Pawan Kumar (director)

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Pawan Kumar
Born (1982-10-29) 29 October 1982 (age 38)
EducationPESU, Bengaluru
Occupation
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
Years active2007 - Present
Known forLifeu Ishtene
Lucia
U Turn
Manasaare
Pancharangi
Gultoo
Spouse(s)
Sowmya Jaganmurthy
(m. 2010)
ChildrenLaasya Pasowna (Daughter)

Pawan Kumar (born 29 October 1982) is an Indian film director, actor, producer, and screenwriter from the Kannada film industry.[1]

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.[2] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

As Director[edit]

Year Film Creadited as Language Notes
Director Writer Producer
2009 Manasaare No Yes No Kannada
2010 Pancharangi No Yes No Kannada
2011 Lifeu Ishtene[3] Yes Yes No Kannada
2013 Lucia [3] Yes Yes Yes Kannada
2016 U Turn Yes Yes Yes Kannada
2017 Ondu Motteya Kathe No No Yes Kannada
2018 U-Turn[4] Yes Yes No Tamil
Telugu
Bilingual Film
2019 Leila [3] Yes No No Hindi Netflix web series
2021 Kudi Yedamaithe Yes Yes No Telugu Aha Web Series; Filming
2022 C10 H14 N2Films that have not yet been released Yes Yes Yes Kannada Pre- Production

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Mr. Garagasa [3]
2008 Inthi Ninna Preethiya [3] Vaasne Baabu
2009 Manasaare [3] Dollar
2009 Circus [3]
2010 Pancharangi [3] Lakshman "Lucky" Rao
2011 Lifeu Ishtene [3] Suraj
2015 Plus [3]
2018 Gultoo Phaneesh
2018 U-Turn One of the person who made post mortem reports
2019 Chambal
2019 Alidu Ulidavaru
2021 Gaalipata 2 dagger

Accolades[edit]

Film Award Category Result Ref
Lifeu Ishtene 59th Filmfare Awards South Best Director Nominated [5]
Bangalore Times Film Awards Best Director Won [6]
Lucia 61st Filmfare Awards South Best Director Won [7]
London Indian Film Festival 2013 Audience Choice Award Won [8] [9]
3rd SIIMA Awards Best Director Nominated [10]
U Turn (2016 film) 64th Filmfare Awards South Best Film Nominated [11] [12]
Best Director Nominated
6th SIIMA Awards Best Film Nominated [13]
Best Director Nominated
2nd IIFA Utsavam Best Picture Nominated [14]
Best Direction Won
Best Story Won
Ondu Motteya Kathe 65th Filmfare Awards South Kannada Best Film Won [15] [16]
7th SIIMA Awards Best Film Nominated [17]
Recognition
  • Young Performing Arts Entrepreneur 2009 (India finalist) by British Council [18]
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pawan Kumar says 'move on' with Lifeu Ishtene
  2. ^ Kannada Movie: Pawan Hailed Asst Directors Grow - Jayanth Kaikini
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Director Pawan Kumar (ಪವನ್ ಕುಮಾರ್) photos,Pawan Kumar Biography, Pawan Kumar Movies list". celebprofile.blogspot.in. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ https://in.bookmyshow.com/movies/u-turn/ET00069724/
  5. ^ "59th Idea Filmfare Awards South (Winners list)". Filmfare. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  6. ^ "The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 21 June 2012. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012.
  7. ^ "61st Idea South Filmfare Awards". Indiasnaps.com. 12 July 2014.
  8. ^ PTI (29 July 2013). "Kannada film Lucia wins at London Indian Film Festival". TheHindustan Times. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  9. ^ Kannada film Lucia wins at London Indian Film Festival - Hindustan Times
  10. ^ "And-the-SIIMA-Awards-go-to". indiatimes. timesofindia. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  11. ^ "64th Filmfare South Awards 2017: Here's Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Tamil nomination lists". ibtimes.com. 8 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Winners: 64th Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 (South)". Times of India. 19 June 2017.
  13. ^ "SIIMA Nominations: Theri, Janatha Garage, Maheshinte Prathikaram and Kirik Party lead". Indian Express. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  14. ^ "IIFA Utsavam 2017 (2016) Kannada Full Show, Nominees & Winners". Updatebro.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Nominations for the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Winners of the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 16 June 2018. Archived from the original on 17 June 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Nomination List / Kannada". SIIMA. siima.in. Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Pawantheactor.com - Biography

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