Award Name : National Film Awards
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Arts
Location : Tūmkūr, Karnataka, India
P. Sheshadri is an Indian film director who works in Kannada cinema. He is known for his films Munnudi, Atithi, Beru, Tutturi, Vimukthi, Bettada Jeeva, Bharath Stores and December-1 all of which won the National Film Awards. He was born on 23 November 1963 in Dandinashivara, Tumkur, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India. A postgraduate in Kannada Literature and a diploma holder in journalism, after a short stint as Journalist, he entered Film land in 1990 as Screenplay and dialogue writer. In 1995 he became Independent Director of Television serials, Documentaries and Tele films. His maiden effort as Director of feature film MUNNUDI (A Preface) in the year 2000 has brought him great applause for his sensitive approach to cinema and was also hailed as a landmark film. He followed it up with ATITHI (The Guest-2001), BERU (The Root-2004), THUTTURI (The Bugle-2005), VIMUKTHI (Liberation-2008) and sixth film BETTADA JEEVA (Man of the Hills).