Kasturi (TV channel)

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Kasturi is a 24-hours infotainment channel broadcasting in Kannada-language. Based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, the channel is a part of Kasturi Media Private Limited.

Kasthuri is the only TV channel owned by a Kannadiga.

Kasturi Media also operates Kasturi News 24x7, a 24-hour news channel.

Channel History[edit]

Kasturi TV was launched on 26 September 2007. The channel is owned by Kasturi Media Private Limited which is managed by Anitha Kumaraswamy, wife of the ex-chief minister of Karnataka, H. D. Kumaraswamy. Kasturi TV is available only on cable networks. According to Kumaraswamy he conceived the idea (of starting a TV channel) in 1995, when he was producing films.

Notable personalities[edit]

Anita Kumaraswamy - Managing Director S.Narayan - Incharge for entertainment segment

Notable programs and shows[edit]

Sapta Swara for kids[edit]

After their successful musical programme-Sapta Swara for kids (music competition ) for which the finals was held on 27 January in Jayanagar Shalini Grounds. An audience of around 4000–5000 (by invitation) witnessed the final programme. The Chief Guest of the evening was Shri Manomurthy the most popular Music Director (of Mungaru Male fame) distributed the prizes. Now this channel wants to start a new programme for seniors known as Haadina Bandi (music wagon). This programme will be held in each district and about 20–25,000 people would be invited for the audition. Renowned film director Nagathalli Chandrashekar, singer L R Eshwari, Kasturi Shanker, music director Nagendra Prasad are the judges.[1]

Nakra bakraA comedy program presented by Kasturi channel which is comparable to the right to be a good time to time, and I will be held in each district and about the same time,[edit]

A comedy program presented by Kasturi channel which is comparable with Just For Laughs Gags of pogo.

This program airs at 10:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Directed by Sagar, the episodes shot in and around Bangalore features the unsuspecting public, tricked into being part of the gag.

The serial's opening title music is composed by Vineeth Menon. Vocals are rendered by Vikas Solanki and Pooja Rao. Lyrics are by Suryaprakash and director Sagar.

The singer Vikas Solanki has also danced with Aamir Khan in the movie 3 idiots which was released in December 2009.


Citizen is a Reality show started in Jan 2012 and is quite popular among the youth of Karnataka

List of films[edit]