Kannada film stars Sudeep and Puneeth have made it to this year's Forbes Celebrity 100's 'long list' of 2,100 celebrities. From this the final list of 100 Indian celebrities will be chosen.
In 2013, Sudeep and Darshan made it to the final 100 Indian Celebrities list in the 62nd and 65th spot respectively. In 2014 no Kannada actor made it to the final list. This year 2015, Sudeep and Puneeth are in the race. In the long list of 2,100 there are hundreds of Bollywood actors, musicians and other celebrities.
In the long list two Kannada authors, SL Bhyrappa and Sudha Murthy find a spot. Sportpersons from Karnataka who are in the long list are Ashwini Nachappa, Joshna Chinappa, Mahesh Bhupati, Pankaj Advani, Prakash Padukone, Rahul Dravid, Rohan Bopanna and Stuart Binny.