Rangayana Director

Sri Addanda C. Cariappa

Present Director of Rangayana

Addanda C Cariappa, Director of Karnataka’s most coveted theatre repertoire – Rangayana hails from Kodagu district in the state, which is also known as Kashmir of the South. Born in 1961 to Addanda Chengappa and Addanda Tangamma couple, Sri Cariappa was always drawn towards theatre since his early days. After turning a graduate in Bachelor of Arts, Sri Cariappa joined Ninasam to receive necessary initiation and training in theatre and related aspects. He then went on to establish Srishti Kodava Ranga and staged plays across genres for more than a decade across the state in Kannada and Kodava languages. Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Oedipus, Dangeya Munchina Dinagalu, Arundhati Alaap, Tabarana Kathe and many more such plays were performed under his able direction.
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Rangayana Previous Directors

Smt Bhagirathi Bai Kadam
Shri. H. Janardhan (Janni)
Shri. Rajaram
2011 – 2013
Shri. Lingadevaru Halemane
2009 – 2010
Smt. B. Jayashree
2008 – 2009
Shri. Chidambararao Jambe
2004 – 2008
Shri. Prasanna
2002 – 2004


Shri. Basavalingiah
1997 – 2002