He is survived by his wife actor Shylashree. He had been ailing from kidney-related problems. The 78-year-old had acted in over 250 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. Sudarshan debuted in the 1961 Kananda film Vijayanagarada Veeraputra. He played the lead role in more than 50 films. His last film was Zoom.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressed his condolences to Sudarshan’s family.