Baraguru Ramachandrappa is a well acclaimed Indian writer in Kannada language and has contributed to Kannada Film Industry as a script writer and Director. He has also established himself as a successful Documentary filmmaker. Baraguru Ramachandrappa was born on 18th October 1947 in the Village Baraguru, Tumkur District, Karnataka. His mother was Kenchamma and father was Rangadasappa. After completing his education, he was appointed as a Professor in Kannada Department, Bangalore University. In the year 2008, an honorary doctorate was given to Baraguru Ramachandrappa by Kuvempu University and Rani Channamma University, Karnataka. Also in the year 2011, Government of Karnataka bestowed him with the Pampa Award for his illustrious contribution to Kannada literature.
He has also served as the President of Kannada Sahitya Academy for two years and Chairman of Kannada development authority. He has also been an active member of Doordarshan, education institutions, literary and various film organizations. The Kannada Sahitya Parishat elected him to chair 82nd Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelan held at Raichur on 2 December 2016.
Baraguru Ramachandrappa’s literary work includes Research and criticisms (Samskruthi : Shrama mattu srujanasheelathe, Samskruthi - Upa samskruthi, Samskruthi Mattu Srujanasheelathe, Parampareyondige Pisumathu, Vartamaana and many more), Novels (Sootra, Ukkina koTe, Ondu oorina kathe, Benki, Surya, Sangappana saahasagalu, Seelu nela, Bharatha nagari, Gaagina mane, Swapna mantapa and Shabari), Collection of poems (Kanasina kannike, Marakutika, Nettaralli nenda hoovu, Gulaama geethe, Maguvina haadu and Kaantesadalli kavya), Short stories (SuntaragaaLi, Kappu nelada kempu kaalu and Ondu oorina kathegalu) and Drama (Kappu halage & Kote) It is been more than thirty years since Dr. Ramachandrappa has entered into film direction.
For his very first film Ondu Oorina Kathe, he won Karnataka State Award for Best Story Writer in the year 1978. In the year 2003, his film ‘Shanthi' won the Karnataka state award and it has also become the second Indian film which has made its path to Guinness book of world records as it featured only single artist played by actress Bhavana. Most of his films and document movies have won either Karnataka State Government award or Best Film Award. He is a noteworthy director and great articulate. All of his work pieces are a treasure for Kannada literature and Karnataka Film Industry