Prime News, International, Sandalwood, London, October 19: – Darshan Tugudeepa, a well-known Kannada actor will receive a rare honour at the United Kingdom Parliament today, for his contributions to art and culture through his movies in Karnataka.
Darshan is the first south Indian and fourth Indian actor to receive this rare honour. He will be honoured at an event organised by the Karnataka Business Chamber, London. He will return to Bengaluru on October 26.
Veerendra Sharma, British Member of Parliament, in a letter to the actor, said “It’s a great honour and privilege to host you at the House of Commons, on October 19. We’ve decided to felicitate you, for the hard efforts you’ve put in through your movies to promote Karnataka’s art and culture.”
Sharma who was on a visit to Karnataka recently was greatly influenced by the state’s art and culture. During his visit, he came in contact with Manjunath Vishwakarma, who briefed him about Darshan and his contributions.
Darshan initially worked in trivial roles in a few films and television shows. He later made his debut in a lead role in the film ‘Majestic’ in 2001. He has since then starred in many commercial and art films. The actor bounced back with his latest flick ‘Tarak,’ which received good response.
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