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Here Are 11 Promising Debutants of 2017-18 Who Made A Mark In Kannada Cinema!


There is obviously no shortage for talents in the kannada film industry and more over the industry has held and nurtured the new talents that enter into the industry every year. Even the audience have done their part by recognising their talents and upholding their fame. But its never easy as that for any debutants, one mistake and they could be thrown back down from where it may be really difficult for them to stand back, this is the fear that every debutant faces. But a few still manage to make a mark in the industry beside all these fears and difficulties.

Here is the list of few such new talents that debuted into the industry and made a mark in the industry.

Manish Rishi (Actor)

This actor who had been doing small roles in serials got a big break through when Simple Suni decided to cast him as the main lead in his film “Operation Allamelamma”, and Rishi did not disappoint Suni and did a great job in the film. His acting was critically acclaimed and was immediately cast for the film “Kavalu Dari”.

Raj B Shetty (Actor/Director)

This man proved to the industry that  a six pack body or a fantastic hair hairstyle does not make you a hero, but pure talent does. With a simple story and a simple budget, Raj B Shetty made the whole industry turn towards him.

Ashika Ranganath (Actress)

The cute Queen of sandalwood rose to fame when the song “Chutu Chutu” song from Rambo 2 was released, but her debut was for a film called Crazy Boy and she was nominated for the best female debut. Later she came into light when she played a lead role in “Mugulu Nage” along side Ganesh. Today Ashika is considered to be in top 3 actresses in Sandalwood.

Balu Nagendra (Actor)

Balu Nagendra who debuted as a main lead for the film Huliraya had acted for small roles in the films Duniya, Kaddi Pudi and so on. The film produced by Pushkar films and Paramvah studios was critically acclaimed for its screenplay and acting.

Priya Anand(Actress)

The Telgu/Tamil actress made her debut into the kannada film industry through Raaja Kumara along side Puneeth Raajkumar and the film was one of the top grosser of that year and has got many awards under its name. she is working on her second Kannada film Orange.

Amla Paul (Actress)

The Malyalam/Tamil actress made her debut into the kannada film industry through Hebbuli along side Kiccha Sudeep.

Aditi Prabhudeva (Actress)

She debuted into the industry as a main lead through the film Dairyam along side Ajay Rao and she got the best female debut award for this.

Narthan (Director)

Narthan who had been working under Prashanth Neel as a assistant director, made his debut through Mufti and has given a super hit film in his debut itself.

B S Pradeep Varma (Director)

B S Pradeep made his debut as director through the film Urvi staring Shradha Shrinath and Shruthi Hariharan, he was critically acclaimed for his directory work and also for taking a female centric film.

Adarsh Eshwarappa (Director)

Adarsh Eshwarappa made his debut as director through the film Shuddhi and got a great response even though it was not a commercial film. Shuddhi was one of the first Kannada films to be screened in Netflix.

M.G Srinivas (Actor/Director)

Even though he had directed films like Topiwala before, Srinivasa Kalyana was his debut as a main lead actor. This film did pretty well and got a good response even though it had a tough competition when it was released.

These were the few talents that managed to make a mark in their respective fields in the industry, if you feel we had left out anybody then please let us know in the comment section.