Ravinder Reddy is a very popular and renowned art director of Tollywood who is always in demand for his skills, born in Nellore, AndhraPradesh he did his bachelor’s in fine arts from JNTU Hyderabad though he opted not to pursue post graduation, he did masters in designing from IIT-Delhi. He has worked very hard to achieve success. He is proud of himself being a self-made man. He lived in the remote villages in Arunachal Pradesh, in an exclusive interview he told that he still remember living in Basineripalli , a place which had no power even having a gas stove was considered to be a luxury there.

He remembers an incident from the annual village festival in which a buffalo was sacrificed, and its blood was mixed with rice and was distributed as a prasad.He did odd jobs like selling fruit ripening chemicals, painting signboards, delivering milk, working as a labour in battery manufacturing unit to earn the extra money.In the initial days after completing his graduation, he used to work as software and web designer to earn his living. He then joined yellow product and worked for the Amrutam TV Serial as an art director his first brush with film industry came as a poster designer.

He then started working for Gunnam Gangaraju's private company. He made his debut as an art director for 'Aithe' in 2003.After some time he was introduced to Rajamouli-a famous director then he worked on Julayi with Trivikram Srinivas after making his mark he managed to work in game-changing films like Magadheera, Yamadonga, Morning raaga, Eega etc which grew his name as an art director.

After getting so popular he started receiving offers from Bollywood in movies like Agent Vinod and Maniratnam's kadal, but he had to decline these both as he was busy with Rajanna.He was also offered Bahubali by Rajamouli, but he was unable to accept the offer as it demanded four years.He created history by becoming the first Telugu film technician to achieve success at international level for his work in 'Eega' he won the award at Brazil film festival. Recently he also won the Nandi award for the best art director.

He is married to Sandhya who is a fashion designer. She started working in films much earlier as compared to Ravinder. She was the costume designer for Vasu and many other projects. She became a fashion designer after their marriage. He has received various awards which include the prize for the best technician at the Brazil film festival for his work in ‘Eega’ and The Nandi award for the best art director.

R K Vijai Murugan Tamil Actor

R K Vijai Murugan

Vijai is an art director in Tamil industry. He did his secondary schooling at Government Higher Secondary School, Vettavalam, TamilNadu. Currently, he lives in Chennai. The art director is married. He hails from Vettavalam. He started working in the industry from 1997. He is an art director and turned to an actor. Born on 30 July, 1975, the actor cum director debuted with Charlie Chaplin. His uncle, who was senior to him in College of Arts, influenced him a lot. His uncle introduced him to Art Director Mohan Mahendran. He worked under him for a long time. Vijaimurugan debuted as an individual art director from Prabhu Deva’s Charlie Chaplin, which came in 2002. After debuting, he has worked in more than 40 films till now. He gained popularity with his 2004 released Kudaikul Mazhai. Parthiban directed the film. Kudaikul mazhai created a base for Aravan, a Tamil historical drama. This movie garnered him the award for the best art director. At first, he thought that director Vasantha had made a mistake by calling him because he has never worked in such kind of film. The director was very much interested in working with him. R.K. is the art director of Engitta Modhathey, which released 24 March of this year. The movie is depicting the life of fan club of Rajanikanth and Kamal Hassan in the 90s. He has also worked in romantic comedy 4G. Venkat Pakkar directed this venture. He is also working on an upcoming Tamil action, Sathriyan. The direction is done by S.R. Prabhakaran. Sathya Jyothi Films became the producers for this movie. The film is a depiction of a real life event. The same year, he did Koditta Idangalai Nirrapuya. The Tamil feature, directed by R. Parthiepan, released on 14 January, 2017. Behindthewoods reviewed the film and said that Vijaimurugan’s work is commendable and worth a praise. In 2014, he did art direction for Karthik Subbaraj, in Jigarthanda. The flick is a Tamil black comedy. In 2016, he acted as an evil producer in Iraivi. He was also the production designer for the same. The movie got 8.3 IMDB and good reviews too. He was the actor and art director of 2017 film Vallavanukkum Vallavan. Apart from that, he has also acted and done the art direction of Goli Soda. R.K. played an antagonist “Mayilu” in the feature.

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