T.S Nagabharana, who celebrates his 67th birthday, has completed close to 40 years in the industry. Today is indeed a day to celebrate this legend, who has become an inspiration to many. An Indian film director and actor in the Kannada film industry, Nagabharana is popularly known as ‘a pioneer of parallel cinema.’ He is one of the few film directors to have straddled the mainstream and parallel cinema worlds, alike.
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The actor, who is popularly known for his character in the television serial Bramhagantu, has changed the way people perceive cinema over the years, and has been the recipient of international, national, state and other awards for 20 of his 34 Kannada movies, in the last 40 years. 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.
The actor also worked as a backstage worker, actor, singer and director, and is associated with leading theatre personalities like Chandrashekara Kambara and Girish Karnad. Some of his remarkable works as a director include Grahana, Mysore Mallige, Singaaravva.
We surely hope he lives a long life, to inspire the generations to come! Post your wishes for the actor, in the comments section below.
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