February 22, 1948
|Occupation||Actor / Director/ Environmentalist|
Suresh Heblikar (Kannada: ಸುರೇಶ ಹೆಬ್ಳೀಕರ) is a Kannada filmmaker, director and actor. He is also a well known environmentalist, founding the Eco-Watch NGO in 1998. He has produced many noteworthy movies in Kannada of which Kadina Benki won Best Director national award and Usha Kiran the Filmfare award. His films are known to have an offbeat theme where "passionate romance" is portrayed. This is attributed by him to a very romantic childhood. His movie themes also involve psychosis and scientific temperaments — which Heblikar humbly attributes to his association with producer and psychoanalyst Dr. Ashok Pai. Being an environmentalist himself, his movies depict nature and conservation.Suresh Heblikar had his early education at Presentation Convent and Basel mission school,Dharwad.He completed his bachelor's degree from Karnatak College and post graduate degree from Karnatak University,Dharwad.
Awards and recognition
He is the winner of the State Award for his movie Aaghaatha, National and State Awards for his Kaadina Benki and the prestigious International Osiris Award for his Shepherds on the Move. He also won the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada for Prathama Ushakirana.
Heblikar has directed many movies and acted in most of them. These are the movies he acted in.
|1977||Rishya Shrunga||V.R.K. Prasad|
|1979||Khandavidheko Maamsavisheko||P. Lankesh|
|1980||Vathsalya Patha||A.S.R. Rao|
|1982||Amara Madhura Prema||Ramdas Naidu|
|1983||Pallavi Anu Pallavi||Mani Ratnam|
|1984||Kanoonige Sawaal||C.S. Manju|
|1984||Ecology of the Western Ghats||Self||Documentary|
|1985||Havu Yeni Aata|
|1990||Bannada Gejje||Rajendra Singh babu|
|1993||Chukki Chandrama||Nanjunde Gowda|
|1999||Thai Saheba||Girish Kasaravalli|
|1999||Soorappa||I D Kamalaakar|
|2000||Chamundi||A. Mohan Gandhi|
|2001||Nanna Preethiya Hudugi||Nagathihalli Chandrashekar|
|2006||Care of Footpath||Master Kishan|
|2018||Birbal Trilogy||MG Srinivas|
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