Actor, Bureaucrat K Shivaram Hospitalised

K Shivaram of ‘Baa Nalle Madhuchandrake’ (1993) fame was the first one to clear the UPSC civil services examination in Kannada language.
K Shivaram (L)

Actor K Shivaram (L)

Retired IAS officer turned actor and politician, K Shivaram, has been admitted to a hospital. According to the latest update from his family members and his followers, the 71-year-old is in critical condition.
Shivaram is credited with being the first candidate from Karnataka to become an IAS officer after clearing the civil services examination in Kannada language.
Before that, he had cleared Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) while working as a government servant.
He retired as an IAS officer in 2013.

As an actor

Shivaram shot to fame by making his debut as a full-fledged actor in the Kannada film ‘Baa Nalle Madhuchandrake’ in 1993.
Directed by noted writer and film personality, Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, the romantic suspense crime thriller made its mark for melodious compositions by renowned music director Nadabramha Hamsalekha.
He has acted in other films including 'Vasanta Kavya’, ‘Sangliyana Part 3,’ ‘Pratibhatane,’ ‘Yarige Beda Duddu,’ ‘Game for Love,’ and his latest was in 2017 called ‘Tiger.’
Shivaram has so far acted in 10 Kannada films. His son-in-law Pradeep is also an actor who predominantly works in the Kannada film industry.

As Politician:

Besides his acting career, Shivaram ventured into politics.After retiring from the IAS, he first joined the Congress party.
In 2014, he unsuccessfully contested elections for the Vijayapura Lok Sabha constituency. Later that year, he aligned with the Congress party to support the efforts of leaders like G Parameshwar, (who is presently the Home Minister in Siddaramaiah led Congress Government in Karnataka), in advocating for Dalit representation in the Chief Ministerial post.
However, failing to secure a significant position within the Congress, he eventually joined the BJP. He has also served as the president of the Chalavadi Mahasabha and is recognised as one of the prominent Dalit leaders in the State.
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