Puttanna Kanagal was known as Chitra Brahma (God of Films). He was born as Shubraveshti Ramaswamiah Seetharama Sharma. He is the most famous filmmaker of Kannada film industry. He has received three National Awards and three Filmfare Awards. Every year an award is held in his memory by the name of Puttanna Kanagal Award in the Karnataka Award Functions. Puttanna was born in a small village of Kanagal in Karnataka in a poor Brahmin family to Subbamma and Ramaswamaiah. Being born in a low income family had its hardships and he struggled a lot to get a decent job and did many odd jobs for money. But the job of publicity boy brought him the opportunity to be closer to the film industry.

He started his career as an assistant director to B. R. Punthulu and later got into filmmaking as a full-fledged director. The central idea of the films used to be off beat like women-centric and based on Taboos. Puttanna’s first film in Kannada cinema was ‘Gejje Pooje’. It was a landmark film in his career. Puttanna married Nagalakshmi but he shared a special relationship with actress Kalpana and they made a great team together as an artist and director. But after Sharapanjara, the pair never worked together. Puttanna died on 5 June 1985 in Bengaluru, when he was preparing for his film ‘Masanada Hoovu’.

His first movie as an assistant director was Ratnagiri Rahasya in 1957 and as director was Bellimoda. The cast of the film include Kalpana and Kalyan Kumar. It was a big hit and did commercially well on screen. His another movie as a director in Malayalam was Poocha Kanni. It was based on the Kannada film Triveni by Bekkina Kannu. Puttanna’s movies always had some vibrant and colourful songs in them. He used to have 4-5 songs and had a blast of imagery and vivid serenities in them and the costumes and sets for the songs were chosen very intricately. The homework for songs was done by him to pursue the mood of the film in it.

Puttanna has given a chance to many young artists and strugglers in the industry like Leelavathi, Kalpana, Aarathi, Jayanthi, Vajramuni, Jagadish, Rajinikanth, Padma Vasanthi, Vishnu Vardhan, Ambarish, Gangadhar, Sridhar, Ramakrishna and Aparna. The first director of Kannada Film Directors Association was Puttanna in 1984 after it started. The Poonam Theatre in Jayanagar, Bangalore was named after him.

 

 

Director Mahesh Babu Kannada Actor

Director Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu is an Indian Film Director. He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and India. He has the Indian nationality. He mainly works with the Kannada Film Industry. He had worked in the number of projects like Atiratha in the year 2017, Crazy Boy. He recently did the Atiratha. It is his super-hit film in the box office. His upcoming projects are Chiru 2 in the year 2019 and My Name is Byre Gowda in the year 2020. He did various films in line. The list is as Aakash in the year 2005, Arrasu in the year 2007, Paramesha Panwala in the year 2008, Meravanige in the year 2008, Abhay in the year 2009, Chiru in the year 2010, Sankranthi in the year 2012, Prem Adda in the year 2012, Paramashiva in the year 2014, Ajith in the year 2014. Others are Crazy Boy in the year 2016, Atiratha in the year 2017, Chiru 2 in the year 2019, and My Name is Byre Gowda in the year 2020. He did these all in the Kannada language. He did these as a director. The release date for Chiru 2 is on December 06, and in the year 2019 and for My Name is Byre Gowda is on December 16, and in the year 2020. Mahesh di this work with versatility. The cast includes for Chiru 2 is Chiranjeevi Sarja, Kriti Kharbanda, Rangayana Raghu, and Bullet Prakash. Director is Mahesh Babu. Sureshkumar M. Jain has produced it. Giridhar Diwan did the music direction. Jayant Kaikini and Ram Narayan is the lyricist for it. The genre for it is Drama. Chiranjeevi Sarja and Kriti Kharbanda did the lead role in it. His venture hit the theaters as Atiratha in the year 2017. It has the genre romance. The release date for it is November 24 and in the year 2017. The cast list includes for it is Shobaraj, Achyuth Kumar, Latha Hegde, Sadhu Kokila, Kabir Duhan Singh, Chetan Kumar, and Ravishankar Gowda. Crews are director Mahesh Babu, producer Prem Kumar, Venugopal, Gandasi Manjunath. Suraag Sadhu Kokila did the music direction for Atiratha. Cinematography has done by the Jai Aanand. Latha Hegde and Chetan Kumar did the lead role in this film. It had shot in the Kannada language. Suraag Sadhu Kokila did the debut as a music director with it. He is well set to do the next project in the year 2020.

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Sumana Kittur

Sumana Kittur is a writer, lyricist, director, journalist and she has been working for Sandalwood. Kittur had entered into the movie industry with the film ‘Aa Dinagalu’ and she took the role aof ans associate director for this screenplay. It was released in the year 2007. Besides that she narrated the lyrics for the title song. Slowly but steadily that movie got a mammoth public response through which she got noticed independently for her work. Her successive releases are Slum Bala, which was directed by Kittur herself and released in the year 2008. In 2009, Kallara Santhe movie was released. ‘Edegarike’ film had got an enormous response, which was directed by Kittur in the year 2012. After that she has taken some gap to release another movie and her latest movie was Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu which was released in the year 2016. She had won many awards for her directory works, and noticeably she had become one of the famous personalities. Most of her filmography works are based on the present burning events which describe clearly how people are reacting to current situations, how they are suppose to do something to improve it and how to choose correct solutions for the problems. Sumana was born in Periyapattana, which was located in Mysore district; her mother tongue is Kannada language. Their family had one small theater named Talkies, located in the same village. After her education she came to Bangalore along with the famous film director Agni Shridhar who was a journalist and turned her career as a screenplay director. Kittur always used to be inspired by the actions of Agni and respect his each and every step. For the movie Edegarike, she got huge ratings, and Kittur had been credited with many awards for that screen. Kittur had succeeded her career as a director and narrated a few songs. She had worked as a journalist before her famous works were noticed. Approximately she had directed more than four films, out of which three of them had got a numerous response and were even credited with many awards.

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Sumana Kittur Kannada Actress