Kiranraj K

Other names of Kiranraj K: Kiranraj

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.

Chandrashekhara Kambara

Chandrashekhara Kambara is an Indian folklorist, poet, playwright, professor, and director. He was born in a small village in Ghodageri, Belagavi, Bombay Presidency, British India. Kambara has two brothers named Yallappa and Parasappa. He was interested in creative arts since a young age and was an avid reader of Federico García Lorca, William Shakespeare, Kumara Vyasa, Gopalakrishna Adiga, W. B. Yeats, and Kuvempu. Kambara went to a local school in Gokak and Lingaraj College. Initially, he had to stop his schooling for a while owing to financial issues but with the help of Jagadguru Siddaram Swamiji's aid, he completed his education. As a result, Kambara mentions and gives him credit in all his works. He has done a Ph.D. in Uttara Karnatakada Janapad Rangbhumi. Kambara's first job was a teacher in University of Chicago and Bangalore University. For three years, he was Karnataka Nataka Academy's president. In 1996, Kambara became the chairman of National School of Drama Society. He was the vice-chancellor of Kannada University, Hampi. Kambara personally looked after the institution's construction and architecture, the subjects and topics that students will study, and the placement of the teaching staff. He has penned several poems, plays, and novels like Shikhar Soorya, Kadu Kudure, Jokumaraswamy, Takararinavaru, Singarevva Mattu Aramane, Bedara Huduga Mattu Gilli, and others. Translators and writers have translated several of his works in languages like Hindi, Marathi, English, Tamil, Rajasthani, and others. Filmmakers have adapted his projects for the small screen as well. Kambara is the director of Kadu Kudare, Karimayi, and Sangeeta. He is the recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, Jnanpith Award, Padma Shri, Joshua Sahitya Puraskaram, Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, and much more. He has researched a lot about Indian folklore and represented it at the American Oriental Centre, University of Chicago, Akita Japan, and much more. Kambara has also compiled a dictionary for Kannada Sahitya Parishad. All his life he stressed on the inclusion of Kannada language in primary school. His working style is similar to that of D.R. Bendre. Most of his work has been rooted in Indian mythology and highlights folk culture. People in his native district call him Shivapur Kambar Master. To honor his immense contribution to the Kannada literature, the government of Karnataka decided to reprint all of his prolific work and make them available in local school libraries so that the younger generation can have easy access to them. He is married to Satyabhama and has four children with her.

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