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Nationality  Indian
Children  2
Ethnicity  Kannadiga
Name  Baraguru Ramachandrappa
Citizenship  India
Role  Writer

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Born  18 October 1947 (age 68)Baraguru, Tumkur district, Karnataka, India (1947-10-18)
Occupation  Professor, Writer, film director.
Movies  Bhagirathi, Angulimala, Hagalu Vesha, Shanti, Thaayi, Baanaadi
Parents  Rangadasappa Ramachandrappa, Kenchamma Ramachandrappa
Awards  National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada, National Film Award for Best Lyrics
Similar People  V Manohar, Hamsalekha, Tara, Raghu Mukherjee, Shiva Rajkumar

Literary movement  Bandaya movement

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Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Kannada: ಬರಗೂರು ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ; born in Baraguru village in Sira taluk, Tumkur district, Karnataka state on 18 October 1947) is a noted Indian writer in the Kannada language from Karnataka. He is a successful film director, Screenplay writer (in the Kannada film industry) and a well known name in Indian documentary films as well. In 2008, he was bestowed a Honorary Doctorate by the Kuvempu University and Rani Chennamma university Belagaavi, Karnataka.


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Ramachandrappa was conferred upon the prestigious Pampa Award in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka for his rich contribution in Kannada literature. His directorial debut film, Ondu Oorina Kathe (1978), fetched him the State award for best story writer for the year 1978–79. Since then, he has been the recipient of several awards, both national and international. His novel Suntaragali won the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.

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Ramachandrappa was born to Kenchamma and Rangadasappa in Baraguru village in the Tumkur district, Karnataka state. After completing his studies, he worked as a professor in the Kannada department of Bangalore University. He was the president of the Kannada Sahitya Academy for two years. He has made notable contribution as the Chairman of Kannada Development Authority as well as a member of various educational institutions, Doordarshan, literary and film based organizations. His contribution to Kannada literature includes novels, collection of poetry, short stories, drama, edition of other works and research and criticism for which he was awarded by the Karnataka Sahitya Academy. Class based society and its challenges is a theme that is well expressed in his creative works.

Literary works

Research and criticisms


Collection of poems

Short stories



Karnataka State Film Awards
  • 1978–79: Best Story Writer – Ondu Oorina Kathe
  • 1978–79: Best Dialogue Writer – Ondu Oorina Kathe
  • 1983-84: Second Best Film - Benki'
  • 1983–84: Best Story Writer - Benki
  • 1986–87: Second Best Film - Surya
  • 1988–89: Jury Special Award (Lyrics) – Kote
  • 1996–97: Best Film of Social Concern - Karadipura
  • 1996–97: Best Dialogue Writer - Janumada Jodi
  • 1999–00: Best Story Writer - Hagalu Vesha
  • 1999–00: Best Lyricist - Hagalu Vesha
  • 2002–03: Second Best Film - Kshaama
  • 2003–04: Second Best Film - Shanthi
  • 2005–06: Best Film of Social Concern - Thayi
  • 2005–06: Best Lyricist - Thayi
  • 2007–08: Best Children's Film - Ekalavya
  • 2008–09: Best Story Writer - Ugragami
  • 2009–10: Best Film of Social Concern - Shabari
  • 2011: Best Lyricist - Bhagirathi
  • 2012: Best Story Writer - Angulimala
  • 2014: Puttanna Kanagal Award
  • Filmography

    Ramachandrappa has been making films for more than thirty years. His debut film Ondu Oorina Kathe won him the Best Story Writer Award, Karnataka Government Film Awards in 1978. He has made several documentaries and most of his thirteen feature films have won either a Karnataka State Award or a National Film Award. His film Shanti, with only one artist entered the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2014 Karnataka State "Puttanna Kanagal Award"(Puttanna Kanagal was among the front runners in Kannada cinema's most successful film directors. In his memory and honor, this award is presented to the Directors every year during the Karnataka State Awards function).


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