The Karnataka government Kannada and culture department and Information Department on 9th of September signed a letter appointing members of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy that is headed by Suneel Puranik as President.
In last February Suneel Puranik took over as head replacing Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar. After seven months the members of the KCA have been appointed.
Soon after appointment Suneel Puranik as KCA head successfully completed 12th BIFFEs, then with the help of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa son BY Vijayendra has been able to address the woes of 15000 cinema industry persons who are directly and indirectly concerned as Corona Pandemic set in Karnataka rapidly.
Editor of Chitra Kannada film magazine, a senior journalist of over three and half decades SG Thungarenuka represents the journalist fraternity in the KCA newly constituted team.
Senior most cameraman of Kannada cinema, state award winning Ashok Kashyap, popular actress Sonu Gowda, P Umesh Nayak, Paul Sudarshan, K Pradeep Kumar Shetty, Sriraj Gudi are other members. The last two names hail from the Udupi district of Karnataka.
Karnataka Government Scretary Jayasri SN has signed the government order dated 9th of September, 2020.