Legend of Kannada cinema who produced and directed films noted for their technical innovations.
He started out as an actor, gaining prominence with the film Ramachaari at the Ontario Film Festival.
He developed his own cinematic style that included a unique mix of close-ups and jump-cuts along with inventive lighting, sound, and camera angles.
He acted in several films produced by his father N. Veerasami and grandfather.
He and Br Chopra both became well-known Bollywood film producers and directors.