Master Kishan Shrikant

11/19/2008 03:18:00 PM / Posted by Namma Kannada Nadu /

Master Kishan Shrikanth is bringing more fame to India than any other youngster today. Born to the Shrikanth-Shylaja couple in Karnataka on January 6, 1996, this young chap is all set to enter the Guinness Book as the youngest film director at the age of 10.
He has more cinematic success than many older professionals.Kishan Shrikant, who’s in the Guiness Book for being the world’s youngest director. He bagged 3 awards at the Cairo International Film Festival for his film "Care of Footpath" on street children.
Besides, directing the project, Kishan is also playing the lead role. He has also written the story and is quite knowledgeable about calling shots from behind the camera. His cinematography and directional skills were acquired during his acting days from the age of 6 .
While most children his age spend time watching movies, Kishan Shrikanth of Bangalore prefers to call the shots from behind the camera.
The film won the Children’s Jury Award, the Special International Jury’s Award and a third special achievement award. In the past such awards have been given to superstars such as Amitabh Bachchan.
Says the young director, "The journalists of Cairo press made a group, and the movie was screened in a private theatre. They then presented an achievement award to me. They told me that this same trophy is there with Mr Amitabh Bachchan and you have got a similar one and so I was really happy hearing that."
Besides working behind the camera, Kishan has acted in many regional language films, and now looks forward to future ventures, such as a Hindi film in 2010.When Kishan, who idolises Steven Spielberg, is not shooting he’s busy researching new scripts, planning his next shots and discussing new scenes.
“Care of Footpath” tells the story of a street urchin who gets to go to school and makes it big, his example meant to be an inspiration for millions of street children, says Kishan.
The 170,000 dollar, 135-minute film is being produced by Kishan’s mother, Shailaja, who herself is a movie music director.


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Anonymous on December 23, 2008 at 3:52 AM

I think there has to be some correction with the audio, as the audio is not sinking with the video.
looks like a good video, kindly correct

Comment by Namma Kannada Nadu on December 30, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Sure will work on this..

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