Pranayaraja Srinath the senior actor of Kannada cinema with three decades stint in films has been nominated by Bharatiya Janata Party as member of legislative council from the artiste fraternity for a period of six years. He took the oath in the presence of legislative council chairman V.R.Sudarshan. Y.S.V.Datta and Thippanna are the other two who took oath along with actor Srinath.
Srinath a popularity personality from television serial 'Adarsha Dhampatigalu' is a simple and unassuming personality. He has acted in over 350 films in Kannada. With his appointment he joins other two colleagues from the cinema field Mukyamantri Chandru and Umasri from Kannada cinema field in the council.