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Agni Shridhar

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Agni Shridhar (Kannada: ಅಗ್ನಿ ಶ್ರೀಧರ) is an Kannada former gangster, writer, critic and artist.[1] He founded Karunada Sene.[2] Later he founded the weekly Kannada newspaper and turned a professional writer, Agni. He has written a book called "Dadagiriya dinagalu", meaning the days of goondaism.

He hails from Kanakapura and studied in Bangalore.[3]

Literary works

  • He has scripted a play called Edegarike.
  • He has scripted a film with Girish Karnad called Aa dinagalu which is derived from his Daadagiriya Dinagalu written on Bengaluru crime of 1986.[4]
  • His directorial debut movie Thamassu[5]


Year Film title Lead cast Notes
2010 Thamassu Dr. Shiva Rajkumar, Padmapriya


Thamassu directed by Agni Shridhar was adjudged as the second best film in the Karnataka State Film Awards for the year 2010-11. He also won the Best Screen Play writer award for the same movie. [6]


  1. ^ "The bounce-back rowdies". Daily News and Analysis. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Will Bangalore no longer be cosmo?". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 19 September 2004. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Dharmaraj, Paul. "Books : Interview: Agni Sreedhar". Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aa Dinagalu is worth a watch". 22 October 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Thamassu". The Times of India. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Kannada State Film Awards list 2010-11 - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 25 October 2013.