Out of 450 names announced for the Karnataka State Assembly Election scheduled for May 5th 2013 there are 12 personalities connected to Kannada filmdom.
Ambarish, Pooja Gandhi, Rakshita, Umasri, Mayoor Patel and others names figure in the first list of different political parties.
This is the first list announced on Friday by Congress-I, Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal Secular, Karnataka Janata Party and BSR Party.
Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy is known as producer, distributor and exhibitor is the sitting Rajya Sabha member from JDS party is contesting from Ramanagar assembly seat and he was in the news for his second marriage with actress Radhika. HD Kumaraswamy first wife owner of Kasthuri satellite channel Smt Anitha Kumaraswamy is contesting from Channapatna assembly segment.
Ambarish the pride of Kannada filmdom former Union Minister of Congress-I is contesting from hot belt Mandya his home town. Umasri the national award winning actress of Congress I is contesting from Teredal segment. She has big fight from Sudeendra Savadi of BJP and Raju Gowda Patil from JDS.
It is a big fight between siblings Kumar Bangarappa (Congress I) and Madhu Bangarappa (JDS) in Soraba constituency of Shimoga district. After demise of former chief minister S Bangarappa a big name in the politics the siblings are poles apart. Kumar Bangarappa is an actor and owns Renukamba Digital studio and theatre in Malleswaram. While Madhu Bangarappa owner of Akash Audio is known as producer and he made debut as hero in 'Devi' with Sneha Ullal and Akanksha as heroine is ready for release. The film has to wait for Assembly elections to get over.
BC Patil, actor, producer and editor of a tabloid from Cong-I is contesting from Hirekerur and he fights the battle against Ashok and UB Banakar.
Pooja Gandhi of BSR Party is facing the battle from Raichur City that is not her home ground. She is taking on Trivikrama Joshi of BJP and Syed Yasin of Congress-I.
Rakshita who joined BSR party first and gained good name from her speeches at various meetings is contesting from Chamarajanagara.
Nela Narendra Babu sitting MLA from Malahalakshmi Layout on Congress I ticket is contesting once again. Girish Mattannavar actor in small roles and former Kanteerava Studios Chairman is contesting from Gurmitkal constituency on BJP ticket.
Mayoor Patel son of Madan Patel and hero of Kannada films is contesting from Mahadevapura on BSR ticket to the assembly.