Sridhar is acclaimed as one of the finest actors in Kannada film land. Born with immense histrionic talent, he started acting in theatre at a very young age and won high accolades for his performances. With tremendous dedication he learnt Bharatanatyam and won the Karnataka Sangitha Nritya Academy's Best Young Dancer Award in 1980. Entry into Cinema The renowned Kannada director late Sri.Puttanna Kanagal spotted Sridhar and introduced him to the Kannada screen as a hero, with the film Amritaghalige(1984).In his first appearance itself Sridhar's mature and brilliant performance as a noble and sacrificing young boy, was loved by all Kannadigas, and he soon became a household name in Karnataka. His outstanding performance in the lead role in this film is cherished even today. The song "hindusthanavu endu mareyada" has become an immortal patriotic song in Kannada cinema. Since then he has acted in more than 65 films under the direction of many legends in Indian cinema, and has won many awards for his performances. He has the rare distinction of acting in five languages viz., Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi. Sridhar is an actor who studies the psychological, sociological aspects of the character in detail and breathes life into it. He has studied in great depth the films of great directors and actors of world cinema. "Santa Shishunala Shariefa" a film directed by renowned Director Nagabharana is a milestone in Kannada cinema. Sridhar's mature and sterling portrayal of the saint-poet, from 20 to 80 years of age stands as one of the finest performances on Kannada screen. He won the Karnataka State Government's Best Actor Award for his performance. This film also won the prestigious Nargis Dutt award from the Central Government. Bannada Vesha, a film by the acclaimed director Girish Kasaravally won the National Award as the Regional Best Film. Sridhar portrayed the complex character of a successful yakshagana artiste who is trapped by his popular image. Female Character Sridhar donned the role of a female in the lead role in the super hit film Bombat Hendi. This film is rated as one of the top comedy films in Kannada. LORD SHIVA Sridhar received tremendous appreciation for his performance as Lord Shiva in the Kannada film Shabarimale Swamy Ayyappa directed by Renuka Sharma.His ananda and raudra tandavams became sensational and unparalleled on Indian Screen. He became a household name in Andhra Pradesh with his outstanding performance as Lord Shiva in the classic Telugu serial "Shivaleelalu" on E-TV. Sridhar is identified as Lord Shiva in Karnataka and Andhrapradesh. His other portrayals as Shiva are, Devi Mookambike mahatme, Mahasaadhvi Mallamma, Bala Shiva, Gramadevathe, Renukacharya Mahatme (as Renukacharya and Shiva) and Ranachandi (Telugu) Truvilzhaiadal (Tamil-TV), Purana Gaadhalu (Telugu-TV). KAMSALE KAISALE Recently Sridhar won the Karnataka State govt's BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR award for his performance as a Kamsale Guru in the Kannada film "Kamsale Kaisale" directed by Sri.Nagabharana. Sridhar is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, and also a dance scholar, performer and choreographer, trained in Bharatanatyam. He also holds a degree in Engineering. Sridhar is married to Anuradha, also a Bharatanatyam dance performer; both have performed for many dance shows as a duo.
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