Dayal Padmanabhan is a Kannada movie director, who was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu. He was born on 14th June 1970 in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. His parents are Padmanabhan and Radha. Padmanabhan was an employee of Tamilnadu Electricity Board. After his sudden death, Radha got the job and educated her son. Dayal is a scientist by profession. He came to Bangalore in 1988 and joined Indian Institute of Science as a scientist. Due to the passion for cinema, Dayal resigned his scientist job and got deep into the cinema industry. He considered Tamil actor “
” as his role model. Tamil director, “Naga” of “
, Madhan Mallu, Hamsalekha and S. Mahendar guided him well. He made his entry into the Kannada film industry as a writer. His first movie was with
, “Om Ganesh.”
directed the film. He is famous for his works such as “Hudugigage,” “
” and “H2O.” He made his debut as the director through “OK Saar OK.” “Baa Baaro Rasika,” “Sri Harikathe,” “
,” “Haggadha Kone” and “
” are some of his successful movies.
He has also performed as a physically challenged person in “
.” He got huge appreciations for his role from the critics and viewers. “
” with Mala Shri is the complete action entertainer by Dayal. He started his production company, D Pictures and began producing movies. He has also worked as the executive producer of the Tamil movie, “Brahman.” His latest movie is “Actor” with
Sihi Kahi Geetha
. Before the release, the film was premiered at the 8th Bangalore International Film Festival and won the accolades from critics and audiences. He produced the movie along with “
” of the online portal, “Chitraloka.” Dayal has worked as a writer for nearly 14 movies. He had directed 12 movies, and most of them are the hit movies. He worked as the producer for six movies. His passion for cinema guided him in a right path and made him achieve something that he deserves for his extraordinary talent. This talented director, script writer, and producer from Tamil Nadu is serving Karnataka with his talent.
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Dayal Padmanabhan is an Indian director, producer, film writer. He has mainly worked in Kannada Cinema. His movies are mainly based on the theme of thrillers, romantic comedy, and comedy-thriller. His directorial movie was OK Saar OK. His movie
released in the year 2014 was very much liked by the audience and the critics and was appreciated in many film festivals.
He was born in Tamil Nadu. His father Padmanabhan worked as an electrician in Tamil Nadu electricity board, and his mother Radha Padmanabhan worked as a housewife until her husband’s death. Later she took the position of her husband at work. Dayal was always interested in acting and participated in many extra-curricular activities during his school time. He wanted to become an actor but then later turned out to be a director, producer, and film writer in Kannada movies. He is a graduate with a Diploma degree in Civil Engineering from the Muthiah Polytechnic, Chidambaram. He did his B.E from the B.M.S. College of Engineering, in Bangalore. He worked at the Indian Institute of Science for 15 years.
He made his enter in the Kannada film industry in the year 2000. His first movie as a writer was Om Ganesh, which starred Sai Kumar. The movie was directed by Manju. He has been a film writer for many movies such as Gattimela, Hudugigage, H2O. He has mainly written the dialogues and screenplay for his movies. His movie as a director was OK Saar OK in the year 2003. He has directed movies like Circus, Sri Harikathe, Baa Baaro Rasika, 'Haggadha Kone,’ ‘Masala’ and many more. He stared in the movie Gaalipata in which he played the character of Dracula, which was liked by the audience. His movie Gharshane was a full action packed movie and has worked as a director and producer. The movie was released under the banner of Shankar Productions.
He did the executive producer for his movie Circus and even worked as a Co-producer for Shriharikathe. His movies are mainly produced by his own production house named D Pictures. The movie Yogaraj But, released in 2011 was very much appreciated by the critics. The movie starred Neethu and Naveena Krishna in the lead roles. He has also been a part of the Tamil movie Brahman as an executive producer.
In 2011, he won the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce election and became a member of Producer Sector. He is the member of the Karnataka Film Director’s Association. He was nominated for the best screenplay writer for the movie Yogaraj by the Times of India Film Awards in 2011.