Shridhar is acclaimed as one of the finest actors in Kannada film land. Born with immense acting talent, he started acting on stage at a very young age and won high accolades for his performances. He is also an acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer. He won the Karnataka Sangitha Nritya Academy’s Best Young Dancer Award in 1980 and several awards later.

The renowned Kannada director late Sri,Puttanna Kanagal spotted Shridhar and introduced him to the Kannada screen as a hero, with the film Amritaghalige(1983) .In his first appearance itself Shridhar’s mature and brilliant performance as a noble and sacrificing young boy, was loved by all Kannadigas, and he soon became a household name in Karnataka. His outstanding performance in the lead role is cherished even today. The song “hindusthanavu endu mareyada” has become an immortal patriotic song in Kannada cinema
Since then he has acted in more than 65 films under the direction of many legends in Indian cinema, and has won many awards for his performances. He has the rare distinction of acting in five languages viz., Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi

Shridhar is an actor who studies the psychological, sociological aspects of the character in detail and breathes life into it. He has studied in great depth the films of great directors and actors of world cinema.

"Santa Shishunala Shariefa" a film directed by renowned director Nagabharana is a milestone in Kannada cinema. Shridhar's mature and sterling portrayal of the saint-poet, from 20 to 80 years of age stands as one of the finest performances on Kannada screen. He won the Karnataka State Government's Best Actor Award for his performance. This film also won the prestigious Nargis Dutt award from the Central Government

Bannada Vesha , a film by the acclaimed director Girish Kasaravally won the National Award as the Regional Best Film. Shridhar portrayed the complex character of a successful yakshagana artiste who is trapped by his popular image

Lady Character
Shridhar donned the role of a lady in the super hit comedy film Bombat Hendthi. This film is rated as one of the top most comedy films in Kannada


After casting Shridhar as the Hero in his successful Kannada film, Sundara Swapnagalu, the ace Tamil director Sri.K.Balachander introduced him to the Tamil screen with his film "Manadil Urudi Vendum" (heroin-Suhasini). Shridhar's classical dancing (Kanna varuvana and sangatthamil kaviye) in this film is acclaimed as one of the best classical performances by a hero in Indian cinema. Shridhar later acted in several Tamil films like- Poo Pootta Nandavanam (with Sarita), Maha Maayi (with Shobhana) etc.,


He has acted in the highly acclaimed Malayalam film "Mani Chitra Taalzhu" made by the renowned director Sri Fazil.This film became a sensational hit and won many National and State Awards.The climax song "oru murai vandu parthaya" became an all time favourite among the Malayalees.


He acted as the anti-hero in the Hindi film "Bhairavi" a classical music based film directed by Smt Arunaraje Patil.This film won a national award for its excellent music.


His powerful performance in a character role in the Telugu film "Swarabhishekam" directed by the renowned director Sri.K.Viswanath won high acclaim.


Shridhar received tremendous appreciation for his performance as Lord Shiva in the Kannada film Shabarimale Swamy Ayyappa directed by Renuka Sharma.His ananda and raudra tandavams became sensational and unparalleled on Indian Screen. He became a household name in Andhra Pradesh with his outstanding performance as Lord Shiva in the classic Telugu serial "Shivaleelalu" on E-TV. Shridhar is identified as Lord Shiva in Karnataka and Andhrapradesh.
His other portrayals as Shiva are, Devi Mookambike mahatme, Mahasaadhvi Mallamma, Bala Shiva, Gramadevathe, Renukacharya Mahatme (as Renukacharya and Shiva) and Ranachandi (Telugu) Truvilzhaiadal (Tamil-TV), Purana Gaadhalu (Telugu-TV).Adi Chunchanagiri Mahatme etc.


                                                               AWARD WINNING FILMS

        TITLE                                         DIRECTOR                                     AWARD

1. Amritha Ghalige                         Sri.Puttanna Kanagal                             State Award

2. Mowna Geethe                            Sri.Geetha Priya                                   State Award

3. Asphota                                          Sri.Nagabharana                                National &State Awards

4. Bannada Vesha                             Sri.Girish Kasaravally       &n