Michael Madhu, popular Kannada actor and comedian, passes away aged 51

Michael Madhu's death comes after the passing of Kannada actor Bullet Prakash.

FP Trending May 14, 2020 18:16:37 IST
Michael Madhu, popular Kannada actor and comedian, passes away aged 51

Popular Kannada actor and comedian Michael Madhu died of a heart attack on Wednesday evening. Known for his roles in films such as 1993 film Shhh! and 2013's Bhajrangi, the 51-year-old actor is survived by his wife and two daughters.

According to a report in Mid-Day, the actor collapsed in his house in Bengaluru and was rushed to the KIMS hospital where he breathed his last.

Karthik Gowda, creative executive producer at Hombale Films, tweeted about Madhu’s demise.

Here is Gowda's tweet

Madhu acted in over 300 films in a career spanning 15 years. First coming into prominence with the 1993 film Love Training, he held pivotal roles in films like AK 47, Vaali, Suryavamsha, Neelambari, Yamalokadalli Veerappan, Meese Hottha Gandasige Demandappo Demandu, Suprabhatha and Minugathare.

A Times of India report revealed Madhu had entered the industry to become a choreographer and added Michael to his name since he was a fan of pop singer Michael Jackson.

The actor was known for his unique style of comedy, involving body language and expressions that would leave fans in splits.

The Kannada film industry recently lost another comedian Bullet Prakash. The veteran actor died on 6 April after suffering from a liver infection.

Updated Date:

also read

Sanchari Vijay will be sorely missed at a time when Kannada film industry needs its everyman the most
Entertainment

Sanchari Vijay will be sorely missed at a time when Kannada film industry needs its everyman the most

The National Award-winning actor believed in “befriending the character, and accepting it with all its flaws and strengths."

After Madras HC, Lyca Productions also moved Hyderabad court in connection to Indian 2 shooting, alleges Shankar
Entertainment

After Madras HC, Lyca Productions also moved Hyderabad court in connection to Indian 2 shooting, alleges Shankar

In response, Lyca Productions said the issue raised before the Hyderabad court is a different one and has nothing to do with the litigation pending before the Madras HC

Prithiviraj Sukumaran, Mohanlal to reunite for former's second directorial Bro Daddy
Entertainment

Prithiviraj Sukumaran, Mohanlal to reunite for former's second directorial Bro Daddy

Prithiviraj Sukumaran, who made his directorial debut in 2019 with Lucifer featuring Mohanlal in the lead, will also star in his upcoming family drama.