AP Arjun is a multi-talented and highly skilled personality from the Kannada cinema. He is credited to have all the skills that are required to bring the much-needed improvement and revolution in the Kannada film industry. He was born in the year 1972 on 8th of August and is 42 years old. His birthplace is in a town in Karnataka named Mandya.

When describing his profession, words fall short because he is a very versatile and creative artist. He is known for directing films commendably, writing screenplays for various movies in a beautiful fashion and also writing some extremely soulful lyrics for various famous songs.

AP Arjun came into the Kannada film industry with high hopes and a bag full of talents. His entry was marked by the movie Thangigagi, which came out in the year 2006. He played a huge role in making the movie a good watch especially because of his soulful lyrics that he wrote for the movie. Thangigagi was the remake of a very famous Tamil film which was named Thirupaachi. This movie has stars like Darshan and Poonam Bajwa performing in it. Since then he came to be known as a well-known and a beautiful lyricist. Arjun also had various songs to his credit after this.

Arjun realised eventually that he has so much more potential which is latent in him, and it was time for him to unravel them. With a determined soul and a hardworking spirit, he debuted in the movie Ambari as the director of the film. This movie came out in the year 2009 and had stars like Yogesh as the male lead and Supreetha as the female lead. Ambari was praised by the audience as well by the critics, and it was on screen in theatres for more than 100 days in the state of Karnataka.This marked the beginning of Arjun’s wonderful journey as a director who was acclaimed not just by the audience but also by the critics. 

In line are many movies that Arjun is helming direction.He has already created a buzz in the industry making the movies much awaited ones.

B S Lingadevaru

A renowned film director in the Kannada film industry, B.S. Lingadevaru (Byalakere Shivananjappa Lingadevaru) is mostly famous for his movies Kaada Beladingalu and Nannu Avanalla… Avalu. He directed an award-winning movie name “Mouni”. The movie is a film adaption of a novel by Dr. Ananthamurthy. The author is a holder of the Jnanpith Award and through the movie, he conveys that silence is the strongest protest of all. The story revolves around two Brahmins, Kuppanna Bhatta and Appanna Bhatta. The latter torments Kuppanna, who reacts by maintaining silence throughout their relation. The story moves forward with increasing tension between the two characters. The movie received a National Film Award in 2003 and Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story to U R Ananthamurthy. Another one of Lingadevaru’s film, “Kaada Beladingalu”, featuring Lokanath, Dattanna and Ananya Kasaravalli bagged another National Film Award for the director. It was selected along with three other Kannada films to be screened in the Panorama section of the International Film Festival in 2007. The story revolves around the impact urbanisation has on the old age people residing in the rural area.  Lingadevaru’s latest film, “Naanu Avanalla... Avalu” is another film adaption of an autobiographical novel, I am Vidya. The novel is based on the life of a transgender describing her transformation from a boy to a woman. The movie stars Sanchari Vijay and Kunal Punekar playing the roles of Vidya and Sumithra respectively. The film was premiered at the 62nd National Film Festival in May 2015 and at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2015. The movie won two awards at the National Film Awards, one for Vijay in the category of Best Actor and the other for Raju and Nagaraj for Best Make-up Artist.  B.S. Lingadevaru stated that his view on the transgender community changed entirely by the end of the film shooting. He states that the entire community should be able to question the treatment of such people.   

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B S Lingadevaru Kannada Actor