Darshan Thoogudeepa Biography 2024, Net Worth, News, Height, Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Early life, Education, Career & More

Darshan Thoogudeepa Biography: Darshan Thoogudeepa (born 16 February 1977), better known by his moniker Darshan, is an Indian actor, producer, and distributor who specialises in Kannada films. One of the top modern Kannada actors, Darshan founded Thoogudeepa Productions in 2006, producing Jothe Jotheyali, in which he made a special appearance. Darshan received critical acclaim for his roles in Anatharu (2007) and Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (2012), the latter for which he played the 19th-century warrior Sangolli Rayanna, earning him the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor. In the middle of the 1990s, he started performing in short films and soap operas. The 2002 movie Majestic featured him in the lead role for the first time. Commercially successful films that Darshan starred in include Yajamana (2019), Roberrt (2021), Kaatera (2023), Gaja (2008), Navagraha (2008), Saarathi (2011), Bulbul (2013), and Kariya (2003).

Latest New: Darshan is Hindu by religion and His Nationality Indian & Star Sign Aquarius. Darshan Age 40 Years Old. His Height 6ft 2in/ 188 cm and Weight 85 Kg/ 187 lbs. His Body Measurements 42-33-13.5 Inches.

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Darshan Thoogudeepa Biography

In Ponnampet, Kodagu, Karnataka, India, Darshan was born. His mother Meena and father Thoogudeepa Srinivas, an actor. He has a sister called Divya and a brother named Dinakar Thogudeepa, who works as a scriptwriter, producer, and director of films. In 2000, Darshan wed Vijaya Lakshmi. The couple is blessed with Vineesh as a son. Darshan is an Indian national who practices Hinduism and has the sign Aquarius as his star sign.

Darshan is forty years of age. He is 188 cm (6 feet 2 inches) tall and weighs 85 kg (187 lbs). His measurements are 42, 33, and 13.5 inches. Darshan has a 42-inch chest, a 33-inch waist, and 13.5-inch biceps. He wears shoes that are 10 inches in size. Darshan’s eyes are brown and his hair is black. Darshan’s IMDb minibiography

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Who Is Darshan Thoogudeepa?

Darshan, the son of the renowned Kannada actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas, encountered challenges despite his family background in the industry. He began his career as an assistant director and took on various odd jobs before achieving success. He initially appeared in several TV serials, notably in S Narayan’s ‘Ambika’, where Narayan noticed his talent and cast him in a supporting role in the 1997 movie ‘Mahabharatha’. However, it was his performance as Daasa in the 2001 film ‘Majestic’, directed by P. N. Satya, that brought him fame.

Following a successful start, Darshan acted in hit movies like ‘Kitti’, ‘Ninagoskara’, ‘Neenandre Ishta’, and ‘Daasa’. He showed his talent in various roles: a musician in ‘Laali Haadu’, a journalist in ‘Lankesh Patrike’, and a blind man in ‘Namma Preethiya Ramu’. His career flourished with acclaimed performances in films such as ‘Kalasipalya’ (2004), directed by Om Prakash Rao, and ‘Annavru’, ‘Shastri’, and ‘Ayya’ in 2005. Darshan has continued to be successful since then. His marriage struggles have been widely reported since the 2011 incident involving his wife.

In 2021, he was accused of hurting a waiter at a hotel in Mysuru. It was said that the police hid the incident and settled it for Rs 50,000 with the waiter. The next year, a Kannada movie maker named Bharat complained to the police about Darshan making threats. In January 2023, officers from the Forest Department searched Darshan’s farm close to T. Narsipur. They took away four Bar-headed geese that were supposedly kept illegally. Then, in January 2024, actress Pavithra Gowda shared on social media about her ten-year celebration suggesting Darshan had another relationship. Furthermore, Darshan, Abhishek Ambareesh, and Rockline Venkatesh received warnings from the police for supposedly partying all night at a bar in Bengaluru.

About Darshan Thoogudeepa

Darshan Thoogudeepa, known mononymously as Darshan, is an Indian actor, film producer, and film distributor who works predominantly in Kannada films. One of the leading contemporary actors of Kannada cinema, Darshan established the production house Thoogudeepa Productions in 2006.

Born: 16 February 1977 (age 47 years), Ponnampet

Spouse: Vijaya Lakshmi Darshan (m. 2000)

Upcoming movie: Devil: The Hero

Children: Vineesh Thoogudeep

Parents: Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Meena Thoogudeepa

Siblings: Dinakar Thoogudeepa, Divya Thoogudeepa

Darshan Thoogudeepa Net Worth

Darshan Thoogudeep is an Indian actor, producer, and distributor who has a net worth of $12 million.

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Vijaya Lakshmi Darshan: In 2016, his wife Vijayalakshmi filed a complaint against Darshan for hitting her and threatening to shoot her. According to News18, the actor claimed he was intoxicated and had no memory of the incident. Vijayalakshmi had first filed a complaint about the assault in September 2011.

