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Kasturi (Kannada: ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ) is a 24-hours Kannada-language television channel in Karnataka, India. It was launched on 26 September 2007. The channel is owned by Kasturi Media Private Limited which is managed by Anitha Kumaraswamy, wife of the ex-chief minister of Karnataka, H. D. Kumaraswamy. Kasturi TV is available only on cable networks. According to Kumaraswamy he conceived the idea (of starting a TV channel) in 1995, when he was producing films. The channel is an infotainment channel, with 40 percent news content. Kannada director S. Narayan has been made in-charge of the entertainment part of the channel.

Notable programs[edit]

Sapta Swara for kids[edit]

After their successful musical programme-Sapta Swara for kids (music competition ) for which the finals was held on 27 January in Jayanagar Shalini Grounds. An audience of around 4000–5000 (by invitation) witnessed the final programme. The Chief Guest of the evening was Shri Manomurthy the most popular Music Director (of Mungaru Male fame) distributed the prizes. Now this channel wants to start a new programme for seniors known as Haadina Bandi (music wagon). This programme will be held in each district and about 20–25,000 people would be invited for the audition. Renowned film director Nagathalli Chandrashekar, singer L R Eshwari, Kasturi Shanker, music director Nagendra Prasad are the judges.[1]

Nakra Bakra[edit]

A comedy program presented by Kasturi channel which is comparable with Just For Laughs Gags of pogo.

This program airs at 10:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Directed by Sagar, the episodes shot in and around Bangalore features the unsuspecting public, tricked into being part of the gag.

The serial's opening title music is composed by Vineeth Menon. Vocals are rendered by Vikas Solanki and Pooja Rao. Lyrics are by Suryaprakash and director Sagar.

The singer Vikas Solanki has also danced with Aamir Khan in the movie 3 idiots which was released in December 2009.


Citizen is a Reality show started in Jan 2012 and is quite popular among the youth of Karnataka


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The News Minute

The News Minute
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:02:36 -0800

Asked whether he was offended when Siddaramaiah pointed out that a Rs.5 crore worth car had been gifted to his son Nikhil Gowda, Kumaraswamy said, “My son is in charge of Kasturi TV channel. He can take care of himself. I have not bought stuff for ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:56:47 -0700

Mr. Puttaswamy also charged that Mr. Kumaraswamy invested in different names in Kasturi Media Pvt Limited, which owns Kasturi TV Channel headed by his wife Anita. “This is nothing but a fraud to avoid Income Tax”, he said. Mr. Puttaswamy rejected ...

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