S. Narayan is a veteran Indian film actor, writer, composer, lyricist, director and producer who is known for his work in the Kannada film industry. He made his directorial and acting debut with Chaitrada Premanjali (1992). The movie was a big hit and launched his career, both, as a director and an actor. His prominent movies as a director include several remakes like Ravi Mama (1999), Galate Aliyandru (2000), Surya Vamsha (2000), Simhadriya Simha (2002), Sirivantha (2006), Varsha (2005), Maurya (2004), Cheluvina Chittara (2007), Shyloo(2011), Manasu Malligey (2017) and Naa Panta Kano (2017). Director S. Narayan holds the distinction of directing superstar Dr. Rajkumar`s last movie Shabdavedi (2000). In 2017 S. Narayan made a guest appearance in director S. Umesh`s Hosa Anubhava (2017).