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R Nagendra Rao

Kannada Director R Nagendra Rao
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R. Nagendra Rao is an Indian director who worked for the Kannada film industry. He was born on 23rd June 1896 in Holalkere, Mysore. He was also an actor, producer, screenwriter, and occasional composer. Rao is known to be one of the most influential personalities in the South Indian film industry. He began his career at the age of 8 when he started playing as an actor in theatre, performing in different plays. Rao gained some popularity while working with A.V Varadacharya's Ratnavali Drama Company and Chamundeshwari Company in Mysore.

For his contribution to Indian cinemas, he was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1976 and was also won Karnataka State Film Awards for Best Actor for his performance in the movie Hannele Chiguridaga in 1968. Ananda Bashpa in 1963, Shri Kanyaka Parmeshwari Kathe in 1967, Maduve Maadi Nodu in 1965, Naa Mechida Huduga in 1972, Makkale Manege Manikya in 1969, Nakkare Ade Swarga Story Soon >> Read More... in 1967, and many others were some of his work in which he shared his contribution.

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