H.G. Dattatreya Biography, Facts & Life Story

H.G. Dattatreya Indian Actor

Quick Facts

Known ForDattanna

Full Name:H.G. Dattatreya



Age:78 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:October 14, 1942

Birthplace:Chitradurga, India

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)

Weight:75 kg (165 lbs)

Chest:44 inches

Waist:34 inches


Biceps:13 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Black

H.G.Dattatreya who is an Indian actor and a former Wing Commander. He worked in a plethora of movies approximately, more than 204 films, and various plays as well. Also, he is mainly known for his amazing performances and prominent appearance in Kannada cinema and mostly seen in supporting roles. He is the recipient of several awards and honors that he won throughout his career. He was born in 1942, Chitradurga, India where he grew up with siblings and parents. He is the son of Venkamma and Harihar Gundurao who is blessed with seven kids including H.G. Dattatreya. He graduated from University Visvesyaraya College of engineering, Banglore from where he got a degree in Electrical Engineering.


After completing studies, he then joined the Indian Air Force where he served in its technical branch as a Commissioned Officer. Apart from this, he certified trained from Air Force Technical College, Banglore, and during post-graduation, he earned a certificate on completion of a project on Management and Advanced Technologies. In 1984, he worked in Indian Air Force for more than 20 years and retired as a wing commander.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he started appearing in films and while studying, he made his Kannada film debut with “Nagabharana’s Aasphota” which was released in 1988. And for the role, he earned the Kannada State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since then, he accepted various roles and won the hearts of millions of people around the globe.

Also, he won several awards and honors for the roles played in the movies named “Krauya” (1996), “Munnudi” (2000), and others.


Among various prestigious achievements throughout the career, he won the National Film Award – Special Jury Awards, National Film Award, and the list goes on.

H.G. Dattatreya Education

Qualification: Graduate

School: UVCE, Indian Institute of Science

College: Air Force Technical College, Bangalore

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H.G. Dattatreya Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Dattanna

Debut TV Series/Movie: Aasphota

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: USD $5 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Thoogudeepa Srinivas

Mother: Meena

Brother(s): H. G. Venkatesh, H. G. Suryanarayana Rao, H. G. Somasekhara Rao

Marital Status: Single

Wife/Girlfriend: None

Ex Girlfriends:


H.G. Dattatreya Favorites

Hobbies: Reading Books

Favorite Destination: Mumbai

Favorite Color: White

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