Award Name : National Film Awards
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Arts
Location : Chikmagalūr, Karnataka, India
Sanchari Vijay is an Indian theatre and film actor who primarily works in Kannada cinema, in addition to having worked in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi cinema. He started out as a theatre artist from "Sanchari", a culture centre and unique theatre, which is also popular as an elegant drama troupe. He was born in 1983 in Panchanahalli, Kadur, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India. He holds an enginnering degree and worked as a lecturer in a college and then moved to Bangalore. Then he worked as a theatre artist before he reached entertainment industry. Till now he has done about 10 Kannada films, mainstream and offbeat, and one film each in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu respectively. Prakash Raj's Oggranne was a tri-lingual, where he did a small role of a transgender. He is also known as a theater artist. He was awarded the Best Actor for his performance in the Kannada language film Naanu Avanalla...Avalu, at the 62nd National Film Awards. His role as a transgender bagged him the prestigious awards at National award section. He is only the third actor after M. V. Vasudeva Rao and Charuhasan to win the National Award for Best Actor from Kannada film industry. National award for best regional film was won by Harivu, a movie where Sanchari played male protagonist. He reached films only in 2011 and Naanu Avanalla...Avalu is only his fifth film.