|Born||15 March 1958|
Bellary, Karnataka State, India
|Occupation||Journalist, writer, novelist, actor|
|Genre||Fiction, Non Fiction|
|Notable works|| • Himalayan Blunder|
• Nee Hinga Nodabyada Nanna
• Bheema Theerada Hanthakaru
• Indireya Maga Sanjaya
• D Company
Ravi Belagere was born on 15 March 1958 at Sathyanarayanapete, in Bellary. His mother's name is Parvathamma and his father was a writer. He studied his high school education from Siddhaganga High School,Tumkur for couple of years and he failed in SSLC. Later, he completed his masters in History and Archaeology from Veerashaiva College, Bellary.
He has been married twice. His first wife is Lalitha and the second wife is Yashomati, who was his colleague at Hi Bangalore office. His first wife has three children namely Chethana Belagere(daughter), Bhavana Belagere(daughter) and Karna(son). His second wife Yashomati has a son named Himavanth. He is an ardent fan of Khushwant Singh and he says he is attracted to leftist ideology and he has no political leanings.
He started his career as a lecturer of history and worked as a lecturer of history in Bellary, Hassan and Hubli before heading to Bengaluru in 1984. He worked as a room boy, receptionist, newspaper boy, milk seller, medical representative, printing press owner, theatre gate keeper and so many such low-paying jobs in his time of desperation. After coming to Bengaluru, he started his own newspaper Hai Bangalore in 1995 along with R. T. Vittalamurthy, Ra. Somanath, Jogi and I. H. Sangam Dev which he published from his Padmanabhanagar office in Bengaluru. The columns like Love Lavike, Bottom Item and Khaas Baat apart from Papigala Lokadalli which was about the underworld, created lots of admirers and his paper was the largest circulated newspaper over the five years. After this success, he started a magazine O Manase which focused on difficulties and troubles of young people and it too was an instant success. Later, he produced several TV programs and acted in some movies.
|1980||Daari (Collection of Stories)|
Agin Kavya (Collection of Poems)
Nakshatra Jaaridaaga (Translation)
Rajeev Hathye Yekayithu? Hegayithu? (History)
Pa. Vem. Helida Kathe (Collection of Stories)
Paapigala Lokadalli Part-1
Paapigala Lokadalli Part-2
Himalayan Blunder (Translation)
Company of Women (Translation)
Sarpa Sambandha (Novel)
Ottaare Kathegalu (Collection of Stories)
Muslim (War Story)
Bottom Item Part 1 (Collection of Articles)
Heli Hogu Karana (Novel)
Gandhi Hathye & Godse (Life Story)
|2004||Lavalavike Part 2|
Black Friday (Translation)
|2006||Bottom Item Part 3 (Collection of Articles)|
Hanthaki I Love You (Translation)
Khasabath 2002 (Life Story)
Neena Pakistana (War)
Avanobbanidda Godse (History)
KamaRaja Marga (Novel)
Anil Lad Matthu Nalavattu Kallaru (Novel)
Bottom Item Part 5 (Collection of Articles)
Lavalavike Part 4
Kanase (Audio CD)
Udugore (Selected Writings)
Enaythu Magale (Life Story)
Bottom Item Part 7 (Collection of Articles)
Bottom Item Part 8 (Collection of Articles)
- He was the producer and narrator of the crime investigation show Crime Diary which aired on ETV Kannada and he has also given his voice for the movie Deadly Soma
- He hosted a TV program Endhu Mareyada Haadu,Break fast which aired on Janashri TV
- He has acted in movies like Ganda Hendathi, Madesha and Vaarasdhara and also he has played the role of a judge in Muktha Muktha serial
- He has also produced a TV programs such as Night Beat Crime, Heli Hogu Karana which is based on his own novel on Suvarna TV
- He has also conducted a youtube channel program Bel Belagge Ravi Belagere.
Awards and honours
|Award||Work and Year|
|First Prize in Masti Story Competition||Vandya (1990)|
|Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award|
Vivaha (Translation) (1984)
Pa. Vem. Helida Kathe (Collection Of stories) (1997)
|Shivarama Karantha Award||Nee Hinga Nodabyada Nanna (2004)|
|Computer Excellency award from Central Government (for his school)||2005|
|Karnataka Media Academy Award for Lifetime achievement||2008|
- Controversial article on actress Rupini
- Movie on HDK and Radhika
He tried directing the movie Mukhyamantri I Love You which was based on the love story of H D Kumaraswamy and actress Radhika Kumaraswamy. But the movie didn't hit the screen as H. D. Deve Gowda brought the stay on the movie release.
- Spat with Prathap Simha and cricisim of Vijaya Karnataka
In December 2010, he made a derogatory comment on Pratap Simha at the time when Pratap Simha was a writer at Vijaya Karnataka and it led to the resignation of Pratap Simha, then the editor-in-chief Vishweshwar Bhat, P. Thayagaraj and several others. After that, Pratap Simha hits back to Ravi Belagere on his website and the spat between the two continued for a while.
- Extra-marital relationships
A magazine named Duniya printed an alleged love letter written by Ravi Belagere to a 22 year old girl begging for love. Also, the magazine had an article saying that it had received many such cases.
- Copyright issues
- "ThatsKannada - Columnist - Ravi Belagere - Soorya Shikari - ಸೂರ್ಯ ಶಿಕಾರಿ - ರವಿ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆ". kannada.oneindia.com.
- "Nothing found for 2012 04 21 Wives".
- "Welcome to Ravi Belagere Website..." www.ravibelagere.com.
- "Scribd". Scribd.
- "ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೇಟೆಯಿಂದ ಸುಪಾರಿವರೆಗೆ ರವಿ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆ ಏಳು-ಬೀಳು". kannada.oneindia.com (in Kannada). Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "Ravi Belagere : Kannada Actor Age, Movies, Biography, Photos". chiloka.com. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
- "Karnataka: From theatre gatekeeper to popular journalist to crime accused". Deccan Chronicle. 10 December 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "Exclusive biography of #RaviBelegere and on his life". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "ಜನಶ್ರೀ ಟಿವಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರಾಗಿ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆ ರವಿ". kannada.filmibeat.com (in Kannada). 19 September 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
- The Hindu : Karnataka / Bellary News : Jail for Ravi Belagere
- The Hindu : Karnataka / Hassan News : Journalist restrained from releasing film
- The Hindu : Editor of weekly opens fire at gang