Priya Belliappa is an Indian movie director. She is mainly known for Kannada Movies. Priya was born on 1st January 1970. She made her directorial debut in 2015 through the movie " Ring Road.” Priya Belliappa also worked for the movie "Mathe Banni Prisons" and many short films and TV serial's promo. She received her education from Lawrence School, and Love Dale of Ooty. She hails from Coorg district of Karnataka. She has completed her graduation from Shruti School of Art, Design, And Technology,Bangalore and Post Graduation from Film and Television Institute of Pune. After that, she worked for O and M in Sri Lanka. But then she realized that she was meant for Film and Television and her interest took her away from Sri Lanka.

Shemade her debut by directing Ring Road with an all women crew. Ring Road is a crime drama. The film is based on the infamous murder of Girish, a software engineer, by his fiancée Shubha in Bangalore. The film is notable as it was made by an all-women crew, for the first time in the Kannada language. For this movie, she was nominated for the best debut director Kannada award. For her, her daughter is her biggest success. She posted a picture collage in which there are images from each month of her pregnancy. She is seen wearing the same black tee and brown shorts, and in the final image she was holding her newborn baby in the same outfit. Her works are of various types. She has been active since 2015, and currently she is working on her next project.

She has directed the promo of " Dhobi Ghat,” "Bus Stand,” "Gully Cricket,” "Note,” "Café,” "Rangoli.” Apart from this, she directed "Hazy Grey Skies," which is a short film. She has her own shopping site “” where she sells her creations. Her creations include various photographs and graphic designs. whim. She is now a free bird. After completing her graduation she joined Ogilvy and Mather in Sri Lanka but something drove her back towards film, and she joined FTII, Pune to complete her Post Graduation in filmmaking. Now she is successful and lives on her own terms and conditions. Her blog includes two posts, "No Country For Women" and "From mind to hand to pen to paper.” The first one is a piece of informative writing, where she expresses her feelings about what is going on with women in INDIA. The second one is a random elegant poem.

Priya Hassan Kannada Actress

Priya Hassan

Priya Hassan is an Indian film actress, director, and producer. She is mainly known for her Kannada films. She is known as an intelligent actress due to her choice of work and the way she sets herself apart from her contemporaries. She made her acting debut through the movie “BLACK AND WHITE” in 2003. She directed her first film in 2007(Jambhad Hudugi). She is known for her ability to play diverse characters and her talent of working in films of multiple languages. She was the lead actress, Director, Story and Screenplay Writer and producer of the films Bindas Hudughi and Jambhad Hudugi. She is the first woman in the Kannada film industry who acted and directed in the film she produced. Apart from this, she received critical acclaim, nominations for her roles. In 2010-2011 she filed a petition against the committee of Karnataka State Film Awards stating that the Committee lacks transparency and violates the rules too(for example Ayesha won an award but it is clearly stated in the rules that no outsiders can be awarded) and that the committee gives away awards to those who doesn’t even deserve it. She states that she deserves the award as she is the director, story-screenplay writer, and the actor of her film which was highly acclaimed by the critics. Taking Priya’s petition in consideration, Justice Mohan Shantan gowda issued a notice to the government of Karnataka and the information department to stop further proceedings until a final verdict is given in this regard. Films directed by her are Jambhad Hudugi and Bindas Hudugi. Films in which she acted are Black and White; Jamb had Hudugi, Bindas Hudugi, Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam. Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam is a Telugu spiritual movie. Priya Hassan’s upcoming films are Smuggler, Gandubeeri, and Rowdy Rani. Smuggler is going to be released in 2017 while Both Gandubeeri and Rowdy Rani are releasing in 2018. In her upcoming movies, she is the director as well as the actor. Priya was married to S.Ramu, who is a real estate businessman. She was married on 8th September 2016.One weird thing about her that she never discloses her age in front of media. This year, her birthday was celebrated on the sets of her upcoming movie. She was glad to celebrate her birthday with media personnel, but she didn’t disclose anything about her age.


Prema Karanth

Prema was a famous theatre personality, who was known to be the first woman director of films in the Kannada language. B. V. Karanth was her husband. She was the film-maker of Phaniyamma, which was the first movie directed by a woman, based on M. K. Indira's novel. M. K. Indira was a famous Indian novelist in the Kannada language. She was born in the year 1936 to a poor family in Bhadravathi, an industrial city of Karnataka state in India. Her father died at a very early age. Kamalamma, her mother, was suffering from tuberculosis. Because of this, she was never given a chance even to touch her mother. In the early years of her life, till the death of her mother, she lived at Sidlaghatta, a town in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. After the death of her mother, her grandparents took care of her. After her schooling, she started working as a teacher in the St. Teresa's convent in Bangalore. She used to teach in some primary schools also. She conducted stage plays of small time in the schools. Though she did not want to marry anyone, she fell in love with B. V. Karanth. She got married to him in 1958 and later moved to a North Indian city, Varanasi. She joined the Banaras Hindu University and continued her education. Later, her husband moved to Delhi and joined the National School of Drama. He was accompanied by Prema, who decided to work as a teacher in the Aurobindo Ashram. She used to experiment drama in teaching using plays. On the persuasion of her husband, she joined him to complete her graduation in the subject of dramatics from the National School of Drama. She worked for two years with the NSD Repertory after her graduation. Her career in drama started as a dramatist and director of plays like Daithya, Heddayana, Giant Mama, and Banda Banda Gunavantha, which were children oriented. Most of her plays were in Kannada language or other languages, which were eventually translated to the Kannada language. Benaka Makkala Kendra, a children's repertory was started by her, which not only staged plays like Alilu Ramayana but also taught children about the art of costume designing, mime and props usage. The repertory's first stage play was Alibaba in the year 1979. She was also a costume designer for over 120 plays, which include Oedipus, Hayavadana, King Lear, etc. Prema's career in movies started when she was selected for designing costumes for the movie Hamsageethe, directed by G. V. Iyer. She was also selected as the art director in 1977 for the film named Kudre Motte. Prema tried to work as film-maker also in this phase of her career and directed the film Phaniyamma. She died in the year 2007.

Prema Karanth Kannada Actress