|Born||7 February 1946|
Kurubarahalli, Madhugiri, Tumakuru district, Karnataka, India
|Occupation||Lyricist, Writer, Professor, Politician|
|Notable awards||Padma Shri|
Doddarangegowda is a Kannada poet and a lyricist working for Kannada cinema. He is a retired professor of Kannada and has published a number of anthologies in Kannada. He has released several audio cassettes and CDs of his poems. Some of his noteworthy songs are Tera Yeri Ambaradaage and Notadaage Nageya Meeti of Parasangada Gendethimma, Nammoora Mandara Hoove of Aalemane, Sri Rama Bandavne of Paduvaaralli Pandavaru. He was also a Bharatiya Janata Party MLC. In 2018, he was awarded with the civilian award Padma Shri.
Doddarangegowda was born on 7 February 1946 to K. Rangegowda and Akkamma.His wife Rajeshwari Gowda a kannada Professor.
Doddarangegowda worked as a professor of Kannada in SLN College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Bengaluru and later served as Principal. He has penned more than 500 Kannada cinema songs with many achieving critical acclaim and awards. He has written dialogues for more than 10 films and has scripted over 100 tele-serials.
Doddarangegowda has written lyrics, odes, travelogues, and some other prose works.
Doddarangegowda has written lyrics for the following Kannada cinemas.