Prakash Belawadi

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Prakash Belawadi
Prakash Belwadi During Ishtakamya Shoot.JPG
Belawadi filming with Ishtakamya, 2015
Born Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater UVCE, Bangalore
Occupation Actor, filmmaker, journalist
Notable work Stumble (2003)
Political party Lok Satta Party
Spouse(s) Chandrika
Children Meghana Belawadi
Teju Belawadi
Parent(s) Make-up Nani (father)
Bhargavi (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.[1] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Belawadi was born into a family of theatre artistes in Bangalore, in the erstwhile Mysore State (now Karnataka).[3] His father, Make-up Nani (1929–2003), was popular 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.[4] 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.[3] He obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in 1983.[5]

Partial filmography[edit]


As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Kanooru Heggadithi Kannada
2001 Mathadana Kannada
2013 Madras Cafe Bala Hindi
2014 Youngistaan Hindi
2015 Benkipatna Kannada
2015 Uttama Villain Doctor Tamil Cameo appearance
2015 Aatagara Dr. Chetan Bhagawat Kannada
2015 Fading Red ACP Ravikumar Kannada Short film
2015 Kendasampige DCP Suryakanth Kannada
2015 Talvar Ramshankar Pillai Hindi
2016 Wazir DCP Hindi
2016 Last Bus Kannada
2016 Airlift George Kutty Hindi
2016 Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu A government officer Kannada
2016 Ishtakamya Vikranth Kannada
2016 Te3n Kumar Hindi
2017 Take Off Foreign Secretary Malayalam
2017 Solo Malayalam
2017 Aake Kannada

As director[edit]


  • Garva (2001)
  • Illiruvudu Summane (2008)


  1. ^ Ramnath, Dhruv. "5 Questions For Prakash Belawadi". Swarajya – Read India Right. Archived from the original on 2016-03-17. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Prakash Belawadi". Indian Foundation for the Arts. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Prakash Belawadi - Manifesto BBMP 2010 elections". Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Memories of Make-up Nani". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tattva – Theatrical Journey" (PDF). Sampada–Your Window to UVCE. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 

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