Kannada actor ‘Edakallu’ Chandrashekhar passes away


The 1973 film made him so popular that people in the industry addressed him as ‘Edakallu’ Chandrashekhar. He also shared screen space with many legendary actors of Kannada cinema, including Dr Rajukumar and Vishuvardhan. Top News
IPL Auction 2018: Complete list of all players sold and unsoldIPL Auction 2018 LIVE Streaming Online: When and where to watch it on TVVIDEO: See how raw egg, cup of noodles instantly FREEZE in China's coldest townSenior Kannada actor Chandrashekhar died in the wee hours of Saturday in Canada. In 2004, he returned to Kannada cinema as a director with Poorvapara. He began his career in the film industry as a child artist with Namma Makkalu that came out in 1969. A great human being, and a fabulous actor,” wrote movie star Puneeth Rajkumar on his Facebook page. “Sad day for Kannada Film Industry, Chadrashekhar of #edakalluguddadamele fame is no more. It is still not clear whether the last rites of Chandrashekhar will take place in Canada or in Bengaluru. Chandrashekhar was last seen in Raju Kannada Medium, which released last week. Chandrashekhar spent the majority of his life in Canada following his marriage to dancer Sheela in 1984. His major break was Edakallu Guddadamele, which was helmed by iconic filmmaker Puttanna Kanagal. And his upcoming film 3 ghante, 30 dina, 30 second is also gearing up for release soon. He took a long sabbatical from acting career after his marriage. The 63-year-old actor passed away after suffering a major heart attack, his daughter Tanya told the media in Bengaluru. And took up a job at the Indian High Commission as a visa officer. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Updated: January 27, 2018 2:26 pm

Chandrashekhar was last seen in Raju Kannada Medium. He also played an important role in the film, which had actor Geeta in the lead role. Kannada film personalities and other high-profile people including Kannada Chef Minister Siddaramaiah, condoled the death of Chandrashekhar. Last week, another veteran filmmaker and actor Kashinath also passed away while he was under medical care.