Doha: Gurukiran to Weave Magic at Bunts Qatar Show on Nov 23
Daijiworld Media Network - Doha
Doha, Nov 10: Bunts Qatar will host its first ever international show on November 23 at Regency Hall at 5.30 pm. The event will feature popular Sandalwood music director Gurukiran.
Bunts Qatar, an association that was formed two years ago, and which was formally inaugurated by Dr Shantaram Shetty, a renowned doctor from Mangalore, has been rendering yeoman service helping the needy in Qatar as well as back home.
Within a short span of time, the association has become known for its charity and social works in Qatar, apart from sports and cultural activities. Former president of Tulu Koota Qatar and managing director of Advanced Technical Services M Ravi Shetty was elected its first president. It aims to extend every possible help to the needy members of the community, with motto of 'unite for a good cause and support the needy'. With this in mind, every year Qatar Bunts will be honouring one personality for his or her service to the community in Qatar.
Now, under the baton of its president - community leader, social activist and philantropist Ravi Shetty - Bunts Qatar are now all set to host their first mega show, with Gurukiran as the star attraction.
Mimicry by Dayanand, Anuradha Bhat, and Chitra will add a dash of humour to the event. Anushree Sampath will compere the programme.
Gurukiran started his career as a music director of the Kannada movie "A", directed by Upendra in which he had also acted. Gurukiran's music has won hearts of Kannadigas all over the world. His music for the movie 'Upendra' has further consolidated his position in Kannada movie industry. He is a native of Mangalore and his mother tongue is Tulu. He has also acted in several movies as a supporting actor and also sung several songs. He is popular in Kannada cinema for his foot tapping musical scores.
After graduating in commerce from Mangalore University, Gurukiran started performing in orchestras in and around Mangalore as a singer and a keyboard performer.
He started off his musical career in 1994 as an assistant to the well-known music director V Manohar well known music director and lyricist. He entered the film industry and tried his luck with acting, and was given a prominent role in 'Nishkarsha' directed by Sunil Kumar Desai.
He had a chance to be a music director in "A' directed by Upendra. Gurukiran did his best, worked hard spent some sleepless nights to compose some fantastic songs. The rest is history. His recent hit 'Apthamitra' directed by P Vasu again reinforced the power of Gurukiran in music. 'Jogi' released in the year 2005 was a milestone in his career of Gurukiran. The film's audio album sale even before the release of the film is an all-time record in the Kannada film industry. This hit forayed him into Telugu movie industry as music director for the remake of the same movie.
His upcoming movies include Yuvarajyam (Telugu), Rowdy Simha (Telugu), Lakshmi (Kannada) Harischandra Ghat (Kannada) and Bhimoos Bang Bang Kids (Kannada).
Among his several awards are the 'Nava Yuva Prathibe' award for the best entry in the TV Industry for acting and music (1994), 'Chitra Premigala Prashasthi' and 'Indira Priyadarshani Prashasthi' awards for 'Pavithra' and 'Jeevan Chakra' Kannada TV serials (1996), 'Udaya TV Award' for his debut in 'A' (1998), 'Aryabhata Award' for the title music of 'Balabeladingalu' (2000), three consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Music Director for the Kannada films 'Chitra' and 'Dhum' (2002) and Apthamithra (2004), 'Sri Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Award', 'Sri Balindra award' and 'Karavali Mutthu' award for his excellency in music (2005), and 'ETV Award' for the Best Music Director for the blockbuster hit' Jogi (2006).
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