Boyapati Srinu, also spelled Boyapati Sreenu, is an Indian film director. Boyapati Srinu hails from Pedakakani, situated in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He has made his laudable contributions in the Telugu movie field.
Srinu completed his college studies from JKC College in Guntur. His family was into photo studio business. Boyapati Srinu started his career as a photographer and then he became a journalist. He did it as a part-time for the Eenadu daily.
Posani Krishna Murali
, a Telugu actor, and relative of Boyapati Srinu brought him into the film industry.
Boyapati Srinu moved to Hyderabad with his cousin, and he took up few directorial ventures. Boyapati Srinu’s movie 'Badra' turned out to be a hit. Since then he has never looked back in his career as a director. Srinu had a gap of one and a half years after completion of movie Bhadra. Then, fortune struck Srinu when he received a call from Venkatesh.
Venkatesh wanted the plot to be such that it relates husband-wife relationship. Srinu developed the plot and the developed the plot for '
'. The movie turned out to be a box-office hit. Also, after a gap of ten years, he received a call from
. Srinu directed the movie in which Balakrishna did two roles.
One of the roles required Balakrishna to appear old. The makeup was realistic. The movie was titled Simha, and it turned out to be a huge hit. Another Telugu movie titled Legend, for which Srinu teamed up with Balakrishna turned out to be a megahit. The movie ran for almost one year in many theaters in Andhra Pradesh.
But, the movie Damu for which he teamed up with Junior NTR turned out to be a flop. Boyapati Srinu was given the Best Director Award for the contribution to the film Simha and also for his contribution to the movie Legend.