B. Suresha

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B. Suresha
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Other namesB. Suresh
Occupation
  • Director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • actor
Years active1977–present

B. Suresha is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor who works in Kannada-language films. He is known for directing the films Artha (2003) and Puttakkana Highway (2011).

Career

B. Suresha made his debut as a child actor with Ghatashraddha (1977) before working with Shankar Nag as an assistant director on several ventures including Accident (1985) and Malgudi Days (1986).[1] He worked as a script writer notably collaborating with Ravichandran in 1993.[1] He also worked as a television serial director and worked on Hosa Hejje (1991),[2] Sadhane on Doordarshan and Naaku Thanthi.[1] He made his directorial debut with Tapori and went on to work on several films including Puttakkana Highway (2011).[3][4] In 2008, he returned to acting with Slum Bala.[5] In 2016, his film Devara Naadalli based on a Times of India article released.[6] That same year, he announced the launch of a new entertainment channel called Rangoli.[7] 2017 saw the release of Uppina Kagada, which was about the journey of a young girl searching for her father.[8] As an actor, he has worked on K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018) and Ananthu vs Nusrath (2018).[1] Outside of films, he has also written books.[9]

Personal life

He married Shylaja Nag in 1992; he had previously worked with her during the play Macbeth in 1988.[1] They manage a production studio named Media House.[1] The studio has produced several films namely Naanu Nanna Kanasu (2010),[10] Sakkare (2013), and Yajamana (2019).[11][12]

Filmography

As a director, producer, writer
Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
1988 Mithileya Seetheyaru No No Yes dialogues only
1992 Harakeya Kuri No No Yes dialogues only
1997 Thayavva No No Yes dialogues only
2002 Tapori Yes No Yes
2002 Artha Yes No Yes
2010 Naanu Nanna Kanasu No Yes No
2011 Puttakkana Highway Yes No Yes dialogues only
2013 Sakkare No Yes No
2016 Devara Naadalli Yes Yes Yes
2017 Uppina Kagada Yes Yes Yes
2019 Yajamana No Yes No
2022 Kranti Films that are not yet been released No Yes No
As an actor

Television

As director
  • Hosa Hejje (1991)
  • Sadhane
  • Naaku Thanthi

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1996 Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award Play Shaapurada Seeningi Satya Won
2002–03 Karnataka State Film Awards Best Director Artha Won [13]
Best First Film Won
2010 National Film Awards Best Feature Film in Kannada Puttakkana Highway Won [14]
2020 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Act 1978 Nominated [15]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "B Suresha: I learnt all about cinema on the sets". Deccan Herald. July 24, 2020.
  2. ^ "Directors TN Seetharam and B Suresha mourn the death of actor Siddharaj Kalyankar - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Kannada scores four at national awards". The New Indian Express.
  4. ^ "'Puttakkana Highway' made more for artistic satisfaction: director". The Hindu. June 19, 2011 – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ "Review: Slum Bala". Rediff.
  6. ^ "B Suresha's next film inspired from TOI article - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "B Suresha to launch new channel - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "B Suresha's next is set around Mangaluru again - Times of India". The Times of India.
  9. ^ Govind, Ranjani (September 20, 2015). "K.S. Bhagawan, four others chosen for Sahitya Academy award". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  10. ^ "Prakash Raj to direct Abhiyum Naanum in Kannada". Rediff.
  11. ^ "Darshan's 51st movie produced by B Suresha - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Yajamana tailor-made for Darshan: Shylaja Nag". The New Indian Express.
  13. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards 2002-2003 announced - Artha of B. Suresh bagged the Best Film Award". Viggy.
  14. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals.
  15. ^ "Manju Warrier, Suriya, others win at SIIMA Awards: Full list of winners". The News Minute. 21 September 2021. Retrieved 5 November 2021.

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