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K. S. Ashwath - Famous Kannada Film Actor

K. S. Ashwath (25 May 1925 – 18 January 2010) was a veteran Kannada film actor. He has acted in more than 350 films during his five-decade-long career.


Aswath was born in Karaganahalli Village, Arakalagudu Taluk, Hassan district, Karnataka, India. He was staying at his Sarswatipuram Nivas in Mysore. Subbarao Aswath Narayana was his real name.

The 'Chamayya Mestru' of the movie Nagarahavu started his acting career as a theatre artiste and he entered Kannada films in 1950s. He debuted as an independent hero with the movie Striratna. 

He had played all kinds of character roles. His acting was not only touches the heart but also to the brain.

Besides being an actor, He was also a freedom fighter. He was very disciplined and known for his time sense.

Tumkur University has given honorary Doctorate to veteran actor K.S. Ashwath. He was the first supporting artist to get this honor.

Ashwath died at a private hospital in Mysore on 18 January 2010. He was cremated at Harishchandra Ghat, at the foothills of Chamundi in Mysore


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