T. S. Nagabharana
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|T. S. Nagabharana|
|Born||1953 (age 61–62)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Occupation||Film director, producer and script writer|
T. S. Nagabharana (born 1953) is an Indian film director, in the Kannada film industry and one of the pioneers of the Parallel Cinema. He is one of the few film directors to have straddled both the mainstream as well as parallel cinema worlds. He has achieved success both in Television and Cinema He has been the recipient of international, national, state and other awards for 20 of his 30 Kannada movies in the last 26 years. He was also selected as the Chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), Bangalore [Government of Karnataka] (State Film Academy).
Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana was born in 1953. He is an ardent and avid reader of Indian English literature. He holds a degree in Science and Law.
Nagabharana was interested in film making since his college days; he acted and directed many stage plays. Nagabharana, early in his teens came under the indelible influence of the great playwright Adya Rangacharya. When in college he directed the plays Evam Indrajit and Shoka Chakra.
Plays that Nagabharana has acted in and directed are – Sangya Balya, Kathale Belaku, Shakarana Sarotu, Jokumaraswamy, Oedipus, Sattavara Neralu, Krishna Parijata, Tingara Buddanna, Mundena Sakhi Mundena, Hayavadana, Neegikonda Samsa, Baka and Blood Wedding.
He received a gold medal from the Government of India for his achievement in theatre. He is the founder of a theatre organisation called "Benaka". He also started Shruthalaya, an organisation for organising, writing, composing, camera work, lighting, art, acting, editing or directing.
Of the 30 films he has made so far, 14 have received prestigious awards at the state and national level. Seven of his movies have been selected for the Indian Panorama. He has received the Best Regional Director Award at the national level seven times.
T.S.Nagabharana occupies the crown of hat trick of national integration award. Three of his films won the best Film on National Integration, and he is the only director in India to have won so.
- Kaadu(1973–74) Girish Karnad's film won National Film Award for Best Costume Design for the year
- Grahana (1978–79) won Best Film on National Integration, Best Screenplay, Best Film Gold Medal
- Anveshane (1982–83) won the Third Best Film, Government of Karnataka
- Banker Margayya (1983–84) won National Best Regional Film award
- Aasphota (1987–88) won the State Government Best Film Gold Medal
- Santha Shishunala Sharifa (1989–90) Nargis Dutt National Integration Award of Government of India. This film also won the Second Best Film Award of State Government besides winning awards in three other categories.
- Naviddive Eccharikke won the best Children's film award from Government of Karnataka(1995–96)
- Singaaravva won the National Best Feature Film in Kannada (2002–03)
- Kallarali Hoovagi (2006) Best Film on National Integration
- Dhwani- Sriranga international Kannada theatre award for 2009 by Dhwani pratishthana