Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar

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Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar
Nagathihalli chandru1.JPG
Born 15 August
Nagathihalli, Mandya district, Karnataka
Occupation Film director, producer and screenwriter
Spouse(s) Shobha
Children Sihi, Kanasu
Website
nagathihalli.com

Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar (Kannada: ನಾಗತಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್) is an Indian director, actor, screen writer and a lyricist who predominantly works in Kannada Cinema.[1][2][3] He made his film debut as a screenplay writer in Kadina Benki (1986) which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and the Karnataka State Award. His directorial debut was Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda (1991) for which he won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story.

Three of his films, Kotreshi Kanasu (1994), America America (1995) and Hoomale (1996) won National Film Awards and his other film Amrithadhare (2005) won him a Filmfare Award. The film Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige (2007) was screened at the Cannes Film Festival making him the first Kannada director to feature his film in the festival.[4]

Also known as Chandru, he has directed approximately fifteen Kannada movies and ten television serials. He is also the author of novels and short stories and is a columnist in Kannada weekly Hai Bangalore.[citation needed] He has also served as a University Professor in Kannada language and is affectionately known as Meshtru ("Teacher").[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Chandrashekhar was born in a Kannada-speaking family in Nagathihalli, a village in Mandya district of Karnataka.[5] He was always interested in Kannada language, Kannada literature and Art. He was Kannada Language Professor while he was doing cinemas, later he continued to be full-time Director.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Chandrashekhar has done his Post Graduation (Master of Arts) in Kannada literature from the Mysore University. He was a recipient of 8 gold medals and 2 cash awards during his postgraduate education. He was working in KMF Milk Dairy while pursuing Post Graduation.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Chandrashekhar is married to CS Shobha. They have two daughters, Sihi (Sweet) and Kanasu (Dream).[citation needed]

Literary works[edit]

Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar at a book release event in Bangalore
  • Haddugalu
  • Nanna Preetiya Huduganige
  • Malenadina hudugi, Bayaluseemeya huduga
  • Baa Nalle Madhuchandrake
  • Chukki Chandramara Naadinalli
  • Sannidhi
  • Ayana
  • Holedande
  • Akaala
  • Prema Katha Samputa
  • Valase Hakkiya Haadu
  • America! America!!
  • Shatamaanadanchinali

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Notes
1986 Kadina Benki Written Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics
1988 Sankranthi Written Story and Lyrics
1989 Prathama Usha Kirana Written Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics
1990 Udhbhava Written Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics
1992 Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story
1993 Baa Nalle Madhuchandrake
1994 Kotreshi Kanasu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
1995 Urvashi Screenplay and Lyrics only
1995 America America National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
1998 Hoomale National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi Filmfare Award for Best Director
2002 Super Star
2003 Paris Pranaya
2005 Amrithadhare Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
2007 Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
Screened in Cannes Film Festival
2009 Olave Jeevana Lekkachaara
2010 Nooru Janmaku
2012 Breaking News

Television[edit]

Telefilms[edit]

  • Directed telefilm on Suggi (Harvest festival) – Telecasted in Bangalore TV station in 1991
  • Directed telefilm "Karunalu Baa Belake" – On Buddha's life and message, telecasted in Bangalore TV station in 1992
  • Directed telefilm "Avalokana" – Telecasted in Bangalore TV station in 1995
  • Directed telefilm "Kavya Saurabha" – Telecasted in Bangalore TV station in 1995
  • Screenplay and Dialogues for the teleserials "Kaveri", "Vayyaari", "Aranyadallondu Aragini", "Raaga Lahari"

Mega serials[edit]

Mega serials that were telecasted in Udaya TV

  • Pratibimba
  • Kaveri
  • Bhagya
  • Apartment
  • Olave Namma Baduku
  • Vataara

Awards[edit]

  • Karnataka State Award in 1988 for Sankranthi
  • Berkeley Tarangini Award in 1988 for the story of Sankranthi
  • Karnataka State Award in 1991 for the story of Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda
  • Aryabhata Literature Award in 1995 for the novel Valase hakkiya haadu
  • America America—Best film of the year—Karnataka State film awards
  • America America—National Award as best regional film
  • Hoomale—Won National Award for the Best Film in Regional Category

References[edit]

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