Kannada voice-over production made simple
As an established Kannada voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Kannada Voice-Over Service and Kannada Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Kannada voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Kannada voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Kannada voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Kannada voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Kannada audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Kannada voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Kannada language
Kannada, a member of the Dravidian language family, is spoken in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. There are four major Dravidian languages – the others are Tamil, Telugu and Malyalam.
Some linguists estimate that the Kannada language is over 2,500 years old, which would make it the third oldest language in the world, after Sanskrit and Tamil. The historical development of the language is usually grouped into three periods:
- Old Kannada (Hale Kannada)- from 450 BCE
- Middle Kannada (Nadu Kannada) – from 1200
- Modern Kannada (Adhunika Kannada) – from 1700
Uninfluenced by Sanskrit in its early developmental stages, Kannada – like the other Dravidian languages – was nonetheless heavily influenced by Sanskrit in later centuries, in terms of vocabulary, grammar and literary style. The influence of other languages including Prakit and Pali is also evident. Read more
Which countries have Kannada as a national language?
Kannada is one of India’s official regional languages, spoken in the state of Karnataka in southern India as well as in bordering states.
How many people speak Kannada as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 38 million people speak Kannada as their first language, with a further 10 million people speaking it as a second language.
There are significant Kannada-speaking communities in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia and the UK.
Did you know…
- There are three regional Kannada dialects: southern (spoken in Mysore and Bangalore), northern (spoken in Hubli-Dharwad) and coastal (spoken in Mangalore). There are also three distinct social dialects, used according to class or caste: Brahman, non-Brahman and Dalit.
- Kannada uses a syllabic script, with 49 letters split into three groups – swaragalu (vowels), vyanianagalu (consonants) and yogavaahakagalu (characters that are neither vowel nor consonant).
The Indian economy
India’s economy is the tenth largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third largest by PPP. India is the 19th largest exporter and the 10th largest importer in the world.
Due to its large population there is still a lot of poverty in the country, despite its economic success. Although India has a growing high-tech sector, around half of the population is employed in agriculture (plus forestry, logging and fishing).
Around 22% of the population works in industry (which accounts for 26% of the GDP), and 27% in the service sector. Over 20 million people work in textile manufacturing.
India was one of the founding members of the World Trade Organisation’s precursor, and is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the association of five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).