Nandini Reddy is a film director in the Telugu cinema industry. She was born on March 4 in Hyderabad to Bharath V. Reddy and
Roopa Reddy. Both her parents hail from Andhra Pradesh and settled in Bangalore. She has a brother named Uttam Reddy. He owns restaurants under the name of Rayalaseema Ruchulu in Hyderabad. Nandini studied at St. Ann’s High School, Secunderabad and graduated from Koti Women’s College. She completed her post graduation from J.N.U
New Delhi in international politics. Nandini’s interests revolved around drama, elocution, and cricket.
Nandini started her career with the movie ‘Little Soldiers’ as an assistant director under
Gangaraju Gunnam and later worked with
Krishna Vamsi through the influence of his wife and actress
Ramya Krishnan. She then became an important part of Krishna Vamsi’s team from the filming of Chandralekha to his recent release, Shakti. She proceeded to work under Suresh Productions for over three years.
Nandini made her directorial debut in the Telugu industry with the film
Ala Modalaindi in the year 2011 starring Nani and
Nithya Menen. The film is a romantic - comedy and became an instant hit at the box office. Nandini herself admitted that the movie received acclamations over her expectations and was thrilled with the outcome. The movie won a Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director and The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011 for Best Screenplay. Her second movie, Jabardasth starring Siddharth, Samantha, Nithya Menen was released in the year 2013. The movie was said to have a similar plot with that of Yash Raj’s film, ‘
Band Baaja Baaraat’. The makers of the Hindi movie are rumoured to have planned to sue the producers of Jabardasth.
Nandini Reddy’s latest project is yet another rom-com named, “
Kalyana Vaibhogame”, starring
Naga Shourya and
Malavika Nair. The screenplay is centred on two youngsters representing the attitude of today’s generation towards marriage. After the average performance of Jabardasth at the box office, Kalyana Vaibhogame is expected to reach the charm of Ala Modalaindi.