Awards & Winners

Sunil Kumar Desai

Date of Birth 22-November-1955
Place of Birth Bijapur
(India, Karnataka, Bijapur district, Karnataka)
Nationality India
Also know as Sunilkumar Desai
Profession Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer
Sunil Kumar Desai is a Kannada film director. In most of his movies, Desai blends art and commercial cinema. He has written and directed suspense/thrillers and love stories. He has won the Karnataka state awards in the Best Screenplay & Best Dialogs categories. He has also won the Filmfare awards 4 times. Desai worked with South Indian musicians like Illayaraja, Hamsalekha & Gunasingh. Sunil Kumar Desai was born in 1955 in Bijapur, North Karnataka. He had his primary education in Bijapur and higher education in Pune. He started his film-career as an assistant to Kashinath, a renowned writer, actor, director and producer of many Kannada films. Desai continued to work as an assistant to Suresh Heblikar, an actor, director and environmentalist. He was also involved in a couple of controversies with actor Vishnuvadhan as the latter did not like the way Desai explained the scenes and the pace with which the movies were going.

Awards by Sunil Kumar Desai

Check all the awards nominated and won by Sunil Kumar Desai.


Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada
Honored for : Beladingala Baale
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada
Honored for : Beladingala Baale