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Dr K Ramesh Kamath

  • Born: 18 November, 1952
  • Primary Cinema: Konkani

Dr. Kamath began as an electric engineer before training at Film & Television Institute of India, Pune in sound designing and acoustics. 

Dr. Kamath has donned the mantle of Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka Film Industry Development Corporation and Chief Technical Officer of Shri Kantivarao Film Studio from 1982 to 1989 and Director-in-charge of Bangalore’s Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

He is known to be a spiritual man, teaching Yoga free of cost at Bangalore. He is an expert vastu consultant and has developed his own prediction method called vastuscope.

He has three Engineering qualifications - Electrical, Sound and Computer Engineering and doctorate in Para-psychology from the UK. He worked as an associate director to P. Lankesh in all his films. In 1980, he produced and directed the first Saraswat Konkani Film with Jana Mana. The film made waves with its energetic presentation of issues concerning the middle class such as the evils of the dowry system. The film ran for more than 100 days in Karnataka and Kerala and was the first Konkani film to be relayed on National Television. The Kerala government granted a life time exemption of entertainment tax for this film. Illustrated Weekly ran an editorial on it as well as giving it extensive coverage. 

In the same year, he started two small scale businesses in Mysore manufacturing fire extinguishers and electronic gadgets.  

In 1995, he started his own company COMPED, after taking VRS and imparted computer training in villages. Currently. he runs his own web development company Net India.

He has several documentaries and TV serials to his credit. He has earned laurels in Hindustani music and is a good writer in Kannada language. He has also penned folksongs and bhajans in Konkani for children. 

His second film entitled Aa Vai Jaa Saa (2016) which stands for Aadhyatmik (Spiritual), Vaigyanik (Scientific), Jaatyatik (Secular) and Saamajik (Social) is about four children in a rural school who are great friends -Vivek belonging to a higher caste, Choma belonging to a lower caste, Salim, a Muslim boy and Mary, a Christian girl who participate in a school fancy dress competition. They win the prizes for their fancy dress in the garb of Vivekananda, Mahatma, Abdul Kalam and Mother Teresa respectively. 

His latest film is Apsara Dhara (2019) which has been partly shot in Egypt and in Mangalore. The film focuses on the need of children’s education, particularly girls. 

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