Prashant Raj is a screenwriter and director, who predominantly works in Kannada movies. He was born on March 10th 1982. His debut movie was Love Guru which got released in the year 2009. Prashanth Raj before entering into Sandalwood films, he been an assistant director for the Bollywood movie " Raaz Click to look into! >> Read More... ". Following this, he worked in films like Shootout at Lokhandwala, Deewane Huye Paagal Click to look into! >> Read More... and Kisna.

His next Kannada film as a director was Gaana Bajaana, which was released in the year 2010. After a gap of two years, in the year 2013, he directed another movie titled " Whistle Click to look into! >> Read More... ". Again with a gap of two years, he directed the movie " Zoom Click to look into! >> Read More... " in the year 2016, which became a blockbuster hit at box- office. This film completed successfully 150 days all over Karnataka.

Prashant Raj is currently working on his current project titled "Dhalapathi". The lead stars in this movie are Kriti Kharbanda Model-turned- actor Kriti Kharbanda is a popular >> Read More... and Prem Kumar Prem Kumar is an Indian actor working in Kannada f >> Read More... . Prashanth Raj was nominated for Filmfare Awards South Show Synopsis Coming Soon...  >> Read More... in the category of Best Director. Coming to his personal life, he is married to Vandana in the year 2011 and has two sons. He also worked as a playback singer for the movie Whistle and worked as a Dialogue writer and lyrics writer for the movie Love Guru. He gained knowledge of filmmaking at Subhash Ghai's institute in Mumbai. He resided at Mumbai for six years and worked as assistant director in few Bollywood movies. Later, he came to know that his interest was in Sandalwood movies and came to Karnataka. After endeavoring into Sandalwood, he decided not to start off with the role of Assistant Director again. Having this in mind, he further decided to become a director and met his parents and narrated about the script and requested them to produce the movie for him. But his parents initially said no, but after compulsion from Prashanth Raj, his parents accepted and produced the movie "Love Guru" for him. That is how he began his career as film director in Sandalwood. This movie was dubbed in other languages after its blockbuster hit in Kannada. Following the success of this movie, Prashant raj had once again teamed up with the same crew including the lead actors and made the second movie “Gaana Bajana”. Though he is a person who is strictly against remake movies, he remade the Tamil movie Pizza in Kannada with the title “Whistle”. He had a dream to work with most happening actor Ganesh and finally made a movie with him titled “Zoom”. This movie gave him name and fame.

K Shantharam Kannada Actor

K Shantharam

K Shantharam was a Kannada director and actor. He succumbed to his illness on 29th May 2016 at the age of 68 at Columbia Asia Hospital in Bangalore. He worked in more than fifty films and was most well known for directing the award-winning film, 'Marali Goodige'. His screenplay and dialogue writing were his trademark. Shantharam was from the Chikkaballapura district in Karnataka. His wife's name is Shaila and his brother's name is K. R. Muralikrishna, who is a Kannada film producer. He used to perform at the theatre before he joined the Kannada cinema industry. Shantharam’s first movie was 'Kanneshwara Rama', a Kannada political drama directed by, M. S. Sathyu in 1977. Ananth Nag, Shabana Azami and Amol Palekar were the main stars. The film garnered good reviews, and was featured at both national and international film festivals. In 1978, Shantharam worked in K. Balachander’s, 'Thappida Thala' which was simultaneously made in Kannada and Tamil. 'Thappida Thala' was renamed 'Thappu Thalangal' in Tamil and can be considered Shantharam’s first Tamil movie. Shantharam won the state award for Best Supporting Actor category for 'Thappida Thala'. The film starred superstar Rajinikanth with whom Shantharam would act again in 'Murattukaalai' in 1980, which grossed the highest box office for Rajinikanth at the time. In 1979, Y. R. Swamy’s Kannada film Savathiya Neralu brought Shantharam fame. In the same year, he acted and was the associate director under Ramesh-Shivaram for the movie 'Madhu Chandra'. Shantharam worked under some of the most prolific directors of the Kannada cinema industry like T.S. Ranga, M. S. Sathyu, K. Balachander and many others. He also wrote dialogues for two of director S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu’s top ranked films, 'Hoovu Hannu' in 1993 and 'Mahakshatriya' in 1994. Shantharam’s Marali Goodige won the Karanataka State Film Awards 1984-85 under the Third Best Film Category. Marali Goodige was the very first film he had directed. The film released in 1984, was based on Smt. Aryambha Pattabi’s story also called Marali Goodige. This Kannada film starred Roopa, Poornima, Kalyan Kumar and Jai Jagadeesh in leading roles. He also directed 'Hrudayasamrajya' in 1989, 'Bala Nauke' in 1987 and 'Karnana Sampathu' in 2005; and also wrote the screenplay and the story of these three movies. He also wrote the dialogues for 'Hrudayasamrajya'. Ambreesh received accolades for his role in 'Karnana Sampathu'.

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