P. H. Vishwanath
P. H. Vishwanath
|Occupation||Film director, producer and writer|
P. H. Vishwanath (Kannada: ಪಿ. ಎಚ್. ವಿಶ್ವನಾಥ್) is an Indian film director, writer and a producer who works in Kannada cinema. Apart from films, Vishwanath has directed several documentaries and tele-series. He started his film career as an assistant director to Puttanna Kanagal with College Ranga (1976) being his first release. Following this, he assisted for many films directed by Kanagal, Joe Simon, Hunsur Krishnamurthy and T. S. Nagabharana.
Vishwanath turned as an independent director with the film Panchama Veda in 1990. Starring Ramesh Aravind and Sudharani, the film was both critical and commercial success, winning several awards. He continued to direct many successful films such as Ati Madhura Anuraga starring Kashinath, Nagendra Sha and Panchami, Munjaneya Manju starring Ambareesh, Sudharani and Tara, Musuku (1994), Srigandha (1995), Aragini (1995), Rangoli, Andaman (1998) and Arunodaya starring Ramesh Aravind, Shilpa, Vijayalakshmi and Sharan throughout the 1990s. He pursued his interest in making documentaries in various field such as Agriculture, Sericulture, Environment- Passive Smoking, Ozone Layer Depletion, Rain Water Harvesting. There was a documentary that was released in Hanoi- Vietnam based on Rabies called RABIES IS A FATAL BUT PREVENTABLE DISEASE for Rabies in Asia Foundation in 2009. You Only Live Once – Don't die of Rabies" a Public awareness film was released & screened at RIACON in COLOMBO, SRI LANKA on 28 -11-2011. One Health One Goal – Elimination of Rabies was released & screened at RIACON in BANGKOK, THAILAND on 11 -09-2013. He has directed 73 documentaries as a whole.
He directed a Children film "Kinnara Baale" that won the best children film and best child artiste award from KARNATAKA STATE GOVERNMENT (2010), screened at 7th International children's film festival 2012- Bangalore and Kolkata International Children film festival.
For his contribution in Kannada cinema, Vishwanath has been awarded with the Puttanna Kanagal Award by the Government of Karnataka for the year 2013. In 2014, he was elected as the President of the Karnataka Film Directors Association.
|1979||Dharmasere||Aarathi, Srinath||Assistant director|
|1982||Maanasa Sarovara||Srinath, Padma Vasanthi|
|1983||Dharani Mandala Madhyadolage||Srinath, Padma Vasanthi, Jai Jagadish|
|1984||Prema Jyothi||Arjun Sarja, Bhavya|
|1985||Shiva Kotta Sowbhagya||Lokesh, Aarathi, Jayanthi|
|1985||Maha Purusha||Vishnuvardhan, Gayathri|
|1986||Sedina Sanchu||Rajesh, Bhavya|
|1986||Nenapina Doni||Ananth Nag, Girish Karnad, Geetha|
|1986||Africadalli Sheela||Charan Raj, Saheela|
|1989||Madhu Masa||Ramesh Aravind, Sarala|
|1990||Panchama Veda||Ramesh Aravind, Sudharani||Director, Writer|
|1992||Athimadhura Anuraga||Kashinath, Panchami||Director, Writer|
|1993||Munjaneya Manju||Ambarish, Sudharani, Tara||Director|
|1994||Musuku||Ambarish, Dolly Minhas, Ramesh Aravind||Director, Writer|
|1995||Srigandha||Ramesh Aravind, Sudharani||Director, Writer|
|1995||Aragini||Ramesh Aravind, Sudharani||Director||Won - Karnataka State Film Award for 2nd Best Film|
|1996||Rangoli||Sumanth, Ruchita Prasad||Director, Writer|
|1998||Andaman||Shiva Rajkumar, Soni||Director, Writer|
|1999||Arunodaya||Ramesh Aravind, Vijayalakshmi||Director, Writer|
|1999||Nathiyora Geethangal||Ramesh Aravind, Sasikala||Director||Tamil film|
|2005||Olave||Vishal Hegde, Sandhya||Producer, Director and Writer|
|2009||Kinnara Baale||Ramesh Bhat, Baby Madhushree, Baby Shreya, Mandeep Roy||Director, Writer|
|2012||Telikeda Bolli||Arjun Kapikad, Vinni Fernandes||Director||Tulu film|
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