Actor Dwarakish Death, Age, Wife, Son, Family, Movies & Biography

Bungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath, popularly known as Dwarakish was an Indian actor, producer, and director. He used to work in the Kannada film industry. C.V. Shivashankar, who makes movies in Kannada, named him Dwarakish. This article will cover Actor Dwarakish Death, Age, Wife, Son, Family, Movies & Biography.

Basic Biography/WikiInformation
Full nameBungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath
Born / Date of birth19 August 1942
Date of Death16 April 2024
Age (at the time of Death)81
Cause of DeathCardiac arrest
Place of DeathBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Profession or Career fieldActor, screenwriter, director, producer
Famous forHis role as Director and Producer in Kannada film industry

Early life: Parents, Siblings

Dwarakish was born and brought up in Ittigegud, Mysore.

Birthplace Hunsur, Mysore, Kingdom of Mysore, India
Nickname or Popular NameDwarakish
Father NameBungle Shama Rao
Mother NameJayamma
Brother NameMadhusoodana Rao
Zodiac sign or Sun SignLeo
HometownIttigegud, Mysore
Last Residence / AddressElectronic City in Bengaluru
Mother tongue / LanguageKannada
Food Habits and Choices
Hobbies and interests

Physical Appearance: Height, Weight & Measurements

Physical stats & moreValues
Height (approx)in centimetres – 172 cm
in feet and inches – 5.64 ft
in metres – 1.72 m
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBlack

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Education Background: Qualifications

His schooling was done in Sharada Vilas and Banumaiah’s school. Then, he graduated and got his mechanical engineering diploma from CPC Polytechnic.

SchoolSharada Vilas and Banumaiah’s school
College/UniversityCPC Polytechnic
Educational Qualification/DegreeDiploma in Mechanical Engineering

Personal life: Dwarakish Wife, Family, Marriage

Photo of Dwarakish with his second wife Shailaja
Photo of Dwarakish with his second wife Shailaja
Marital statusMarried
WifeShailaja (m. 1993)
Ex-WifeAmbuja (died in 2021)
Number of Children6
SonsYogesh Dwarakish, Giri Dwarakish

Dwarakish married Ambuja at a young age. The couple together had 5 children. Their marriage could not work for some unknown reasons and they got separated. Later, Ambuja passed away in 2021.

Dwarakish’s second marriage took place in 1993. At age 51, he married Shailaja and they together had one child. Shailaja used to work in the State Bank of Mysore. She first approached Dwarakish for her elder sister’s daughter. First, Shailaja and Dwarakish became friends, and finally, they fell in love.

Actor Dwarakish Death

On 16 April 2024, Kannada actor Dwarakish passed away from a cardiac arrest in Bengaluru. He was 81 years old at the time of his death.

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed his condolences after hearing the news of Dwarakish’s passing. The PM stated that Dwarakish had greatly contributed to the Indian film industry.

Professional Career

Years Active1963 – 2024

Dwarakish with his brother started his career in Gandhi Square, Mysore by opening a spare-parts business named Bharath Auto Spares. He was still interested in acting and often asked his maternal uncle for opportunities to act in movies. His uncle was a popular cinema director by the name of Hunusur Krishnamurthy.

  • He finally decided to quit his other businesses and start acting in 1963. His acting journey took off with small roles in movies. His first role was as a prince in the Veera Sankalpa, a film directed by his uncle Hunasur Krishnamoorty. Then, he acted in films like Satya Harischandra and Maduve Madi Nodu.
  • Debut in Production: Mamatheya Bandhana was the first movie co-produced by Dwarakish and 2 other people under the Thunga Pictures banner.
  • His first solo production movie was Mayor Muthanna. It was a big box office success and starred Bharathi and Dr. Rajkumar in the leading roles.
  • For the next 2 decades, he gave many hit movies in the Kannada film industry.
  • After getting success in the movie production business, Dwarakish started directing movies himself. His first movie as a director was Nee Bareda Kadambari. It was released in 1985. After this movie, he directed movies for many other producers.
  • Things did not always go as planned for him. His career journey had many ups and downs. He faced many failures in the movie business. His colleagues in the industry started to write him off, but he kept making movies and even introduced some new faces.
  • Later in 2004, he produced Apthamitra, a big commercial success.
  • Dwarakish became the first Kannada producer to bring Kishore Kumar into the Kannada cinema. Aadu Aata Aadu song became very popular among Kannada content viewers.

