Darshan Thoogudeep

Darshan Thoogudeepa Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

16 / February / 1977


47 Years


Actor Producer Distributor

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Darshan, also known as Darshan Thoogudeepa was born on February 16, 1977. He is an actor, producer, and distributor from India who focuses mainly on the Kannada film industry. His father is the actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas. He started his acting career in soap operas in the mid-1990s. Majestic was his first film in a lead role.

He was the son of actor Thoogudeepa Shrinivas and Meena, in Mysuru in the Indian state Karnataka. He was also known as Darshan. Thoogudeepa, a 1966 Kannada movie in which Srinivas starred and won fame, after which his nickname remained. His father was often the villain in Kannada cinema. His father was reluctant to let him enter Darshan. He enrolled at Ninasam Theater Training Institute, Shimoga, despite his father’s wishes.

Early Life

Darshan, who is actually Hemanth Kumar was born to actor Thoogudeepa and Meena Srinivas. The younger brother to Darshan, Dinakar Thoogudeepa is a screenwriter and film director. Darshan attended elementary and middle school in Mysuru as a young man. Darshan appeared in a few teleserials before he made it big in films.


Darshan Thoogudeep is a well-known actor in the Kannada sector. His father Thoogudeepa Shrinivas was a well-known celebrity in the Kannada sector. He was one of the most prominent actors in Rajkumar’s era. He was mostly in negative roles. His mother Meena Thoogudeepa was a housewife. Dinakar Thoogudeep, his brother, is a director. Darshan married his far relative Vijayalakshmi in 2000.

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Darshan Thoogudeepa is an actor, producer, and distributor who primarily works in India’s Kannada cinema industry. Darshan maintains a studio in his farmhouse, which is located in the east of Mysuru. His intense love for wild and pet animals is well-recognized.

Personal Life

He married Vijaylakshmi in 2003, a chemical engineering student. Vijaylakshmi was a relative of Darshan. Thoogudeepa manages his mini zoo to the east of Mysore. Darshan was involved in a scandal in 2011 when his wife complained about him to the police and accused him of domestic violence. Darshan was held for 14 days at Parappana Agrahara.


After dropping out from Ninasam Darshan worked as a lighting boy in a few movies, before he was hired as B. C. Gowrishankar’s assistant cameraman. Darshan had small roles that were uncredited the first time. He also played small roles in TV soap operas during this period.

In 2000, P. N. Satya’s 2001 movie Majestic came out. Darshan was able to make his big break in the film business with this movie. He was then cast in several big-budget movies like Kariya, Daasa, and Kalasipalya. Darshan has been in movies alongside other stars. Darshan was, for example, in Snehana Preethina starring Aditya and Anatharu along with Upendra.

He was the lead actor in the historical drama Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna. He was also seen in Chakravarthy, Sarvantrayami.

Movie List

Movie Title Year
Mahabharatha 1997
Devara Maga 2000
Vallarasu 2000
Ellara Mane Dosenu 2001
Mr. Harischandra 2001
Bhootayyana Makkalu 2002
Majestic 2002
Dhruva 2002
Dil 2002
Ninagoskara 2002
Kitty 2002
Kariya 2003
Laali Haadu 2003
Neenandre Ishta 2003
Nan Hendthi Maduve 2003
Kushalave Kshemave 2003
Lankesh Patrike 2003
Namma Preethiya Ramu 2003
Daasa 2003
Annavru 2003
Dharma 2004
Darshan 2004
Monalisa 2004
Bhagawan 2004
Kalasipalya 2004
Sardara 2004
Ayya 2005
Shastri 2005
Swamy 2005
Mandya 2006
Suntaragaali 2006
Dattha 2006
Jothe Jotheyali 2006
Thangigagi 2006
Arasu 2007
Bhoopathi 2007
Snehana Preethina 2007
Anatharu 2007
Ee Bandhana 2007
Gaja 2008
Indra 2008
Arjun 2008
Navagraha 2008
Yodha 2009
Abhay 2009
Porki 2010
Shourya 2010
Boss 2011
Prince 2011
Saarathi 2011
Chingari 2012
Snehitaru 2012
Sangolli Rayanna 2012
Bulbul 2013
Brindavana 2013
Agraja 2014
Ambareesha 2014
Mr. Airavata 2015
Mumtaz 2015
Viraat 2016
Jaggu Dada 2016
Chowka 2017
Chakravarthy 2017

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Awards and Achievements

Darshan was awarded the Zee Kannada Innovative Film Awards for the category Onida Style Icon in 2010. Darshan was awarded the South Filmfare Award for Sarathi in 2012. He was awarded the Bangalore Press Club Man-of-the Year award and the Bangalore Times Filmfare Award. Darshan was awarded the 9th SIIMA Award in 2021 for Yajamana.

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Darshan Thoogudeepa’s Upcoming Movies

Kranti, an action drama movie directed and produced by V Harikrishna stars Darshan Thoogudeepa Rachitha Ram, and V Ravichandran prominently.

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Body Measurements Chest: 42 Inches
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
Birth Place Ponnampet Kodagu Karnataka India
Children Son: Vineesh
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 191 CM
Height In Meter 1.91 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Thoogudeepa Srinivas
Mother: Meena
Profession Actor Producer Distributor
Siblings Brother: Dinakar Thogudeepa
Sister: Divya
Spous Vijaya Lakshmi
Weight 85 Kg
187 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Aquarius


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