Rajendra Singh Babu

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S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu
M. Venkaiah Naidu at the inauguration of the Indian Panorama, during the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2016), in Panaji, Goa (1).jpg
S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu at IFFI (2016)
Born (1952-10-22) 22 October 1952 (age 69)
Other namesBabu
OccupationFilmmaker, actor
Years active1954–present
Spouse(s)Anuradha
Children3, including Adithya
Rishika

S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu (born 22 October 1952) is an Indian filmmaker and occasional actor who works primarily in Kannada cinema. He was born and brought up in Mysore. His father Shankar Singh produced many films under the banner Mahatma Pictures (Mysore). Babu has made movies in various genres. He has written and directed love stories, War, suspense thrillers and comedy movies. Many of his films have been adapted from novels or short stories.[1] He is not only famous in Karnataka, but also across all of India. Babu has won numerous awards for his films and has also directed movies in the Hindi and Telugu languages. His sister is producer and actress Vijayalakshmi Singh, and brother-in-law, actor Jai Jagadish.

Early life[edit]

Rajendra Singh Babu born in Mysore, Karnataka. His father, the late Shankar Singh, was a producer and director of Kannada films. His mother, Prathima Devi, was an actress in Kannada cinema. In an interview, Babu mentioned that his father wanted him to become a doctor, but his own passion for the camera propelled him to the film industry. Hailing from a family of movie makers, Babu was fascinated with films such as The Great escape, Guns of Navarone and Bridge on the river Kwai. He believed that:

Cinema should go near the audience.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Screenplay Producer
1975 Nagakanye Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada Debut feature
1977 Nagara Hole Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
1978 Kiladi Jodi Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
1981 Bhaari Bharjari Bete Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
1981 Antha Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada Remade in Telugu as Antham Kadidi Aarambam , in Tamil as Thyagi and in Hindi as Meri Aawaz Suno
1981 Simhada Mari Sainya Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada Screened at International Children film festival Corebeil – Essonnes, France[3]
1981 Meri Aawaz Suno Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Hindi Remake of Antha
1982 Thirugu Baana Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Benaam
1982 Tony Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada
1984 Kaliyuga Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Avtaar
1984 Gandu Bherunda Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada Inspired by Mackenna's Gold
Inspiration for Khazana
1984 Bandhana Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada Based on novel by Usha Navratnaram. Screened at Moscow International Film Festival
Remade in Tamil as Premapasam
1984 Sharara Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Hindi
1984 Mera Faisla Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Hindi
1985 Ek Se Bhale Do Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Hindi
1985 Pithamaha Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Vidhaata
1985 Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Mugguru Mithrulu
1986 Karna Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Saaheb
1986 Krishna Nee Begane Baro Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Souten
1986 Maneye Manthralaya Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Ghar Dhwar
1987 Kurukshetra Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada
1987 Yuga Purusha Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Karz
1990 Bannada Gejje Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
1990 Prema Yuddham Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Telugu
1990 Muthina Haara Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada Partially based on Ernest Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms
1990 Aag Ka Darya Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Hindi Unreleased
1990 Sri Sathyanarayana Pooja Phala Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada
1992 Mallige Hoove Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Senthoora Poove
1993 Hoovu Hannu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada Based on the novel of same name by Triveni[4]
1994 Mahakshathriya Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
1995 Himapatha Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada Based on Kannada novel of same name by T. K. Rama Rao
1995 Kalyanothsava Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
1997 Mungarina Minchu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada Based on Italian movie Quattro passi fra le nuvole (Four Steps in the Clouds)
1998 Doni Saagali Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada Based on novel Vimukthe by C.N. Muktha
1998 Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
2000 Mechanic Mamaiah Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
2001 Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
2002 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada Remade as Sandade Sandadi (Telugu), Shaadi No. 1 (Hindi) and Tomakei Khujchi (Bangla)
2003 Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
2004 Love Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
2004 Kanchana Ganga Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
2006 Mohini 9886788888 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
2008 Buddhivantha Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Remake of Naan Avanillai
2010 Thipparalliya Tarlegalu Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
2015 Rebel Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Kannada
2020 Gandugali Madakari Nayaka Green tickY Red XN Red XN Kannada

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards[edit]

Year Movie Award Refs.
1984
(32nd)
Bandhana Best Feature Film in Kannada [5]
1990
(38th)
Muthina Haara Best Feature Film in Kannada [6]
1997
(45th)
Mungarina Minchu Best Feature Film in Kannada [7]

Karnataka State Film Awards[edit]

Year Movie Award Refs.
1981-82 Antha Best Screenplay
1990-91 Muthina Haara Best Film (First)
1993-94 Hoovu Hannu Special Jury Award
1996-97 Puttanna Kanagal Award
1998-99 Doni Saagali Best Film (Third)
1998-99 Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga Best Social Concern Film
1998-99 Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga Best Story Writer
2000-01 Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu Best Film (Third)
2001-02 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu Best Screenplay

Filmfare Awards (South)[edit]

Year Movie Award Refs.
1993 Hoovu Hannu Best Director – Kannada [8]
1994 Mahakshathriya Best Director – Kannada [9]
2001 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu Best Film – Kannada [10]

Books[edit]

Rajendra Singh Babu wrote the book titled "Nenanpina Muthina Hara" in memory of the great Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan. The book was a tribute to Vishnuvardhan, where Babu shares his numerous experiences with Vishnuvardhan. The book reveals the special bond Babu claims to have had with Vishnuvardhan. The book also reveals Babu's constant drive to work on meaningful cinema, wanting to make an impact. His endless dreams of making cinemas involving Vishnuvardhan and Dr. Rajkumar and how great those cinemas might have been and how it would have contributed to Kannada Cinema.

Organizations / Committees[edit]

[11]

Committees Role
Karnataka Film Director's Association (6 times) President
Karnataka Film and T.V. Technicians President
Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (2 times) Executive-Committee
International Film Festival of India, 1992, Bangalore Nominated member by State Govt.
Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy President
52nd International Film Festival of India, 2021, Goa Feature film jury, Chairperson[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article on Babu's family in The Hindu news paper
  2. ^ " His view on cinema
  3. ^ Babu's Movies in International Film Festival Archived 2 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Movie News in Deccan Herald
  5. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  6. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  7. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  8. ^ https://archive.org/download/41stAnnualFilmfareBestTeluguFilmKannadaActorActressDirector/41st%20annual%20filmfare%20best%20telugu%20film%20kannada%20actor%20actress%20director.jpg
  9. ^ "42nd Filmfare Kannada Films Winners : Santosh : Free Download & Strea…".
  10. ^ "Nuvvu Nenu wins 4 Filmfare awards". The Times of India. 6 April 2002. Archived from the original on 21 September 2012.
  11. ^ KFDA and KFCC info Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Indian Panorama Announces Official Selection for 52nd IFFI, 2021". PIB GOI. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021 – via Press release.

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