Years active 1978–present
|Name T. Nagabharana|
Role Film director
|Full Name Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana|
Born 1953 (age 61–62)Bangalore, Mysore State, India
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter
Awards National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
Movies Kirataka, Janumada Jodi, Nagamandala, Kallarali Hoovagi, Aakasmika
Similar People V Manohar, Hamsalekha, Vijay Raghavendra, Girish Karnad, Anant Nag
Film Director T S NAGABHARANA talks about KANNADA TIMES Magazine
Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana (born 1953) is an Indian film director, in the Kannada film industry and a pioneer of the parallel cinema. He is one of the few film directors to have straddled the mainstream and parallel cinema worlds. He achieved success both in television and cinema.
- Film Director T S NAGABHARANA talks about KANNADA TIMES Magazine
- Personal life
- National Network
- TV Serial List
- National Film Award
- Karnataka State Film Awards
- Filmfare Award
He has been the recipient of international, national, state and other awards for 20 of his 34 Kannada movies in the last 40 years. He was nominated as the chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), Bangalore [Government of Karnataka] (State Film Academy).
Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana was born in 1953. He is an ardent and avid reader of Indian English literature. He holds a degree in Science and Law.
Nagabharana was interested in filmmaking since his college days; he acted and directed many stage plays. In his teens, he came under the indelible influence of the great playwright Adya Rangacharya. When in college he directed the plays Evam Indrajit and Shoka Chakra.
He worked as a backstage worker, actor, singer and director. He associated with leading theatre personalities like B. V. Karanth, Chandrashekhara Kambara and Girish Karnad.
Plays that Nagabharana has acted in and directed are Sangya Balya, Kathale Belaku, Shakarana Sarotu, Jokumaraswamy, Oedipus, Sattavara Neralu, Krishna Parijata, Tingara Buddanna, Mundena Sakhi Mundena, Hayavadana, Neegikonda Samsa, Baka and Blood Wedding.
He received a gold medal from the Government of India for his achievement in theatre. He is the founder of a theatre organisation called "Benaka". He also started Shruthalaya, an organisation for organising, writing, composing, camera work, lighting, art, acting, editing and directing.
He is a fan of Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar Bergman.
TV Serial List
National Network Regional Network • An Indian in America Mussanje • Sahasrapan Namma Nammali • Stone Boy Thiruga Bana • Tenali Rama Sankranthi • Aradhana O Nanna Belake • Ganayogi Panchakshari Gelathi
Nagabharana has won nine National and 14 State awards.
Of the 34 films he has made so far, 14 have received prestigious awards at the state and national level. Seven of his movies have been selected for the Indian Panorama. He has received the Best Regional Director Award at the national level seven times.
T.S. Nagabharana occupies the crown of a hat trick of national integration award. Three of his films won the best Film on National Integration, and he is the only director in India to have won so.