Belawadi filming with Ishtakamya, 2015
|Alma mater||UVCE, Bangalore|
|Occupation||Actor, filmmaker, journalist|
|Political party||Lok Satta Party|
|Children||Meghana Belawadi |
|Parent(s)||Belavadi Nanjundaiah Narayana (father)|
Bhargavi Narayan (mother)
|Relatives||Sudha Belawadi (sister)|
Samyukta Hornad (niece)
Prakash Belawadi is an Indian theater, film, television and media personality, an activist and a journalist from Bangalore. He co-founded the Centre for Film and Drama and launched the Suchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic Arts, both in Bangalore, the latter in 2012.
Belawadi was born into a family of theatre artistes in Bangalore, in the erstwhile Mysore State (now Karnataka). His father, Belavadi Nanjundaiah Narayan (1929–2003) popularly known as Make-up Nani, was a personality in Kannada theatre, who also appeared in films, and worked as a make-up artist alongside. His mother, Bhargavi, also worked as a theatre artiste. His siblings Sujata, Sudha and Pradeep were involved in theatre as well. He completed his elementary education at Mahila Seva Samaja, higher school education in National High School, following which he completed his pre-university course at National College, Bangalore. He obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in 1983.
- National Film Award (2002) for his directorial film Stumble.
- Karnataka Nataka Academy Award (2012) for his contribution to English and Kannada language theatre.
|2015||Uttama Villain||Dr D. S. (Neurosurgeon)||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|2015||Aatagara||Dr. Chetan Bhagawat||Kannada|
|2015||Fading Red||ACP Ravikumar||Kannada||Short film|
|2016||Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu||A government officer||Kannada|
|2017||Take Off||Foreign Secretary||Malayalam|
|2017||Meri pyaari bindu||Bindu' s father||Hindi|
|2017||The House Next Door||Joshua||Hindi|
|2017||Mufti||As social worker||Kannada|
|2019||Thackeray||As George Fernandes||Hindi|
|2019||Made in China||Hindi|
|2019||The Tashkent Files||GK Anantha Suresh||Hindi|
|2019||Mysore Masala: The UFO Incident||Dr. Satyaprakash||Kannada|||
|2019||Saaho||TBA||Filming; trilingual film (Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu)|
|2018||Smoke (web series)||Bhau||Web series||Eros Now||Hindi Language|
- Stumble (2003)
- Garva (2001)
- Illiruvudu Summane (2008)
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- "Memories of Make-up Nani". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "Tattva – Theatrical Journey" (PDF). Sampada–Your Window to UVCE. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- "The 50th National Film Awards". outlookindia.com.
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- "A multi-starrer sci-fi adventure drama in the works in Kannada - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
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