Karan Acharya

Karan Acharya (born;Kudlu, Kasargod district, India) is a graphic artist known for his popular depiction of Hanuman in his Angry Hanuman graphic. He is inspired by the artist Raja Ravi Verma.[1]

Karan Acharya
Born
NationalityIndian
Known forGraphic art

Rudra Hanuman graphicEdit

Krishnan

Shree Hanuman Ji

In 2015 on the request of his friends, Acharya designed this graphic as a unique flag for the annual temple festival in his village [2] consisting of a graphic of Hanuman with black outlines and saffron shades. It was posted on social media and became a popular image across nation,[3]with vehicles sporting the stickers of the graphic on their rear windscreens. In 2017, a trend was noticed in Bangalore with the Hanuman graphic spotted across windscreens of several vehicles in the city.[4] Acharya gets no royalties from sticker creators or manufacturers, though he states he is pleased his work is being seen by others and that his work went viral in 3 years.[5] In May 2018, he sought copyright protection after a Kannada film maker tried to use the angry Hanuman image for a poster of his film without his permission.[1]

Other worksEdit

Namah Shivay
 


Shree Ram
 
Swami Vivekananda
 

In February 2017 Acharya designed a blue graphic of Shiva based on the lines of the grand Adi Yogi bust statue at Isha foundation in Coimbatore.[6] The following year in August 2018, he released his graphic of Ram and expressed his desire to create similar works.[7]

In a surprising mention of Acharya and his work, the Prime minister of India, Narendra Modi praised him for his work calling him pride of Mangaluru during his visit to the city for an election rally in 2018.[8] Later in May that year he sketched a painting of the Prime minister Narendra Modi.[9] He was also invited to the Ayodhya art festival in Uttar Pradesh, and was part of the first Mangaluru literary festival.[10][11] In August 2019, he designed the teaser poster the movie Mundina Nildana.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Karan Acharya, the man behind the viral Hanuman vector, wants to copyright the image". Hindustan Times. 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  2. ^ "Meet Karan Acharya, The Artist Behind Highly Debated 'Angry Hanuman' Image". indiatimes.com. 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  3. ^ "How a Kerala Artist's 'Angry Hanuman' Became a Rage on India's Roads". News18. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  4. ^ "How a Kerala Artist's 'Angry Hanuman' Became a Rage on India's Roads". News18. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  5. ^ "How a Kerala Artist's 'Angry Hanuman' Became a Rage on India's Roads". News18. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  6. ^ "Will Shiva blues Trump Hanuman rage?". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  7. ^ "Stoic Rama after Angry Hanuman: Artist Karan Acharya reveals what he plans next". The Financial Express. 2018-08-02. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  8. ^ "Mangalore gears up for first ever literary festival". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  9. ^ "Man behind super viral Lord Hanuman poster, now comes up with PM Narendra Modi's painting". The Financial Express. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  10. ^ ""Biggest Achievement Of My Life": 'Angry Hanuman' Artist On PM's Praise". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  11. ^ "How a Kerala Artist's 'Angry Hanuman' Became a Rage on India's Roads". News18. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  12. ^ "Vinay Bharadwaj to create first impression with Mundina Nildana poster". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-09-18.