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Nationality  Indian
Role  Actor
Name  Rangayana Raghu

Years active  1995–present
Occupation  Actor
Upcoming movie  Thathaasthu
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Born  17 April 1965 (age 50) (1965-04-17) Kottur, Pavagada, Tumkur, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Awards  Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada
Movies  Modalasala, Jaanu, Mr 420, Duniya, Gajakesari
Similar People  Sadhu Kokila, V Harikrishna, Ganesh, Yogaraj Bhat, Arjun Janya

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Kotturu Chikkarangappa Raghunath (born 17 April 1965), known by his screen name Rangayana Raghu, is an Indian film and stage actor, known for his work in Kannada cinema. Portraying mostly comic and negative-shaded characters, he has appeared in over 250 films. Prior to acting in films, he worked as a stage actor with B. V. Karanth's theatre group Rangayana, from 1988 to 1999. He made his debut in films in 1995 with Suggi, which got shelved.

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Raghu got his major break in films after appearing as an antagonist in Dhumm (2002). He is best noted for his performance in the 2007 film Duniya which won him his second Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. His other notable roles came in Cyanide (2006), Raam (2009), Olave Mandara (2011) and Jayammana Maga (2013).

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Early life and career

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Raghu was born as Kotturu Chikkarangappa Raghunath on 17 April 1965, as the ninth child to Chikkarangaiah and Veeramma, in a village Kottutu, in Pavagada taluk of the Tumkur district of the erstwhile Mysore State (now Karnataka).

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Raghu began his acting career as a theatre artist when he joined the Rangayana theatre group in Mysore in 1988, where he received 800 as the monthly salary. He made his film debut in the 1995 Kannada-language film Suggi directed by Hamsalekha that eventually got shelved. He then appeared in the 2002 film Dhumm followed by minor roles in Megha Banthu Megha and Aryabhata. His major breakthrough was Yogaraj Bhat's debut directorial venture Mani. He received critical acclaim for his performances in films like Ranga SSLC, Duniya, Alemari,Modalasala, and Director's Special.

Awards and nominations

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Karnataka State Film Awards
  • 2003–04: Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor: Mani
  • 2006–07: Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor: Duniya
  • Filmfare Awards South
  • 2006: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada: Cyanide
  • 2009: nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada: Raam
  • 2010: nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada: Modalasala
  • 2011: nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada: Olave Mandara
  • 2013: nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada: Jayammana Maga
  • South Indian International Movie Awards
  • 2011: Best Actor in a Negative Role (Kannada): Sanju Weds Geetha
  • 2012: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Kannada): Romeo
  • 2012: nominated, Best Comedian (Kannada): Shiva
  • 2013: nominated, Best Comedian (Kannada): Jayammana Maga
  • 2015: nominated, Best Comedian (Kannada): Power***
  • 2016: nominated, Best Comedian (Kannada): Rana Vikrama
  • Udaya Film Awards
  • 2010: Best Supporting Actor
  • 2012: Best Comedian: Mr. 420
  • Suvarna Film Awards
  • 2007: Best Supporting Actor: Duniya
  • 2009: Best Supporting Actor: Modalasala
  • IIFA Utsavam
  • 2015: nominated, Best Performance In A Supporting Role – Male (Kannada): Krishna Leela
  • 2015: nominated, Best Performance In A Comic Role (Kannada): Rana Vikrama
  • Innovative Film Awards
  • 2010: Best Supporting Actor
  • References

    Rangayana Raghu Wikipedia


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