Actor who has become famous for his roles in Kannada films like Simple Agi Ondh Love Story (2013), Jaathre (2015), and Kirik Party (2016). He is also an accomplished director whose 2015 directorial debut, Ulidavaru Kandanthe, earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Director.
He earned a bachelor's degree in electronics and communications engineering from the N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology.
The comedy Kirik Party, which he wrote, produced and starred in, earned him numerous awards, including Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Lyricist.
He is engaged to model and actress Rashmika Mandanna.
He co-starred with Shanvi Srivastava in the 2017 romantic comedy Avane Srimannarayana.