Gurunandan (Kannada: ಗುರುನಂದನ್), is an Indian film and television actor working in Kannada cinema. After having worked in small roles in the television series, he rose to fame with the popular series Lakumi aired on the Asianet Suvarna. Following this, he made his big screen lead debut with Cyber Yugadol Navayuva Prema Kavyam (2014) which was critically acclaimed and earned him nominations for the best debut awards. His breakthrough came with his second film in a lead role, First Rank Raju (2015) for which he received both critical acclaim and commercial success.
Gurunandan was born in Mudigere, Chikkamagaluru District, Karnataka. After his 8th grade in school, he ran away from his house to Bangalore to try his luck in movies. But his attempts went futile and he had to return to his parents and continue his studies. After his graduation, he again moved to Bangalore with his parents consent and tried his luck second time. He landed into several television series doing the second lead roles.