Chi. Udayashankar

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Chi. Udayashankar
Born
Chitnahalli Udayashankar

(1934-02-18)18 February 1934
Died3 July 1993(1993-07-03) (aged 59)
NationalityIndian
Other namesUdaya Shankar
OccupationLyricist, writer
Spouse(s)Sharadamma
Children3 including Chi. Guru Dutt
Parent(s)Chi Sadashivaiah (father)

Chitnahalli Udayashankar (18 February 1934 – 3 July 1993) was born in Chitnahalli, now called Chandrashekharapura, in Gubbi taluk, Tumkur district, Karnataka. He was an eminent lyricist and dialogue writer of the Kannada film industry for over three decades, who penned more than 3000 songs for films and devotional songs. He was called 'Sahithya Rathna' (gem of literature). His dialogues, screenplay and lyrics were instrumental in the success of many movies of Rajkumar. Udayashankar received four Karnataka State Film Award for Best Dialogue and two Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay. He was the son of lyricist Chi. Sadashivaiah. His son Chi. Guru Dutt is an actor and director in Kannada and Tamil feature films.

Career[edit]

In 1963, Chi Udayshankar wrote dialogues for the first time. This was for the film Santa Tukaram starring Rajkumar.[1]

He co-wrote dialogues and lyrics for many Kannada movies. He worked with his father in his early career.

He directed the movie Manku Dinne in 1968.

He supplied great deal of dialogues and lyrics for 85 Rajkumar movies. He worked with Rajkumar from 1963 to 1993 in 92 movies. He acted in movies like Haalu Jenu, Nee Nanna Gellalare, Halli Rambhe Belli Bombe, Anand, etc.

Style[edit]

Chi Udayashakar used to write simple, easily understood words.

