Born with the name of Shivakumar on June 20 in Yeladahalli, Karnataka, Sathish Ninasam is an Indian actor working in Kannada films. He was born into a family of farmers. He was so passionate about cinema that he used to run away to the Theater. He started his career as a theatre actor in Ninasam, a cultural organization based in Heggodu in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, where before acting, he completed a two-year diploma course in acting. He learnt how to lead a meaningful life from others big names. After that, he performed plays in Bangalore. There, he became one with the Samashti Theatre Group that performed plays.
Moving towards the acting area, he appeared in Kannada TV soaps such as Paramapada, Takadimitha. In 2008, he was offered a cameo in Madesha. Films like Manasaare, Pancharangi, LifuIshtene and Drama offered him small roles that he did with full dedication. The film Drama won him a nomination for SIIMA Award for best comedian. But the psychological film Lucia won the critics and audience alike. He plays the role of Nikki who suffers from insomnia and visits a doctor called Lucia who cures him.
In the very same year, he appeared in Dyavre, in which his performance was praised. AnjadaGandu in 2014 was his first 2014 release. It was a romantic film set in the rural areas. In his next, Kwatle Sathisa, he played a comic role of Satheesha, a patient of temporary memory loss, a role that won him praise from critics. He started his production house in 2014 called Sathis Production House. The first film under it would be Rocket directed by debutant Jagdish Kumar.