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Darshan Thoogudeepa Biography Details

Hemanth Kumar

16 February 1977 (age 47)

Ponnampet, Kodagu, Karnataka, India
Other namesD boss, Challenging star
  • Film actor
  • producer
  • distributor
Years active1997–present

(m. 2003)

Template:Pavithra Gowda

  • Thoogudeepa Srinivas (father)
FamilyDinakar Thoogudeepa(brother)

Early life

On February 16, 1977, in Ponnampet, Kodagu district, Karnataka, India, actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas and actress Meena welcomed Darshan into the world. At birth, Hemanth Kumar was his given name. Srinivas starred in the 1966 Kannada film Thoogudeepa, which brought him notoriety and led to the moniker being attached to his name. He was a well-liked performer in his day and had reservations about Darshan pursuing a career in cinema acting. Darshan enrolled himself against his will in Shimoga’s Ninasam, a theatre training institute, before to his father’s 1995 death. Darshan has a younger brother, Dinakar, who is a filmmaker and runs Thoogudeepa Productions, and a sister, Divya. Darshan studied primary and secondary school in Mysuru when he was a child.

Acting career

Following his graduation from Ninasam, Darshan worked as a projectionist before joining seasoned cinematographer B. C. Gowrishankar’s crew as an assistant cameraman. His television soap opera debut was in S. Narayan’s production. Then, in 1997, Narayan offered him a supporting part in his movie Mahabharatha. Following that, Darshan made appearances in films like Devara Maga (2000), Ellara Mane Dosenoo (2000), Bhoothayyana Makkalu (2000), and Mr Harishchandra (2001), primarily in small, supporting parts that were frequently bit parts. He also had a few small roles in other TV soap operas at this time.

Majestic, a 2001 film directed by P. N. Satya, gave Darshan his big break in the business. In it, he played the part of Daasa, an innocent young man who becomes an underworld don. After that, he starred in Ramesh Yadav’s films Kitti, Ninagoskara, Neenandre Ishta, and Daasa. He starred in the 2003 action movie Kariya, which was direct by Prem. In Laali Haadu, he portrayed a young musician; in Lankesh Patrike, a journalist; and in Namma Preethiya Ramu, a blind impoverished guy.

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In September 2011, Darshan became embroiled in a scandal after his spouse report him to the police on charges of domestic abuse. After that, he was taken into jail and held at Parappana Agrahara for 14 days. But the conflict in the marriage was eventually resolved out of court. He apologised in public to his followers for the controversies. Even though it was anticipated that this would damage his reputation, Saarathi (2011), his direct release, did well at the box office. In 2016, his spouse lodged a complaint with Bengaluru police regarding Darshan’s ‘objectionable behaviour’. Darshan was charged with attacking a waiter at a hotel in Mysuru in 2021. Additionally, it was claimed that the police had hush up the occurrence and that the waiter had receive a settlement of Rs 50,000.


Real NameHemanth Kumar
NicknameChallenging star
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Distributor
Famous RoleSangolli Rayanna in Kannada film Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (2012)

Physical Stats of Darshan Thoogudeepa

Height (approx.)6′ 3″ (191 cm)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

In 2003, Darshan got married in the Dharmasthala Temple to his relative Vijayalakshmi, who was studying chemical engineering at the time. Vineesh is their son. Near Malavalli, in the far east of Mysuru, is where Darshan maintains his own small zoo. Bikes and vehicles are two more of Darshan’s loves.

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Personal Life of Darshan Thoogudeepa

Date of Birth16 February 1977
Age (as of 2024)47 Years
BirthplacePonnampet, Kodagu, Karnataka, India
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownPonnampet, Kodagu, Karnataka, India
DebutFilm: Mahabharatha (Kannada, 1997), Vallarasu (Tamil, 2000)
Production: Jothe Jotheyali (2006)
FamilyFather- Thoogudeepa Srinivas (aka Mysore Srinivas, Actor)
Mother- Meena
Brother- Dinakar Thogudeepa (Film director, screenwriter & producer)
Sister- Divya
Controversies• In September 2011, Darshan’s wife filed a complaint against him, accusing the latter of domestic violence. He was subsequently arrest and had to spend 14 days in judicial custody at Parappana Agrahara Prison, Bangalore.
• On 11 June 2024, he was arrested in Mysuru in connection with a murder case. According to the police, Darshan killed a person named Renukaswamy who belonged to Chitradurga as he was involve in online harassment of Pavithra Gowda, a close friend of Darshan.


ColoursGrey, brown

Girls, Affairs and More

Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear- 2000
Affairs/GirlfriendsVijaya Lakshmi
WifeVijaya Lakshmi
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Son- Vineesh

Money Factor

Salary4-6 crore/film (INR)

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