He got the name as 'Sahitya Ratna' for his work in writing songs.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film title Remarks
1963 Santha Thukaram Dialogue
1965 Mahasathi Anasuya Dialogue
1965 Sathi Savithri Lyrics for 2 songs, others penned by R N Jayagopal 3 Chi Sadashivaiah 2
1966 Bala Nagamm' Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics co-wrote with his father Chi Sadashivaiah
1967 Lagna Pathrike' Story, Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1967 Bangarada Hoovu Dialogue and Lyrics. He co-wrote lyrics with Vijaya Narasimha
1968 Bhagyada Bagilu Dialogue and Lyrics
1968 Simha Swapna Dialogue and Lyrics
1968 Rowdy Ranganna Dialogue and Lyrics
1968 Gandhinagara Dialogue and Lyrics
1968 Bangalore Mail Dialogue and Lyrics
1968 Nata Sarvabhauma Dialogue and Lyrics
1969 Choori Chikkanna Dialogue and Lyrics
1969 Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 Lyrics
1969 Uyyale Lyrics for one song. Other 4 penned by R N Jayagopal, Vijaya Narasimha, Geethapriya
1969 Mayor Muthanna Dialogue and Lyrics
1970 Bhale Jodi Dialogue and Lyrics for 3 songs. Other 2 penned by R N Jayagopal
1970 Baalu Belagithu Dialogue and Lyrics for 3 songs. Other 1 penned by Vijaya Narasimha
1970 Mr. Rajkumar Dialogue and Lyrics.
1970 CID Rajanna Dialogue and Lyrics.
1970 Devara Makkalu Dialogue and Lyrics for 1 song. Other 3 penned by Vijaya Narasimha and Ugranarasimha
1970 Paropakari Dialogue and Lyrics for 2 songs. Other 3 penned by R N Jayagopal
1971 Kasturi Nivasa Dialogue and Lyrics for 3 songs. Other 3 penned by R N Jayagopal 2 and Vijaya Narasimha 1
1971 Bala Bandhana Lyrics for 1 song
1971 Kula Gourava Dialogue and Lyrics for 2 songs, Others 4 penned by R N Jayagopal 3 and Vijaya Narasimha 1
1971 Prathidhwani Dialogue and Lyrics
1971 Namma Samsara Dialogue and Lyrics for 2 songs. Others 2 written by R N Jayagopal
1971 Thayi Devaru Dialogue and Lyrics
1971 Bhale Bhaskar Dialogues
1971 Sri Krishna Rukmini Sathyabhama Dialogue and Lyrics co-wrote with Chi Sadashivaiah
1972 Hrudaya Sangama Lyrics for 1 song.
1972 Bhale Huchcha Story, Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics for 1 song. Other 3 written by Vijaya Narasimha 2 and Hunsur Krishnamurthy 1
1972 Bangarada Manushya Lyrics for 1 song.
1972 Nyayave Devaru Dialogue and Lyrics
1972 Kranthi Veera Dialogue and Lyrics
1972 Nanda Gokula Story, Dialogue and Lyrics for 2 songs
1973 Devaru Kotta Thangi Dialogue and Lyrics for 2 songs.
1973 Bidugade Dialogue and Lyrics
1973 Doorada Betta Dialogue and Lyrics for 1 song.
1973 Gandhada Gudi Dialogue and Lyrics
1973 Bangaarada Panjara Dialogue and Lyrics
1973 Swayamvara Lyrics for 1 song
1973 Mooruvare Vajragalu Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1974 Sampathige Saval Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics for 3 songs, other 1 penned by R N Jayagopal
1974 Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics for 8 songs, other 4 penned by Chi Sadashivaiah
1974 Eradu Kanasu Dialogue and Lyrics
1975 Mayura Dialogue and Lyrics
1975 Thrimurthy Dialogue and Lyrics
1975 Daari Tappida Maga Story, Dialogue and Lyrics
1976 Premada Kanike Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics for 4 songs. Rest 2 penned by Vijaya Narasimha
1976 Bahaddur Gandu Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1976 Naa Ninna Mareyalare Dialogue and Lyrics
1976 Raja Nanna Raja Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1977 Badavara Bandhu Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1977 Olavu Geluvu Dialogue and Lyrics
1977 Bhagyavantharu Dialogue and Lyrics
1977 Sanaadi Appanna Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1977 Babruvahana Lyrics for 3 songs
1977 Giri Kanye Dialogues & Lyrics
1978 Shankar Guru Dialogue and Lyrics
1978 Thayige Thakka Maga Dialogue and Lyrics
1978 Operation Diamond Racket Dialogue and Lyrics
1979 Huliya Haalina Mevu Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1979 Nanobba Kalla Dialogue and Lyrics
1980 Ravi Chandra Dialogue and Lyrics
1980 Vasantha Geetha Dialogue and Lyrics
1980 Narada Vijaya Dialogue and Lyrics
1981 Havina Hede Dialogue and Lyrics
1981 Bhagyavantha Dialogue and Lyrics
1981 Nee Nanna Gellalare Dialogue and Lyrics
1981 Keralida Simha Dialogue and Lyrics
1982 Hosa Belaku Dialogue and Lyrics for 5 songs. 1 song is from Kuvempu used here.
1982 Haalu Jenu Dialogue and Lyrics
1982 Baadada Hoo Lyrics only
1982 Nanna Devaru Lyrics only
1982 Chalisuva Modagalu Dialogue and Lyrics
1982 Mullina Gulabi Dialogue and Lyrics
1983 Kaviratna Kalidasa Dialogue and Lyrics
1983 Bhakta Prahlada Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1983 Eradu Nakshatragalu Dialogue and Lyrics
1983 Samayada Gombe Dialogue and Lyrics
1983 Kaamana Billu Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics for 4 songs, other 1 from Kuvempu
1983 Shravana Banthu Screenplay co-wrote with Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Dialogue and Lyrics
1984 Apoorva Sangama Lyrics
1984 Yarivanu Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1984 Olavu Moodidaga Dialogue and Lyrics
1978 Sneha Sedu Dialogues
1985 Dhruva Thare Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1985 Ade Kannu Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1985 Jwalamukhi Screenplay co-wrote with Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Dialogue and Lyrics
1985 Thayi Thande Dialogues
1986 Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma Screenplay with Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Dialogue and Lyrics
1986 Anuraga Aralithu Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics
1986 Guri Dialogue and Lyrics
1987 Ondu Muttina Kathe Dialogue and Lyrics
1987 Shruthi Seridaga Screenplay with Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Dialogue and Lyrics
1987 Karunamayi Lyrics
1988 Shiva Mecchida Kannappa Dialogue and Lyrics
1988 Devatha Manushya Screenplay co-wrote with Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Dialogue and Lyrics
1989 Parashuram Dialogue and Lyrics for 2 songs. Other 3 songs penned by Hamsalekha 2 and T P Kailasam 1
1989 Nanjundi Kalyana Script
1991 Halli Rambhe Belli Bombe Dialogue, Lyrics and actor
1991 Gandu Sidigundu Dialogue and Lyrics
1992 Jeevana Chaitra Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics for 4 songs. Other 2 songs penned by K S Narasimhaswamy 1 and Mugur Mallappa
1992 Ksheera Sagara Dialogue and Lyrics
1992 Aakasmika Dialogue
1993 Gadibidi Ganda Dialogue
1993 Roopayi Raja Screenplay
1993 Jaga Mecchida Huduga Screenplay, dialogues
1993 Apoorva Jodi Story, screenplay and dialogues
1993 Ananda Jyothi Screenplay, dialogues
1993 Vasantha Poornima Screenplay dialogues
1994 Odahuttidavaru Screenplay, Dialogue and Lyrics for 1 song. Rest of each one song penned by Vijaya Narasimha, M N Vyasa Rao, Hamsalekha, Sri Ranga and Geethapriya
1994 Gandhada Gudi Part 2 Dialogues and lyrics

Awards[edit]

Karnataka State Film Awards

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