Hemanth Rao works mainly in the Kannada cinema as film director and screenwriter. His directorial debut Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu (2016) brought him fame and success. In 2015, he stepped into films after completing his graduation in engineering and a brief stint with journalism.
He worked as an assistant director with
for the movie Gulabi Talkies. He has also been awarded with the Filmfare Awards in 2019 jfor the 2018 movie Andhadhun for his screenplay contribution. His second directorial movie Kavaludaari under home banner PRK Productions was a maiden venture by actor