D. Sumana Kittur is an Indian journalist, film director and lyricist working in Kannada cinema. She debuted into cinema as an associate to director K. M. Chaitanya with Aa Dinagalu (2007) and also wrote the lyrics for the title track . Following this, she rose to fame becoming an independent director with Slum Bala (2008). Her subsequent films such as Kallara Santhe (2009), Edegarike (2012) and Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu (2016) have earned critical acclaim, awards and commercial success. Most of her films deal with the anti-social elements dominating in the present era.
Born in: Kittur, Periyapatna, Mysore, Karnataka, India