Sarath Khadri, a former corporate, following his passion, is all set to direct his film Sandalwood Sa Ri Ga Ma - 2013 (Kannada). Sarath, a native of Melkote, Mandya district, is the founder and HR of the Vintage Dreams HR Consultancy. Contrary to the stereotypes, he decided an off-beat career in the film industry. His debut directorial ‘ Mareyalaare’ had to be shelved midway in August 2010, following conflict of interest with the movie hero ' Chetan Kumar', when the latter allegedly wanted to take over the script and change the heroine. Both the films were produced by his wife, Gauri Sarath. Mareyalaare movie is an entertainer with a pinch of romance, written and directed by Sarath Khadri. Na Nina Mareyalaare, the theme song of the film, is well-known for its lyrics. In one of the interviews, we heard him saying that his very first movie project ‘Mareyalaare’ had to be shelved after completing 20% of the schedule due to some internal issues”. This Sandalwood movie is based on a real story which happens in the celluloid world. It’s about a man who quits his job as a techie (corporate) to pursue his dream. The character sketch of the protagonist in the directorial revolves around the real life experiences of Sarath himself.

After working in the Marketing field for a period, Sarath decided to quit to live his dream- filmmaking. Sheer determination and strong willpower propelled his confidence, and he is all set to land up an autobiographic Sandalwood Sa Ri Ga Ma. Having been bounced to altogether a different scenario, the turf hasn't been too much creamy for him. He has witnessed the harsh truth of the industry and the whimsical trends. Unlike others, who did commence their career on a traditional note, he took up the challenge and had vividly showcased the underbelly of the industry through the seamy side of Sandalwood. There's a saying: "Follow your passion. It will lead you to your dreams". It may be justified, since, within a very short span, Sarath has bought the critics praise for his filmography as well as for his acting in films. For sure, he is talented and brave too, having been excelled among his peers, building his top notch consultancy firm and climbing the steep slopes of success in the industry. The movies did reflect his commitment towards work, and he is sure to flourish in the years to come.

Simple Suni Kannada Actor

Simple Suni

He was born on 14 October 1986 in Bangalore. His father name is Narsimhaiah. His mother name is Vijayalakshmi. He was born at K.C. General Hospital in the Bangalore, Karnataka. He is an Indian. His other names are Narsimhaiah Sunil Kumar and Modigala ‘Modi’. He has one sibling. His sibling is a girl. His sister name is Harhashree. He is a Film Director as well as a lyricist, Screenwriter and Producer, also. His screen name is Suni. He had completed his schooling from Peenya Government College. He had done his higher secondary education in Science. He completed his Graduation KLE College, Bangalore. He received Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology. When he was young, he was always busy to fill the pages of notebooks with poems. After that writing and cinema became his passion. His debut film was Simple Agi Ondh Love Story. As an assistant director under Dinesh Baboo, he started his career. With Janumada Gelathi, he initiated his career. He also works for Januma Janumadallu. He played a role as assistant director for Dinesh Baboo in School Master and many other films. He also did many short films. He was going for Simple Agi Ondh Love Story when he wants to become an independent. He decided to stay independent with his friends when he felt their producers expected him to cut down budgets with each script. Then he and his friends invested their money for made Simple Agi Ondh Love Story. The budget of this story was Rs.30 to 40 lakh. Suni played a role as a producer for both Bahuparak and Manamohaka. He started his production house. His production house named Suvin Cinemas and etymologically. The Suvin Cinemas production house derived from the names of his mother, father and his own. Filmography of Simple Suni In 2013, He made Simple Agi Ondh Love Story. He is the producer, director, and screenwriter. Lyrics of this movie have been written by him. In 2014, He made two films named Ulidavaru Kandanthe and Bahuparak. He was a producer for both pictures. He played a role as director for Bahuparak. Lyrics of Bahuparak had also written by him. He played a role as director and screenwriter for both Simple Agi Innond Love Story and Chamak. He will play a role as director for Manamohaka, which is coming in 2017. Lyrics for Manamohaka had also written by him.

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Geethapriya

Late Lakshman Rao Mohite was born on June 15, 1931, in Karnataka. His father Ramarao Mohite worked for the cavalry regiment of Mysore State Troops called Mysore Lancers. His mother was Lakshmibhai. Although his mother tongue was Marathi, he was admitted to a Kannada-medium school. He completed CA Intermediate and was involved in small writing assignments. The poet P.T. Narasimachar lived in the same apartment of Lakshman’s family. He played a major part with his influence in the career of Lakshman Rao. From his school days, he was passionate about writing. He used to write poems and short stories and send them to magazines such as Thaayinaadu and Ramarajya. He worked as a clerk in Cubbon Park restaurant. He had a good friendship with theater artists such as music director Vijaya Bhaskar and film director M.B. Singh. Bhaskar introduced Lakshman into the Cine industry in 1954 as a lyricist. Lakshman Rao penned his name into Geethapriya. He started with the film Sri Rama Pooja. Then, he moved to Chennai and worked with Y.V Rao for the movie Bhagya Chakra (1956). Sri Ramanjaneya Yuddha (1963) became hit with its famous, pleasant numbers. Some of the other films of Geethapriya’s lyrics include Bettada Huli (1965), Onde Balliya Hoogalu (1967), Mannina Maga (1968), ‘Uyyale’ (1969), Boopathi Ranga (1970), Kalyani (1971), Hrudaya Sangama (1972), Makkala Bhagya (1976), ‘Antha’ (1981), ‘Asha’ (1983), Mouna Geetha (1986). He not only excelled in his lyricist role but also made a mark as a director. He made his debut as a director with the film Mannina Maga in 1968. It was awarded the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada. He also won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay. He has also directed several other successful movies like Yaava Janmaada Maithri (1972), ‘Besuge’ (1976), ‘Hombisilu’ (1978), Putani Agent (1979), Mouna Geethe (1985), Jodi Jeeva (1982), Durgashtami (1991), Shravana Sambrama (2003). Some of the other awards bagged by him are Puttana Kanagal Award from Karnataka Government. In 2012, he was awarded the Saroja Devi Award and also the Sandesha Award. He suffered from throat cancer and was admitted in Malleswaram, and a combination of several health complications resulted in a heart attack that forced him to make his last breath on 17th January 2016.

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Geethapriya Kannada Actor