Pawan Kumar (director)
|Born||29 October 1982|
|Years active||2007 - Present|
|Known for||Lifeu Ishtene|
|Children||Laasya Pasowna (Daughter)|
Pawan Kumar is well known for writing the films Manasaare and Pancharangi. His directorial debut Lifeu Ishtene (2011) and the 2013 psychological thriller Lucia became one of the biggest turning points of his career. Being from a theatre background, he wrote scripts for plays on stage before working as an associate director with Yograj Bhat. He has also acted in the plays he wrote namely "The Final Reharsal" (2002) which is about an actor and reality television and "The woman in me" which is loosely based on the concept that there is a woman in every man and vice versa. Pawan also holds a production house named Pawan Kumar Films. His mother tongue is Marathi.Recently during lockdown,Pawan has given free online workshop on YouTube on topic how to make a movie which has 7 chapters during workshop he also revealed that why his film-C10H14N2-is not yet made.He also shot a short film at home- A Labour unthanked.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2017||Ondu Motteya Kathe||No||No||Yes||Kannada|
|2019||Leila ||Yes||No||No||Hindi||Netflix web series|
|2021||Kudi Yedamaithe||Yes||Yes||No||Telugu||Aha Web Series; Filming|
|2022||C10 H14 N2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Kannada||Pre- Production|
|2007||Mr. Garagasa |
|2008||Inthi Ninna Preethiya ||Vaasne Baabu|
|2010||Pancharangi ||Lakshman "Lucky" Rao|
|2011||Lifeu Ishtene ||Suraj|
|2018||U-Turn||One of the person who made post mortem reports|
|Lifeu Ishtene||59th Filmfare Awards South||Best Director||Nominated|||
|Bangalore Times Film Awards||Best Director||Won|||
|Lucia||61st Filmfare Awards South||Best Director||Won|||
|London Indian Film Festival 2013||Audience Choice Award||Won|| |
|3rd SIIMA Awards||Best Director||Nominated|||
|U Turn (2016 film)||64th Filmfare Awards South||Best Film||Nominated|| |
|6th SIIMA Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|2nd IIFA Utsavam||Best Picture||Nominated|||
|Ondu Motteya Kathe||65th Filmfare Awards South||Kannada Best Film||Won|| |
|7th SIIMA Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
- Young Performing Arts Entrepreneur 2009 (India finalist) by British Council 
- Osians Indian Talent Campus 2007
- Ability Foundation Short Films 2007 (Finalist)
- Indian Young Achiever 2006 (Finalist)
- 101 Genesis Film Project 2006 (Finalist)
- Best Actor Thespo 2002
- Best Creative Direction for Times Playfest
- Young Creative Entrepreneur 2012 Indian Winner, by British Council
- Pawan Kumar says 'move on' with Lifeu Ishtene
- Kannada Movie: Pawan Hailed Asst Directors Grow - Jayanth Kaikini
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- Pawantheactor.com - Biography