18 October 1946 |
Tumkur, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
|Occupation||Professor, film director, poet, socialist, screenwriter|
|Notable work(s)||Suntaragali, Ondu Urina Kathegalu, Kannadabimana, Kappu Nelada Kempukayi, Marakutika, Rajakarani, Sutra, Kantessa Kavya|
Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Kannada: ಬರಗೂರು ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ; born on 18 October 1946) is a Kannada writer from Karnataka, India. He is considered one of the prominent Litterateurs in the country today. He is also a film director and Screenplay writer in the Kannada film industry and also a well known name in Indian documentary films. In 2008, he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate by University of Tumkur, Karnataka.
Ramachandrappa was conferred upon the Pampa Prashasti in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka for his rich contribution in Kannada literature. His directorial debut film, Ondu Oorina Kathe (1978), fetched him the State award for best story writer for the year 1978–79. Since then, he has been the recipient of several international, national, state and other awards for many of his Kannada movies.
Ramachandrappa was born to Kenchamma and Rangadasappa in Baraguru village in Tumkur district of Karnataka state. After his studies, he served at the Bangalore University as a professor in the Kannada department. He has also been a president for the Kannada Sahitya Academy for two years. He has made immense contributions as the Chairman of Kannada Development Authority as well as a member of various educational institutions, Doordarshan, literary and film based bodies. He is a prolific and renowned writer who has many novels, collections of poetry, short stories, drama, edited works as well as research and criticism to his name and for which he has been highly awarded by the Karnataka Sahitya Academy. Classed society and its challenges are well expressed in his creative as well as research works.
Many of Ramachandrappa's literary works have been appreciated and lauded among the literature departments. His book, Suntaragali won the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.
|#||Name||Year of release|
|1||Saahithya Matthu Raajakaarana Janapriya Pusthaka Maale||1998|
|6||Samskruthi Shrama Mattu Srujanasheelathe||2005|
|8||Kannada Sahityavemba Swatantrya Horata||2007|
|12||Cinema Ondu Janapada Kale||2007|
He has been making films for more than thirty years and his first film Ondu Oorina Kathe won him the Best Story Writer Award, Karnataka Government Film Awards, back in 1978. He has made many documentaries but almost all his about thirteen feature films have won either a Karnataka State Award or a National Film Award. His films include Benki, Surya, Janumada Jodi, Shanthi, Thaayi amongst others. His film Shanti entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the film that featured only one artist.
|1978||Ondu Oorina Kathe||Karnataka State Award for Best Story Writer|
|1996||Janumada Jodi||As a Script writer|
|2000||Hagalu Vesha||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Best Story|
|2003||Kshaama||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film|
|2004||Shanti||Guinness World Records in the category Fewest actors in a narrative film
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
|2005||Thaayi||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist|
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