Sunday, 1 April 2012


Darshan (actor)

ದರ್ಶನ್ ತೂಗುದೀಪ
Darshan Thoogudeepa
File:Darshan Thoogudeep.jpg
BornDarshan Thoogudeepa
February 16, 1977 (age 35)
MysuruKarnatakaIndia
Other namesChallenging star
Knock-out star
Action king
Dashing Star
Sandalwood star
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OccupationActor
Years active2000 – Present
Influenced bymany influences
SpouseVijaya Lakshmi Darshan (2004 – present)
ChildrenVineesh
ParentsThoogudeep Meena,
Thoogudeep Srinivas
Darshan Thoogudeep (Kannada: ದರ್ಶನ್ ತೂಗುದೀಪ) popularly known as challenging star (ದರ್ಶನ್) is an actor and a film producer in the Kannada Film Industry. The son of a famous Kannada artist Thoogudeepa Srinivas and Meena Thoogudeepa, he had many struggles before becoming popular on screen, involving himself in a number of off-screen projects to reach his current status. He is often called the Challenging star by his fans.

Career

Darshan entered Cinema of Karnataka by doing a lead role in Majestic. He has acted in 40 movies to date. His biggest hits include Kalasipalya, Kariya, Datta, Gaja, amongst more. His latest Gajastayed 175 days at the box office recently. Kariya was one of the most popular movies of all time—it ran for more than 700 days in its second release. Gaja was the biggest Kannada box office hit of 2008. Darshan and Rakshita are considered a hit pair among the Kannada-movie goers. With consistent box office performance Darshan is considered one of the most dependable heroes in the industry. Darshan was blessed and supported by rebel star Ambarish during his initial days in the film industry. His 41st movie, directed by Naganna, is the historical drama Sangolli Rayannaand is the most expected movie of the year 2012

As a film producer

Darshan started his own production house named Thoogudeepa productions.
Home Production films
  • 1) Jothe Jotheyali (2006) = 175 Days
  • 2) Navagraha (2008) = 100 Days
  • 3) Bul Bul now filming
The following are details of his production company: Meena Thoogudeep Srinivas (Producer)
  • Vijayalakshmi Darshan Thoogudeep (Executive in-Charge)
  • Dinakar Thoogudeep (Director)
  • Ravivarma (Darshan's Favorite Fight Master)
  • V. Harikrishna (Music Director)

Personal life

Darshan has a brother named Dinakar Thoogudeep who is a director. Darshan belongs to Kuruba community and was married in 2004. He has a son named Vineesh.
He has a passion for animals, and is the only actor in the world who has his own zoo that is owned privately in the far east of Mysore, Karnataka. His home itself is like a zoo with many birds and animals.
Darshan’s other passion is cars: in July 2008 he bought a brand new Hummer H3, imported from Dubai which costed INR 1.5 Crore. It joins a Toyota Fortuner in his collection, and an Audi Q7 And Jaguar car (blue) which cost is 1,85,00,000 was gifted by his wife Vijayalakshmi for his 36th birthday.

