Chandan Kumar, popularly known as 'Chandan', is an Indian Kannada actor who has starred in Kannada cinema and television. He was born in Mysore, Karnataka. He was an engineer before starting his career as an actor in 2011. He is presently residing in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Chandan appeared in television soap, Radha Kalyana and portrayed the lead role of Krishna, from 2011 to 2014. The show was aired on Zee Kannada. He also appeared in soap Lakshmi Baramma; where he portrayed the role of Chandu. From 2012, the show aired on Colors Kannada channel. This serial shot him to fame in an overnight and made him a hugely popular actor in the television industry. He participated in the reality show "Pyaate Mandi Kadige Bandru".

He got offers for several films which is why he stepped out of the serial halfway. His first movie which got released in 2014 was Parinaya. He appeared in some low-budget films till he got his first big break in the movie, Luv U Alia (2015). Indrajit Lankesh was the director of the movie. Chandan also appeared, in reality, shows apart from movies and serials. He was a contestant in the reality showBigg Boss Kannada 3. His filmography includes movies like Lifeu Ishtene (2011), Parinaya (2014), Katte (2015), Eradondia Mooru (2015), Luv U Alia (2015) and Bangalore 560023 (2015).

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Chandan is an Indian television and Kannada movie actor. His full name is Chandan Kumar, but he is mainly popular with the name 'Chandan'. He has worked in many Kannada daily soaps and movies. He is commonly known for his role in the television series Radha Kalyana.
He was born in Mysore, which is in Karnataka, India. He was always interested in acting. Chandan also has an Engineer degree, but his passion for acting could not stop him from getting into the field. He first started his career with television serials. In 2011, he was first in the super hit daily soap Radha Kalyana, which was aired on Zee Kannada. He character name was Krishna in the serial, and he came to fame because of the show. At the same time of Radha Kalyana, he also appeared in the serial of Colors Kannada channel Lakshmi Baramma. After a time, he was offered a lot of work in the movies, so he quit the show halfway.

Along with his television career, he even used to work in the movies. He was first seen in a supporting role in Lifeu Ishtene as Chandan in 2011. In the next years, he kept on doing small roles in movies. In 2015, he became a part of “ Love U Alia,” which was a Kannada romantic movie. The movie was directed by Indrajit Lankesh. Along with Chandan, the movie also starred V. Ravichandran, Sangeetha Chauhan, Bhoomika Chawla, in the lead roles. His character name was Kiran. In the same year, he was appeared in Bangalore 560023. It was a Kannada movie based on the story of a sports comedy. It was directed by Pradeep Raj. The movie also starred Dhruva Sharma, Karthik Jayaram, Chikkanna in the lead role. The movie was a remake of Chennai 600028, which was a Tamil film.
Apart from television serials and movie, he has even been a part of reality shows. He was a part of Pyate Mandi Kadige Hodru, which was aired on Suvarna channel. In 2015, he participated in Bigg Boss Kannada 3 aired on Colors Kannada. He was the runner-up of the show. The actor is rumored to be dating his co-participant from Bigg Boss Neha Gowda.