Doddanna (born 15 November 1949) is a renowned Indian actor in the Kannada film industry. Doddanna started his career as a theatre actor. During this time Doddanna worked at a Bhadravathi steel factory. Later, he entered the Kannada film industry as a character actor. Doddanna is a versatile actor and has appeared in many movies playing many different roles: villains, comic roles, policemen and other character roles. He has been especially successful as a comic actor.