October 16, 1995
| Thoogudeepa Srinivas|
| 1943British India|
Meena Thoogudeepa (m. 1973–1995)
Darshan Thoogudeep, Dinakar Thoogudeepa, Divya Thoogudeepa
Apoorva Sangama, Dhruva Thare, Anuraga Aralithu, Gandhada Gudi, Aakasmika
Darshan Thoogudeep, Chi Udayashankar, V Somashekar, Bungle Shama Rao Dwa, KSL Swamy
Mysore Srinivas (1943 – 16 October 1995), known by his stage name Thoogudeepa Srinivas, was an Indian film actor who acted in Kannada films. He is remembered for having played negative roles in Kannada films. He is the father of another popular Kannada film actor, Darshan.
Srinivas was born to Muniswami and Parvathamma in 1943 as their fourth son. He had 8 siblings. He lost his parents at a young age. Right from his childhood days, Srinivas interested in theatre and cinema and was a regular participant in his school and college plays. During one of these plays, he caught the eye of another theatre artist M. P. Shankar, with whom he later went on to star in many Kannada films. Srinivas then became a regular member of Shankar's camp and had to discontinue his education during his pursuing of Bachelor of Science from St. Philomena's College in Mysore.
Srinivas made his debut in film in 1966 with K. S. L. Swamy's Kannada language film Thoogudeepa. His was then on referred to as Thoogudeepa Srinivas. He went to appear in many other successful films like Mayor Muthanna, Bangaarada Panjara, Gandhada Gudi, Kalla Kulla, Vasantha Lakshmi and Sahasa Simha. He appeared in many films as a villain with Rajkumar as the lead actor and his partner in crime included other popular actors like Vajramuni, Doddanna and Dheerendra Gopal.
Srinivas appeared in a lead role in the 1984 film Ramapurada Ravana. He received appreciation for his roles in films like Sipayi Ramu, Giri Kanye and Bhagyavantharu.
Srinivas married Meena on 15 November 1973 in Ponnampet, Kodagu. The couple have 3 children together; Darshan, Dinakar and Divya. Darshan is a popular actor in Kannada cinema and Dinakar is a film director
Having been suffering from diabetes and kidney ailment, he was given a kidney by his wife Meena. However, he died due to a massive heart attack on 16 October 1995, aged 52.
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