The Challenging star of Sandalwood, Darshan Toogudeepa is regarded as the real heartthrob of mass movie lovers in the Karnataka and among the Kannada movie lovers which are no exaggeration to it anyway.
The actor Darshan Toogudeepa regarded as the D-Boss and Box-office Sultan by his fans was not easily received this honor or accomplishment.
Despite, Being the son of Toogudeepa Srinivas, the star villain of KFI, Darshan Toogudeepa has to go through all the phases and struggle which a non-star kid go through and it is only his hard work and dedication bring him the success which he deserves.
The journey of the actor Darshan from being a light-man to becoming a super-star actor was not easy, though if you read it you will feel it like a book.
Here we bring some interesting facts about Darshan Toogudeepa
1). Toogudeep Srinivas was very confused regarding entry of Darshan into movies
Toogudeep Srinivas is considered as one of the legendary villains of the Sandalwood and he was actually a blessed actor.
Being a son of such a legend, Darshan Toogudeepa had all the opportunities to enter the film industry but still, he joined Ninasam to pursue his acting course against, however, his father was reluctant of the fact that he will be joined Sandalwood.
2). Darshan Toogudeepa also worked as a Projectionist and Lightman in struggling days of his career
After completing his graduation from the Ninasam, Darshan Toogudeepa begins to work as a projectionist followed by assisting the veteran cinematographer B.C Gowri Shankar.
Meanwhile, he tried his hands on anchoring and milk business before making his acting debut in the teleserial of the director S.Narayan.
3). Managed with Side Roles
Darshan Toogudeepa did some memorable supporting roles in the films, which includes, Mahabharatha (1997) Devara Maga (2000), Ellara Mane Dosenoo (2000), Bhoothayyana Makkalu (2000) and Mr. Harischandra (2001).
4). Darshan was seen as a side actor in Vijaykanth’s Tamil film
His fans perhaps don’t know of the fact that Darshan has been acted in a Tamil film, named Vallarasu in 2002. The actor was seen in the role of a group of friends who are wishing to join the police force. It was such a tiny role that maybe no one recognized him in a bigger way.
5). The film ‘Majestic’ worked as the big break for Darshan Toogudeepa
After going through all the struggle, Darshan Toogudeepa did a movie, ‘Majestic’ helmed by P.N Sathya in 2001. The role of Daasa, an innocent youth-turned-underworld-don got him a break in the industry and the film was turn to be super hit which helped the actor to achieve this present height.
6). Kenchalo Manchalo was another turning point in his career
Kariya, Jogi Prem’s directorial venture Kenchalo Manchalo broke all important box-office records which also display the versatile side of the much-loved actor Darshan Toogudeepa.
At the same time he did, some of the crucial diverse roles in different movies, post the success of Kenchalo Manchalo; which includes an aspiring musician in Laali Haadu, a journalist in Lankesh Patrike, and a blind poor man in Namma Preethiya Ramu which display his acting skills on the silver screen.
7). Back-to-back Super-Hits
Om Prakash Rao’s Kalasipalya and P.N Sathya’s Daasa turn to be super hit movies of 2005. The series of these movies, including, Shashtri, Ayya, Swamy, Suntaragaali, Daatha, Bhoopathi, Snehana Preethina, Anatharu laid a strong fan base for the actor.
Though Darshan Toogudeepa managed to prove him a skilled actor, still his struggle was still on in order to achieve this superstar’s feat.
8). Gaja turn to be the Biggest Game-Changer for Darshan Toogudeepa
Until Gaja, Darshan Toogudeepa was somehow stereotyping in the Kannada movie industry but after the immense success of Gaja, so many different genre movies come in the Darshan Toogudeepa’s way.
In 2008, Gaja helped him to carve a loyal fan following and also bring him the tag a most sought-after hero in the industry. Films that followed by; Indira, Arjun, Navagraha, Yodha, Abhay, and Porki got him the nickname the Sultan of Box-office as no movie features Darshan Toogudeepa in lead role turn to be the flop.
9). Filmfare Award and Karnataka State Awards
After some consecutive hits, like, Saarathi and Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna, Darshan Toogudeepa received huge accolades not only commercially, but also critically, which helped him to grab the maiden Karnataka State awards, SIIMA Award, and the prestigious Filmfare award for the best actor.
10). Cars and Animals are favorite of Darshan
Darshan Toogudeepa is an avid animal lover, so no wonder why he dedicated farmhouse in Mysore for all pets and animals. Also, the actor is fond of Cars so he often includes expensive cars on his kitty.
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11). Upcoming movie of Darshan Toogudeepa
Darshan’s fans are waiting eagerly for the release of his next historical drama Kurukshetra, which is now in the post-production mode.
As per the media reports, the dubbing process is currently going on and makers are keen to release the movie on this June.
Darshan is currently busy playing the lead role in the Pon Kumar and shooting of the movie is already beginning.
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