Jayanth Kaikini

  • Actor, Music, Lyricist

Jan 24, 1955  in Gokarna, Karnataka, India

Also Known as: Dr.Jayant Kaikini

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Regarded as one of the most significant modern Kannada writers, Jayanth Kaikini is an Indian poet, short stories author and a lyricist. His work, often characterized by subtle imagism and minute documentation of commonplace, has received high priase from the critics. Jayanth has authored several anthologies of short stories and poetries including Theredashte Baagilu, Bogaseyalli Male, Bannada Kaalu, and Charminaar. The celebrated writer has also penned down songs for various Kannada movies such as Mungaru Male (2006), Milana (2007), Prasad (2012), and Prema Pallakki (2015). In 2017, he penned down lyrics for songs of the movie Raaga directed by P.C. Shekhar. He is associated with the 2017 kannada comedy-romance drama family movie College Kumar directed by Santhu, starring Vikky Varun and Samyuktha Hedge in lead roles. His other notable credits include Swartharatna (2018) and Londonalli Lambodhara (2019). His 2020 release includes Matte Udbhava.