ETv Kannada has become a top-grossing channel ever since Bigg Boss went on to be regional. Though the introduction of Bigg Boss is Kannada, with a man of love, Kiccha Sudeep as its host, has been stated as the most prominent reason for the booming TRPs of ETv Kannada, one man has remained consistent all through the channels successes - Bigg Boss, Indian, and the now showing Comedy Circus and Dancing Stars - A man of millions and apparently a man with millions - Raghavendra Hunsur.
It was a time when Suvarna channel was shining high with reality shows such as Pyate Mandi Kaadig Bandru, Halli Haida Pyateg Banda, Hosa Love Story, Maja with Sruja, Star Singer, Nodi Swami Naav Irode Heege and tonnes more of them. It suddenly drifted from all these so called filthy reality shows and started a new phase in the history of Kannada Television - Introduction of Kannadada Kotyadhipati in regional industry. Raghavendra Hunsur was the man behind all this transition. He remained in the channel all through its success even in the first edition of Kannadada Kotyadhipati. The time slot of 8:00pm to 9:00pm was now extended to 8:00pm to 9:30pm exclusively for reality shows. After the end of the first edition of Kannadada Kotyadhipati, replacing this slot with another reality show of the previous kind, meant bad reports about of the channel. So, this time slot that was primarily ruled by reality shows then, was now the cake of daily soaps. Suvarna introduced three new serials for that time slot. It was a time slot when all the new all ideas of Raghavendra Hunsur was actually brought into practicality and executed. But, now he was chained down from trying anything new things for his slot. He had to do nothing for that slot, but sit and watch the daily soaps. This is assumed to be the reason for the change of his interest from Suvarna to ETv Kannada whose ownership had just then changed.
Raghavendra Hunsur entered ETv Kannada. He did not go unarmed. He took along with him, a man who had then brought a lot of fame to Suvarna by anchoring all the shows executed by him, Akul Balaji. The duo started a new show on ETv, Mane Munde Mahalakshmi which was a big blow to the TRP of Suvarna. Later on, came the introduction of Bigg Boss to regional India which was a Bigger blow to the TRP of Suvarna which was then showing the second season of Kannadada Kotyadhipati in the same time slot. According to reports, Bigg Boss did much better than Kannadada Kotyadhipati in all respects. Later the introduction of 'Indian' reality show which was also headed by Raghavendra Hunsur proved to be the troughs of TRP for Suvarna. And the now showing Dancing Stars is said to be doing much better than the reality show in Suvarna which is showing at 9:00pm, Star Singer and the shows of all other channels as well.
THE MAN WHO SPELLS ONLY SUCCESS
Raghavendra Hunsur is a Kannaadiga who hails from Mysore. He was born on October 15, 1985. He finished his schooling in St.Joseph High School, Hunsur and graduated for the Mysore University. He worked at Suvarna as Executive Producer from 2006 to 2008. He continued work there as the head of Non-Fiction from 2009 to 2012. On October 12, 2012, he started working as the Head of Non-Fiction in ETv Kannada and has continued work till date.
KannadaTelevision blogspot wishes him all the best for all his future endeavors!!