Vijay Kiragandur, Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar and Tara get Shri Raghavendra Chitravani Special Awards
Shailaja Vijay Kiragandur received the Special Award on behalf of Vijay Kiragandur and Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar thanked Sudheendra Venkatesh and lauded his efforts
Various personalities, who attended this award function lauded the efforts of Sudheendra Venkatesh, who has served the cinema industry for the last 47 years
The 47th Anniversary of Shri Raghavendra Chitravani along with the 21st and 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony was held a couple of days ago. Awards were presented to various film personalities for their contribution to the Kannada film at this grand event.
The Shri Raghavendra Chitravani Special Awards, headed by Sudheendhra Venkatesh, were presented to producer Vijay Kiragandur of Hombale Films, Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar of PRK Productions, and actor Tara. A total of 16 awards were given for both the years 2021 and 2022.
Shailaja Vijay Kiragandur received the Special Award on behalf of Vijay Kiragandur and Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar thanked Sudheendra Venkatesh and lauded his efforts.
The Annual Shri Raghavendra Chitravani Awards were started by Venkatesh’s mentor and uncle D V Sudheendhra 18 years back. After the demise of DVS in 2006, Venkatesh continued the tradition his uncle started and has been giving away awards continuously.
Sudheendra Venkatesh is a pioneer in Public Relations in the Kannada film industry. The organization has been working as a bridge between Kannada cinema and media for the last 47 years.
The other awards that were given away on the occasion are
P. Dhanraj (Senior Producer)
Eshwar Daitota (Senior Journalist)
Kumar Govind (Senior Actor-producer) -
Sadasiva Shenoy (Senior Journalist and President of Karnataka Media Academy)
Rajesh Krishnan (Best playback singer) -
Saiprakash – (Senior Director-Producer) -
Tulasi (Senior Actress)
Nobin Paul (Best Music Director, for '777 Charlie')
Madhu Chandra (Best Story Writer for 'Selfie Mummy Google Daddy') -
M.G. Srinivas (Best dialogue for 'Old Monk') -
Kiran Raj (Best directorial debut for '777 Charlie') - Acclaimed actor-director B. Suresh Award
Pramod Maravanthe (Best Lyrics – for 'Singara Siriye ...' song from the movie 'Kantara')
Srinivasamurthy (Senior Supporting Actor) - Senior Journalist