Arun Sagar is an Indian actor, director and comedian who predominantly appears in the Kannada entertainment industry. In 2022, he participated in Big Boss Kannada Season 9, which was aired on Colors Kannada.
Arun Sagar was born on Saturday, 23 October 1965 (age 57 years; as of 2022) in Sagara, Karnataka, India. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He did his schooling at St. Mary’s High School, Bangalore.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Light Brown
Arun Sagar belongs to a Telugu-speaking family in Karnataka.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about Arun Sagar’s parents.
Wife & Children
Arun Sagar’s wife, Meera Arun, is a founder & art teacher at Vruksha School of Fine Arts, Bengaluru.
Arun Sagar’s son, Surya Sagar, is a boxer.
Arun Sagar’s daughter, Adithi Sagar, is a singer in the Kannada entertainment industry. In an interview, Arun Sagar talked about his children and said,
Daughter Aditi has won Chandanavan Critics Award, Mirchi Music Award as a great singer and has made her proud. Son Surya Sagar has emerged as the winner of a Muay Thai fighting competition held in Thailand. That’s fun. I just tried. This is not an attempt to make a Bollywood movie. But when he started looking for the source of Mallakamba, he found out that it is in Maharashtra. I felt that there were many reasons why the film was suitable for Hindi. I visited Solapur and Kolhapur and did ground work. Once the work is done, we will know whether the film will make national news or not.”
In 1996, Arun Sagar made his film debut with the Kannada film Janumada Jodi in which he played a supporting role.
In 2002, he worked in the Kannada film Marma in which he played a cameo role. Subsequently, Arun has appeared in various Kannada films like Chandu (2002), Just Maath Maathali (2010), Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige (2007), Sanju Weds Geetha (2011), and Ring Master (2014).
In the ’90s, Arun Sagar made his television debut with the kid’s show Tarrle. Arun has worked in various Kannada television shows Maja with Sruja (2015), Comedy Circle (2015), Bengaluru Benne Dose (2015), and Cookku with Kirikku (2021).
In 2022, he appeared in the Star Vijay reality show Big Boss Kannada Season 9.
- In 2012, he won the Sandalwood Awards as the Best Actor in a Negative role for the Kannada film Sanju Weds Geetha (2011).
- In 2012, he was nominated for the Sandalwood Star Awards as Best Comedian for the Kannada film Vishnuvardhana (2011).
- In 2012, he was nominated for the South Indian International Movie Awards as the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the Kannada film Vishnuvardhana (2011).
- In 2012, he was nominated for the Jury Awards as the Best Actor in a Negative Role for the Kannada film Sanju Weds Geetha (2011).
- In 2012, he was nominated for the Jury Awards as the Best Comedian for the Kannada film Vishnuvardhana (2011).
- Besides being an actor, Arun Sagar is an art director. He made his debut as an art director with the Kannada film Bhoomi Geetha (1997); the Kannada film won a National award under the category of best environmental film. In an interview, Arun talked about this and said,
I have been recognized as a leading art director & actor in Kannada industry from past 16 years. My first movie was “Bhoomi geetha”(as a art director) which won National award for the best environmental film(1997). I also worked with many great directors from telugu film industry like Poori Jaganath, Meher Ramesh, Veerashankar and K.Raghavendra Rao.”
- As of 2022, Arun Sagar has worked as an actor in more than 52 Kannada films.
- In an interview, Arun Sagar talked about his career in theatre. He said that he had visited Europe and America as an actor and director with the theatre group ‘Rangayana’ of Mysore.
- Arun Sagar has designed various things for an innovative film city which is at Bidadi near Bangalore.
- In 2022, Arun Sagar participated in Big Boss Kannada season 6; however, he left the show mid-way after her daughter injured herself owing to which he had to leave the Big Boss house immediately. Arun Sagar received a message about her daughter that read,
Your daughter has fallen and injured herself. He is being treated at the hospital. There is no need to fear. If you go to see your daughter, Bigg Boss will make the arrangements.”
- In an interview, Arun said that he wanted to become a director. According to Arun, the Kannada entertainment industry recognized him as an art director; however, he was never offered to direct a Kannada film. Further, he said that once he approached a producer with his script; however, the producer rejected the script. Arun, while talking about this, said,
Karnataka has offered me a position as an art director. I am also recognized as an actor. But somehow he never got the chance to become a director. Otherwise I should have become a director in Kannada almost 12 years ago! It had a wrestling subject. I had to show Pailwan for real. I am not used to saying that it is hard work if only the leader’s body is shown along with the garadi house and red soil and he makes hand gestures. So I prepared a story imagining Duniya Vijay as the hero. Rockline told Venkatesh to prepare everything needed for the story. But is he the leader of all wrestlers and the leader of the people? He doubted that the film was becoming a workout. The story did not continue again. I gave up trying.”
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet. Voot