|Born||19 April 1943|
|Died||16 October 1995 52)(aged|
(1973–1995; his death)
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.
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Darshan, also known as Darshan Thoogudeepa, is an Indian film actor, producer and distributor who works predominantly in the Kannada film industry. The son of actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Darshan began his acting career in soap operas and bit roles in films in the mid-1990s. His first film in a lead role was in the 2001 film Majestic.
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 was 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, whom he later went on to star with in many Kannada films. Srinivas then became a regular member of Shankar's camp and had to discontinue his education during his pursuing of a Bachelor of Science from St. Philomena's College in Mysore.
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