Srinagar Kitty

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Srinagar Kitty
Born
Krishna

(1977-07-08) 8 July 1977 (age 44)
Bangalore, India
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Bhavana Belagere

Krishna (born 8 July 1977) known by his stage name Srinagar Kitty, is an Indian actor who primarily works in Kannada television series and films. He started off as a child artist working in a host of television serialized dramas before making his film debut in 2003 in small supporting roles.

His first major film as a lead actor was Inthi Ninna Preethiya (2008) which opened to positive reviews with his performance being noted. Following this, he featured in many feature films, notably Mathe Mungaru (2010), Savaari (2009), Hudugaru (2011) and Sanju Weds Geetha (2011). The success of these films established him as one of the leading actors in Kannada cinema.[1]

Family and Early Background[edit]

Kitty comes from a joint family where he is the last child born to his parents. He is married to TV producer Bhavana Belegere and is the son-in-law of noted writer, journalist and TV Presenter Ravi Belagere.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

He started his career early as a Child artist with TV serials like – Malanadina Chitragalu, Doddamane, Kandana Kavya among many others. During this time, he was even active in stage plays and acted in plays like Kaadu, Kappe Bhavi Nakshatra, Akka, Namma Nimmagalobba, Sanje Mallige.

Post his education, he starred TV serials for ETV, Udaya and Suvarna – prominent among them being, Chandrika, Preethigagi, Ananda Sagara, Mane Mane Kathe and Bhoomi.

Films[edit]

Kitty made his debut in films with the 2003 Kannada language film Chandra Chakori, in which he appeared in a negative role. He then appeared in negative roles with films like Gowdru, Love Story, Aadhi, Ayya and Vishnusene most of which releases in the year 2005.

He made his debut in a lead role in Giri and followed it with Inthi Ninna Preethiya which gave him stardom. He then appeared in Olave Jeevana Lekkachaara, Janumada Gelathi, Mathe Mungaru, Savaari, Male Barali Manju Irali, Swayamvara, Sanju Weds Geetha and Hudugaru, all of which saw moderate success with Sanju Weds Geetha and Hudugaru seeing success at the box-office. His performance in Savaari won him the Filmfare Special Jury Award.

Gifted with a great baritone, Kitty has also lent his voice for the character of Lord Ram in a radio programme titled Radio Ramayana which is aired on Fever 104 FM, Bangalore.

In 2014, Kitty appeared in a triple role in the film Bahuparak[2] and also sang the song "Simple Preethige" for the film.[3]

Awards and Accolades[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2003 Chandra Chakori
2004 Abbabba Entha Huduga
2004 Gowdru Nanjunda
2005 Ayya
2005 Aadi
2005 Giri Giri
2005 Love Story
2005 Vishnu Sena
2006 Iruvar Mattum Azhagu Tamil film
Credited as Abhay
2008 Inthi Ninna Preethiya Rajeeva Credited as Krishna
2008 Janumada Gelathi
2009 Savaari Gaali Seenu Filmfare Special Award – South
2009 Olave Jeevana Lekkachaara Balachandra "Balu"
2009 Male Barali Manju Irali Vishwas
2010 Swayamvara Ajay
2010 Mathe Mungaru Narayan / Naani
2011 Sanju Weds Geetha Sanjay "Sanju"
2011 Hudugaru Chandru Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Kannada
2011 I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona Cameo
2011 Panchamrutha Purushottam
2012 Ko Ko Kitty
2012 Kilady Kitty Kitty
2012 Ball Pen Cameo
Also co-producer
2013 Simple Agi Ondh Love Story Cameo
2013 Tony Tony Also co-producer
2013 Appayya Appayya
2013 Bhajarangi Himself Special appearance in song "Bossu Nam Bossu"
2014 Nan Life Alli Cameo
2014 Savaari 2 Seenu
2014 Paru Wife of Devadas Deva
2014 Bahuparak Manas / Mani / Mouni
2014 Namaste Madam Nanda Gopal
2015 Abhinetri Cameo
2015 Ring Road Cameo
2016 Whatsapp Love Cameo
2016 Happy Birthday Cameo
2017 Siliconn City Sanjay
2021 Garuda Films that has not yet been released Filming
2021 Avatar Purusha Films that has not yet been released Negative Role Post-production
2021 Gowli Films that has not yet been released Filming[4]

References[edit]

  1. "I want to be an actor, not a star: Srinagara Kitty". The Times of India. 5 August 2013. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. "Kitty in Triple Role". indiaglitz.com. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. "Meghana New Discovery". indiaglitz.com. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. "Gawli's first-look poster out: Srinagar Kitty to headline Soora's directorial debut". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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