Vasudhendra is an Indian author in Kannada language known for his short stories and novels. Vasudhendra is a bestselling author in Kannada. Among his fifteen books are the critically acclaimed Mohanaswamy, which has been translated into several languages, the historical novel Tejo Tungabhadra that has become hugely popular, and the award-winning collection of essays Nammamma Andre Nangishta (I Like My Mother). He is the recipient of several literary awards, including the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Book Prize and the U.R. Ananthamurthy Award. After working as a software professional for over twenty years, Vasudhendra now runs his own publication house, Chanda Pustaka.