Further movies include Indra (2008), Arjun (2008), Navagraha (2008), Yodha (2009), Abhay (2009). He then made a lead role along with actor Arun Pandian’s daughter Keerthi Pandian in the movie Thumbaa directed by Harish Ram LH. He has learned acting from Ninasam Theatre Institute, Karnataka, India. He starred in Prem's directorial debut, the 2003 action film Kariya.

He went to Bangalore after completing his education. Its first production was Jothe Jotheyali, with Darshan in a special appearance.

The son of actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Darshan began his acting career in soap operas and bit films in the mid-1990s. Its other notable projects include distribution of Brindavana (2013), Prakash Raj's Oggarane (2014), the Sharan starrer Jai Lalitha (2014),the Sriimurali starrer Ugramm and the V. Ravichandran starrer Paramashiva (2014). Next, he played a role in the historical movie Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna and got his maiden Karnataka State Film Awards and Filmfare Award for best actor. Darshan's major break in films came with Majestic, directed by P. N. Satya and released in 2001, in which he played the role of Daasa, an innocent youth-turned-underworld don. [5], "Ini Avan heralds a new era for Lankan Tamil cinema", "Hiru golden film awards which took srilankan cinema to global stage concludes successfully massive response from public", "Locarno: Suba Sivakumaran's 'House of My Fathers' Sells to Hong Kong's Asian Shadows (EXCLUSIVE)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Darshan_Dharmaraj&oldid=975714791, Articles containing Sinhala-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Best Actor - Derana Lux Film Awards (2013), This page was last edited on 30 August 2020, at 01:10. He was awarded Best Actor Awards at several Film festivals in Sri Lanka for his portrayal as ex-LTTE cadre in Asoka Handagama's movie Ini Avan (2012). Airavata". Darshan subsequently featured in films such as Devara Maga (2000), Ellara Mane Dosenoo (2000), Bhoothayyana Makkalu (2000) and Mr. Harishchandra (2001), mostly in insignificant and supporting, often bit roles. Darshan is an Indian film Actor, who has worked predominantly in the Tamil movie industry. [25] Though this was expected to dent his image, his immediate release Saarathi (2011) performed well at the box office. [16][17][18][19][20], Darshan was involved in a controversy in September 2011, when his wife complained to police, accusing him of domestic violence. [14] In the same year, on 12 December 2019, Darshan released another film, Odeya. [5], Darshan was born to actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas and Meena on 16 February 1977. Darshan Dharmaraj (Tamil: தர்ஷன் தர்மராஜ், Sinhala: දර්ශන් ධර්මරාජ්) is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema.

In 2013, his family established a distribution company called Thoogudeepa Distributors. Dharshan's previous film to hit the theatres was Thumbaa in the year 2019. His 2012 release was Chingari. The Hindu wrote: "He sizzles on the screen in his tailor-made avatar as Mr. For the American League of Legends player, see, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Darshan's fans donate food to Siddaganaga Mutt on his birthday", https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/kannada/movies/news/Thoogudeepa-productions-now-diversifies/articleshow/19834936.cms, "Darshan double bonanza in 'Kurukshetra': Sources say he'll play Karna and Duryodhana", "Actor Darshan: From Rs 200 per day to Rs 10.25 crore per film", "The rise and fall of Kannada star Darshan", "And the Filmfare Award for Kannada goes to...", "Mr. Airavata: No logic, but enjoy Darshan magic", "Viraat Keeps Darshan Fans on Their Feet", https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/kannada/2019/aug/14/kurukshetra-to-touch-rs-30-crore-mark-in-first-week-of-release-in-karnataka-2018591.html, https://www.cinemaexpress.com/stories/news/2020/jan/22/its-a-wrap-for-darshans-roberrt-16640.html, "Sudeep, Darshan proud owners of Harley Davidson bikes", "Kannada actor Darshan held for domestic violence", "Compromise Formula to Save Kannada Actor Darshan from Jail? [31]

[4] He started cinema career with the 2008 film Prabhakaran. [1] Thoogudeepa is a 1966 Kannada film in which Srinivas acted and gained fame, following which the sobriquet stuck to his name. Here click on the “Privacy & Security” options listed on the left hand side of the page. … In 2004, he starred in Kalasipalya, directed by Om Prakash Rao and in P. N. Satya's Daasa. Sandalwood actor Darshan Thoogudeepa on Thursday put up a heartfelt post on his social media, wishing Kannada music composer and his long-time friend V … Harish Kumar Surya Darshan is an Indian Actor who predominantly works in Kannada and Tamil television industry. His first film in a lead role was in the 2001 film Majestic. His 2014 film Ambareesha received mixed responses, though it was commercially successful. This time the actor breezes through some dance steps".

Against his father's wishes, Darshan enrolled in Ninasam, a theatre training institute in Shimoga, prior to his father's death in 1995.[6]. The reviewer added: "He is seen in his signature style of action, dialogue delivery and mannerism. [citation needed], Darshan married his relative Vijayalakshmi, who was then a student in Chemical engineering, in 2003 at Dharmasthala Temple. On 1 March 2019, his 51st movie Yajamana was released, becoming Darshan's biggest box office opener. To Start receiving timely alerts please follow the below steps: #Filmibeat: Best Of 2018. He starred again in Anaji Nagaraj's Swamy (2005), Suntaragaali (2006), Dattha (2006), Bhoopathi (2007), Snehana Preethina (2007) and Anatharu (2008), where he starred with Upendra. He was born in Rakwana. [12][13] Darshan's next film was Chakravarthy in 2017 based on Bangalore Underworld's true story, which gave a mixed response from the audience, but got recognition for the new look.

After graduating from Ninasam, Darshan worked as a projectionist before becoming an assistant cameraman to veteran cinematographer B. C. Gowrishankar.