Pavan Wadeyar

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Pavan Wadeyar
Born 10 December 1987
Kunigal, Karnataka, India
Residence Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Director, Actor
Years active 2010 – Present

Pavan Wadeyar 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),[1] for which he won the SIIMA award for the Best Debut Director.


Pavan Wadeyar began his career by working as an assistant director to Yogaraj Bhat in Pancharangi (2010). He made his directional debut with Blockbuster Govindaya Namaha (2012) [2] for which he won the SIIMA award for the Best Debut Director. He then directed Telugu movie Potugadu (2013) remake of Govindaya Namaha. He directed Googly starring Yash in 2013 which became blockbuster hit. 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.[3] In 2016 Pavan directed Jessie and Nataraja Service.

Personal life[edit]

Pavan Wadeyar was born on 10 December 1987 to Gajanana Wadeyar and Geetha Wadeyar in Kunigal, Karnataka, India. 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. On 7 December 2017 Pavan got engaged to actress, fashion designer Apeksha Purohit.



Year Film Notes
2012 Govindaya Namaha 2012 SIIMA Best Debutant Director Award, 2012 Radio Mirchi Upcoming Lyricist of the year Award
2013 Potugadu Telugu remake of Govindaya Namaha
2013 Googly 2013 SIIMA Best Director, 2013 SIIMA Best Lyricist Award
2015 Rana Vikrama Nominated for 2016 Filmare Awards and SIIMA Awards for Best Director , Nominated for 2016 Filmafare Awards for Best Lyricist
2016 Jessie Nominated for 2017 SIIMA Awards for Best Director
2016 Nataraja Service
2018 Natasaarvabhowma Filming


Year Film Notes
2014 Bahuparak Guest role
2014 Preethi Geethi Ityaadi Lead role
2018 Shaadhi Bhagya Stalled


  1. ^ "Director Pawan Wadeyar to direct a love story". 
  2. ^ "Director Pawan Wadeyar to direct a love story". 
  3. ^ Shyam Prasad S (17 February 2014). "Just 27, Pawan Wadeyar's going places". Retrieved 14 June 2014. 

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