28 December 1944
|Occupation(s)||Actor, film producer, television presenter|
|Family||C. R. Simha (brother)|
Narayana Swamy (born 28 December 1944), known by his stage name Srinath, is an Indian actor and film producer who works predominantly in Kannada cinema. He holds the position of vice-president of the Kannada television channel Udaya TV. He is popular for presenting the Game Show, Adarsha Dampatigalu (Kannada : ಆದರ್ಶ ದಂಪತಿಗಳು). Srinath has earned the nickname Pranaya Raja  meaning 'King of Romance' because of his stupendous success in romantic movies during the 70s. In 2003, he was conferred the ‛Kalaratna’ Award by the Government of Karnataka. 
Narayana Swamy was born on 28 December 1943 to Ramaswamy Shastri and Lalita in Mysore, in the Kingdom of Mysore of India.  Initially, he acted in amateur plays and practiced cinematography in Occupational Institute in Bangalore. He entered films with a small role in the Kannada movie Lagna Pathrike.  After that, he got a chance to play the main role in a film called Madhura Milana and his name was changed to Srinath.  In 1975 the stupendous success of the cult movie Shubhamangala by Puttanna Kanagal made him a popular hero  in Kannada cinema.
Srinath has acted in over 350 films.[ citation needed ] Shubhamangala (ಶುಭ ಮಂಗಳ) is his biggest hit. He has won the State award as best actor for Sri Raghavendra Vaibhava  and the Filmfare award for Besuge (ಬೆಸುಗೆ). In 1982 he had produced Maanasa Sarovara (ಮಾನಸ ಸರೋವರ) for his mentor Puttanna Kanagal. Srinath was also preparing to direct a Kannada movie.  He formed a popular pair with top actress Manjula with whom he acted in a record 35 films during the 1970s and 80s.
Srinath was nominated by Bharatiya Janata Party as member of legislative council from the artiste fraternity for a period of six years. 
Srinath was the Vice President of the Udaya TV Kannada Channel and hosted the Game Show Adarsha Dampatigalu (Kannada : ಆದರ್ಶ ದಂಪತಿಗಳು). He still continues to act in films and TV serials.
In the year of 1980-81 he was honored by the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor for his effective portrayal of the role of Raghavendra in the movie Sri Raghavendra Vaibhava. In year 2003, Srinath was honoured with the Kalaratna (Gem of Art) award by Adarsha Suguma Sangeeta Academy Trust, in Bangalore.  The award was honoured by S.M. Shankar, the brother of S.M. Krishna, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka. In the same year, Srinath was honoured with the prestigious Karnataka Rajyotsava Award given by the Government of Karnataka.  Then in 2013 Karnataka State Film Awards, he's honored by the prestigious Dr. Rajkumar Award for his lifetime achievement to Kannada Cinema.  After completing 100 films he was given the title "Abhinaya Chakravarthy"in 1982.
Srinath is the younger brother of renowned Kannada theatre artist as well as film actor and writer C. R. Simha. Srinath is married to Geetha Srinath. The couple have two children, a son and a daughter. His son Rohit has acted in several Kannada movies as a child artist. His daughter Amulya currently lives in the U.S. with her husband and three daughters.
Srinath has set up a charitable trust called Deeya Art Foundation, to provide a helping-hand to the poor and needy who are affected by diseases like cancer, HIV and heart-related ailments.  Among the objectives of the foundation are:
|1967||Lagna Patrike||Debut film|
|1969||Madhura Milana||First film as a lead actor|
|Boregowda Bangalorige Banda|
|Takka Bitre Sikka|
|Bhale Adrushtavo Adrushta|
|Onde Kula Onde Daiva|
|Sri Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama|
|Naa Mechida Huduga|
|1973||Devaru Kotta Thangi|
|Besuge||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada|
|Sri Renukadevi Mahatme|
|Preethi Madu Tamashe Nodu|
|Putani Agent 123|
|Shri Raghavendra Vaibhava||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|Pattanakke Banda Patniyaru|
|1981||Koodi Balidare Swarga Sukha|
|Number 5 Ekka|
|Guna Nodi Hennu Kodu|
|Dharani Mandala Madhyadolage|
|Sri Nanjundeshwara Mahime|
|1985||Kunkuma Tanda Sowbhagya|
|Dance Raja Dance|
|Krishna Mechchida Radhe|
|Ade Raaga Ade Haadu|
|Shanthi Kranthi||Telugu film|
|Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare|
|Rowdy & MLA|
|Police Matthu Daada|
|Bhagwan Sri Sai Baba|
|Jaga Mechida Huduga|
|1994||Beda Krishna Ranginaata|
|Indrana Gedda Narendra|
|Korukunna Priyudu||Telugu film with Hemanth G Nag|
|1997||Prema Raga Haadu Gelathi|
|2000||Yare Nee Abhimani|
|2008||Satya In Love|
|2014||Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari|
|2015||Narayana Saw Me||Best Actor Celebrity Appearance - 3rd ISFFB|
|2017||Bangara s/o Bangarada Manushya|
|2012–2013||Thyagam||Thirumalai||Sun TV||Tamil serial|
|2013–2014||Anuraga Sangama||Dr. Krishnaprasad|
|2018–2019||Manasa Sarovara||Psychiatrist Dr. Anand|
|2022–Present||Jodi No 1||Judge||Zee Kannada|
|2023||Farzi||Madhav||Amazon Prime Video||Dubbed for Kannada version; webseries|
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