Of the 30 films he has made so far, 14 have received prestigious awards at the State and national level.His Six movies have been selected for the Indian Panorama. He has bagged the Best Regional Director Award at the national level seven times.
* Won the Grahana (1978-79) Best Film on National Integration,Best Script,Best Film - Gold Medal
* Anveshane(1982-83) won the Third Best Film, Government of Karnataka
* Asphota (1987-88) won the State Government Best Film Gold Medal
* Banker Margayya (1983-84) won National Best Regional Film award
* Santa Sishunala Sharifa (1989-90) Nargis Dutt National Integration Award of Government of India
* Kallarali Hoovagi (2006) Best Film on National Integration
* National Film Award for Best Screenplay for the movie Grahana in 1979
* National Film Award for best costume design " kaadu".