Sundar Rao Nadkarni
Sundar Rao Nadkarni was an Indian film actor, editor, cinematographer, producer and director. He was the director of the record-creating Tamil film Haridas.
Sundar Rao Nadkarni was born in Mangalore in a Konkani speaking family. He started his career in Bangalore as an actor in silent films produced by Surya Films. Later, he moved to Bombay where he took to film direction and editing. Nadkarni caught the eye of film producer Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar who, after the success of Sabhapathy, was looking to make another comedy film. Thereon, he moved to Coimbatore and finally Madras, where he settled down permanently.
In 1942, Nadkarni directed the Tamil film En Manaivi which was a hit. Following this success, Nadkarni also made other successful Tamil films. But his greatest hit was the 1944 film Haridas which set a record by becoming the first Tamil film to run for 110 weeks at a single theatre. He directed all the top Tamil actors during his active years, notably M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and T. R. Rajakumari in Haridas (1944), Narsimha Bharathi in Krishna Vijayam (1950), and MGR and Savitri in Mahadevi (1957).
|1928||Maya Na Rang||Director||Silent|
|Kaliko No Kop||Director||Silent|
|1931||Zindagi Nu Jugar||Director||Silent|
|Ishq O Anjam||Director|
|1939||Shantha Sakkubai||Director, editor, actor, singer||Tamil|
|1963||Santha Thukaram||Director||Kannada||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada|