Guruprasad is a prominent film actor, writer and director in the Kannada film industry. Guruprasad is a scientist in the Hindustan Lever but he chose to follow his passion and enter the film industry. He is now known as a director who depicts realistic story line in his films.
He started his career in the year 2006 as a director in the Cult Hit Kannada film Mata, from which he also made a cameo appearance. This was followed by his next film entitled Eddelu Manjunatha. Both films earned rave reviews and got nominated for many award categories. Eddelu Manjunatha gained him the Best Director Award at the 57th
Filmfare Awards South
and the Best Screenplay Award at the Karnataka State Film Awards.
In year 2013, Guruprasad made a cameo appearance and directed the satire comedy film, Director’s Special, which marks the debut of the Kannada actor, Dhananjay. The film took three years in the making and was completed in 2011 but it took him almost a year to complete the song of the film and it was completed in 2012. This became controversial because of the long delay of the release of the film. The director made ads in many newspapers citing the different release dates of the films.
In year 2014, he helmed the film Eradane Sala. Guruprasad also acted in films like Mylari in 2010, Kal Manja and Hudugaru in 2011, Whistle in 2013 and Karodpathi in 2014. He became a jury in the dance reality show Thaka Dhimi Tha Dancing Star on ETV Kannada in 2014 and in the second season of Suvarna TV Kannada’s in 2015. He also hosted Zee Kannada’s
Life Super Guru
and joined the reality show, Bigg Boss Kannada 2 in 2014. His entry to the house became controversial as he was unable to get along with other contenders.
Recently, he was seen as a judge in the dance reality show for children entitled Puttani Pantru on Asianet Suvarna. He also started his very own school called Guruprasad’s Institute of Script Writing and Film Direction, who aims to teach script writing and direction to any aspiring individual.
Guruprasad doesn’t call himself a filmmaker, but a frustrated film audience, who is watching average films for 25 long years. That’s why he decided to pursue his passion on becoming a director and through his films he can show what type of films the audience wants to see.