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Vijay, is a film director, who works primarily in Kannada cinema. His first directorial venture was Rangamahal Rahasya (1970).
After his debut movie Rangamahal Rahasya, he didn't find much success with his second movie Modala Rathri. Although, his third directorial venture Cow Boy Kulla, a comedy flick with Dwarakish gave him accolades. Vijay's career turning point came his fourth movie Gandhada Gudi in 1973. Gandhada Gudi was Dr. Rajkumar's 150th movie, who was the premier actor of Kannada films at that time and Dr. Vishnuvardhan's third movie, who was a very popular actor with his massive success in previous movie Naagarahaavu. Gandhada Gudi was a milestone in Kannada films. Vijay directed his next five movies for Dr. Rajkumar, namely Sri Srinivasa Kalyana, Mayura, Naa Ninna Mareyalare, Badavara Bandhu, Sanaadi Appanna. He also directed Mayura, which is considered amongst the classic movies of Kannada cinema.
|1973||Cow Boy Kulla||Yes|
|1974||Sri Srinivasa Kalyana||Yes|
|1976||Naa Ninna Mareyalare||Yes||Yes|
|1979||Naa Ninna Bidalaare||Yes|
|1979||Huliya Haalina Mevu||Yes|
|1981||Nee Nanna Gellalare||Yes|
|1986||Thayiye Nanna Devaru||Yes|
|1988||Shiva Mecchida Kannappa||Yes|
|1994||Gandhada Gudi Part 2||Yes||Yes|
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- "Sanaadi Appanna music". iTunes. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- Kannada Movie Database - Mayura
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- Director Vijay filmography - Chiloka
- Vijay filmography - Filmibeat