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

Ravi Belagere Kannada Actor

Ravi Belagere

"Ravi Belagere" is an Indian journalist, writer, novelist, and an actor. He was born on March 15, 1958, in Bellary, Karnataka, India. He studied at Siddaganga High School, Tumkur, and later took a Masters in History and Archaeology at Veerashaiva College in Ballari. Subsequently, he shifted to Journalism and took it as a profession. He is married to Lalitha Belagere and they have three children namely Chethana, Bhavana, and Karna Belagere. Bhavana is a film producer, who is married to actor Srinagara Kitty. Ravi’s second marriage was with Yashomati, a friend whom he met at the Hi Bangalore office. The couple had a son named Himavanth. He and Lalitha never had a divorce and he is married to the two until now. In 2002, Ravi established a school for children, which he called the Prarthana School. He is also fond of writing and reading books. Some of his best-sellers were entitled Himalayan Blunder, Paapigala Lokadhalli, Reshmu Rumalu, Raj Leela Vinoda, Hantaki I Love You, First Half, Kama Raja Marga, Khasabath, Himagni, Aatma, Samadhana, and much more. He opened a book store in Gandhi Bazaar and named it as Belagere Books & Coffee. Before moving to Bangalore to search for an opportunity to write, Ravi has been a lecturer in Haasan, Ballary, and Hubli. However, he was not able to get the career he always wanted. In despair, he has worked as a newspaper boy, room boy, receptionist, milk seller, medical representative, theater gatekeeper, and so on. Until one day, he got lucky and became the editor in chief of Hi Bangalore, a Kannada tabloid, which he founded together with Jogi, R.T. Vittalamurthy, I.H. Sangam Devi, and Ra. Somanath. When he already established his niche in the journalism world, he became the editor of the very successful magazine called O Manase. Ravi has also hosted ETV Kannada’s Crime Diary, a nightly crime investigation television show in Karnataka. As an actor, he had worked in Ravi Shrivatsa’s films including the crime biographical film, Deadly Soma (2005) and the Kannada erotic thriller film, Ganda Hendathi (2006).

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Poornachandra Tejaswi

Poornachandra Tejaswi was an Indian writer and novelist, popular amongst the readers and viewers for his work in movies like Abachoorina Post Office, Kubi Mattu Iyala, Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu, Tabaran Kathe and his other literary works. Mostly known for his pre-dominant involvement in the Kannada literature, writing novels, short stories dramas, and pieces of criticism, he made a significant impression in the Navya period and inaugurated the Bandaya movement. Born on 8th September 1938 in Kupalli, Shivamogga, Karnataka, Tejaswi was the son of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu. He completed his graduation from the Maharaj College of Mysore, which was one of the top colleges in India. Tejaswi was married to Rajshwari and the couple gave birth to two daughters, named Eshanye and Susmitha, who are both software professionals. At a very early age, he stepped out from the shadow of his father and built a name for himself when he got the Best Story Award for his short story titled Linga Banda, published in the Prajavani Kannada newspaper. After finishing his education, Tejaswi moved to Mudigere taluk of Chikmagalur to establish himself as a writer. Tejaswi was a humble person with a fondness for food and a great appetite. Some of the awards that he won during his career are Sahitya Academy Award, Karnataka Sahitya Academy Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement, Rajyotsava award, Pampa Award, Karnataka State Film Award, etc. Apart from movies and novels, he also wrote for TV shows like Jugari Cross, Yamala Prashne, Parisarada Kathe, Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu, Maayamruga, etc. His biography, named Annana Nenapu describes his relationship with his father and the bond that he shared with his family. As a great contribution to the Kannada literature, he has also translated many books and novels in English to Kannada. On 5th April 2007, Tejaswi lost his life due to a cardiac arrest at his farmhouse in Chikmagalur."

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Poornachandra Tejaswi Kannada Actor