|Other names Murali, Srimurali|
Spouse Vidya (m. 2008)
|Name Sriimurali Gowda|
Siblings Vijay Raghavendra
Relatives Rajkumar (uncle)
|Born 17 December 1981 (age 34) (1981-12-17) Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
Family Vijay Raghavendra (brother)
Parents S. A. Chinne Gowda, Jayamma
Cousins Puneeth Rajkumar, Shiva Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Lakshmi, Poornima
Movies Ugramm, Rathavara, Chandra Chakori, Bhajarangi, Preethigaagi
Similar People Rachita Ram, Prashanth Neel, Vijay Raghavendra, Hariprriya, Puneeth Rajkumar
Rathaavara official final trailer sriimurali rachita ram
Sriimurali (born 17 December 1981), also known by names Murali or Srimurali, is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Kannada cinema. After making his debut in 2003 in Chandra Chakori, he appeared in Kanti as the eponymous lead, a performance that won him the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor. He has since, appeared in over 10 Kannada films and a film each in Telugu and Malayalam, all of which proved to be commercial failures. His performance in the 2014 Kannada film Ugramm received unanimous praise and emerged as a major success.
- Rathaavara official final trailer sriimurali rachita ram
- Rathaavara song teaser sriimurali sings
- Personal life
Rathaavara song teaser sriimurali sings
Sriimurali was born on 17 December 1981 in Bangalore, Karnataka, into a family of film people. His father S. A. Chinne Gowda was a film producer and brother Vijay Raghavendra, an actor. Actor Rajkumar was his uncle and actors Shiva Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar his cousins. He married Vidya, his girlfriend and daughter of a hotelier, on 11 May 2008. The have a son and a daughter together.
Sriimurali made his debut in films in 2003 with a romance film, Chandra Chakori. The film performed well was his performance received praise. In Kanti, which focuses on the dispute on linguistic grounds between Karnataka and Maharashtra, he played the eponymous lead of a college student who, on falling in love with a Marathi girl, gets embroiled politically. His performance won him the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor.
He then appeared in films like Kanti, Yashwant and Preethigaagi which did not perform at the box-office. In 2008, he appeared in Minchina Ota produced by his father, along with his brother Vijay Raghavendra. He also takes care of production responsibilities of his family banner Sowbhagya Pictures, under which several films produced by his father were made such as Sevanthi Sevanthi and Ganesha Mathe Bandha.
In 2014, Sriimurali appeared in an action-drama, Ugramm, directed by Prashanth Neel who was making his directorial debut. He played the role of Agastya, a mechanic, who protects Nithya (played by Haripriya) from being caught alive by goons, and takes on the mafia. The film emerged as critical and commercial success with his performance receiving acclaim. A. Sharadhaa of The Indian Express wrote, "This is definitely a ‘comeback’ film for Murali, a carefully thought-out project for him by the director. Murali is smarter than he looks and tougher than people expected him to be." He received his first nominations for Best Actor in Filmfare Awards South and SIIMA Awards. Following the massive success of the film, it was reported that he was flooded with offers for film totaling to 67, all of which he rejected.