Anand is a 1986 Kannada film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. The film starred Shivrajkumar and Sudha Rani in lead roles with both making their debuts. The film went on to be a huge success running forweeks. Shivarajkumar was introduced as a dancer in this film. This was his first of the three consecutive hits at the boxoffice on debut which gave him the title Hattrick Hero. He once said, I can never forget Anand, my first film which made me an actor. Singeetam was just explaining the scene to us and was telling this is what the work I expect from you people. He was bringing out such better performance from all of us.