In pics: Decoding Challenging Star Darshan's true love - nature and wildlife
Animal lover Darshan Thoogudeepa Srinivas not only has a mini zoo at his farm in Mysuru, but also pays for the upkeep of several at the Mysuru Zoo, while also serving as ambassador for the Karnataka Forest Department. He is also quite the professional wildlife photographer, spending abundantly on his passion. Some of his pictures have been exhibited and sold too.
Challenging Star Darshan is quite the animal lover
Darshan takes personal interest in upkeep of his animals
The actor has a soft corner for horses, and often takes on grooming duties when he is at his farm in Mysuru.
Bulls and cows galore at his farm in Mysuru
The Challenging Star not only has quite a few bulls, cows and goats at his farm that he tends to himself. He also religiously conducts Kichchu Haisodu for the livestock at his farm.
With his 'Prince'
Prince, we hear, is one of Darshan's absolute favourites and is believed to be the horse he rode in Krantiveera Sangoli Rayanna.
Darshan's son Vinish is just as passionate about animals as his father
Seen here is a file image of the youngster, who is also quite the horse riding expert.
Darshan loves wildlife photography
His farm animals apart, Darshan also loves spending time in the wild and capturing it on his lens.
Darshan the wildlife photographer
The actor has been quoted as saying that he spends a lot on the best cameras and equipment for his passion. He is known to travel to wildlife sanctuaries across the world.
Darshan in Masai Mara
While most of Darshan's wildlife images are from sanctuaries in India, particularly Karnataka, he's also taken pictures during a safari in Masai Mara, Africa.
Of course, there are takers for Darshan's photography
The actor's friends, like Chikkanna and Dharma Keerthiraj have been known to buy his photographs.
Last Updated: 04.47 PM, Mar 08, 2022