K.M. Chaitanya is a theater actor, director and documentary maker in Kannada languages. He made his debut as a director with the movie,
. Aa Dinagalu received many awards at different functions including Best Feature Film and Best Director Award at
Filmfare Awards South
in the year 2007. His next movies as a director include Suryakanthi, which was released in 2009 and Paraari, released in 2013. He also has a degree in Journalism. Also, he has worked on CNN's show CNN dot com as a Bangalore correspondent.
He worked as an Associate Director of Girish Karnad. His debut movie, Aa Dinagalu was released in 2007 in the Kannada language that marked his splendid debut. The film starred Girish Karnard, Veda Sastry, Chethan Kumar, Vinaya Prasad, Ashish Vidyarthi, Atul Kulkarni and Sharath. The movie was written by Agni Sridhar, and Ilayaraja gave the music to the film. It is a story about underworld in the 1980's. The film was well taken by the audiences and was also loved by the critics. It was an all over successful movie.
His next release after his successful debut was Suryakaanti, which was released in 2010. The movie was shot in Uzbekistan and was the first South-Indian movie to be shot there. It was an action-drama-romantic film. Later, he has also directed daily soaps for ETV Kannada which includes Kichchu. It had the National Award winning actor Umashree as the lead actor.