Call him a storehouse of talent. He is an introvert but this light-eyed, 22-year-old student has many laurels to his credit. Meet Vishwas Kamath, a student of SDM Law College, who stands apart from the rest of the crowd.
Vishwas won the National Award for the ‘best child actor’ in 1995-96 for his outstanding performance in Girish Kasarvalli’s ‘Kraurya’. He got the award from the then President Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma.
Girish has so far acted in seven Kannada films in short roles. He has acted in the movies of Ravichandran, Jaggesh, Shivraj Kumar and others. He has also acted in Santosh Sivan’s Tamil film ‘The Terrorist’ and a Telugu film ‘Mechanic Mavvaya’ by S V Rajendra Singh Babu.
Simha da Mari, Kalavida, Anna andre Nammanna, Bhumi Tayiya Chocchala Maga, Ennondu Mukha, Manamecchida Sose, Raviteja, Putnanja, Jaana, Halunda Tavaru are some of the Kannada films in which Vishwas has shown his acting prowess.
Vishwas’ father who discovered his little son’s passion for acting and art took a transfer to Bangalore, the film industry hub and worked hard to make his son enter the industry. But soon the career of Vishwas came to a standstill as his father was transferred to Meerut.
‘‘Meerut was a different place altogether where nobody knew who I am. But when my film ‘The Terrorist’ was telecast on Zee Cinema, the next day I became a new Vishwas in the School,’’ he recalls.
Vishwas as of now wants to concentrate on his studies but surely would like to hit on the screen again once he finishes his academics. He wants to be an IAS officer and pursue acting as well.
Apart from acting, Vishwas is a proficient Bharatnatyam dancer, which he started learning at the age of four. He is good in academics and has made a mark in college for his debating skills and leadership qualities.
At present this bundle of talent is the host in CAD TV for the Art2Heart programme.