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Baraguru Ramachandrappa

Prof. Dr.
Baraguru Ramachandrappa
Born (1946-10-18) 18 October 1946
Tumkur, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Kannadiga
Citizenship India
Occupation Professor, film director, poet, socialist, screenwriter
Notable work(s) Suntaragali, Ondu Urina Kathegalu, Kannadabimana, Kappu Nelada Kempukayi, Marakutika, Rajakarani, Sutra, Kantessa Kavya
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Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Kannada: ಬರಗೂರು ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ; born on 18 October 1946) is a noted Indian writer in the Kannada language from Karnataka.[1] 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 University of Tumkur, Karnataka.[2]

Ramachandrappa was conferred upon the prestigious Pampa Award in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka for his rich contribution in Kannada literature.[3] 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.[2]


  • Biography 1
  • Literary Works 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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

# Name Year of release
1 Saahithya Matthu Raajakaarana Janapriya Pusthaka Maale 1998
2 Contessadalli Kavya 2001
3 Aadalitha Padakosha 2002
4 Kannadabhimana 2002
5 Janapada 2004
6 Samskruthi Shrama Mattu Srujanasheelathe 2005
7 Parampareyondige Pisumathu 2007
8 Kannada Sahityavemba Swatantrya Horata 2007
9 Shabari 2007
10 Shabdavillada Yuddha 2007
11 Kannada Prajne 2007
12 Cinema Ondu Janapada Kale 2007
13 Maryaadastha Manushyaraagona 2010
14 Suntaragaali


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.[4]

Year Film Notes
1978 Ondu Oorina Kathe Karnataka State Award for Best Story Writer
1983 Benki
1987 Surya
1989 Kote
1996 Janumada Jodi (Script writer)
2000 Hagalu Vesha Karnataka State Film Award for Best Best Story
2003 Kshaama Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
2004 Shanti Guinness World Records in the category "Fewest actors in a narrative film"
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
2005 Thaayi Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist
2007 Ekalavya
2007 Janapada
2009 Shabari
2010 Mylari
2012 Bhagirathi
2013 Angulimala Filming


  1. ^ "'I want my films to reach people'". 31 December 2004. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "'"Baraguru Ramachandrappa to inaugurate Alva's 'Nudisiri. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Index of /". Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Baraguru in 'Mylari' – Kannada Movie News". 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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