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OPENING:    April 3, 2021

SHOWS:      April 11 to April 24, 2021

CLOSING:    MAY 2, 2021

JUDGES

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Srinivasa Prabhu

A graduate of the National School of Drama, Prabhu has been an icon of Theatre and TV in Bangalore for over 4 decades. A fantastic actor, a brilliant playwright, and a dubbing artist extraordinaire, this quintessential renaissance man is also a chef with published cookbooks among his various creative achievements. 

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Sunetra Pandit

A theatre actor from the age of 16, Sunetra is a familiar face on Kannada Television. Seldom seen but often heard in movies, she is the voice behind almost every top Kannada heroine. In a career spanning over 25 years and going strong, she has dubbed for more than 600 films.

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Chaitanya K.M.

Starting as a theatre director, he is a successful director of many popular films and TV shows. Having worked with Girish Karnad for many years, including as the Associate Director of the National Award-winning Kannoora Heggadati, he is also the recipient of the Mahindra Theatre for Excellence National Award for his direction of Karnad's Bikhre Bimb. 

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Champa Shetty 

An avid reader of Kannada literature and a lifelong theatre practitioner, Champa shot to fame as a director with her film Ammachhi Yemba Nenapu. Known for her very unique style of storytelling, her stories capture the essence of culture and language in all authentic vividity.   

Dr. Vidya Malavalli

A PhD in Kannada Theatre-Literature, she is an actor of many long running plays and has been a part of groups including Kalagangotri, Spandana, Nataranga. Prayogaranga, Chittara, Abhinayataranga, Sanchaya and Ranganirantara. A versatile talent she has acted on TV, radio, films and published her own work in addition to working full-time as a Professor of Kannada.