(also known as Dinesh Babu
ದಿನೇಶ್ ಬಾಬು Kannada
) (born 17 August 1956 in Trivandrum
), is an Indian film director
, producer, actor and screenwriter. He has worked in both Malayalam cinema
and Kannada cinema
. His directorial ventures were chiefly with Kannada films. His popularity also is largely as a director rather than a cinematographer due to his many popular films in Kannada, some of which went on to become blockbusters.
His career in cinema started as a cinematographer. He stood behind the camera for noted Malayalam films
, Ullasa Poonkattu
and the blockbuster movie Commissioner
which was instrumental in raising Suresh Gopi
, currently a superstar in Malayalam movie world to stardom.
Great talent in cinematography was the springboard that launched him to great success in the world of cinema
. This also helped him to have first hand knowledge of every technical aspect of cinema, which a director need not be necessarily familiar with. He also directed a Malayalam film named Mazhavillu
starring Kunchacko Boban
and Preeti Jhangiani
. Although his camera skills were widely appreciated in Mollywood, his ambition took him to the world of Kannada films where he chose to direct rather than handle the camera.
His directorial career in the Kannada film world took off with a hugely successful thriller Idhu Sadhya
in 1988. The movie, featuring eight stars, was actually made... Read More