Satya Hegde was born on the 17th of May in the year 1975. He was born in Haliyal, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka, India. He is attached to the Kannada Film Industry. He is a cinematographer by profession. He works mainly in Kannada films. He made his debut in this Industry as a cinematographer in the year 2002 through the movie Taali Katuuva Shubhavele. He has been a cinematographer in over twenty films in his entire career. He had reached great heights of success in 2007 and 2013 when he was a part of the movies Duniya and Mayna respectively. He had received awards for these films.

His parents were Savithri and P. Hegde. His family was Brahmin. He did his schooling from Carmel High School in his hometown. His father wanted him to be a computer engineer. So he was sent to go through a computer course before he could actually take up that course in University. But unfortunately, he failed to score enough marks that would actually give him enough confidence to take up the subject. His brother gave him an advice. Listening to him he decided to do a diploma course. For diploma he chose cinematography as his main specializing subject in the Sri J. Polytechnic University located in Bangalore.

He completed his diploma in 1995. At the beginning of his career he used to assist and work with some of the most renowned and famous cinematographers of that time like B. C. Gowrishankar, P. K. H. Das, H. C. Venu, P. Rajan and much more. He was generally involved in making TV series, documentaries, short films, and daily soaps. He made his debut in Kannada Film Industry as a cinematographer and a camera operator in the year 2000 through the film Sparsha. He was also the assistant cinematographer in two more Kannada films namely H20 and Parva in the year 2002.

As an independent cinematographer he made his debut through the Kannada film Taali Kattuva Shubhavele. In 2005 he was the cinematographer of two films namely Masala and Yashwanth. These movies unfortunately, failed to move the box office as expected from them. He then moved from mainstream cinema cinematographer for a while but he returned in the year 2007 with the movie Duniya for which he received lots of critical acclamation. Then his work in Myna in 2013 also received praise. In 2014 he worked in the film named Gajakesari which was again a big success. Now he has become one of the most demanding cinematographers of Kannada.

Karthik Mallur Kannada Actor

Karthik Mallur

Karthik Mallur is an Indian cinematographer who predominantly works in the Kannada film industry. He is best known for his works in films like 'Dhand',  ‘Chiravada Nenapu', 'Coma' and 'Piu Ka Pen'. Karthik was born into a family who can boast of its tradition and family history of fine arts and photography. Insiders say that he has obtained his passion for photography from his father. When he was at the age of eight, his skill in photography had emerged. Since his school days, he learned graphic designs and could sketch pictures well. But he had obtained a diploma in Electronics and Communication from DTE Bangalore and started his career as a graphic designer for an advertising agency. While working in the advertisement agency, he got acquitted with reputed clients like Arvind Mills, Titan, Timex and KMF. He got hooked to film acting by chance. It was in the year 2009 he got a major break as the second lead in a Kannada feature, ‘Production no 1’ under the banner of ‘Shreya Movies’. Unfortunately, the film did not see the light of the day. But he did not give up hope. He made a strong team of talented film artists and produced a short film named as  'Friends In A Trip', where he also featured as an actor. Soon his interest in technical aspects of filmmaking grew further and he got himself focused in the role of a director of photography and thereafter he made many short films as a cinematographer and won awards for them too. In 2012, he made his debut as director of photography for the movie, 'Naanu Nanna Kavithe' but much is not known about this movie. He also has obtained a master degree in advertising and media management and utilized this knowledge to market his short movies. He has shot many TVCs too. In the year 2015, he got his credit as a cinematographer for movie 'Dhand' which was a Tulu language movie directed by Ranjith Bajpe and produced by Shodhan Prasad. The film had Arjun Kapikad, Sandeep Shetty, Anoop Sagar, Deepak Paladka, Gopinath Bhat and others in lead roles. 'Coma' was another important project which was written and directed by Ravi Kiran and  CSP.  It has Karthik Kumar, Shruthi Nandeesh, Suchindra Prasad, Shille Manjunath, Andrew jaypaul and Ajith Kumar in the lead roles. The director of photography was Karthik Mallur.  In 2016, he got associated as cinematographer for the movie, 'Chiravada Nenapu' which was directed by Vincent Barnard. The film was produced by G Suresh. In the year 2017, Mallur came out with a short film, ‘'Piu Ka Pen'’ which was based on a story of a 10-year old girl who fears everything around her.  This 18 minutes short film narrates Piu's story of her desire to buy a Pen, and how the pen becomes her best friend. Poorna Choudhury plays the role of Piu and Anshulika Kapoor is Piu’s mother, Shrinivas Chebby plays the role of Piu's father and Devanand Mahakud narrates the role of Mr. P. The film was directed by Devanand Mahakud and the concept of the movie was from Raakhee Bose.