Sadashiva Brahmavar

Sadashiva Brahmavar (1928 – 2018), known as Brahmavar, was an Indian actor who appeared in Kannada films. He is best known for his supporting roles in such movies including Guri (1986), Samyuktha (1988) and Sri Manjunatha (2001).

Sadashiva Brahmavar
Died19 September 2018(2018-09-19) (aged 89–90)[1]
  • Film actor
  • theatre actor
Years active1977 - 2017

Personal lifeEdit

Native to Brahmavar in Udupi, Sadashiva was born and raised in Bailhongal, Belagavi. He had a son and daughter.[2] Sadashiva made news in 2017 when he found roaming alone in Kumta city and many local people offered him help.[3] He reunited with his children later.[4]


Sadashiva started his career as an actor in theatre. He was noticed by filmmaker Siddalingaiah who offered Sadashiv a role in his film Hemavathi in 1977.[5] He went on to apper in supporting roles of teacher, father, priest and watchman. In few movies like Samyuktha, Garuda Dhwaja and Nigooda Rahasya he played villain roles also. Starting from Hemavathi in 1977 till his last movie Bangara s/o Bangarada Manushya in 2017, Brahmavar has acted nearly 150 movies in Kannada.[5]


Brahmavar died on 19 September 2018 due to age related ailments, including dementia. He was 90.[6] As per the actor's wish, his death news was announced a day after his cremation, held at Banashankari crematorium, to avoid media glare.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Suman Priya (20 Sep 2018). "Veteran actor Sadashiv Brahmavar dies at 90, news spreads after completion of last rites". Asianet. Retrieved 12 Oct 2020.
  2. ^ a b Sandesh M. S. (20 Sep 2018). "Veteran actor Sadashiva Brahmavar passes away". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 12 Oct 2020.
  3. ^ "Thrown out of home by children, this veteran Kannada actor is now wandering on streets". Coastal Digest. 15 Aug 2017. Retrieved 12 Oct 2020.
  4. ^ "Veteran Kannada actor Sadashiva Brahmavar who was forced to leave home in 2017 dies aged 90". Coastal Digest. 20 Sep 2018. Retrieved 12 Oct 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Sadashiva Brahmavar was Kannada industry's 'father figure'". The Hindu. 21 Sep 2018. Retrieved 12 Oct 2020.
  6. ^ "Veteran actor Sadashiva Brahmavar no more". Star of Mysore. 21 Sep 2018. Retrieved 12 Oct 2020.

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