Doddarange Gowda is an Indian lyricist and poet, popular amongst the audience for his songs like Sri Rama Bandavne, Nammoora Mandara Hoove, Notadaage Nayega Meeti, and Tera Yeri Ambaradaage. Mostly known for his involvement in the Kannada Cinema, he was recently awarded the Padma Shri for the feats he has achieved throughout his career.

Born on 7th February 1946 to K Range Gowda and Akkamma, Doddarange was raised in Tumkur district of Karnataka. After completing B.A. and M.A. honors from the Bengaluru University, he worked as a professor and later, as a principal at SLN College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Bengaluru. Over the years, Doddarange has written lyrics for over twenty films, one hundred TV shows, and close to six hundred songs.

He has also been a Member of Legislative Council from the Bhartiya Janta Party. The multi-award winner veteran lyricist has been a part of the industry for around 45 years now.

Some of the renowned awards won by him are – Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist (Ganeshana Naalage Kadalu - 1991), Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist (Kayva – 1996), Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist (Janumada Jodi – 1997), Attimabbe Award (2003), and the Padma Shri (2018).

Jayanth Kaikini Kannada Actor

Jayanth Kaikini

Jayanth Gourish Kaikini is an Indian Lyricist, Story Teller and Poet working in Kannada Cinema and Kannada Literature. Jayanth was born on the 24th of January 1955 in Gokarna, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka State, India. Jayanth was born to Gourish Kaikini, a Kannada litterateur and Shanta, a school teacher, and a social worker. After a masters in Biochemistry which he attained from Karnataka University, Dharwad, Kaikini moved to Mumbai where he was working as a Chemist. He is now living in Bangalore with his wife and two children. Jayanth is regarded as one of the most prominent writers in Kannada today. He writes film scripts, poetry, and short stories. So far Jayanth has published four books of poetry, three plays, six anthologies of short stories and a collection of essays. Dr. Kaikini started writing film songs with Chigurida Kanasu as his debut film now he is credited for revolutionizing Kannada film songs' image with a touch of beautiful Imagery and poetry. Movies like Milana, Mungaaru Male, Gaalipata have beautiful, touching and memorable songs with lyrics written by him. At 19 years of age in the year 1974 Jayanth received the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award for his first poetry collection, he went on to receive this award again in 1982, 1989 and 1996. Apart from this award, Dr. Kaikini has also been awarded the B. H. Sridhar award for fiction, the Dinakara Desai award for his poetry, as well as the Rujuwathu trust fellowship and Katha National award for his creativity.