2005 Honorary Doctorate awarded by Bangalore University
7 south Indian Filmfare awards for best performances.
7 state awards in the best actor category.
Filmfare lifetime achievement award in 2004.
Dr. Rajkumar Award 2009 (State Award)
Suprabatha created a record in 1988 by bagging 8 different awards and was the first Kannada movie to do so
State Award for Best Actor:
Nagarahavu - 1972
Hombisilu - 1978
Bandhana - 1984
Suprabatha - 1988
Lion Jagapathi Rao - 1991
Laali - 1998
VerappaNayaka - 1999
Awards for Suprabatha
Aragini Reader's award
Indira Pratishtana National
Kannada Film Fan's Association