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
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.