Our Academic Board Members

Shri P. Seshadri, Director :

Awards : 8 National Awards (Consecutively), 5 Karnataka State Awards

In the realm of Indian cinema,Pattabhiramaiah Seshadri stands as a beacon of excellence, a maestro of Kannada filmmaking whose name resonates with unparalleled reverence. His magnum opus,"December-1,"not only secured him the unprecedented feat of consecutively winning the National Film Award eight times but also etched his legacy as a pioneer of narratives that transcend mere entertainment, delving deep into the human experience. Seshadri's cinematic brilliance has not only garnered accolades but has also carved a profound path, reshaping the very essence of storytelling in both the realms of cinema and television.

Shri T.S.Nagabharana, Writer, Director, Actor :

Awards : 8 National Awards, 8 Filmfare South Awards & 14 Karnataka State Awards

Enter the realm of kannada cinema,and one name shines brightly above all– t.S.Nagabharana,the visionary indian film director who has sculpted a new narrative landscape with his groundbreaking works.Seamlessly traversing the realms of mainstream and parallel cinema,nagabharana's oeuvre is a testament to his unparalleled creative prowess. With an illustrious collection of 8 national awards, 14 filmfare south awards,and a multitude of karnataka state awards,his contributions stand as monuments of cinematic brilliance.As he joins our academic board,we welcome the opportunity for his expertise to ignite inspiration and sculpt the future path of aspiring filmmakers and scholars.

Shri Rajendra Singh Babu, Director :

Awards : 3 National Awards, 9 Karnataka State Film Awards, 3 Filmfare South Awards
Position Held : Chairperson Of The Feature Film Jury At The 52nd International Film Festival Of India In 2021. President : Karnataka Chalanchitra Academy.

S.V.Rajendra singh babu is a revered indian filmmaker and occasional actor renowned for his contributions to kannada cinema. Hailing from mysore,he has helmed a diverse array of films spanning love stories,war epics,suspense thrillers, and comedies.His cinematic repertoire, often adapted from literary works,has garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including 3 national awards and 9 karnataka state film awards.Notably,he served as the chairperson of the feature film jury at the 52nd international film festival of india in 2021.Alongside his sister, producer and actress vijayalakshmi singh, and brother-in-law, actor jai jagadish, he continues to shape the cinematic landscape while presiding over the karnataka chalanachitra academy as its president.

Shri Harihar Gundurao Dattatreya (Dattanna), Actor:

Awards: 3 National Awards

In the tapestry of Indian cinema,Harihar Gundurao Dattatreya, affectionately known as Dattanna, emerges as a titan, his presence commanding attention and respect. With a career spanning over three illustrious decades, Dattanna has woven tales of character and emotion, etching his name in the annals of Kannada cinema.His portrayal of supporting characters in over 204 films is not merely acting but an embodiment of artistry, earning him two National Film Award –Special Jury Awards and the prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. With unwavering dedication, Dattanna has transcended the boundaries of performance, captivating audiences with his unparalleled talent and leaving an indelible mark on the cinematic landscape. As he graces our Academic Board, we are honored to be guided by his wisdom and experience.

Shri S.A.Chinne Gowda, Film Producer & Distributor :

S.A.Chinne Gowda epitomizes the essence of the Kannada film industry.Born in Saligrama,his journey is a testament to familial dedication,with his marriage to Jayamma and the cinematic pursuits of his sons,Sri Murali and Vijay Raghavendra, enriching his legacy.Embedded within a constellation of talent, including his sister Parvathamma Rajkumar and brothers S.A. Govindaraj and S.A.Srinivas,Gowda's influence extends beyond bloodlines. His pivotal roles within the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce underscore his leadership and commitment to the industry's growth.In the tapestry of Kannada cinema, S.A. Chinne Gowda's name resonates as a symbol of enduring passion and leadership,leaving an indelible mark that transcends generations.

Shri G.S.Bhaskar, Cinematographar :

Awards : Karnataka State Film Award For Best Cinematography Twice
Position Held : National Film Awards Jury Member

Gauribidanur Suryanarayan Bhaskar,or G.S. Bhaskar,is a luminary in Kannada and Hindi cinematography, boasting two Karnataka State Film Awards and a role as a 2020 National Film Awards jury member. As head of cinematography at L V Prasad College of Media Studies, Chennai, he imparts wisdom as a guest lecturer. Bhaskar's involvement in LACE,fostering film education, and collaborations with legends like V.K.Murthy underscore his impact. From meeting Girish Kasaravalli to winning accolades for "Nagamandala" and "Mohandas," his journey is storied. Notably, his awaited film "Abracadabra" adds to his legacy, alongside projects like "Doddmane" and "Hyderabad Blues 2."Bhaskar's influence extends globally,with an Oscar credit as second camera assistant in Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning film "Gandhi," enhancing his multifaceted career in contemporary cinema.

Prof. N.Manu Chakravarthy, Academician:

Awards: National Award (Swarn Kamal) For Best Film Critic,Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award, K.R.Mohanan Endowment Award

N. Manu Chakravarthy,a revered visiting professor of film and culture theory, shines brightly with his remarkable accomplishments.He clinched the prestigious Swarna Kamal for best film critic at the 58th National Film Awards in 2010 and added to his accolades with the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi award for his book "Madhyama Marga" in 2014.His stature soared further as he chaired the jury for the K.R.Mohanan Endowment Award at the International Film Festival,Kerala. Recently,he illuminated the literary world with a comprehensive study on UR Ananthamurthy for the Sahitya Akademi, affirming his eminence in both cinematic and cultural realms.

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