Dwarakish movies as Director and Producer

YearFilmHis Role in the Movie
2018Amma I Love YouProducer
2001MajnuDirector, Producer
1997Shruthi Hakida HejjeDirector
1996Hrudaya KallaruDirector, Producer
1995Giddu DadaDirector
1995KidnapDirector, Producer
1993Rayaru Bandaru Mavana ManegeDirector
1992Hosa Kalla Hale KullaDirector, Producer
1991Gowri KalyanaDirector, Producer
1990ShruthiDirector, Producer
1989Krishna Nee KunidagaDirector, Producer
1989Jai KarnatakaDirector, Producer
1988Ganda Mane MakkaluProducer
1987Ravana RajyaProducer
1987Onde Goodina HakkigaluProducer
1987Dance Raja DanceDirector, Producer
1986Africadalli SheelaDirector, Producer
1986Naan Adimai IllaiDirector, Producer
1986Kizhakku Africavil SheelaDirector, Producer
1985Brahma GantuProducer
1985Madhuve Madu Tamashe NoduProducer
1985Nee Thanda KanikeDirector, Producer
1985Nee Bareda KadambariDirector, Producer
1984Police PapannaProducer
1984Indina RamayanaProducer
1984Prachanda KullaProducer
1983Ananda BhairaviProducer
1983Adutha VarisuProducer
1983Gedda MagaProducer
1982Nyaya EllideProducer
1982Pedda GeddaProducer
1981Mane Mane KatheProducer
1981Guru ShishyaruProducer
1980Manku ThimmaProducer
1980Kulla KulliProducer
1979Preethi Madu Thamashe NoduProducer
1978Singaporenalli Raja KullaProducer
1977Kittu PuttuProducer
1973Cowboy KullaProducer
1972Kulla Agent 000Producer
1969Mayor MuthannaProducer
1966Mamatheya BandhanaProducer

Dwarakish movies as an Actor

YearMovie Title
2006Jothe Jotheyali
2004Shwetha Naagara
2001Sri Manjunatha
2001Yaarige Beda Duddu
1994Mandyada Gandu
1993Rayaru Bandaru Mavana Manege
1993Muddina Maava
1993Server Somanna
1993Hendthi Helidare Kelabeku
1987Dance Raja Dance
1986Africadalli Sheela
1985Nee Thanda Kanike
1985Nee Bareda Kadambari
1984Indina Ramayana
1984Madhuve Madu Tamashe Nodu
1984Prachanda Kulla
1983Geluvu Nannade
1982Prema Matsara
1982Jimmy Gallu
1982Karmika Kallanalla
1982Pedda Gedda
1981Guru Shishyaru
1981Avala Hejje
1981Kula Puthra
1981Simhada Mari Sainya
1980Auto Raja
1980Haddina Kannu
1980Mane Mane Kathe
1979Naniruvude Ninagagi
1979Asadhya Aliya
1979Bengaluru Bootha
1978Madhura Sangama
1978Maathu Tappada Maga
1978Bhale Huduga
1978Singaporenalli Raja Kulla
1977Shrimanthana Magalu
1977Galate Samsara
1977Kittu Puttu
1977Sose Tanda Soubhagya
1977Pavana Ganga
1976Bahaddur Gandu
1976Devara Duddu
1976Makkala Bhagya
1975Kalla Kulla
1974Bhakta Kumbara
1974Anna Attige
1974Maga Mommaga
1974Mahadeshwara Pooja Phala
1974Professor Huchuraya
1973Devaru Kotta Thangi
1973CID 72
1972Kulla Agent 000
1972Bangaarada Manushya
1972Kranti Veera
1972Janma Rahasya
1972Nanda Gokula
1971Baala Bandana
1971Nyayave Devaru
1971Thayi Devaru
1971Bhale Adrushtavo Adrushta
1971Sri Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama
1971Sidila Mari
1970Baalu Belagithu
1970Arishina Kumkuma
1969Mallammana Pavaada
1969Mayor Muthanna
1968Jedara Bale
1968Bedi Bandavalu
1968Manku Dinne
1968Adda Dari
1968Bhagyada Bagilu
1967Lagna Pathrike
1967Dhana Pishachi
1967Belli Moda
1967Sri Purandara Dasaru
1966Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari Kathe
1965Satya Harishchandra
1965Maduve Madi Nodu
1964Veera Sankalpa

Lifestyle: Dwarakish Net Worth, Status, Money

Dwarakish’s net worth is still unknown to the public.

Net Worth (approx)unknown

House, Bike, and Car Collection

House or other propertiesA house in Electronic City in Bengaluru

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Awards, Nominations, and Honour

Dwarakish got the honour of shooting the first Kannada movie outside of India. His Kannada film Apthamitra also created records. Two theatres at Ranajith in Mysore and Santosh in Bangalore kept screening this movie for one year. Throughout that year, at least 4 shows were played for this movie daily. He also received an NTR Award.

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