Ravishankar Gowda

Ravishankar Gowda (born 26 August)[1] is an Indian actor who works in the Kannada film industry. He is known mostly for his comic roles in television and films.[2] He shot to fame as Dr. Vittal Rao, in the sitcom Silli Lalli which aired on ETV Kannada.[3]

Ravishankar Gowda
Born
Ravishankar

26 August
Keelara, Mandya, Karnataka, India
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)
Sangeetha Gururaj
(m. 2003)
Children2
RelativesManjula Gururaj (mother-in-law)

CareerEdit

Ravishankar appeared in the very popular Kannada language sitcom Silli Lalli, playing the role of Dr. Vittal Rao, that aired on ETV Kannada. It completed a run of over 1,100 episodes.[4] Following this stint in television, he appeared in a lead role in the 2008 film, Payana. He received critical praise for his performance in the 2012 film Snehitaru. In the film, he plays the role of a deaf character.[5] His other movies are Nanjangud Nanjunda (2010), Akka Pakka (2013), Mangana Kaili Maanikya (2013) and Jai Lalitha (2014).[6][7][8]

Personal lifeEdit

Ravishankar hails from Mandya. He travelled to Bangalore in 1993 in search of opportunities to become a singer. He married Sangeetha, a singer, and daughter of singer Manjula Gururaj, in an Arya Samaj-style wedding in February 2003.[9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Roles Awards
2003 Smile Eshwar
2008 Payana Ravi
2009 Mr Painter Shanta Kumar
2010 Mathe Mungaru Kutty
2010 Nanjangud Nanjunda Nanjunda
2011 Panchamrutha
2011 Dhan Dhana Dhan Dr. Kamath
2011 Jogayya Muttal
2012 Bhagavantha Kai Kotta Shankar
2012 Snehitaru
2013 Devarane Chitteswamy
2013 Akka Pakka Harikrishna / Hakka
2013 Gandhi Jayanti
2013 Mangana Kaili Maanikya Ranganna
2014 Crazy Star
2014 Nage Bomb
2014 Navarangi
2014 Jai Lalitha Lakshmikantha
2015 Ond Chance Kodi Nakula
2015 Ram-Leela "Boiling Star" Bablu
2016 Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu
2016 John Jani Janardhan
2016 Sundaranga Jaana Ali SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role
2017 Sarkari Kelasa Devara Kelasa
2017 Athiratha
2018 Orange Rukmini's husband
2019 99 Murali
2019 Geetha Ramesha
2019 Gimmick Prathap
2019 Mane Maratakkide Ram
2019 Odeya Krishnamurthy
2020 Aadyaa Lokesh
2021 Yuvarathnaa Professor
2021 Kotigobba 3 Sundar
2021 Rathnan Prapancha Ahmed Ali
2021 Sakath

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Kavyanjali
Minchu minchina balli
2003 Silli Lalli Dr. Vittal Rao
2016 Majaa Talkies Guest

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ravishankar Gowda celebrates his birthday". The Times of India. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Nage Bomb – another comedy in the offering". The Times of India. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Ravishanker is 'Maha Buddivantha'". supergoodmovies.com. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Chandru to direct". indiaglitz.com. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Snehitharu review". The Times of India. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Nanjangud Nanjunda review". The Times of India. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Mangana Kaili Maanikya review". The Times of India. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Jai Lalitha review". The Times of India. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  9. ^ "A runaway marriage?". Deccan Herald. 22 June 2003. Archived from the original on 21 December 2003. Retrieved 22 November 2021.

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