Biography / trivia
# Darshan Thoogudeep was born on 17th Feb 1977 in Mysore, Karnataka, India.
# His father Thoogudeep Srinivas was a great actor who appeared in Kannada films during 1980s and 1990s. His mother name is Thoogudeep Meena. His father Srinivas received the second name Thoogudeepa after the movie name “Thoogudeepa” in which he acted.
# Darshan has a brother Dinakar Thoogudeep who is now directing kannada films.
# Though Darshan was born in filmy family his entry to the film industry was not easy. Before making his acting debut in films he was working as an assistant on movie sets and appeared on some TV shows and serials.
# Darshan made his acting debut with “Majestic” in 2001 opposite Rekha. The film was directed by noted director P. N. Satya. The movie was a huge hit commercially.
# His next blockbuster hit was “Kariya” in 2003 directed by Prem, the film was Prem’s directorial debut.
# Darshan became well known for his action sequences and most of his movies are based on underworld stories, hence he received the title of “Challenging Star” from his fans.
# After much success in his career he made his venture in film production also. He established his own production house “Thoogudeepa productions” and its first film was “Jothe Jotheyali” starring Prem, Ramya and Darshan Thoogudeep in a special appearance. The film was a commercial hit running 150 days.
# Darshan married Vijaya Lakshmi in 2004 and the couple have a son named Vineesh.
# In 2011 Darshan made headlines when his wife Vijaya Lakshmi gave a police complaint against him for physical violence. It created a great controversy in the film industry while some people went to the extent of seeking to ban him from kannada film industry. But actor Ambarish entered and settled the matter peacefully.
“I have about 40 horses and it is helping in training students. Already twenty students have got trained. I teach horse riding on Saturdays and Sundays when I am free.”
“We are seeking pardon from the people of Karnataka for our actions which led to many unexpected things. It was a bad moment for us and we did many mistakes. But we feel sorry.” [After the case]
Filmography / all movies list
|1||2002||Majestic||P.N. Sathya||Rekha,Jai Jagadeesh,Vanitha Vasu,Jyothi|
|2||2002||Dhruva||Ramesh M S||Shirin,Sadhu Kokila,Om Puri|
|4||2002||Ninagoskara||Yogish Hunsur||Naveen Mayur,Ruchita Prasad,Komal Kumar,Kashi|
|5||2003||Neenandre Ishta||B Mallesh||Harish Raj,Malavika,Akhila,Umashree,Doddanna|
|7||2003||Laali Haadu||H Vasu||Abhirami,Umashri,Saadhu Kokila|
|8||2003||Lankesh Patrike||Indrajit Lankesh||Vasundhara Das,Devaraj|
|10||2004||Darshan||R.Giri-Ramesh Kitti||Chitra Shenoy,Navneeth Kaur,Srinath,Srujan|
|11||2004||Dharma||K.V. Chandranath||Sindhu Menon,Monisha,Doddanna,Rangayana Raghu|
|12||2004||Kalasipalya||Om Praksh Rao||Rakshita,Avinash,Sadhu Kokila,Chitra Shenoy|
|13||2004||Sardara||P.N. Sathya||Gurlin Chopra,Srinivasa Murthy|
|14||2004||Bhagwan||H. Vasu||Daisy Bopanna,Sai Kumar,Bhavana|
|15||2005||Daasa||P.N. Sathya||Avinash,Amrutha,PadmaVasanthi,Chitra Shenoy|
|16||2005||Annavru||Om Praksh Rao||Suhasini,Ambareesh,Dalapati Dinesh,Sumitra|
|17||2005||Shashtri||P.N. Sathya||Maanya,Sumitra,Bullet Prakash|
|18||2005||Ayya||Om Prakash Rao||Rakshita|
|19||2005||Swamy||M.S Ramesh||Gayathri Jayaram,Rangayana Raghu,Avinash,Jai Jagadish|
|20||2006||Thangigagi||P.N. Sathya||Poonam Bajwa,Sweta Chengappa,Rangayana Raghu,Bullet Prakash|
|21||2006||Mandya||Om Prakash Rao||Rakshita,Radhika,Avinash,Sudharani,Dharma|
|22||2006||Suntaragaali||Saadhu Kokila||Rakshita,Sadhu Kokila,Ashish Vidhyarthi,Umashri,Bullet Prakash|
|24||2006||Bhupathy||S. Govind||Shirin,Sumalatha,Mukesh Rishi,K S Ashwath|
|25||2007||Snehana Preethina||Shahuraj Shindhe||Aditya,Lakshmi Rai,Sindhu tolani,Rangayana Raghu|
|27||2007||Ee Bandhana||Vijayalakshmi Singh||Jennifer Kotwal,Vishnuvardhan,Jaya Pradha,Anant Nag,Tara|
|28||2008||Gaja||K. Madesha||Navya Nair,Komal,Devraj,Chitra shenoy,Srinath|
|29||2008||Indra||H. Vasu||Namitha,Bullet Prakash,Vinaya Prasad,Anant Nag|
|30||2008||Arjun||Shahuraj Shindhe||Meera Chopra,Anant Nag,Urvashi|
|31||2008||Navagraha||Dinakar Tugudeep||Sharmila Mandre,Varsha,Dharma Keertiraj,Srujan Lokesh|
|32||2009||Yodha||Om Prakash Rao||Nikita Thukral,Ashish Vidhyarthi,Avinash,Srinivasa Murthy|
|33||2009||Abhay||Mahesh Babu||Aarti Thakur,Om Prakash,Mangalore Suresh|
|34||2010||Porki||M.D.Sridhar||Pranitha,Sangeetha Shetty,Devaraj,Avinash,Shrujan Lokesh|
|35||2010||Shourya||Saadhu Kokila||Madalasa Sharma,Ramesh Bhat,Bullet Prakash,Om Prakash|
|36||2011||Boss||R. Raghuraj||Navya Nair,Rekha,Rangayana Raghu,Umashri,Bullet Prakash|
|37||2011||Prince||Om Prakash Rao||Jennifer Kotwal,Nikita Thukral,Avinash, Shobaraj|
|38||2011||Saarathi||Dinakar Tugudeep||Deepa Sannidhi,Rangayana Raghu,Sharath Lohitashwa|
|39||2012||Chingari||Harsha||Deepika Kamaiah,Bhavana,Srujan Lokesh,Yashas|
|40||2012||KraanthiveeraSangolli Rayanna||Naganna||Jayaprada,Nikita Thukral,Srinivasa Murthy,Shashi Kumar|
|41||2012||Viraat||H. Vasu||Chaitra Chandranath,Isha Chawla,Sumalatha,Vidisha|
|43||2012||Snehitharu||Ram Narayan||Pranitha,Srujan Lokesh,Vijay Raghavendra,Tharun|
|45||2012||Bheema||Om Prakash Rao||–|