Baraguru Ramachandrappa

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Prof. Dr.
Baraguru Ramachandrappa
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Born (1946-10-18) 18 October 1946 (age 67)
Tumkur, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Kannadiga
Citizenship India
Occupation Professor, film director, poet, socialist, screenwriter
Notable work(s) Suntaragali, Ondu Urina Kathegalu, Kannadabimana, Kappu Nelada Kempukayi, Marakutika, Rajakarani, Sutra, Kantessa Kavya
Title Doctor

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.[1] 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.[2]

Ramachandrappa was conferred upon the Pampa Prashasti in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka for his rich contribution in Kannada literature.[3] 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.

Literary Works[edit]

Many of Ramachandrappa's literary works have been appreciated and lauded among the literature departments. His book, Suntaragali won the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.[2]

# Name Year of release
1 Saahithya Matthu Raajakaarana Janapriya Pusthaka Maale 1998
2 Contessadalli Kavya 2001
3 Aadalitha Padakosha 2002
4 Kannadabhimana 2002
5 Janapada 2004
6 Samskruthi Shrama Mattu Srujanasheelathe 2005
7 Parampareyondige Pisumathu 2007
8 Kannada Sahityavemba Swatantrya Horata 2007
9 Shabari 2007
10 Shabdavillada Yuddha 2007
11 Kannada Prajne 2007
12 Cinema Ondu Janapada Kale 2007
13 Maryaadastha Manushyaraagona 2010
14 Suntaragaali NA


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.[4]

Year Film Notes
1978 Ondu Oorina Kathe Karnataka State Award for Best Story Writer
1983 Benki
1987 Surya
1989 Kote
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
2007 Ekalavya
2007 Janapada
2009 Shabari
2010 Mylari Guest Appearance
2012 Bhagirathi
2013 Angulimala Filming


  1. ^ "'I want my films to reach people'". 31 December 2004. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Baraguru Ramachandrappa to inaugurate Alva's 'Nudisiri'". 29 September 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Index of /". Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Baraguru in 'Mylari' – Kannada Movie News". 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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