Kannada Actor Darshan Felicitated by UK MP Virendra Sharma

Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa was honored by the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group.


Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, 40, was honored by the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group in London on Oct. 19. He was invited to the UK by politician Virendra Sharma to “share his expertise as a leading actor in Kannada film industry”.

Sharma, the Indian-origin UK MP of Ealing Southall, who is also the chair of the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group, invited Thoogudeepa for the felicitation.

“It’s a great honor and privilege to host you at the House of Commons, on October 19. We’ve decided to felicitate you, for the hard efforts you’ve put in through your movies to promote Karnataka’s art and culture,” Sharma wrote to the actor, according to the Deccan Herald.

Sharma had visited Karnataka recently and was acquainted with Manjunath Vishwakarma during the trip, who told him about Darshan and his contribution to the Kannada film industry.

The 40-year-old actor had a humble beginning in the industry with small roles in films and television. His debut as a lead actor was in the movie Majestic in 2001, after which he went on to do both commercial and art films. His stardom, however, has been waning in the last few years with his movie Ambaressha in 2014, Jaggu Dada in 2016 and Chakravarthy in 2017 not doing well at the box office. His latest movie Tarak, which was released last month, is said to have received good response, and is expected to give a boost to his popularity.

1 Comment

  1. S.G.Ramachandra

    October 23, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I am happy that a kannada actor Mr. Darshan Toogudeepa was honoured at U.K. The Indian origin U.K M.P should also know that there are other senior actors who have made much more contributions than Darshan Toogudeepa in the Kannada film land. As every one knows that kannada film industry is very small compared to other languages and any such honours will certainly take the status of the actors to a great height. Their profession will have different look.Let the M.P make this honour every year to deserving artists whose contributions are genuine . This honour may change the quality of kannada film in future.

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