Hailing from rural background, Nagabharana took to theatre activity as a stage worker, actor and director and earned awards and accolades early in his career and plunged fully into theatre activity after graduating in science and law.

Having come under the influence of the great playwright Adya Rangacharya, theatre personalities - BV Karanth and Girish Karnad - Nagabharana made several theatrical experiments.  Associating himself  with Benaka, a famous theatre troupe, he has acted in, directed and also sung songs in its important productions.  Besides, he has made creative contributions as director in the cultural activities of Ranga Sampada and other associations of BEL, HAL, MICO and other institutions and earned appreciation.  He is the founder president of Benaka Children’s Theatre Centre.  

Plays that Nagabharana has acted in and directed.

Sangya Balya (100 shows)   Kattale belaku (lead role)   Shakarana sarotu (Vasantha Sene)  
Jokumaraswamy (100 shows)   Oedipus  Sattavara neralu (200 shows)
Krishna parijata   Tingara buddanna   Mundena sakhi mundena
Hayavadana Neegikonda samsa (mono acting) Baka
Blood wedding