December 13, 1974 |
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Kavitha Lankesh (Kannada: ಕವಿತಾ ಲಂಕೇಶ್) is an Indian director, screen writer and a lyricist who predominantly works in the Kannada cinema industry. She began as a documentary film-maker before directing her first feature film, Deveeri (1999) which went on to win international, national and state awards. She is thus considered to be one of the renowned film-makers of Kannada cinema.
Early life and background
Kavitha hails from a prominent family of journalists and media publishers. Her father P. Lankesh founded the highly successful weekly tabloid Lankesh Patrike. Her brother Indrajit Lankesh is an acclaimed film-maker and her sister Gauri Lankesh was the chief editor of the tabloid.
Kavitha holds a Masters in English Literature from the Bangalore University and a diploma in advertising.
Kavitha started her film career with a documentary on children's nature camp.
Deveeri, a movie based on a short story by P. Lankesh, saw her debut as a director. Deveeri won state, national and international awards, including the International Critics Award and the National Debut Director Award for Kavitha Lankesh. Deveeri participated in prestigious international film festivals.
|1999||Deveeri||International award, two national awards and nine state awards|
|2002||Bimba||Best Screenplay award, Best Child actor award|
|2003||Preethi Prema Pranaya||National award for Best regional film and Best story State award|
|2004||Malgudi||Hindi Tele-films Fresh Stories|
|2006||Tananam Tananam||Best Actress Filmfare Award and SICA Award|
|2008||Avva||State award Best supporting actress and Best Story|
|2013||Kariya Kan Bitta|
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