Dikki Madhava Rao

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Dikki Madhava Rao
M. Madhava Rao
OccupationActor, singer

Dikki Madhava Rao was an Indian actor and singer known for his work as a character actor in Kannada cinema. [1] [2] Rao gained popularity with his role as the antagonist Kanyakumari Dikshit "Dikki" in the 1936 film Samsara Nauka . Subsequently, the name stuck to him as prefix. [3] As a stage actor, he worked with the Mohammed Peer's Chandrakala Nataka Company alongside other popular actors during the time such as H. L. N. Simha, and B. R. Panthulu. [1] He made his debut as a playback singer with the 1955 Tamil and Kannada bilingual film Modala Thedi ; he sang "Ondarinda Ippathara". [4]


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