Kashinath the Actor and Director with Social Message – in Simple ManmathaRaja
“Amma Na Fail Ade America Paal ade“
Veteran actor and director, Kashinath, breathed his last at Shree Shankara Cancer Hospital here on Thursday January 18. Kashinath, who was ill since some days, had been admitted into the hospital two days back.
Kashinath has left behind his son, actor Alok Kashinath, and daugher, Amruthavarshini Kashinath.
After finishing his graduation through Vijaya College here, Kashinath, who was a native of Kundapur in Udupi district, had joined ASEEMA film unit and trained under Suresh Heblikar.
He was known for his unique style of comedy. The film, ‘Aparoopada Athithi’ directed by him, was released in 1975, which brought a fresh whiff of air to Kannada filmdom. His suspense thriller, ‘Aparichitha’, relelalsed in 1978, was a huge hit. For the first time, he acted in the film, ‘Anubhava’ in 1984 as hero. The films in which he acted as hero like ‘Avale Nanna Hendthi’ and ‘Hendthi Andre Hyagirabeku’ were received well by the audiences. He had to his credit about 40 films, and his recent film was ‘Chowka’.
Real Star Upendra, director, Sunil Kumar Desai etc were trained under Kashinath.