Who is Pavithra Gowda, the Kannada actor and model arrested along with Darshan for alleged murder

She made her Sandalwood debut with the movie 'Chatrigalu Saar Chatrigalu'

darshan-pavithra via Instagram

Ever since popular Kannada actor 'Challenging star' Darshan Thoogudeepa and his aides were arrested for the alleged murder of a youth hailing from Chitradurga for "derogatory" comments, the name of a lesser-known Kannada actor and model—Pavithra Gowda—has been in the news.

The deceased is reported to have made "derogatory" social media comments against Pavithra Gowda, leading to the murder. Pavithra Gowda too was arrested in connection with the murder.

Media reports and her social media posts suggest that Pavithra Gowda has been close to Darshan and that the two are in a relationship.

Pavithra Gowda is an actor and fashion designer working in the South Indian film industry. She has worked both in Kannada and Tamil movies.

Her Instagram bio says she is a fashion designer, model, artist and entrepreneur.

Pavithra Gowda made her Kannada debut with the movie Chatrigalu Saar Chatrigalu, starring Ramesh Aravind. She as also part of movies like Agamya and Preethi Kithabu.

Pavithra' relationship with Darshan

Earlier this year, Pavithra Gowda shared an Instagram post with Darshan which read: "One decade down, foreever to go." The post suggested that Pavithra and Darshan have been in a relationship for 10 years. She also tagged Darshan in the post. Pavithra Gowda's Instagram page has more videos of the two together.

Darshan's wife Vijayalakshmi responded to her with a social media post that showed her along with Darshan and their son. "This is us. With our one and only. #familyovereverything," she wrote.

In another social media post targetting Pavithra Gowda, Vijayalakshmi said she hopes Pavithra "has to come into her senses before posting somebody else's husband picture, it talks about her character and moral standing, knowing that the man is married she still choose to come and stay for their own personal needs and agenda."

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