Film Career as a Hero

NoYearMovie(in Kannada)RoleDirectorCo-starsMusic Director
12001MajesticDaasaP.N. SaatyaRekha, Jai JagadeeshSadhu Kokila 100 days-Super Hit
22002DhruvaDhruvaRamesh M SShirin, Sadhu KokilaOm Puri,Gurukiran 75 days
32002KittiKittiMuddurajNavya, SarojammaSadhu Kokila 75 days
42002NinagoskaraRuchita PrasadGuru Kiran 50days
52003Neenandre IshtaMaalavikaV.Sadhu Kokila 50 days
62003KariyaKariyaPremAbhiGuru kiran 800 days-Block Buster
72003Laali HaaduAnandH VasuAbhirami, Saadhu Kokila, UmashriSadhu Kokila 100 days-Musical Hit
82003Lankesh PatrikeIndrajit LankeshVasundhara DasBabji-Sandeep 75 days
92003Namma Preethiya RamuRamuSanjay-VijayNavya,DoddannaIlayaraja 75 days-Musical Hit
102004DarshanR.GiriNavaneet KaurSadhu Kokila 50 days
112004DharmaDharamaK.V. ChandranathSindhu Menon, MonishaHamsalekha 100 days
122004KalasipalyaKenchaOm Praksh RaoRakshita,Sadhu Kokila 250 days-Block Buster
132004sardaraMaadaP.SathyaGurlin ChopraVenkat-Narayan 75 days
142004BhagwanBhagiH VasuSai KumarRajesh Ramanath 100 days
152005DaasaMohan DaasP.N.SatyaAvinash, AmruthaSadhu Kokila 150 days- Block Buster
162005AnnavruSuryaOM Prakash RaoSuhasini, AmbareeshRajesh Ramanath 100 days-Hit
172005ShashtriRaama ShastriP.N. SatyaMaanyaSadhu Kokila 175 days-Super Hit
182005AyyaAyyaOm Prakash RaoRakshitaV. Ravichandran - 150 days-Block Buster
192005SwamySwamyMS RameshGayathri JayaramGuru Kiran 100 days
202006ThangigagiVeerabadraP.N.SatyaPoonam BaffnaSadhu Kokila 75 days
212006MandyaGanesh/EshwarOm Praksh raoRakshita, RadhikaGurukiran 100 days
222006SuntaragaaliJaggiSadhu KokilaRakshitaSadhu Kokila 150 days-Block Buster
232006DattaDattaGurudathRamya, KomalR.P.Patnaik 100 days- comedy hit of the year
242006Jothe JotheyaliDinakar TugudeepPrem, RamyaV. HariKrishna 200 days
252006BhupathyBhupathyS. GovindShirinV. HariKrishna 100 days
262007Snehana PreethinaSuryaShahuraj ShindheAditya, Lakshmi Rai, Sindhu tolaniV. HariKrishna 100 days-Musical Hit
272007AnatharuSatyaSaadhu KokilaUpendraSadhu kokila 100 days-Super Hit
282007Ee BandhanaKiranVijayalakshmi SinghJennifer Kotwal, Vishnu, Jaya Pradha, Anant Nag, Tara, Tarun, Sharmila MandreManoMurthy 100 days
292008GajaGajaK. MaadeshaNavya Nair, Komal, DevrajV. HariKrishna 200 days-Block Buster
302008IndraH. VasuIndraNamitha, Bullet Prakash, Vinaya Prasad, Anant NagV. HariKrishna 100 days
312008ArjunArjunShahuraj ShindheMeera Chopra, Anant Nag,UrvashiV. HariKrishna 100 days-Hit
322008NavagrahaJagguDinakar TugudeepSharmila Mandre, VarshaV. HariKrishna 125 days-Super Hit
332009YodhaRaamOm Prakash RaoNikita ThukralHamsaleka 75 days
342009ABHAYAbhayMahesh BabuAarti ThakurV. HariKrishna75 days
352010PorkiSurya/Virat Kumar I.P.SM.D.SridharPraneetha, Sangeetha ShettyV. HariKrishna 100 days
362010ShouryaSuryavamshiSadhu KokilaMadalasa SharmaSadhu Kokila 100 days
372011BossRam/RajRaghurajNavya Nair, RekhaV. HariKrishna 75 days
382011PrinceVishnuOm Prakash Rao[Jennifer Kotwal], [Nikita Thukral]V. HariKrishna 75 days
392011SaarathiRajaDinakar ThoogudeepaDeepa SanniddiV. HariKrishna Block Buster- 175 days still running
402012ChingariDhanushHarshaDeepika KamaiahV. HariKrishna Blockbuster- 6,50,00,000 in an week
412012Kraanthiveera Sangolli RayannaNagannaNikita ThukralJayapradaYashovardhan(Raju Upendra Kumar) releasing in 9 languages
422012Viraat (2012)H. VaasuChaithra, VidhishaV. Harikrishna releasing in Kannada and Telugu
432012Bul BulM.D. ShridharV. Harikrishna
442012BhairavaMahesh SukhadhareV. Harikrishna
452012BheemaN. Omprakash RaoV. Harikrishna
462013Lovely KingDinakar TugudeepV. Harikrishna
AWARDS
TV9 best actor award for the movie Sarathi 2012

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