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Baraguru Ramachandrappa
Kannada writer

Baraguru Ramachandrappa

Baraguru Ramachandrappa
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Intro Kannada writer
Is Film director Poet Screenwriter
From India
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 18 October 1946, Tumkur, India
Age 76 years
Star sign Libra
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Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Kannada: ಬರಗೂರು ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ; born 18 October 1947) is an Indian writer in the Kannada language from Karnataka. He is a film director, screenplay writer (in the Kannada film industry) and a well known name in Indian documentary films. In 2008, he was given an honorary doctorate by the Kuvempu University and Rani Chennamma University Belagaavi, Karnataka.

Ramachandrappa was given the Pampa Award in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka for his contribution to 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.


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 contributions 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 criticism

  • Saahithya Matthu Raajakaarana
  • Samskruthi Mattu Srujanasheelathe
  • Bandaaya sahithya meemanse
  • Samskruthi - Upa samskruthi
  • Vartamaana
  • Rajakeeya chinthane
  • Samskruthi: Shrama mattu srujanasheelathe
  • Parampareyondige Pisumathu
  • Kannada Sahityavemba Swatantrya Horata
  • Shabdavillada Yuddha
  • Cinema Ondu Janapada Kale
  • Maryaadastha Manushyaraagona


  • Sootra
  • Ukkina kote
  • Ondu oorina kathe
  • Benki
  • Surya
  • Sangappana saahasagalu
  • Seelu nela
  • Bharatha nagari
  • Gaagina mane
  • Swapna mantapa
  • Shabari

Collections of poems

  • Kanasina kannik
  • Marakutika
  • Nettaralli nenda hoovu
  • Gulaama geethe
  • Maguvina haadu
  • Kaantesadalli kavya (anthology)

Short stories

  • Suntaragaali
  • Kappu nelada kempu kaalu
  • Ondu oorina kathegalu (anthology)


  • Kappu halage
  • Kote


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
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