K. Shivaram Wiki, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

K. Shivaram (1953-2024) was an Indian actor, politician, and former bureaucrat. He was associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party and primarily worked in Kannada films. On 29 February 2024, he died in Bangalore, India, after suffering a heart attack.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

K. Shivaram

Family & Caste

K. Shivaram belonged to the scheduled caste community.

Parents & Siblings

His father, S. Kempaiah, was a drama master. His mother’s name is Chikka Boramma.

Wife & Children

His wife, Vani Shivram, is a homemaker. The couple has a daughter named Incharaa Shivaram who works as a psychotherapist.

K. Shivaram with his wife

K. Shivaram with his wife

A picture of K. Shivaram's daughter and son-in-law

A picture of K. Shivaram’s daughter and son-in-law

Other Relatives

His son-in-law, Pradeep Bogadi, is a Kannada actor.

K. Shivaram with his son-in-law

K. Shivaram with his son-in-law

Career

K. Shivaram began his career as a police reporter at the Crime Investigation Department in Karnataka in May 1973. Meanwhile, he also pursued his higher education.

Bureaucrat

In 1985, he passed the Karnataka Administrative Service (K.A.S.) exam and became a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

A young K. Shivaram

A young K. Shivaram

In 1986, he became an Assistant Commissioner of Police after clearing the Karnataka Administrative Service exam for the second time and ranking first among the scheduled caste category candidates.

A young K. Shivaram in 1985

A young K. Shivaram in 1985

During his training at Karnataka Police Academy, he passed the civil services (UPSC) exam.

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K. Shivaram when he was an IAS officer

K. Shivaram when he was an IAS officer

Major Postings

  • 1988: Assistant Commissioner, Yadgir
  • 1989: Municipal Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner, Bijapur
  • 1990: Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore City Corporation
  • 1993: Commissioner in Mysore City Corporation
  • 1997: Special Officer in Koppal District
  • 2000: Deputy Commissioner of Davangere District
  • 2002: Commissioner, Social Welfare Department
  • 2006: Mass Education Commissioner, Bangalore
  • 2009: Food Commissioner, Bangalore
  • 2010: Managing director of the Mysore Sales International Limited
  • 2011: Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry
  • 2013: Bangalore Regional Commissioner

Films

In 1993, he made his acting debut with the Kannada film ‘Baa Nalle Madhuchandrake,’ which was directed by Nagathihalli Chandrashekar.

K. Shivaram (in beard) on the poster of the film 'Baa Nalle Madhuchandrake'

K. Shivaram (in beard) on the poster of the film ‘Baa Nalle Madhuchandrake’

He appeared in several other films, including ‘Vasantha Kavya’ in 1996, ‘Sangliyana Part 3’ in 1997, ‘Prathibhatane’ and ‘Khalanayaka’ in 1999, and ‘Yarige Beda Duddu’ in 2001.

K. Shivaram on the poster of the film Vasantha Kavya (1996)

K. Shivaram on the poster of the film Vasantha Kavya (1996)

He then appeared in several Kannada films such as ‘Game For Love’ in 2003, ‘Naaga’ in 2006, and ‘O Prema Devathe’ in 2007. He last appeared in the Kannada film ‘Tiger’ in 2017 as Shivram Nayak.

The poster of the film Tiger (Kannada) (2017)

The poster of the film Tiger (Kannada) (2017)

Politics

In 2013, he joined the Indian National Congress (INC) as a member after retiring from his position as Bangalore Regional Commissioner. However, in 2014, K. Shivaram left INC and joined Janata Dal (Secular) as its member. He contested the legislative assembly elections from the Bijapur constituency but lost the election to Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Ramesh Jigajinagi.

K. Shivaram during his tenure as a member of Janata Dal (Secular)

K. Shivaram during his tenure as a member of Janata Dal (Secular)

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The same year, he returned to the Indian National Congress and supported the appointment of a Dalit leader, Dr G. Parameshwar, as Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. However, this support caused controversy during the legislative assembly elections.

K. Shivaram during a political rally in 2014

K. Shivaram during a political rally in 2014

On 14 October 2016, K. Shivaram joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after expressing dissatisfaction with the recognition of a Dalit in higher positions within the Indian National Congress politics.

K. Shivaram while attending BJP's political rally with Rajnath Singh

K. Shivaram while attending BJP’s political rally with Rajnath Singh

He was then appointed as the State Executive Committee member of Karnataka.

Other

In 2011, K. Shivaram founded the Chalavadi Mahasabha, a charitable trust in Karnataka, and became its president. He is the founder and president of Dalita Maha Sabha in Karnataka. He worked as the general secretary of the Harijan Sevak Sangh in Karnataka.

Assets/Properties

Movable Assets

  • Deposits in Banks and Financial Institutions: Rs. 1,38,439
  • LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 17,50,000

Immovable Assets

  • Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,00,00,000
  • Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,10,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2014. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).

Net Worth

K. Shivaram’s net worth for the financial year 2013-2014 was estimated to be Rs. 2.32 crores. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).

Death

On 29 February 2024, K. Shivaram died at the age of 70 after suffering a heart attack in Bangalore, India.

Facts/Trivia

  • K. Shivaram liked reading books, travelling to far-off places, and horse riding in his leisure time.
    K. Shivaram while riding a horse

    K. Shivaram while riding a horse

  • He became the first person in India to pass the IAS Exam in the Kannada Language upon clearing UPSC.
    K. Shivaram while working as an IAS officer

    K. Shivaram while working as an IAS officer

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