Kona Venkat is a prominent Indian screenwriter, dialogue writer, actor, lyricist, producer, and director in the Telugu and Hindi cinema. He was born on February 19, 1965, from a Brahmin household in Bapatla, India and completed his studies at the University of Pune. He is the grandson of Kona Prabhakara Rao, the late Governor of Maharashtra. Kona started his career as a producer in Dharmavarapu Subramanyam’s Thoka Leni Pitta.

Later, he worked in Ram Gopal Varma’s films, where he showed his potentials as a brilliant writer. He then became an icon in the comedy genre. He is associated with veteran directors Srinu Vaitla and Gopimohan, whom he worked for quite a long time. He penned dialogues for films like Andarivaadu (2005), Balu ABCDEFG (2005), and much more. Kona has also written several box-office hit films such as V. V. Vinayak’s Alludu Seenu (2014) and Adhurs (2011); Sreenu Vaitla’s Baadshah (2013), Dookudu (2011), Ready (2008), Dhee (2007), Venky (2004); Raj iran’s Geethanjali (2014); A Karunakaran’s Happy (2006); and Puri Jagannadh’s Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2003).

As an actor, he was debuted in A. Karunakaran’s Tollywood romance film, “Endukante… Premanta!” in 2012. Kona played the villain in the film. He was also the one who penned the dialogues for the film. His directorial feature debut film, Naan Aval Adhu, was initially launched in 2006 under the production of Ram Gopal Varma. However, the film was shelved after it was sold to Storm Pictures due to some issues between Ram, Kona, and Madhavan. He started to produce films in 2014. Kona established his very own production banner called Kona Film Corporation (KFC), which already produced a number of films.

His first production venture was from the Telugu comedy horror film, Geethanjali, where Srinivasa Reddy and Anjali played the main lead roles. In the following year, he produced the crime comedy film Shankaraabharanam that marks the directorial debut of Uday Nandanavanam. This 2016, he co-produced the upcoming trilingual horror thriller film, Abhinetri. The film is also under the production of KFC in cooperation with MVV Cinema. In 2015, Kona wrote Sreenu Vaitla’s action comedy film, Bruce Lee – The Fighter.

Apparently, the two had a dispute after Kona has filed a defamation case against the director. It has been said that the makers of Bruce Lee has completely changed the script of the film, but still used his name in the credits. The film failed miserably, and they singled out that the reason behind is the script of the film. In 2008, he won the Santosham Film Award for Best Writer for his outstanding work in the Telugu action-romantic comedy film, Ready.

Kelly Dorji Hindi Actor

Kelly Dorji

Kelly Dorji is an actor and model well known for his works in the Bollywood film industry. He was born in the neighboring country of India that is Bhutan. He was born in the capital city of Bhutan known as Thimphu. He was born on the 4th of January and had moved to India at a very young age for his studies. After his family had got settled in the Indian state of West Bengal, he started going to school and attended the St. Paul’s School, a boarding school located in Darjeeling. After completing his higher secondary education, he moved to the city of Mumbai in Maharashtra where he attended college. He got graduated from the prestigious St. Xavier’s College located in Mumbai. While he was in his college days, he was into modeling. One of the coordinating models named Rasna Behl had seen talent in him and had recruited him for major modeling projects. In the year 1994, he contested in one of the most famous pageant competitions known as Gladrags Manhunt. After appearing in such a platform, Kelly was recognized in the industry and was given a handful of modeling projects and was given the opportunity to appear in a variety of commercial advertisements. He appeared in the advertisement for Southern Comfort, a brand of whiskey, Woodland, Allen Solly, and M’escos, etc. Around 2002, he was asked to anchor a celebrity news show called ‘Star Biz’ for the Star Movies channel and had appeared with co-anchor Lisa Ray, who is also a model. He made his acting debut in the year 2001 with ‘Auroville 316’ made by film maker Shamin Desai. Some of the well-known movies he has appeared in during his career are, in ‘Tango Charlie’ as a ‘Bodo Militant Head’ in the year 2005, ‘Nenokkadine,' a Telugu film which came out in the year 2014, etc. He was once the partner of actress and model Lara Dutta. After a few scandalizing events, they had decided to get separated.

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Krishnudu

Krishnudu or also known as Krishna is an Indian film actor, known in the Telugu film industry. He was born as Alluri Krishnam Raju in Rajolu, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh in India. His father works as a farmer. Initially, his parents disagree with his decision to pursue an acting career. But after some time, they managed to accept things and were both happy for their son’s success. He moved to Bangalore after schooling to pursue a diploma in Automobile Engineering although his real passion is to enter the filmdom. When he arrived in Hyderabad, he trained in a film institute. However, things didn’t come out as planned. He had an accident and injured his legs, making him immobilize for two years. He gained weight during those times and decided to go to Mumbai, where he trained in Fashion Photography. When he returned to Hyderabad in 1999, he established his own studio called The Faces. In 2003, he worked in films like Appudappudu and Gangotri. He also worked in some of Puri Jagannath’s films. Since then, he got interested in film directing and scripting and thus became an Assistant Director to Rasool Ellore’s Bhageeratha in 2005. Meanwhile, he starred in a short film entitled Che Foot Neeche. Director Priyadarshini Ram saw his performance and cast him in the 2006 Telugu film, Manodu. Krishnudu’s breakthrough came after his appearance in Puri Jagannadh’s Pokiri in 2006. But his debut film was the 2005 romantic film, Modati Cinema, directed by Kuchipudi Venkat. He got his big break in the Telugu musical film, Happy Days (2007). The television serial, Yuva, also groomed him to become a better artist. In 2008, he starred in the critically and commercially acclaimed comedy film, Vinayakudu. This film won the Second Best Feature Film at the Nandi Awards. In the following year, Vinayakudu’s sequel entitled Villagelo Vinayakudu was released. This film ran for 75 days and fared well at the box office. Krishnudu had appeared in several films including Oye (2009), Arya 2 (2009), Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju (2011), Veera (2011), Nippu (2012), Dalam (2013), Chandamama Kahthalu (2013), Manam (2014), Gopala Gopala (2015), etc. Krishnudu is also part of Zee Telugu’s comedy serial titled Gangatho Rambabu. This 2016, he played a pivotal role in Shiva Raj Kanumuri’s upcoming film, Jayammu Nishcayammu Raa. This film will feature Srinivasa Reddy, Sree Vishnu, Poorna, and Posani Krishna Murali in the lead roles. Krishnudu’s favorite actor is Kamal Haasan. He likes to travel and explore to use his skills in photography. He toured around India, and his favorite place is Rajasthan.

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