K. Praveen Nayak (born 1962) is an Indian film director, in the Kannada film industry.[1]

K. Praveen Nayak

(1962-04-12) 12 April 1962 (age 57)
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
OccupationFilm director, film producer, screenwriter, photographer
Years active1978–present
  • K. Krishna Nayak (father)
  • K. Radha Nayak (mother)

Personal lifeEdit

K. Praveen Nayak was born in 1962 to K. Krishna Nayak and K. Radha Nayak in Mangalore, Karnataka, India.[1]


Praveen started his career in photography, but moved to directing soon thereafter, directing many Kannada movies.[2] More recently he has also directed a short film entitled Twitter Loka.[3]


K. Praveen Nayak, was close aid of the actor Dr. Rajkumar has written book on the legend "Rajkumar: Ondu beLaku"[4][5][6] He also published a condensed version of the book as "Rajkumar: Ondu beLaku"[7] Praveen has also penned another book in English on the veteran actor "Rajkumar: A Journey with the legend".[2][5][8][9]


Praveen was an anchor for Doordarshan. He has also directed a popular serial Shri Ramakrishna Parahamsa telecasted in Doordarshan.[10] In this serial, Praveen also acted as Ramakrishna.



Year Film Role
1993 Aakasmika Sub Inspector, colleague of lead role
1994 Shhh! Heroine's brother, Krishna
1999 Z Director, friend of heroine
2001 Hoo Anthiya Uhoo Anthiya Hero's friend, Nayak
2003 Meese Chiguridaaga moralizer, song Cheluve Cheluvendu
2004 Bisi Bisi Ramesh's Friend
2006 Raama Shaama Bhaams Guest Appearance


Year Film Notes
1999 Z Prakash Rai and Prema in the lead role
2001 Hoo Anthiya Uhoo Anthiya Ramesh Aravind, Isha Koppikar and Anu Prabhakar in the lead roles[3][10][11]
2003 Meese Chiguridaaga Tejas in the lead role[2][3][12][13]
2017 Shankra Srinagar Kitty in the lead role[2][3][10][12][14][15]
2017 Love Jihad [3]


Karnataka State Award: Best Book for ರಾಜ್ ಕುಮಾರ್: ಒಂದು ಬೆಳಕು (Rajkumar: Ondu beLaku), 2012[10]


  1. ^ a b "Praveen Nayak Biography". filmibeat.com. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Praveen Nayak to direct Kitty in Shankra". The Times of India. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "A short satire film on Twitter". The Hindu. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  4. ^ Nayak, Praveen K. (2011). ರಾಜ್ ಕುಮಾರ್: ಒಂದು ಬೆಳಕು [Rajkumar: A Light] (in Kannada). Bangalore, India: Zoom 2 Publication. p. 1000.
  5. ^ a b "80 works, and there's more to him". The Hindu. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  6. ^ "The human side of a lofty icon". The Hindu. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  7. ^ Nayak, Praveen K. (2013). ರಾಜ್ ಕುಮಾರ್: ಒಂದು ಬೆಳಕು [Rajkumar: A Light] (in Kannada). Bangalore, India: Zoom 2 Publication. p. 270.
  8. ^ Nayak, Praveen K. (2013). Rajkumar: A Journey with the legend. Bangalore, India: Zoom 2 Publication. p. 200.
  9. ^ "BOOK ON DR RAJ IN KANNADA AND ENGLISH BY PRAVEEN NAYAK". chitratara.com. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d "It is Praveen Shankra". indiaglitz.com. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Ishaa Koppikar Biography". bollywoodmdb.com. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  12. ^ a b "PRAVEEN NAYAK TO DIRECT SHANKRA". chitraloka.com. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Meese Chiguridaga - teenage love story film". viggy.com. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Praveen Nayak's 'Shankra'". chitraloka.com. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  15. ^ "'SHANKRA' PRAVEEN NAYAK BACK". cinecircle.in. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2017.

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