7 Sandalwood Actors Who Failed To Build On The Initial Success In Their Careers

‘A Job Well Begun is a job half-done ‘. Filmy biz. does not agree with this though. Or so, at least that is the case with a few of our talented actors, this line does not bode well as they started well in their careers but found it difficult to build on the solid foundation.

Of course, all of them are still churning out movies, but with that extra luck, things could have been surely different for them. Here is a short analysis of these careers in the below write-up.


Prajwal Devaraj

Son of the Dynamic Star, Prajwal set the screens on fire with powerful performances in his first two movies – ‘Sixer’ & ‘Geleya’. He did follow it up with decent flicks such as ‘Meravanige’ & ‘Jeeva’. However, later on, the youngster failed to fire consistently at the box-office. With the start he had, he could have emulated the path trodden by many star-heroes and joined the big-league. Nonetheless, Prajwal is talent Sandalwood cannot ignore & with him having found refuge in content-oriented concepts lately, success is bound to follow.

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Although his debut was a dud, Prem’s second movie – Nenapirali was an all-time blockbuster in the industry. Not stopping there, Prem delivered Jothe Jotheyali, Pallakki and cult-hits like Charminar too. However, he failed to establish himself as a reliable figure at the box-office, thereby losing out on the initial fan-base he enjoyed.

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Diganth boasted the much-adored ‘chocolate-boy’ looks that triggered a wave of expectations around him at the start. He did make use of it, acting in good movies such as ‘Miss California’ and ‘Mungaru Male’. However, the consistent presence on the ‘100 Days’ posters was missing, thereby not allowing him to cement his place in the top-tier despite giving movies such as ‘Manasaare’ and ‘Pancharangi’ in the middle.


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Sunil Raoh

As a child-artiste, Sunil was a success. For his first major movie as an adult, he could not have asked for a better characterization to showcase his skills. In ‘Excuse Me’, Sunil was the outright performer, which ensured him accolades from wide quarters. Later, films like ‘Chappale’, ‘Baa Baaro Rasika’ and ‘Preethi Prema Pranaya’ also did well at the box-office. However, going further, Sunil altogether stopped appearing in movies, which doused the fire he set at the start. Recently, he has found success in ‘web-series’ and we hope he can build on his second-innings here.

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Chetan Ahimsa

Chetan had everything going for him to become a top hero in Sandalwood. Good looks, excellent debut in ‘Aa Dinagalu’ and a fantastic follow-up with ‘Birugaali’ and ‘Suryakanthi’. However, the US-return deviated from his acting career and got into social activism. A choice that is his very own, we wish him the best for all his future endeavors.

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Well, Yogesh made a dream start to his Sandalwood career. While he attracted many views with his ‘Loose Maada’ character in ‘Duniya’, as a lead actor, Yogi gave us wonderful movies in the form of ‘Nanda Loves Nanditha’ and ‘Ambari’. But then, later, Yogesh’s choice of scripts backfired as success eluded him in solo projects. Nevertheless, the man is talented and we can hope for a strong comeback from the actor in the coming days.


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Nirup Bhandari

Nirup is still very new but with the terrific start he had, his track-record so far is disappointing. ‘Rangitaranga’ was an industry-hit and Nirup was appreciated for his fine performance. However, his next film came only 3 years later, Rajaratha, which bombed at the box-office. ‘Aadi Lakshmi Puraana’ was not great too and Nirup’s upcoming line-up is not clear as well.

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