Darshan Thoogudeepa known mononymously as Darshan, is an Indian actor, producer, and distributor who works predominantly in Kannada films. One of the leading contemporary actors of Kannada cinema, Darshan established the production house Thoogudeepa Productions in 2006. He began his acting career in soap operas and small films in the mid-1990s. His first film in a lead role was in the 2002 Kannada movie Majestic. Darshan starred in commercially successful films such as Kariya (2003), Namma Preethiya Ramu (2003), Kalasipalya (2005), Gaja (2008), Navagraha (2008),Saarathi (2011), Bulbul (2013) Yajamana (2019) and Roberrt (2021).