S. Narayan

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S. Narayan
Born (1962-06-05) 5 June 1962 (age 58)
OccupationFilm director, actor, producer, screenwriter, composer, lyricist
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Bhagyavati Narayan
Children3, including Pankaj Narayan

S. Narayan (born 5 June 1962)[1] is an Indian filmmaker of Kannada films. He is called "Kalasamrat S. Narayan" for his works. He has been successful in most of his works in his career, is committed timely to his work and also is very humanistic in his life-style.[2][3][4]

After Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, Narayan is the second director to direct all the actor sons of Dr. Rajkumar family — Dr. Rajkumar and his 3 sons. He has given many hits with Dr. Vishnuvardhan and also worked with many actors of Sandalwood. He has directed Tamil movie Jai.

Career[edit]

After assisting Raj Kishore and A. T. Raghu, Narayan made his directorial debut with the romantic drama Chaitrada Premanjali (1992), with newcomers, the film, which featured a successful soundtrack by Hamsalekha became a musical hit at the box office. He then went on to direct similar themed romantic films such as Meghamale (1994), Anuragada Alegalu (1992) and also successful family dramas like Thavarina Thottilu and Bevu Bella. Throughout the 2000s, he directed mostly remakes, such as Simhadriya Simha, Cheluvina Chittara and Suryavamsha. In 2015, he directed Daksha, starring Duniya Vijay, which was completely shot in single takes.[5] In 2016, he was supposed to direct a project called JD, starring Jagadish Gowda and Dictator with Huccha Venkat; both got shelved after launch.[6][7] He has currently directed Na Panta Kano and Manasu Mallige, a remake of Marathi film Sairat.

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year No Title Starring Note
1992 1 Chaitrada Premanjali Raghuveer, Shweta Kannada "debut"
2 Nanjunda Vinod Raj, Sumati
1993 3 Anuragada Alegalu Raghavendra Rajkumar, Mamatashri
4 Bevu Bella Jaggesh, Ragini
1994 5 Megha Maale Sunaad Raj, eashwari Rao, himself
6 Kaveri Teeradalli Raghuveer, Sangeeta, himself
1995 7 Nighaata Shashikumar, Charan Raj, himself
1996 8 Thavarina Thottilu Ramkumar, Charan Raj, Shruti
9 Vasanta Kavya Shivram, Sudharani
10 Gulabi Ram Kumar, Roshni
1997 11 Taayi Kotta Seere himself, Shruti
12 Kalyani Kumar Govind, Shilpa
13 Mahabharata Vinod Raj, Charan Raj, Chaitali co-star Darshan Thoogudeep
1998 14 Bhama Satyabhama Himself, Shruti
1999 15 Veerappa Nayaka Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Shruti First combination with Dr.Vishnuvardhan
16 Ravimama V. Ravichandran, Nagma remake of Tamil film En Thangachi Padichava
17 Surya Vamsha Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Isha Koppikar, himself (special appearance) Remake of Tamil film Suryavamsam
2000 18 Shabdavedhi Dr.Rajkumar, Jayaprada Dr.Rajkumar last movie
19 Galate Aliyandru Shivarajkumar, Sakshi Shivanand, Himself as second hero remake of Tamil film Ullathai Allitha
20 Nannavalu Nannavalu Himself, Prema
2001 21 Anjali Geetanjali Himself, Prema
2002 22 Vamshakobba Jaggesh, Sujitha
23 Jameendaarru Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Prema
24 Simhadriya Simha Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Bhanupriya Remake of Tamil film Naatamai
25 Baanallu Neene Bhuviyallu Neene Himself, Shashikumar, Divya Unni, Rekha remake of Tamil film Veetla Visheshanga
2003 26 Pakka Chukka Ramesh Aravind, Himself
27 Chandra Chakori Sri Murali, Naaz Won – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
2004 28 Jai Prashanth, Anshu Ambani only Tamil film other than Kannada.
Remake of Telugu film Aadi
29 Maurya Puneeth Rajkumar, Meera Jasmine, Roja remake of Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
2005 30 Varsha Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Manya, Ramesh Aravind Remake of Malayalam film Hitler
2006 31 Veeru Pankaj Narayan, Umashri [8]
32 Sevanthi Sevanthi Vijay Raghavendra, Ramya
33 Sirivantha Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Shruti Remake of Telugu film Aa Naluguru.[9]
6th movie with Dr.Vishnuvardhan
2007 34 Thayiya Madilu Shivrajkumar, Rakshita
35 Cheluvina Chittara Ganesh, Amoolya remake of Tamil film Kaadhal
36 Chanda Duniya Vijay, Shubha Poonja [10]
2008 37 Chaitrada Chandrama Pankaaj Narayan, Amoolya Introduced his son
2009 38 Chellidharu Sampigeya Prashant, Bianca Desai remake of Chandamama
39 Cheluvina Chilipili Pankaj Narayan, Roopika Remake of Telugu film Kotha Bangaru Lokam[11]
2010 40 Veera Parampare Ambareesh, Sudeep, Aindrita Ray [12]
2011 41 Dushtaa Pankaj Narayan, Surabhi Santosh [13]
42 Shyloo Ganesh (actor)

Bhama

Remake of Tamil film Mynaa
2012 43 Munjane Ganesh, Manjari Phadnis, Malavika Avinash, himself [14]
2013 44 Chathrigalu Saar Chathrigalu Himself, Ramesh Aravind, Mohan Shankar, Umashree [15][16][17]
45 Appayya Srinagar Kitty, Bhama [18]
2015 46 Daksha Duniya Vijay, Pankaj Narayan One shot movie
2017 47 Manasu Mallige Nishanth, Rinku Rajguru Remake of Marathi film Sairat
48 Naa Panta Kano Anup Revanna, Ritiksha
TBA 49 Film has yet to be releasedDaandiga Pankaaj Narayan, Oviya [19]

As actor[edit]

This list is of films Narayan has acted to other directors.

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Oho Krishnamurthy
1999 Tarikere Erimele
2001 Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu Nani
2001 Mr Harishchandra
2001 Vishalakshammana Ganda Vijay Prakash
2001 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu Nani
2002 Balagaalittu Olage Baa Madan Mohan Desai
2003 Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu Nani
2006 Honeymoon Express Nani
2009 Chickpete Sachagalu Nani Also producer, screenwriter, composer
2010 Thipparalli Tharlegalu Also producer, screenwriter, composer, lyricist
2016 Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu Dr. Annappa

As composer[edit]

Year Title Director Starring
2003 Pakka Chukka Himself Ramesh Arvind, S. Narayan
2006 Veeru Himself Pankaaj Narayan, Umashri
2007 Chanda Himself Vijay, Shubha Poonja
2008 Chaitrada Chandrama Himself Pankaaj Narayan, Amoolya
2009 Chickpete Sachagalu Magadi Nagendra S. Narayan, Jaggesh
Chellidharu Sampigeya Himself Prashant, Bianca Desai
2010 Veera Parampare Himself Ambareesh, Sudeep
2012 Munjane Himself Ganesh, Manjari Phadnis, Malavika Avinash
2011 Dushta Himself Pankaj
2013 Appayya Himself Srinagar Kitty, Bhama
2015 Daksha Himself
2017 Manasu Malligey Himself
2017 Na Panta Kano Himself

References[edit]

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