Dr Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar
Dr Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar

Dr Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar is a well-known name in the cultural sphere of Karnataka, India. His creativity is multi-dimensional – he is a prolific writer (fiction, non-fiction), scriptwriter, producer, filmmaker (feature and documentary), lyricist, travelogue writer, and columnist all rolled into one.

He is a socially conscientious personality; having been an active part of various pro-people movements. He has travelled to more than forty countries across the globe and currently lives in Bangalore, India.


• “Ha.Ma.Na” Award from Karnataka Sangha, Shimoga (2003)
• Inaugurated ‘Sahitya Sammelana’ as part of 73rd ‘Sarva Dharma Sammelana’ in
Dharmasthala (2005)
• Chair Person for State Film Awards committee (2007)
• Recipient of ‘Nudisiri’ Award from Alva’s Moodabidri (2008)
• Recipient of ‘Rajyothsava’ Award from Government of Karnataka (2010)
• Recipient of ‘Prof. S.V. Parameshwara Bhat’ Award for Literature (2011)
• Chair Person for All India Kannada Cultural Convention held at Mumbai (2011)
• Recipient of ‘Seethasutha Samsmarana Sahitya Seva’ Award (2012)
• Recipient of ‘MRPL Rajyothsava’Award, Mangalore (2012)
• Jury Member for National Film Awards (2013)
• Jury Member for Kannada International Music Awards (KIMA)
• Chair Person for ‘Vishwa Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana’ held at Kenya (2014)
• Chair Person for ‘Sahitya Sammelana’ held at Mandya (2015)
• Recipient of Honorary Doctorate from Mysore University (2015)
• Jury Member for Radio Mirchi South Music Awards (2013, 2014, 2015)
• Recipient of prestigious Puttanna Kanagal life time achievement Award
by Government of Karnataka (2016)
• Recipient of 3 National Awards, 13 State Awards and 2 Filmfare Awards for various films