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Veteran Actor RN Sudarshan Passed Away
Posted date: 08 Fri, Sep 2017 04:48:19 PM

The last one of the RNR family – RN Sudarshan passed away on Friday at the age of 78. A veteran actor of South Indian films was admitted to Sagar Appolo hospital on Banneraghatta Road. He fell down in the bath room a few days ago. The veteran actor of Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam was living in Bengaluru and was busy with his wife Shylasri in acting a few selected movies and television serials. He was see in ‘Agni Saakshi’ TV serial in Kannada.

RN Sudarshan last film was ‘Super’ as Upendra father. Actor of over 250 films son of R Nagendr Rao one of the founding pillars of Kannada filmdom was known for his film ‘Vijayanagarada Veera Putra’ – remember the song Apara Keerthi Galisi Merava Bhavya naididu….R N Sudarshan on a horse ride ever green song sung by PB Srinivos.

RNS was 21 when he became hero in black and white film. He was later in villain roles got appreciation. RN Sudarshan wife Shylasri was air hostess made debut from Sandhya Raga classic film. Naguva Hoovu is the film RN Sudarshan produced in which Shylasri was the heroine. Sudarshan has acted in Thande Makkalu, Kadina Rahasya besides working in Telugu and Tamil films. The couple acted on stage in various plays in over four decades of professional career.

RNR and his sons RN Jayagopal, RN Krishnaprasad and RN Sudarshan worked together in the past. The annual Dr Rajakumar award for 2009 – 2010 was bestowed on RN Sudarshan.



Posted date: 14/January/2011

The government of Karnataka should institute an award in the name of R.Nagendra Rao one of the pillars of Kannada cinema disclosed his son Sudarshan speaking at the ‘Belli Hejje’ organized by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy on every second Saturday of the month.

RN Sudarshan and Shylasri ‘Belli Hejje’ is the 15th in the series. This was held at as usual Badami House in Priyadarshini Hall.

‘I am not telling that the award should be instituted just because I am the son of R Nagendra Rao’. The service and contribution of him is high pointed Sudarshan. The Subashnagar circle in the name of RNR was discussed. The government also knows about it. The family of RNR has not got the right recognition from the government but people have given the real affection said Sudarshan.

It is the story that is very important for the success of any language film feels Sudarshan. The ‘Kannadathana’ should not go away in any Kannada film opines the experienced actor. Dubbing culture is not feasible. The technicality concentration today is more. What the youngsters should know is that there will be no proper story in it. 
Drawing his attention on the artists fraternity Sudarshan said there is no barricade of language for any artist. I have acted in 350 films in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam languages. I am still hungry to act. I want to be in comedy roles. I am waiting for the chance. 

Smt Shylasri also spoke at this ‘Belli Hejje’ on her early days and career. TS Nagabharana KCA Chairman was present at this event. Senior journalist Sadashiva Shenoy handled the hour plus ‘Belli Hejje’.

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