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Veteran Kannada actor RN Sudarshan passes away

RN Sudarshan was the fourth son of R Nagendra Rao, a  well-known film personality in the Kannada film industry.

regional movies Updated: Sep 09, 2017 17:30 IST
RN Sudarshan made his acting debut with Vijayanagarada Veeraputra.
RN Sudarshan made his acting debut with Vijayanagarada Veeraputra.

Noted south Indian actor of yesteryear RN Sudarshan died at a private hospital here on Friday due to age related ailments. The 78-year-old Sudarshan is survived by wife Shylashri. “He was brought with hip fracture three days ago. He passed away at 12.45 hrs,” the hospital where he was admitted said.

The actor was the fourth son of R Nagendra Rao, a  well-known film personality in the Kannada film industry.

He had acted in more than 250 films, carving a niche for himself in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil movies.  Born on May 2, 1939, Sudarshan had debuted in Vijayanagarada Veeraputra at the age of 21. After playing  the lead role in about 60 movies, he started appearing as a  villain in rest of the movies.

He had sung songs in some Kannada movies. Hoovondhu  Balibandhu from the movie Shubhamangala (1975) and Irabeku,  Irabeku Ariyada from Naguva Hoovu (1971) became quite popular.

His last Kannada movie was Super starring Upendra, before switching to small screen.

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