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, Kantessadalli Kavya|
Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Kannada: ಬರಗೂರು ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ; born on 18 October 1946) is a noted Indian writer in the Kannada language from Karnataka. He is a successful film director, Screenplay writer (in the Kannada film industry) and a well known name in Indian documentary films as well. In 2008, he was bestowed a Honorary Doctorate by the University of Tumkur, Karnataka.
Ramachandrappa was conferred upon the prestigious Pampa Award 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 awards, both national and international. His novel Suntaragali won the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.
Ramachandrappa was born to Kenchamma and Rangadasappa in Baraguru village in the Tumkur district, Karnataka state. After completing his studies, he worked as a professor in the Kannada department of Bangalore University. He was the president of the Kannada Sahitya Academy for two years. He has made notable contribution as the Chairman of Kannada Development Authority as well as a member of various educational institutions, Doordarshan, literary and film based organizations. His contribution to Kannada literature includes novels, collection of poetry, short stories, drama, edition of other works and research and criticism for which he was awarded by the Karnataka Sahitya Academy. Class based society and its challenges is a theme that is well expressed in his creative works.
|#||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|
Ramachandrappa has been making films for more than thirty years. His debut film Ondu Oorina Kathe won him the Best Story Writer Award, Karnataka Government Film Awards in 1978. He has made several documentaries and most of his thirteen feature films have won either a Karnataka State Award or a National Film Award. His film Shanti, with only one artist entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
|1978||Ondu Oorina Kathe||Karnataka State Award for Best Story Writer|
|1996||Janumada Jodi||(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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- "Baraguru Ramachandrappa to inaugurate Alva's 'Nudisiri'". Coastaldigest.com. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- "Index of /". Kannada.indianfilmtube.co. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- "Baraguru in 'Mylari' – Kannada Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2013.