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Chi Udayashankar

18 Feb 1934 (Age 83)
Chitnahalli Udayashankar was a lyricist of the Kannada film industry. He composed more than 3000 songs for Kannada films and also devotional songs. He was the son of lyricist Chi. Sadashivaiah.

In 1963, Chi Udayshankar wrote dialogues for the first time. This was for the film Santa Tukaram starring Rajkumar.

He co-wrote dialogues and lyrics for many Kannada movies along with songs along with his father early career. He directed movie "Manku Dinne" in 1968.

He has supplied great deal of dialogues and lyrics for 85 Rajkumar movies. He has worked with Rajkumar since 1963 to 1993 for 3 decades consisting of 92 movies. After the death of Chi Udaya shankar, Raj's cinema output decreased significantly.

Chi Udayashakar used to write simple easily understood words. He got the name as "Sahitya Ratna" for his work in writing songs.
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