Chandra Sekhar Yeleti was born in Tuni in Andhra Pradesh. He is an Indian Film director working for the Telugu Film Industry. He is currently living in Hyderabad, Telangana. He is famous for his authentic and inspiring concepts in his movies. He started his career by shooting ‘Janmabhoomi’ ads for Government of Andhra Pradesh. He made this in collaboration with K. Raghavendra Rao, a screenwriter. Gangaraju Gunnam is Chandra Sekhar’s Cousin.

He is National Award Winning Film producer cum director. He worked as an Assistant director under his cousin in the film ‘Little Soldiers’. Chandra Sekhar Yeleti was married on May 19. Then he moved to Telugu Television industry. He directed 10 episodes of popular TV serial ‘ Amrutham’. He received a countless response for his directorial touch in Amrutham serial. It was broadcasted on Gemini TV. After the success of the serial ‘Amrutham’, he made his debut film ‘Aithe’. It was a big hit and it had an excellent screenplay. The film is produced on a small budget of 1.5 crores but it crossed the revenue of 6 crores.

This film won the National award for the Best Feature film in Telugu. It also won various awards like Nandi Award for Best Story Writer, Nandi Special Jury Award and Film Fare Best Villain Award. His film is ‘Anokokunda Oka Roju’ which is a personification of master storytelling. This film won the Nandi Award for the Best Screenplay Writer. It also won the Nandi award for second Best Feature film and Santhosham Best actress award. Both these films are produced by Gangaraju Gunnam. His third film is ‘Okkadunnadu’ which he directed after a break of more than two years. His fourth film is ‘Prayanam’ after this he directed a Malayalam- Telugu bilingual movie. The movie is titled ‘ Vismayam’ in Malayalam and ‘ Manamantha’in Telugu. It is starred by Mohanlal in Malayalam. It was Chandra Sekhar’s first film with a superstar. He directs the movie with the simple story line. He visualizes and transforms it on the screen.

He feels that screenplay is like a pack of cards if one goes down the entire structure will break down. So every scene should be well connected with the story line. He doesn’t like art movies. His cousin is his all-time favorite director. He also likes Mani Ratnam, Ram Gopal Varma, Steven Spielberg and Roberto Benigni. Mouna Ragam is the film which Chandra Sekhar watched for 10 times. He advises the new coming directors to think original and be confident and stick to the basics. His movies catch the attention of passionate movie lovers.

But it doesn’t hook the advertence of average moviegoers. He says that most of the Telugu directors are compete with the intelligence of Hollywood directors, but the audience and market do not allow them to go beyond certain limits. Chandra Sekhar is a prominent director who gives attention to all details in his films.

Chandra Sekhar Devarapalli Telugu Actor

Chandra Sekhar Devarapalli

Savitri Chandra Sekhar commonly known as Chandra Sekhar is a Telugu film actor known for his roles in Chatrapati and Sye. Born to late Mr. Savitri Anjaneyulu and Mrs. Savitri Venkata Subbamma in Hussainapuram village in Kurnool district he works predominately in Telugu film industry. Chandra belonged to a very deprived agriculture family. After his father passed at a very early age, he and his family faced a lot of adversaries. Due to lack of sufficient money, he was not able to complete his studies on time. He with his family shifted to Hyderabad where his mother worked as a nurse, and he studied in Wesley School but had to drop out due to lack of enough money to pay the fee. To complete his intermediate education, he joined Ambedkar College, Baglingampalli but again had to leave it due to lack of the required fee. To get a job, he joined Marine Radio Engineering and even applied in Army and Home department but could not get through any because of financial and health issues. He joined Devadas Kanakala's film institute to try his luck but left the course because of financial issues. The institute provided him moral support, and with their support and under their guidance he succeeded in making his way into films. He started with small commercial ads given to him by Rajamouli Garu and then to enacted a role in TV serial Shanti nivasan. He debuted films through the film Student no. 1. He has acted in over 20 films which include Simhadri, Sye, Chatrapati, Raksha, etc. Simhadri was the film which brought Chandra recognition. In Sye he played the role of a lawyer under a villain and in Chatrapati played a sacrificial and optimistic role for the first time. Though now he has started getting good roles and good movies too still he and his family (wife and children) are not secured enough and are looking forward to a big break for him soon.


K. Vijaya Bhaskar

K. Vijaya Bhaskar is a well-known Telugu film director. He has been appreciated for almost all the films that he has directed. However, he is famous for his prowess in comedy-oriented films like Nuvve Kavali, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav, and Manmadhudu. K. Vijaya Bhaskar is a native of village Avanigadda in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. At the age of ten, he was admitted to Sainik School, Korukonda. Since his childhood, he was inclined towards the film industry. He used to watch a lot of films and while doing that he was very observant and always used to feel that some scenes could have been shot in a better way. After schooling, he joined the Indian Air Force in 1979. He served there for almost seven years, but the undying urge to work in the film industry never left him. He used to continuously feel that his heart belongs somewhere i.e. cinema. He struggled ceaselessly with his dilemma and finally chose his passion. In 1986, he started working as a coadjutor for director B. Gopal, who was then directing the Hindi remake of the Telugu film ‘Pratidhwani'. There, he got the chance to learn more about filmmaking. In 1991, a film named ‘Prarthana' was directed by him which did not do well at the box office but got fine reviews from critics. The failure of ‘Prarthana' compelled him to introspect. He took a break of seven and a half years, and during that time he watched many films and observed the different styles of shooting in Telugu, Hindi, and English films. He learned the finest details about the art of film direction. He then waited for the right opportunity. He got several offers for filmmaking but was not fully confident about any of them and didn’t want to take any risk. He was searching for an interesting storyline, and his hunt ended with writer Trivikram Srinivas's ‘Swayamvaram' in the year 1988. The film released in 1999, and it got him recognition as a director. After that he made ‘Nuvve Kavali’ (2000) and ‘Nuvvu Naaku Nachav’ (2001). Both the films were a huge success at box office. Nuvve Kavali was bestowed with the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu, and K. Vijaya Bhaskar was honoured with the Filmfare Award for Best Director. These two films have established him as a skilled director in the Telugu film Industry. Manmadhudu (2002), Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003, Bollywood film), Malliswari (2004), Jai Chiranjeeva (2005), Classmates (2007), Bhale Dongalu (2008), Prema Kavali (2011) and Masala (2013) are some of the other films that are directed by him. K. Vijaya Bhaskar has gained immense success in the short span of his directorial career, and it has only been possible because of his faith in himself.

K. Vijaya Bhaskar Telugu Actor