T. S. Nagabharana is a very famous Indian Film director, producer, and screenwriter. His full name is Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana. He was born in the year 1953 in Bangalore, Mysore State in India. He is a very renowned personality in the Kannada film industry and one of the individuals that lead the way to parallel cinemas. He is one of the very few directors that bestride the conventional as well as the parallel cinemas. He is very well-liked and successful in both the Television industry and Kannada film industry as a director. In his career of 40 years, he directed 34 movies under his guidance. Out of those 34 movies, 20 movies received awards at international, national and state level. This was one of the best achievements of his life. His name was also on the list of nominations of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in Bangalore for the post of Chairman. He is a very passionate and keen reader of the Indian English Literature. He is the degree holder in the branches of Science and Law.
His interest in making films started when he was in college. In his college days, he has directed and acted in many stage plays and dramas. During his early teenage, he was very much under the ineffaceable influence of the playwright of that time Adya Rangacharya. His famous acts that he directed in his college days were Indrajit and Ashoka Chakra. He has also worked as a backstage crew worker. His contribution as an actor, director and singer have been recognized. He was in the association with the rising personalities of the theatre groups like B. V. Karanth,
, and Chandrashekharan Kambara. Few of the plays under his direction are Sangya Balya, Kathale Belaku, Krishna Parijata, Mundena Sakhi Mundena, Blood Wedding and many more. He established a theatre organization named as ‘Benaka’. He is a gold medal recipient for his achievement in theatre from the Government of India. An organization, Shruthalaya, was started by him for supporting the skills like organizing, writing, camera work, lighting art and many more film graphic talents. He admired Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar Bergman throughout his life. He received 9 National and 14 state awards. His directed movies got nominated for the Indian Panorama. He was honoured with the Best Regional Director Award seven times for his directorial skills. He is the only director that received the National Integration Award for the Best Film category. His last directed movie was Allama in the year 2015.