B. S. Ranga

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B. S. Ranga
Born Bindiganavile Srinivas Iyengar Ranga
(1917-11-11)11 November 1917
Magadi, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Died 12 December 2010(2010-12-12) (aged 93)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film director, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter

Bindiganavile Srinivas Iyengar Ranga (Kannada: ಬಿಂಡಿಗನವಲೆ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಅಯ್ಯಂಗಾರ ರಂಗ; 11 November 1917 – 12 December 2010[1]) was an Indian photographer, actor, producer and director who has made many landmark movies in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Magadi Village (near Bare, India) Mysore (now part of Karnataka State). After an art-enriched childhood wherein he interacted with many stage personalities, B.S. Ranga entered the field of photography. At the age of 17, the self-trained Ranga sent some of his work to be exhibited at the Royal Salon in London, and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

Subsequently, he moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) and apprenticed himself to the cameraman and laboratory technician, Krishna Gopal. B.S. Ranga then embarked on a film career lasting more than five decades, during which he played the roles of cinematographer, director, producer, laboratory owner, studio owner, exhibitor and script-writer, sometimes all at once for one of his productions. His production company, Vikram Productions, gained prominence in the 1960s and 1970s, and won B.S. Ranga many awards, including two President's Awards. The first was for Tenali Ramakrishna in Telugu (starring N.T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao), and the second was for Amarshilpi Jakkanna, the first colour movie produced in Kannada.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Cinematographer Producer Screenwriter
1940 Pardesi yes no no no
1940 Pyaas yes no no no
1940 Prakash yes no no no
1941 Bhakta Tulsidas yes no no no
1942 Mehman yes no no no
1942 Fox Movietone News yes no no no
1943 Bakta Naradar yes no no no
1944 Bala Nagamma no yes no no Telugu
1945 Dassi Aparanji yes no no no Tamil
1951 Sthri Sahasam no yes no no Telugu
1951 Sthri Sahasam no yes no no Tamil
1952 Shanthi yes no no no
1953 Devadasu no yes no no Telugu
1954 Maa Gopi yes no no no Telugu
1954 Jaya Gopi yes no no no Tamil
1955 Kannavane Kankanda Deivam yes no no no Tamil
1955 Baktha Markandeya yes no yes no Telugu
1956 Tenali Ramakrishna yes yes yes no Telugu
1956 Tenali Raman yes no no no Tamil
1957 Kutumba Gauravam yes no no no Telugu
1957 Kudumba Gauravam yes no no no Tamil
1959 Mahishasura Mardini yes yes yes yes Kannada
1959 Raja Malaiya Simman yes no no no Tamil
1959 Raja Malaya Simha yes no no no Telugu
1959 Mohabbat Ki Jeet yes no no no Hindi
1960 Chandrahasa (Gunavathi) yes no no no
1960 Dashavathara no no yes no Kannada
1961 Nichaya Thaamboolam yes yes yes no Tamil
1961 Pelli Thambulam yes no no no Telugu
1962 Ashajeevulu yes no no no Telugu
1962 Thendral Veesum yes no no no Tamil
1963 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya yes no no no Hindi
1964 Amarashilpi Jakanachari yes no yes no Kannada
1964 Amarshilpi Jakanna yes no no no Telugu
1964 Prathigne yes yes yes no Kannada
1965 Chandrahasa yes no yes no Kannada
1965 Chandrahasa yes no no no Telugu
1965 Mahasati Anusuya yes no yes no
1966 Kiladi Ranga no no yes no Kannada
1967 Parvathi Kalyana yes no yes no Kannada
1967 Rajashekara no no yes yes Kannada
1967 Vasantsena yes no no no Telugu
1969 Shiva Bhakta yes no no no Kannada
1969 Odahuttidavaru no no yes no Kannada
1969 Bhale Basava yes no yes no Kannada
1970 Mr. Rajkumar yes no yes no Kannada
1971 Sidila Mari yes no yes no Kannada
1972 Bhai Behen yes no no no
1973 Mannina Magalu yes no yes no Kannada
1973 Pattikaattu Ponnaiya yes no yes no Tamil
1975 Ganga Ki Kasam yes no no no
1978 Suli yes no yes no Kannada
1981 Bhagyavantha yes no no yes Kannada
1982 Hasyaratna Ramakrishna yes no no no Kannada
1984 Huliyada Kala yes no no no

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards:

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