Vasishta Niranjan Simha is an Indian actor and playback singer who primarily appears in Kannada films and Telugu films. He is known for playing villain roles, including the role of Kamal in K.G.F (2018-22).[1]

Vasishta Niranjan Simha
Simha in 2023
Vasishta Niranjan Simha

(1988-10-19) 19 October 1988 (age 35)
Other namesSimha, Vashishta, Chitte
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active2013–present
(m. 2023)

Career edit

In 2011, Vasishta quit his job as a software engineer and decided to enter the Kannada film industry as an actor. He initially worked on an unreleased film titled Hubballi Hudagaru, before having his first release with Arya's Love (2013). He subsequently made a breakthrough with his role as the main antagonist in Raja Huli (2013), a remake of the Tamil film, Sundarapandian (2012). He later also appeared in Rudra Tandava (2014), a remake of the Tamil film Pandiya Naadu (2013).[2]

Vasishta then appeared in JKS's bilingual film, Alone, in a leading role alongside Nikesha Patel. Portraying the male lead, the actor managed to get an introduction into the Tamil film industry and the film won mixed reviews.[3][4] He made his Telugu debut with the film Narappa in 2021. In K.G.F, Vasishta played the role of Bangalore-based gangster Kamal, one of the major antagonists in the film.

Filmography edit

All movies are in Kannada, unless mentioned.

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2013 Arya's Love Kannada Uncredited
Raja Huli Jagga Kannada
2015 Rudra Tandava Jagga Kannada
Alone Lighthouse John/Sriram Kannada
2016 Karai Oram Lighthouse John/Sriram Tamil
Nan Love Track Raaj Kannada
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Ranga Kannada
Sundaranga Jaana Ajay Kannada
2017 Upendra Matte Baa Vasishta Kannada
Mufti Kashi Kannada
Dayavittu Gamanisi Proxy Kannada
2018 Tagaru Chitte Kannada Nominated -SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor – Male – Kannada
Yogi Duniya Kannada
K.G.F: Chapter 1 Kamal Kannada
8MM Bullet Karthik Kannada
2019 Kavacha Vasudeva Kannada
2020 India vs England Kanishka Kannada
Mayabazar 2016 Raji Kannada
2021 Narappa Seenappa Telugu
Nayeem Diaries Nayeem Telugu
2022 K.G.F: Chapter 2 Kamal Kannada Cameo appearance
Dear Vikram Bharat Kannada [5]
Odela Railway Station Tirupati Telugu
Head Bush Kothwal Ramachandra Kannada
2023 Yadha Yadha Hi ACP Aditya Varma Kannada
Devil: The British Secret Agent Samudra alias Agent Trojan Telugu
2024 Bhairathi Ranagal Kashi Kannada Filming
Yevam Yugander Telugu completed
TBA Odela 2 Tirupati Telugu [6]

As playback singer edit

Year Song Film
2016 Neecha Sullu Sutho Naalige Kirik Party
2017 Marete Hodenu (unplugged) Dayavittu Gamanisi
2018 Neechamaina Kirrak Party
6ne Maili Title Track 6ne Maili
Dhwaja Dhwaja
2020 Nadugutide Gentleman
2021 Bloodshed of Ramarjuna Ramarjuna
2024 Odu Odu Abbabba

Awards edit

Work Award Ceremony Result Ref
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu 2nd IIFA Utsavam Best Actor in a Negative Role Won [7]
6th SIIMA Awards Won [8]
64th Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor Won
Dayavittu Gamanisi 65th Filmfare Awards South Nominated [9]
7th SIIMA Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [10]
Tagaru 8th SIIMA Awards Nominated [11]
Mayabazar 2016 10th SIIMA Awards Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ "Bracing for a Curve with a New Role". Archived from the original on 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Techie Vasishta N Simha is the new toast of Sandalwood". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Stale Script, Shoddy Writing Washes Flick on to Shores of Boredom".[dead link]
  4. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (4 July 2015). "Etcetera". The Hindu – via
  5. ^ Jayesh, Jayadeep (30 June 2022). "'Dear Vikram' review: A total misfire". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 30 March 2024.
  6. ^ Desk, India Today Entertainment (8 March 2024). "'Odela 2': Tamannaah Bhatia is an ardent Shiva bhakt in first look from film". India Today. Archived from the original on 8 March 2024. Retrieved 8 March 2024.
  7. ^ "'Janatha Garage', 'Kirik Party' bag top honours at IIFA Utsavam 2017". Business Standard India. 30 March 2017. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  8. ^ Winners: 64th Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 (South)
  9. ^ "Nominations for the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018". filmfare. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  10. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nomination list out". International Business Times. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  11. ^ "SIIMA 2019 FULL nominations list out!". Times Now. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2020.