Lead Faculty

Dharmendra Urs

Dharmendra Urs (Actor, Director)

Dharmendra Urs is a senior and renowned artist in Kannada theatre, television and cinema.

He holds a Diploma in Theatre arts from “Ninasam Theatre Institute”, Heggodu, Sagar.

He has worked as a Director for many theatre productions across India. They include ‘Betake Chaliyadre’, ‘Jum Jum Aan’, ‘Thunta Robin’ and many more.

He worked as an actor in many theatre productions under eminent Directors like Nataraj Huliyar, Chidambara o Jambe, K V Akshara, B.V. Karanath.

He is also popular on television having acted in 28+ mega serials like ‘Sankranthi’, ‘Gelath’i, ‘Mahamayi’, ‘Punya’, ‘Vatara’, ‘Muktha’, ‘Anavarana’,’Naamma Sharade’, and ‘Devi’.

He has acted in Kannada feature films like ‘Mithayi Mane’, ’12 am’, ‘Topiwala’ ,’Chandrika’, ‘First Love’, ‘Bhaktha Shankara’, ‘Care of Footpath -2’ , ‘Krishna Leela’, and ‘Ishtakamaya’.

Shylashree Urs

Shylashree Urs (Actor, Singer)

Shylashree Urs is a senior and renowned artist in Kannada theatre, television and cinema.

She holds a Diploma in Theatre arts from “Ninasam Theatre Institute”, Heggodu, Sagar.

She has worked as an actor and singer in 40+ theatre productions such as ‘Anthi Gone’, ‘Kadadida Niru’, ‘Hoo hudugi’, ‘Sakare Gombe’, and ‘Kempu Kogile’.

She has acted 8 feature films and 15 documentary films including are ‘Bimba’, ‘Mukha Mukhi’, ‘Mithayi Mane’, ‘Kwatle Satisha’, ‘Ishtakamya’ and national award-winning movie ‘Nanavanalla Avalu’.

She is also popular on television having acted in 18+ mega serials such as ‘Vatara’, ‘Jagalagantiyaru’, ‘Sahagamana’, ‘Mudala Mane’, ‘Muthina Torana’ and ‘Panchakajaya’.

SHIVA KAGAWADE

Shiva Kagawade (Actor, Director)

Shiva has directed 10+ Street Plays and 7 theatre productions.

He has acted in 15+ plays – ;Thapasviravana’, ‘Krishnapriyakanaka’, ‘Chaduranga, Anthigone’, ‘Kulam, Sankranthi’ and many more.

He has worked in prominent theatre groups like ‘Samudaya’, ‘Sanchari Theatre’, ‘Sanketh’, ‘Samsa’, ‘Sambrama’, etc.

She holds an M.A. in Performing Arts, PG in Journalism.

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Adarsh Eashwarappa

Adarsh Eshwarappa (Director, Script Writer)

Adarsh Eshwarappa is well-known director and script writer.

His first film ‘Shuddhi’ won accolades from the audience as well as critics and completed its 100-day theatrical run. ‘Shuddhi’ was nominated in ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Director’ categories at SIIMA and FILMFARE Awards 2018.

Adarsh Eshwarappa was adjudged the ‘Best Director’ for the year 2017 and ‘Shuddhi’ was adjudged the ‘Best Film’ of 2017 in Karnataka State Film Awards.

Adarsh went on to complete his second feature film ‘Bhinna’, a Psychological Thriller in early 2019. Bhinna’ was picked by the OTT platform Zee5, as an Original. It is the ‘First Kannada Original’ Film ever, to go on an OTT platform directly without a theatrical release and has been streaming on Zee5 from October 2019.

Adarsh was also one of the Speakers for TedxDSCE event in November 2019.

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