The 95-year-old veteran, Shri. Chennabasaiahgubbi, has more than 75 years of experience and service in the field of drama. A disciple of the eminent dramatist Shri. Chitharagi Gangadhara Shastri, he has gifted many stage plays to the people of Karnataka through his drama company, Amareshwara Vijaya Nataka Mandali.
At the tender age of 9, he left his hometown and travelled to Hubli to pursue his dream of joining theatre.
He met a celebrated personality, Shri Chitharagi Gangadhara Shastri, who absorbed him in his drama troupe, where he spent 16 years as an artiste. In 1980, he joined Shri. Gangayya Swamy Kalasadamane Gurugunte’s drama troupe. The following year, in 1981, he continued in the same drama troupe which was now christened as ‘Amareshwara Vijaya Nataka Mandali’. To this day, he stages plays under the same banner.
Shri. Chennabasiahgubbi is not only a great actor, but a prolific playwright too.