Kiranraj K is an Indian Short film, Documentary Film Maker and a Film Actor who works in the Kannada Film Industry. He was born on 25 August,1989 in Badiadka, Kasaragod district, Kerala in India to parents Achutha K and Godavari Amma.
His father, Achutha K was a farmer. Kiranraj was the first child of his parents and hence, had a huge burden of financially supporting his family from a very young age. He went to various schools as a child including ALPS in Marikkana Pavoor, J.A.S.B.S. School in Manya, Sri Annapoorneshwari High School in Agalpady and did his senior secondary education from Matha Education, Mangalore. Kiranraj is an alumnus of the Mangalore University, Mangalore.
He got his degree of specializing in Film Direction from the Star Creators Film Institute in Bangalore and started his film career from Bangalore in the year, 2011. He presently stays in Bangalore. He has diversified his skills in various segments of the film Industry ranging from directing short films, documentaries, music albums and even working as an actor himself.
In 2011, he made the telefilm named Kaavala which is based on the theme of morality and justice in our society, and the critics couldn’t stop raving about his work. Also, he is one of the co-writers of The Seven Odds, which is also the team of writers who wrote the script of the film Kirk Party.
Kanasu, a music video by him talked about the values of the human relationship. He also made a short movie named, Kabbina Haalu based on a real-life incident which depicts the differences in the lives of the privileged and underprivileged through two innocent kids as protagonists. At Vibha South Indian Short Film Festival (2013), Kabbina Haalu was awarded the Best Film Award.
He has worked on Documentary films such as The Yakshagana Puppets which was the first ever documentary film based on the Yakshagana Puppets and was produced by the famous Indian puppeteer K. V. Ramesh. He has also contributed to the making of films such as Endendigu which was directed by
Imran Sardhariya & Ricky and
Kirik Party directed by
Rishab Shetty by working as an Assistant Director for the movies.
The feature film titled "777 Charlie" marked his debut as a writer and director, which was produced by the well know producers, Mr.
Rakshit Shetty and GS Gupta under the banner of Paramvah Studio. Getting a nod for the script by Rakshit Shetty was a dream come true for Kiranraj. The film stars Aravind Iyer and a Labrador named Charlie was his co-star. Kiranraj is also responsible for the screenplay of the movie. 777 Charlie was released in 2017 and was a massive hit.