Roopa Iyer is a Sandalwood director recently seen participating in a popular game show ‘
’ that was aired on ETV Kannada. She got recently married to music director Gowtham Srivastav, who also attended the show with her in 2015. The show was hosted by Golden Star Ganesh. Gowtham Srivatsav is the son of Mysore Mohan, who is an accomplished composer in Kannada film industry. Roopa Iyer made her directorial debut with the film ‘Chandra’. Roopa’s first directorial effort brought
and Prem together for a bilingual movie ‘Chandra’ made in Tamil and Kannada language. In Chandra, she played Shriya Saran’s sister.
The Kannada version was a box-office success. Kannada version was released on June 2013 while Tamil version released in February 2014. Co-incidentally, her husband Gowtham has also composed music for this film. The director shot twenty percent of this film in the USA. Also, she wrote lyrics for two songs in this film.
In 2010, she made a short film ‘Mukhaputa’ in which she had also acted and directed the film too. Roopa Iyer even had written the screenplay and story of ‘Mukhaputa’. It was an educational film n HIV and had won many international awards. This celebrity in Sandalwood had created awareness on children’s education through 50 short films so far. Roopa Iyer is one of the female directors who want to balance her skill of direction between commercial and artistic films. She is also a dancer and even a choreographer. She is well-known face for her charitable support in Karnataka on HIV and AIDS issues. It is said that Roopa Iyer’ sister
and her brother-in-law Sudesh K Rao are popular television actors.
TV actress Deepa Iyer’s daughter
acted as a child artist in Roopa Iyer’s ‘Mukhaputa’. After wielding the megaphone for a Tamil-Kannada bilingual titled 'Chandra', she may soon announce her next project very soon.