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 Click to look into! >> Read More... . 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.

Vijayalakshmi Singh Kannada Actress

Vijayalakshmi Singh

Vijayalakshmi Singh is a Kannada film actress who was born in Chennai. The actress has so far acted in 25 Kannada movies and 15 movies in other south Indian regional languages (Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam) and many of them have provided her lead or supporting roles. However, in her first movie ‘Nagamandala’, she was paired as a leading lady opposite Prakash Raj. The film was adapted from a play written by prolific Kannada actor and director Girish Karnad. Vijayalakshmi Singh handled a strong feminine character in this movie who was torn between her lover and husband. The actress won many state awards for her role in this movie. It is said after many years, a Bollywood movie ‘Paheli’ was inspired by this Kannada movie. The Hindi movie Paheli’s screenplay had the similar tagline and was directed by Amol Palekar and had Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. Many critics are of the opinion that ‘Nagamandala’ was inspired even from Mani Kaul’s ‘Dvuidha’ released in 1973. In the same year 1997, she acted in another Kannada movie 'Jodi Hakki' in a lead role opposite Kannada actor Shiva Rajkumar. Her next film was also opposite Shiva Rajkumar again in a movie ‘Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga’ and their on-screen pair was accepted well by the audience. In the year 1998, Vijayalakshmi Singh made her debut in Tamil cinema but was offered a supportive cast in the movie 'Poonthottam'. In those days, Vijayalakshmi only acted in those sentimental movies that sketched her roles largely playing with human emotions. In the same year, she was even offered a small role in a Malayalam movie ‘Punjabi House’. In 1999, she acted opposite Dr. Rajkumar’s second son Raghavendra Rajkumar in a film 'Swasthik'. In the same year, she joined the ensemble cast of Vishnuvardhan, Jaya Prada, Urvashi and Ambareesh in a  film 'Habba' which was a hit. In the year 2000, actress Vijayalakshmi Singh got the biggest break in her career. Vijayalakshmi Singh was cast in 'Suryavamsha' opposite Vishnuvardhan and Lakshmi. In the same year, she acted in a Malayalam movie’ 'Devadoothan' with Mohanlal and Jaya Prada. In 2001, she made her comeback in Tamil screen with a Tamil film ‘Friends’ in which she played actor Vijay’s sister. In the same year (2001), she acted in a Telugu blockbuster movie 'Hanuman Junction'. Later on, the actress was seen in other Tamil movies too such as ‘Soori’, ‘Yes Madam’, 'Thambikottai' and ‘Boss Engira Bhaskaran’ etc. The actress had been in the news for being linked with actor Srujan Lokesh whom she had wedded in 2007, After three years, the marriage broke off and now she is single. Her off-screen romance often did create headlines in the newspaper and she even had tried to consume sleeping pills and made an attempt to commit suicide for an  alleged affair with an assistant director. T he actress even tried her hands in movie direction. She co-produced a Kannada movie 'Ee Bandhana' (2007) which had Jaya Prada, Vinshnuvardhan in lead roles. She also directed 'Male Barali Manjoo' and 'Vaare Vaah'. Besides directing and producing movies, she even had joined BJP party and got a ticket to contest in Bengaluru corporation election but got defeated. This actress is the daughter of a reputed filmmaker Shanker Singh and yesteryear’s actress Pratima Devi. She is also the sister of an acclaimed director SV Rajendra Singh Babu.

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Priya Belliappa

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 “priyabelliappa.com/” 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.

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Priya Belliappa Kannada Actress