Santhosh Ananddram

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Santhosh Ananddram
Born (1985-08-15) 15 August 1985 (age 37)
OccupationDirector, Lyricist, Screenwriter
Years active2006 - Present
Spouse(s)Surabhi Hatwar
AwardsZee Kannada 's Hemmeya Nirdeshaka (Best Director) for Raajakumara

Santhosh Ananddram is an Indian film lyric writer, screenwriter, director who works in Kannada cinema. He rose to fame with his debut directional venture 2014 film Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari. He later went on and directed Kannada Star Puneeth Rajkumar in Raajakumara, which was considered to be an all time industry hit in Kannada cinema.


He started his film career as a lyric writer through Rocky. He then assisted Harsha in script, dialogues and direction departments for Chingari. He also worked as a dialogue writer for Agraja and Gajakesari. He made his directional debut in 2014 with Industry hit Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari starring Yash (actor) and Radhika Pandit. His next movie Raajakumara with Puneeth Rajkumar was released on 24 March 2017 and received huge applause from critics and audience. After humongous success of Raajakumara and two straight industry hits, he rose to fame as "Star Director" of Kannada cinema.

Ananddram's upcoming film is again with Kannada Star Puneeth Rajkumar titled YuvaRathnaa under Hombale Films. It was launched on 1 November 2018 on account of Kannada Rajyotsava. It was noted that two impaired kids from Chamarajanagar district came down to release the title of the movie. Ananddram was honoured with Zee Kannada's Hemmeya Nirdeshaka (Proud Director of Karnataka) for Raajakumara. He made his Tollywood debut with the film Yuvarathnaa in 2021.

Personal life[edit]

Santhosh Ananddram hail from Kota, Udupi district, Karnataka though he was born in and brought up in Bangalore. He has a Brother Sagar Ananddram, who assists him in his Cine Career. He did his schooling (primary & high school) in Bangalore Education Society. He obtained a degree from Seshadripuram college, Bangalore. He was also recruited to Infosys where he worked for close to a year and resigned because of his desire for cinema.

He married Surabhi on 21 February 2018 in Bangalore.[1]


Year Film Director Writer Lyricist Notes
2014 Gajakesari No Yes No Story Credit
2014 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Yes Yes Yes song "Yaaralli"
2017 Raajakumara Yes Yes Yes song "Yarivanu Kannadadavanu", "Bombe Helutaithe", "Appu Dance"
2019 Yajamana No No Yes song "Yajamana"
2019 Geetha No No Yes song "Kannadiga", "Geetha Nanna Geetha"
2021 Yuvarathnaa Yes Yes Yes Shot in Kannada and Telugu languages
2021 Raghavendra Stores Yes Yes Yes


Film Award Category Result Ref.
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari 62nd Filmfare Awards South Best Director Nominated [2]
4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Director Won [3]
Best Debutant Director Nominated
Best Lyricist for "Yaaralli" Nominated
1st IIFA Utsavam Best Director Nominated [4]
Best Lyricist for "Yaaralli" Nominated
Raajakumara 2017 Karnataka State Film Awards Best Family Entertainer Won [5][6]
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Director Nominated [7][8]
Best Lyricist For "Bombe Heluthaithe" Nominated
Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadiga Award 2018 Hemmeya Nirdeshaka (Proud director) Won [9]
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Director Won [10][11]
Best Lyricist for "Bombe Heluthaithe" Won


  1. "Director Santhosh Ananddram Interview". Nam Cinema.
  2. "Winners of 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards South". Filmfare. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. "SIIMA Awards 2015: Mr And Mrs Ramachari Creates A Record In KFI, Again!". 7 August 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  4. "IIFA Utsavam: Here's a complete list of winners on day 2". Daily News and Analysis. 26 January 2016. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. Karnataka State Film Awards 2017 Announced
  6. "State Film Award 2017: Suddi bags Best Film award". Deccan Herald.
  7. "Nominations for the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018". filmfare. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  8. "Winners of the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  9. "Here's the list of Hemmeya Kannadigas who have made Karnataka proud". Times Of India. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  10. "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nomination list out". International Business Times. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  11. "SIIMA Awards 2018 Telugu Kannada winners list". International Business Times. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2020.

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