Dwarakish (Actor, Director, Producer), Wiki, Age, Biography, Girlfriend, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Dwarakish (Actor, Director, Producer), Wiki, Age, Biography, Girlfriend, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Dwarakish?

Bungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath better known as Dwarakish was an Indian actor, director and producer in the Kannada film industry. He was given the name Dwarakish by Kannada film maker C. V. Shivashankar. He had a great filmography during his career. On 16 April 2024 he died due to cardiac arrest at the age of 81 in Bengaluru, India.


Full NameBungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath
Profession Actor, Producer and Director
Date of Birth19 August 1942
Place of BirthMysore, India
Age (as of 2024)Died at 49 (2013)
EducationDiploma in Mechanical Engineering
Alma Mater Sharada Vilas and Banumaiah’s School , CPC Polytechnic
Known forHe is very renowned name in Kannada Movie Industry. He has been part of many movies as Director, Producer and Actor.
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourN/A
Zodiac SignN/A

Early life

After completing his education, Dwarakish and his brother started an automotive spare-parts business called “Bharath Auto Spares” in Gandhi Square, Mysore. He was strongly attracted to acting and often asked his maternal uncle, a famous cinema director Hunusur Krishnamurthy, to give him a chance to act in movies. In 1963, he decided to quit business and start acting in movies.


Dwarakish started his film journey by doing a small role, that of a prince in the film “Veera Sankalpa” directed by his uncle Hunasur Krishnamoorty. Later he did small roles in Maduve Madi Nodu and Satya Harischandra films. Then in 1966, Dwarakish co-produced the movie Mamatheya Bandhana with 2 others under the banner of Thunga Pictures. In 1969, his first independent production Mayor Muthanna starring Dr. Rajkumar and Bharathi in the lead roles was a box office success. After Mayor Muthanna, Dwarakish gave a series of box office successes to Kannada cinema, one after the other for the next two decades. Dwarakish Chitra began directing movies in 1985, creating successful films like Dance Raja Dance, Nee Bareda Kadambari, Shruthi, Shruthi Haakidha Hejje, Rayaru Bandaru Mavana Manege, and Kilaadigalu. Despite facing box office failures and being fired by his colleagues and the film industry, Dwarakish continued to create new faces in Kannada cinema. As a producer, he introduced new actors, directors, and technicians, making him a “Godfather.” His unwavering dedication to cinema led to his long-awaited success with Apthamitra in 2004.


He received his primary education in Sharada Vilas and Banumaiah’s school, and he graduated from CPC Polytechnic with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Family and Affairs





He produced First Kannada movie to be shot outside India. Apthamitra created records in Kannada Cinema. It was the first Kannada movie to celebrate screening for one year in two theatres, at Santosh in Bangalore and at Ranajith in Mysore and was the first Kannada movie to successfully complete one year of screening with four shows daily. He had received NTR Award.

Money Factor

Net WorthN/A
Salary  / Income N/A

Trivia & Facts


The above-mentioned content, let us know at thefilmycharcha@gmail.com

Now, Get your Google presence in the form of Public Biography like the one above! Hurry up! Click here to get Your Biography Published.