VishnuVardhan(Sampath Kumar),who later turned out to be the Sampath(Treasure) of Karnataka was born on September 18, 1950.
Late Sri.H.L.Narayan Rao and Late Smt. Kamakshamma were his parents.His father was a famous artist and script writer for movies. Vishnu's family were living in Mysore's Chamundipuram.In those days, his father was well known for his collection of Musical Instruments and taught dancing.Infact one of Vishnu's sister,Smt. Ramaramachandra was a famous kathak dancer, who was praised by the then king of Mysore, Late Sri.Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar.This is ample proof that Vishnu had talent in his blood.
Vishnuvardhan did his primary schooling in Mysore's Gopalswamy School.His middle school in Bangalore's Kannada Madari School.His high School and his degree in the National College, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.
Vishnuvardhan has one elder brother and four sisters.
Sri. N.Ravikumar - Brother
Smt. Indrani - Sister
Smt. Jayshree - Sister
Smt. Rama - Sister
Smt. Poornima - Sister
Vishnu was married to Bharati on the 27th of february 1975 at Kuchalamba kalyana Mantapa in Bangalore.
He has two daughters, Keerthi and Chandana.
Other members in his house:
Shridhar - Cook.
Mohammed Baig - Works as an assistant to Vishnu during shooting schedules.
Srinivasan - Has been makeup man for vishnu for many years.
His Best Friends:
Nityanand - Bank Employee and partner of VishnuPriya Combines.
Riny Ephen - IAS officer but runs his own business in kormangala.
Rebel Star Ambrish - His all time favorite friend in film Industry.
"EE Ramanu Itta Banadha Guriyu Endu Tappilla,
E Ramachari Kenako Gandu Innu Huttilla,
Aa Bheemadha Baladavanu, Chanakyada Chaladavanu !!"
True to these phrases of his first song in his first movie,He turned out to be a Chanakya in his real life. He is in the kannada Industry for more than 27 yrs with more than 175 films to his credit.