If T.N Seetharam can be described in one word, then versatile comes to the mind for his admirers across Karnataka. He is an actor, director, script writer and producer of a number of films and television serials. He has also been credited with introducing fresh faced TV stars who then went on to become successful actors in their own right.

T.N.Seetharam was born on 6th December 1948 in Gauribidanur, Kolar in Mysore district. He is a double graduate in Science and Law. During his college days, Seetharam developed a keen interest in plays and decided to pursue his career in arts and drama. His association with P Lankesh landed him a role in the national award winning movie Pallavi.

Seetharam’s ascent to fame began when he directed the mega serial Mayamrigha, which went on to achieve cult status. He went on to direct few more serials like Amanabillu, Manvantara, Muktha, Dashavathara to name a few. Seetharam has acted in his own serials always as a lawyer fighting for justice. He was noted for his role as a lawyer in his own directorial venture Muktha that won him critical acclaim.

The talented actor and director have won numerous awards ranging from State Awards to National awards. He won the national award for his movie Mathadana in 2001. He has won Best director awards for serials Maya Mruga, Manvantara and Muktha.The actor is married and has two children.

Yogaraj Bhat Kannada Actor

Yogaraj Bhat

Yogaraj Bhat was born on 8th October, 1973 in Mandarthi, in coastal district Udupi of Karnataka. He is the 7th child of Ramachandra and Jayalakshmi Bhat. Ramachandra lost his life in a boat mishap.Yogaraj is a famous director in Sandalwood industry. He has also tasted success as a lyricist, producer and screenwriter. He is mostly known for his 2006 hit Mungaru Male, which was written by Bhat along with Preetam Gubbi. He directed the film and wrote lyrics with others. Mungaru Male recorded the highest box office collections in Sandalwood history. His other achievements include introducing talented technicians to the industry like Pawan Kumar of Lucia, Pawan Wadeyar and many others.His lyricist journey started with Mungaru Maleye from his film Mungaru Male and there was no looking back. He has written lyrics for more than 100 super hit songs for the films such as Gaalipata, Jackie, Junglee, Hudugaru, Paramathma, Pancharangi, Chingari, Super, Anna Bond, Crazy Loka, Shiva, Lifeu Ishtene, Johny Mera Naam, Victory and many more. He is so versatile that he can write a song like Mungaru Maleye and a fast one like Hale Paathre, showing his range of lyrical talent.Bhat was inspired by classics like Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, Akira Kurosawa's Ran and came to Bangalore at 22, to become a cameraman. As a newcomer, he served as an assistant to Girish Kasaravalli, Sunil Kumar Desai and many others. He was more thrilled about watching film making at close quarters than working with big names.Bhat directed a TV serial, before making his first film. But it took him 8 years, before a producer could back him independently. His first movie was Mani and that showed memorable performances by Rangayana Raghu and veteran actress Umashree, both won State awards for their roles in the movie. Then he directed Ranga SSLC (2004) starring Sudeep and Ramya in the leading roles, however it did not do very well.His next film after a long break Mungaaru Male became the biggest hit in South India, creating a record and followed by another hit, Gaalipata. He also acted in the film Dyavre for one of his assistants, which started his acting career.

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Ramesh Aravind

Ramesh Aravind [born 1964] is an Indian writer, actor, director and producer .He has also acted in few Tamil movies. He did his Mechanical Engineering from UVCE College, Bangalore. His movies are decent, wholesome family films with no vulgarities and crudities but always sensible entertainers.After success in Tamil films, Kannada film producers started noticing him. His performances in America America, Nammoora Mandara Hoove and Ulta Palta gathered him huge fame. Over the years, Ramesh has starred in several hit memorable Tamil movies like “Duet”, “Keladi Kanmani” and “Rhythm”. Ramesh Aravind decided to work full time in Kannada film industry 14 years ago even while his career in Tamil cinema had just started. Ramesh’s talent found expression early in many plays when he acted in his school days.  Ramesh did movies in Telugu language like Little Soldiers, Rudraveena etc. For the movie Little Soldiers he won prestigious Andhra State Nandi award. After more than two decades in cinema industry and movies in six languages. He had many 100 days films, which is also a record in his career. Ramesh maintains cordial relationship with all the directors and co-stars he has worked with   him in the Film industry.Ramesh has made a successful changeover from a serious actor into movie roles that experiment with comic roles. Meantime, he directed a suspense thriller ‘Accident’ and the film went out to be a super hit and got him very good reviews from the film industry. Ramesh has also been involved in Direction and directed many memorable movies. His first directorial debut was "Rama Shama Bhama" with Kamal Hasan. Ramesh is known for unconventional ideas, which are portrayed in his movies.  He has acted in more than a hundred films in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Bollywood. He is undeniably one of the most natural actors on screen still breathing life into any character he plays in movies. Ramesh has bagged the Karnataka State award for Best actor twice in 1997 for ‘America America’ and for ‘Hoomale’ in 1999. Ramesh received the eminent film fare award twice for Amruthavarshini in 1997 and for Hoomale in 1999. He has also got the prestigious Andhra State Nandi award for the movie 'Little Soldiers'.

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Ramesh Aravind Kannada Actor