Pavan Wadeyar

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Pavan Wadeyar
Born (1987-12-10) 10 December 1987 (age 31)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director, actor
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
Apeksha Purohit (m. 2018)

Pavan Wadeyar (born 10 December 1987)[1] is an Indian film director, screenwriter, lyricist, actor and producer best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is known for writing and directing Govindaya Namaha (2012),[2] for which he won the SIIMA award for the Best Debut Director.

Career[edit]

Wadeyar began his career by working as an assistant director to Yogaraj Bhat in Pancharangi (2010). He made his directional debut with Govindaya Namaha (2012) that went to become a successful film.[3] He won the SIIMA award for the Best Debut Director. He later remade the film in Telugu as Potugadu (2013).

Wadeyar's Googly starring Yash and Kriti Kharbanda was a major success. Wadeyar made his acting debut in 2014 film Preethi Geethi Ityaadi directed by Veerendra. In 2015 he directed Rana Vikrama starring Puneeth Rajkumar which became blockbuster hit.[4] In 2016 Pavan directed Jessie and Nataraja Service.

Personal life[edit]

Wadeyar was born on 10 December 1987 to Geetha and Gajanana Wadeyar in Kunigal, Karnataka. He has an elder sister called Ashwini Madhusudhan. He is an Bachelor of Commerce graduate with distinction. He worked at Fidelity company in Bangalore for 8 months due to his passion towards cinema he resigned his job and entered film industry. In December 2017, Wadeyar got engaged to actress and fashion designer Apeksha Purohit. They married in August 2018.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
2012 Govindaya Namaha SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Director
Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist
Radio Mirchi Upcoming Lyricist
2013 Potugadu Telugu remake of Govindaya Namaha
2013 Googly SIIMA Award for Best Director
SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist
2015 Rana Vikrama Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Director
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Kannada
2016 Jessie Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Director
2016 Nataraja Service
2019 Natasaarvabhowma

Actor[edit]

Year Film Notes
2014 Bahuparak Cameo appearance
2014 Preethi Geethi Ityaadi Lead role
2013 Googly In the Song
2016 Jessie
2018 Shaadhi Bhagya Stalled

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pawan Wadeyar". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Director Pawan Wadeyar to direct a love story". ibnlive.in.com.
  3. ^ "Director Pawan Wadeyar to direct a love story". ibnlive.in.com.
  4. ^ Shyam Prasad S (17 February 2014). "Just 27, Pawan Wadeyar's going places". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Wedding reception of Pavan Wadeyar and Apeksha Purohit at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru". The Times of India. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.

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