M. S. Rajashekar died on October 29, 2018.
He was a prominent Kannada film director based in Bangalore.
He made his directorial debut with Dhruva Thare starring Dr. Rajkumar which earned the Karnataka State Award for Second Best Film.
Rajasekhar’s second movie Anuraga Aralithu was remade in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.
Rajasekhar went on to make successful films like Ratha Sapthami and Nanjundi Kalyana.
Most of his films were either remake or adapted from novels.
Rajasekhar is credited to have brought nativity element in remakes since he is known only to retain the core storyline in the remakes.
Rajasekhar is the second director after Singeetam Srinivasa Rao to direct matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar and his two sons.
Rajasekhar also has the distinction of having directed Shiva Rajkumar in highest no. of movies – 14 – including his second and third movie (which earned him the title Hat-trick Hero) and also Raghavendra Rajkumar in highest no. of movies -8 (including his second and third movie).
Rajasekhar’s movie Kanasina Rani earned Malashri a title of same name.
He is the son of makeup artist Subbanna.
His son Raghavendra (Dharani) made his directorial debut with Baalashiva (2003) and went on to direct Dhool (2011).
Rajasekhar passed away at 75 years old due to breathing problems.