Mysore is his birth place

Actor's wish

Having a melange of attractions, the city of palaces Mysore will no doubt be one of the favourites for many. But for actor Vijay Raghavendra, it’s not just the heritage value of the city that endears to him, but for very personal reasons-he was born in Mysore.

In his free-wheeling chat with City Herald, the actor recalled his nascent days in Sandalwood, besides sharing screen space with biggies like V avichandran and Ramesh in his recent release- Kalla Malla Sulla and the failures he had to encounter.
After ‘Rishi’ where he teamed up with Shivarajkumar and ‘Kallarali Hoovagi’ with Ambareesh, Vijay is happy to be a part of ‘Kalla Malla...’ another multi-starrer.

“You can learn how to love a movie from Ravi sir, while from Ramesh, how to emote on screen,” Vijay says about his fresh experience with seniors in the realm.

Vijay who has gone through rough patches for tasting consistent failures like- Minchina Ota, Gokula, to name a few said he is not lost among the race of newcomers and hopes to spring back. I am very practical and will wait for my time. I haven’t given up, said confident Vijay.

Also knowing the pulse of his fans, Vijay was happy to note that- all they like me is for emotional scenes involving pain and agony.

It wouldn’t be a surprise, as he only confesses that his target is  family audience. What adds further credence to the statement is his bond with Dr Rajkumar, whom  he is also related to.  Parvatamma Rajkumar is none other than Vijay’s paternal aunt.

His future projects include- Paramashiva and Snehitaru.Many do not know Vijay has his roots in Saligrama in K R Nagar taluk. Whenever he is in the city, he makes it a point to call on his uncle’s family in Saraswathipuram.

He still has memories afresh of playing at the Saraswathipuram house of his uncle.
Having forayed into the tinsel world as a child artiste in Chinnari Muththa, the beefy boy has come a long way.

In the year 2000 he excelled in acting course at Film Training Institute of Tamil Nadu (FTIT), winning an award for his role as ‘spastic kid’.
Since then, he has a dream of playing the role of ‘spastic’ on big screen.

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