Now, Doddanna has become versatile actor and today hardly very less number of movies release without him in it. He fits in whatever role he gets and he fills life into it. He has played different roles likes villain, comedian, police and other character roles. Especially, he is very successful as comedian. In fact, his physical appearance and language make the audiences laugh.
He turned 60 years old on November 15. So his children and grandchildren had organised a function to celebrate his birthday in Bangalore. Many Sandalwood celebrities, his relatives, friends and well-wisher had the function in Bangalore.