Hemanth M. Rao is an Indian director as well as a screenwriter. He works in Sandalwood which is also known as Kannada cinema. Hemanth was born in Bangalore, India. He did his graduation from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering located in Bangalore. He was a huge Kannada movies' fan since his childhood. He used to watch movies starring famous faces of Kannada cinema like Anant Nag, Vishnuvardhan, Shankar Nag, and Dr. Rajkumar. Soon, his love for cinema turned into his passion; however, it took a few years for him to realize his passion and step into the world of Sandalwood.

At first, he chose Engineering as his career and also did a few different jobs. Later on, he decided to give his passion a chance. Because of his immense love for Kannada films and cinema, he entered the film industry and became an assistant director. His career started as an assistant director in the movie named Gulabi Talkies directed by Girish Kasaravalli in 2008.

Then, he worked with Jacob Varghese. He assisted Jacob as an assistant director on few projects such as Savaari in 2009, and Prithvi in 2010. He wanted to go independent after working as an assistant in some films. He became an independent director in 2016 with the release of his directional debut. The name of his directional debut is Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu.

He not only directed Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu but also wrote it. His directorial debut gave him instant fame and popularity. His debut success is a story of an old man who goes missing. This movie highlights the struggles of a son who is trying to find his missing father. Anant Nag played the role of father, and Rakshit Shetty played the role of the son. Hemanth Rao is also the founder of Lost and Found Films Production House.

Naganna Kannada Actor


Naganna is a South Indian director, writer, lyricist and actor who works in the Kannada film industry. He was born on 21st March. He is known for Kannada movies like Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna. He is also known as Naganna Nagaraj and B. Naganna. Naganna is the son of the renowned Kannada film producer late R. Lakshman. He attended high school at the St. Joseph’s High School in Briand Square in Bangalore. He attended college at the R C College of Commerce from where he gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He also gained an LLB degree from SJRC college in Bangalore. He joined the Sri Nidhi Productions in Bangalore in 1991. He learned filmmaking from the director Hamsalekha. He is the owner of the Nithyachetana Creations. Naganna was an associate director in the Kannada crime drama flick Jimmy Gallu directed by K S L Swamy. The action movie hit the screens on 20th September 1982. Naganna made his directorial debut in the Kannada film industry with the movie Samrat starring Vishnuvardhan, Vinaya Prasad and Soumya Kulkarni. He also wrote the story of the film and also the screenplay with T N Narasimhan. The drama flick hit the big screens on 4th May 1994. Naganna directed the romance flick Prema Khaidi. He also wrote the lyrics of the songs in the film alongside Nagendra Prasad. The Kannada film hit the big theatres on 2nd August 2002. Naganna is most well-known for his historical biographical movie Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna. He also wrote the film’s screenplay with Keshavadithya. The film was lauded as the biggest film in the history of the Kannada Cinema industry. The Kannada flick hit the silver screens on 1st November 2012. Since then, it ran for about three hundred and sixty five days in the cinema halls. The feature film earned thirty crore rupees within twenty two days of release which was its cost of production. The film won the Best Film Award at the 60th Filmfare Awards South ceremony, Naganna was nominated for the Best Director award in the same function. The film was nominated and won many other awards and was critically acclaimed by critics and audiences. It was by far Naganna’s most successful film. Naganna was the head of the Karnataka State Film Award Panel 2015. Naganna directed Kannada movies like Lady Police, Hello Daddy, Lady Commissioner, O Premmave, Soorappa, Koti Gobba, Amma Ninna Tholinalli, Gokarna, Kutumba, Chappale, Gowramma, Bandhu Balaga, Vishnu Sena and Dubai Babu.