Kannada actor and director Kashinath passed away on Thursday in a private hospital in Bangalore. The actor suffering from cancer was admitted to Shankar Cancer Hospital two days ago.
Born in Koteswar village in Kanadapura taluka, Kashinath was known for his comedy films with a touch of satire. His films generally touched subjects that were often considered taboo in Indian society and thus some critics attracted obscene people.
Kashinatha’s first directorial project was Aparoopada Athithigalu in 1975. His movie Anubhava (1984) with himself and Umashree in lead roles, was a blockbuster. Noted actor Upendra, music director-actor V Manohar, director Sunil Kumar Desai worked under him. Kashinath produced 11 Kannada films, 1-Hindi, 1-Telugu. Kashinath also made many hit movies with Upendra as his assistant director. Upendra himself acknowledges Kashinath as his ‘Guru’ (Master) and considers working with Kashinath as ‘Gurukula’ (University).
Recently, he had acted in multi-starrer ‘Chowka’ movie directed by Dwaarakeesh. His son Alok Kashinath is also an actor in Kannada film industry. He is survived by a son and a daughter. Sandalwood artistes paid their tribute to the departed soul. read more…