Who is Nagathihalli Chandrashekar?
Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar is an Indian director, actor, screen writer and a lyricist who predominantly works in Kannada Cinema. He made his film debut as a screenplay writer in Kadina Benki which went on to win National Film Award for Best Feature Film and Karnataka State Award. His directorial debut was Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda for which he won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story.
Three of his films, Kotreshi Kanasu, America America and Hoomale won National Film Awards and his other film Amrithadhare won him a Filmfare Award. The film Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige was screened at the Cannes Film Festival making him the first Kannada director to feature his film in the festival.
Also known as Chandru, he has directed about 15 Kannada movies and about 10 Tele-serials. He is also a writer and is a columnist in Kannada weekly Hai Bangalore. He has also served as a University Professor in Kannada language and is affectionately known as Meshtru.
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