S. Mahendar

S. Mahendar is an Indian film director working in Kannada cinema. He is also a politician with the BJP contesting from Kollegal constituency in Karnataka.[1] He debuted into cinema with Pranayada Pakshigalu (1992) and went to direct for over 30 films. He also acted in Gattimela (2001) in the lead role under his own direction. His well-known movies include Thayi Illada Thavaru (1995), Karpoorada Gombe (1996), Snehaloka (1999), Asura (2001), Vaalee (2001), Ninagagi (2002), Gowdru (2004) and Thandege Thakka Maga (2006).

S. Mahendar
Born
Bandahalli, Kollegal, Karnataka, India
OccupationFilm director, actor, producer, screenwriter
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Shruti (divorced)
Yashoda (2012 - current)

Personal lifeEdit

Mahendar was married to actress Shruti who had been cast in many of his films. They have a daughter named Gowri. In 2009, Shruti applied for divorce citing understanding differences.[2] He later married a Mysore-based Economics student, Yashoda, in 2012.[3]

FilmographyEdit

As directorEdit

Year Title Starring Note
1992 Pranayada Pakshigalu Ramesh Aravind, Kavya,
Anjali Sudhakar
Debut film
1993 Shrungara Kavya Raghuveer, Sindhu
1995 Thayi Illada Thavaru Ramkumar, Shruti
1996 Hetthavaru Kalyan Kumar, Lakshmi
1996 Mouna Raaga Ambarish, Srishanthi
1996 Karpoorada Gombe Ramesh Aravind, Shruti
1996 Sthree Sithara, Shruti
1997 Ganga Yamuna Shiva Rajkumar, Malashri Remake of Telugu film Subhalagnam
1997 Kodagina Kaveri Ramkumar, Shruti
1998 Megha Banthu Megha Ramesh Aravind, Shilpa
1998 Suvvi Suvvalali Ramesh Aravind, Shilpa
1998 Kaurava B. C. Patil, Prema
1999 Chandrodaya Shiva Rajkumar, Ramesh Aravind, Prema Remake of Mouna Ragam
1999 Premachari B. C. Patil, Shilpa
1999 Snehaloka Ramesh Aravind, Anu Prabhakar, Ramkumar Remake of Tamil film Kannethirey Thondrinaal
2001 Gattimela Himself, Shruti also actor
2001 Asura Shiva Rajkumar, Damini Remake of Tamil film Amarkalam
2001 Vaalee Sudeep, Poonam Remake of Tamil film Vaali
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Director
2002 Ninagagi Vijay Raghavendra, Radhika Remake of Malayalam film Niram
2002 Balarama Rockline Venkatesh, Prema Remake of Telugu film Yerra Mandaram
2003 Kushalave Kshemave Ramesh Aravind, Darshan Remake of Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
2003 Jogula B. C. Patil, Vijayalakshmi, Ruchita Prasad
2004 Sakhi Praveen Kumar, Poonam
2004 Gowdru Ambarish, Shruti Remake of Kizhakku Cheemayile
Won - Karnataka State Film Award for Third Best Film
2006 Thandege Thakka Maga Ambarish, Upendra, Laila Mehdin Remake of Tamil film Thevar Magan
2007 Preethigaagi Srimurali, Sridevi Vijayakumar Remake of Malayalam film Aniyathipravu
2007 Gandana Mane Shiva Rajkumar, Gowri Munjal
2008 Akka Thangi Shruti, Rashmi
2011 Veerabahu Duniya Vijay, Nidhi Subbaiah
2015 Mahakali Malashri
2017 Once More Kaurava Naresh Gowda, Anusha
2020 Professor Pampa Sangeetha Sringeri [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "S.MAHENDAR Kollegal (Chamarajanagar)". My Neta.
  2. ^ "I'm shocked by Shruthi's divorce plea: Kannada director Mahendar". Deccan Herald. 9 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Director S Mahender marries an economics student". Filmibeat. 11 July 2013.
  4. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/kannada/movies/news/director-s-mahendar-is-back-with-pampa/articleshow/76673149.cms

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