It is one more shock for Kannada cinema industry in the month of January 2018. First it was Kashinath, next Krishnakumari yesteryear actress and now Edakallu Gudda Chandrasekhar.
The high profile actor Edakallugudda Chandrasekhar – commencing his career as child actor in ‘Namma Makkalu’ and having flourishing career as producer, settled in Canada for sometime finally breathed last at Canada on Saturday (according to IST around 6.30 am). He died of heart attack. In fact Edakallu Chandrasekhar came a few months back from Canada and left a few days ago back to Canada with his wife Sheela.
The character roles Edakallu Chandrasekhar performed were top hits. Last week film ‘3 Gante 30 Dina 30 Second’ (rich businessman) and ‘Raju Kannada Medium’ Edakallu Chandrasekhar was part of the cast.
In the film ‘Raju Kannada Medium’ he tells his young son Raju that he might not live long and asks him to open the letter after 16 years of age. After a few shots Edkallu Chandrasekhar dies in that film ‘Raju Kannada Medium’.
According to Tanya Chandrasekhar who is in Bengaluru the formalities will be completed in Canada.
The 63 years Edakallugudda Chandrasekhar recently produced ‘Kempammana Court Case’ and his first production was ‘Poorvapara’ based on MK Indira novel. For ‘Kempammana Court Case’ he introduced his daughter Tanya Chandrasekhar who played Bharatanatyam dancer.
It is from ‘Edakallu Guddada Mele’ in the direction of SR Puttanna Kanagal – Chandrasekhar got hero spot and his romancing with Abhinayada Sharade Jayanthi was talk of the town on silver screen. The same film title and same actors film was announced after 44 years. Dr Jayanthi and Chandru agreed to act together.
After his return from Canada to look after parents in Bengaluru Malleswaram residence, Edakallu Chandrasekhar and was quite often shuffling from Canada to Kannada Nadu.
The films such as Shivalinga, Asthitwa, Rose, Kaaranji, Jeeva, Haage Summane, Poorvapara and prior to that in his first innings as actor in Eee Jeva Ninagaagi, Guru Jagadguru, Mahapurusha, Aradhane, Benki Birugali, Olave baduku, Nane Raaja, Mareyada Mahal, Dharani Mandala Madhyadolage, Kalluveene Naudiyithu, Karune Illada Kanoonu, Muththaide Bhagya, Devara Theerpu, Avali Javali, Vasantha Nilaya, Naga Kaala Bhairava, Point Parimala, Kamala, Srimanthana Magalu, Dharma Sere, Muyyige Muyyi, Devara Duddu, RAJA NANNA RAJA, Onde Roopa Eradu Guna, before Edakallu Guddada Mele, Seetheyalla Savithri, Vamshavruksha, Paapa Punya, Samskara and others.