Doha: Karnataka Sangha Qatar, a frontline community in Qatar under the aegis of the Indian Embassy, will be celebrating the Karnataka Rajyotsava on November 15 at the DPS auditorium, Wakrah, from 4 PM onwards.
Speaking to Newskarnataka.com about the upcoming event, KSQ president Venkat Rao said that this is the 20th year that the KSQ (an associate organization of Indian Cultural Centre) is celebrating the Karnataka Rajyotsava. For this occasion, they have invited popular Sandalwood actor “Power Star” Puneeth Rajkumar (Appu) to grace the event with his presence.
Indian Ambassador to Qatar, P Kumaran will be the chief guest.
Rao also said that, writer, novelist and professor, Padma Shree Dr Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa (Dr. S L Bhyrappa) will be conferred with the "Qatar Kannada Samman" award for 2019 on the occasion.
Sree Harsha and Mythri Iyer, famous playback singers will sing the old and latest hit songs. Local artistes will also perform during the grand event.
For entry passes to the gala event, please contact: Sandeep Reddy- 7707 8217, Yogish Pai- 3394 0295, Asha Nanjappa- 7408 4913, Rashmi Jayaram- 3354 8648 or Dinesh Gowda- 5019 5486.
About Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar is a Kannada film actor, playback singer and producer. He has been a lead actor in 27 films so far and has been acting ever since he was a child. He is the son of the late veteran Kannada actor Dr Raj Kumar.
Puneeth has been seen in highly acclaimed films such as “Vasantha Geetha” (1980), “Bhagyavantha” (1981), “Chalisuva Modagalu” (1982), “Eradu Nakshatragalu” (1983) and “Bettada Hoovu” (1985). He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in “Bettada Hoovu”. His first lead role was in 2002's “Appu” (2002 film).
Puneeth is one of the most popular celebrities and highest-paid actors in Kannada cinema. In 2012, he debuted as a television presenter on the popular the game show “Kannadada Kotyadhipati”, the Kannada variant of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”?
About S L Bhyrappa
Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa is a Kannada novelist whose works are popular in Karnataka. He is widely regarded as one of modern India's popular novelists. His novels are unique in terms of theme, structure, and characterization. Books written by him have been translated to Hindi and Marathi and have also been top sellers. He was awarded with the 20th Saraswati Samman in 2010 and in March 2015, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship. Bhyrappa was even given the civilian honour of the Padma Shree in 2016.
About Sree Harsha
M R Shree Harsha is a versatile singer who has won the National Level A.I.R. Competition three consecutive times (2013, 2014 and 2015). He has been giving performances for the past ten years. He has also been singing Unplugged Kannada retro songs hosted by RJ Vinay Shankar in the show “MP3 with VINAY” broadcasted between 9 PM and 11 PM on 93.5 RED FM, Mysuru.
He is not only a vocalist but also an actor and has played many major roles in a number of child plays directed by Mandya Ramesh under the aegis of “Natana”, a drama troupe founded and chaired by Ramesh since 2004. He has also secured the state-level Best Child Actor recognition during 2006.
During his career, he won the title “Voice of Bangalore” (season 7), a music show hosted by Garuda Mall and is the second runner-up winner of Zee TV's "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" season 13.
Mythri Iyer is an Indian singer who has worked predominantly in the Kannada film industry. Mythri Iyer's previous films was "Naduve Antaravirali" in the year 2018.
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