2003 Lankesh Patrike
141 2003 Tada Khaidi
142 2003 Prathidwani
143 2003 Thalwar
144 2003 Market Raja
145 2003 Inspector Jayasimha
146 2003 Khakhi
147 2004 Avale Nanna Gelathi
148 2004 Devasura
149 2004 Crime Story
150 2004 Gowdru
151 2004 Maurya
152 2004 Jyeshta
153 2005 Deadly Soma
154 2006 Nidhi
155 2006 Chellata
156 2006 Kallarali Hoovagi
157 2007 Bhanamathi
158 2008 Gaja
159 2008 Prachanda Ravana
160 2008 Nanda Deepa
161 2009 Veera Madakari
162 2009 IPC Section 300
163 2010 Anischitha
164 2010 School Master
165 2010 Porki
166 2010 Aparadhi
167 2010 Meshtru
168 2010 Gandedhe
169 2010 Gang Leader
170 2010 Deadly-2
171 2011 Jolly Boy
172 2011 Chinnada Thali
173 2011 Aidondla Aidu
174 2011 Aacharya
175 2011 Jarasandha
176 2012 Dashamukha
177 2013 Cauvery Nagara
178 2014 Mr. Duplicate
179 2015 Ranna Prakash
180 2015 Arjuna
181 2016 Preethiyalli Sahaja
182 2016 Nithya Jothe Sathya
183 2016 Run Anthony
184 2016 Karvva
185 2016 Kotigobba 2
186 2016 Mukunda Murari
187 2016 Santhu Straight Forward
188 2016 Sundaranga Jaana Panduranga Rao
189 2017 Jindaa
190 2017 Yugapurusha
191 2017 Tarak
192 2017 Once More Kaurava
193 2017 Mufti Raghuveer Bhandri
194 2018 Hebbet Ramakka
195 2018 Tagaru ACP Ramachandra 196

2019 Geetha hero's father

197 2019 Yajamana Gurikar Huliyappa Nayaka
198 2019 Amar Bobby's Father
199 2019 Odeya Srinivas Odeyar
200 2020 Roberrt

TeluguEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nina C George. "Long-lasting love". Deccanherald. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  2. ^ Devaraj. Weekend with Ramesh Season 2 - Episode 7 - January 16, 2016 - Full Episode. Zee Kannada. ozee.com. Event occurs at 3:38. Archived from the original on 28 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Friday Review Bangalore : Hero, villain, two in one". The Hindu. 23 June 2006. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Welcome to". Sify.com. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Weekend with Ramesh Season 2 Episode 7 - 16 January, 2016". www.zee5.com. Zee Digital. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b Devaraj (28 October 2014). Nam Kathe Nim Jyothe - Episode - 3 - 5.4.14. India: Zee Kannada. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Devaraj". IMDb.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  8. ^ Sharadhaa, A (7 October 2014). "Devraj Brothers Share Screen Space". Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  9. ^ R, Shajini S (4 March 2018). "Mahesh Babu starrer 'Bharat Ane Nenu's' interval bang to be a major highlight". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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