Yogaraj Bhat

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Yogaraj Bhat
Bhat in 2012
OccupationDirector, lyricist, producer, screenwriter and actor
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Renuka Bhat

Yogaraj Bhat is an Indian Kannada film-maker, director,[1] screenwriter,[2] lyricist and producer. He is most known for the 2006 film Mungaru Male. The film recorded the highest box-office collections in the history of Kannada cinema at the time of its release and the longest running film at a multiplex.[3]

Early life[edit]

Yogaraj Bhat was born in Mandharthi, in the Udupi district in Karnataka.He grew up in Tilavalli, Haveri. He was the youngest of Ramachandra and Jayalakshmi Bhat's seven children. He lost his father to a boat mishap.[4]



His film Mungaru Male collected estimated 50-75 crore,[5][6][7] this was his third film, created history in Southern Film Industry. The film ran for 464 days – first in any language to run for a whole year continually in a multiplex, beating the records of the biggest Hindi Film Industry records. It naturally brought him many rewards, awards and appreciations, including Nine State Film Awards (including Best Director and Best Film Award) and Four Filmfare Awards (Best Film, Best Music, Best Lyrics and Best Cinematography). The movie has been remade in all South Indian languages & Bengali. The rights for the movie to be made in Hindi has been bought by Shri. Boney Kapoor.[8] He has also has directed Gaalipata , Manasare, Pancharangi , Paramatma , Drama , Vaastu Prakara, Dana Kayonu , Mugulu Nage and others


Yogaraj Bhat has worked as lyricist in many Kannada movies Mungaru Male, Gaalipata, Junglee, Jackie, Manasaare, Pancharangi, Paramatma, Victory, Hudugaru, Drama, Kaddipudi, Bachchan, Adhyaksha, Gajakesari, Rajahuli and others

He won Filmfare Award, Karnataka State Award for the song, 'Bombe Aadsonu' from the film Drama.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film
Director Producer Writer Lyricist Notes Ref.
2001 Chakra Yes Yes Television series
2003 Mani Yes
2004 Ranga S.S.L.C Yes Yes
2006 Mungaru Male Yes Yes Yes
2008 Gaalipata Yes Yes Yes
2008 Inthi Ninna Preethiya Yes Yes
2009 Manasaare Yes Yes Yes
2010 Pancharangi Yes Yes Yes Yes
2011 Paramathma Yes Yes Yes
2011 Lifeu Ishtene Yes Yes
2012 Drama Yes Yes Yes
2013 Dyavre Yes Yes
2014 Vaastu Prakaara Yes Yes Yes Yes
2016 Dana Kayonu Yes Yes Yes
2017 Mugulu Nage Yes Yes Yes Yes
2019 Panchatantra Yes Yes Yes Yes
2022 Gaalipata 2 Films that have not yet been released Yes [9]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes Ref
2013 Dyavre Bhimsen Lead role [10]
2016 Parapancha Kaalipeeli
2019 Bell Bottom Marakutika
2019 Avane Srimannarayana Guptananda Swamiji Cameo appearance



  1. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash. "Parapancha movie review: Live audience response". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ "SouthScope – One Stop Site For South Indian Cinema". SouthScope. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Did you know? 'Mungaru Male' was the first film to cross Rs 50 crore at the box office as well as run for a year in a multiplex - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Yogaraj Bhat: A game changer". Deccan Herald. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Ganesh Bal: The outsider on the inside | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Will Pancharangi break the records of Mungaru Male?". 7 September 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Kannada Fim Industry | Famous Actors | Puneet Rajkumar | Ganesh | Ramya | Sudeep". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  8. ^ "'Mungaru' to be remade in hindi soon - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  9. ^ "galipata-2 in timesofindia". The Times of India. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  10. ^ Dyavre movie review, Times of India
  11. ^ Filmfare Awards (South): The complete list of winners – IBNLive. (21 July 2013). Retrieved on 16 April 2014.
  12. ^ Bangalore Times Film Awards 2012 goes to... – The Times of India. (19 August 2013). Retrieved on 16 April 2014.

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