Late Gollapudi Srinivas Rao is a Telugu director born on March 3, 1966. He is the heir of famous Telugu actor, writer, and director Gollapudi Maruthi Rao. He has a brother, Subbarao. There was no surprise that Srinivas was also traveling along the same path as his father. He wanted to become a director, and he got this opportunity at the tender age of 26. The stage was all set for his debut movie in Telugu, which was titled Prema Pusthakam that had Ajith Kumar Ajith Kumar is a prominent Tamil film actor, model >> Read More... Ajith Kumar in its lead role. The shooting was scheduled in August 1992. On August 12, 1992, a huge tidal wave in Vishakapatnam beach washed away the young filmmaker. He was declared dead after succumbing to serious injuries during this water accident.

The wave produced shockwaves among his family members and the Telugu Industry. The budding talent was not even one film old, but his fate had other plans for him. The film got delayed and then the remaining of the movie was completed by his father Maruthi Rao and released in 1993.

The death led to the distribution of the Gollapudi Srinivas Award to promising debutants of Indian cinema. In 1997, Maruthi Rao family established the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation at Chennai and provided the Gollapudi Srinivas Award with an annual cash award of Rs. 1.5 Lakhs. Every year, the award ceremony is celebrated on August 12th. The award distribution is followed by special lectures by famous artists.

Sukumar Telugu Actor


Sukumar Bandreddi is an Indian film producer, director, and screenwriter. Most of his work is in Telugu cinema. He is known for the films like Jagadan, Arya 2, 1: Nenokkadine, 100% Love and NannakuPrematho. He was born on 11 January 1970 to Tirupati Naidu and VeeraVeni in Mattaparru, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. His father was a rice trader and mother was a homemaker. He did his schooling from ZilaParishad High School, Razole. He took graduation and Master’s degree in Mathematics. He worked as a Physics and Mathematics lecturer for six years at Aditya Junior College, Kakinada. He and his colleague,PrakashToleti, at the college decided to do something different and hence they chose to leave the job as a lecturer to pursue film-making. He and Toleti worked as a writer for a few films in Telugu cinema. After some time they were asked by the college to return and help in the recruitment of students. They went back to the job as they didn’t have enough to pay the bills. He taught students for some time and earned money only to return to the industry. This time, he started working as an assistant to Mohan, father of Jayam Raja, for the films Kshemanga VelliLabanga Randi and Hanuman Junction. He also worked as an assistant director for V.V. Vinayak for “Dil.” He debuted in 2004 with the film “Arya” on which he had started working before assisting V.V. Vinayak. DilRaju said that he wouldcertainly produce the film if “Dil” becomes a success. He later asked Sukumar to narrate the story. It was a tale of a guy who fell in love, but he confessed it at the beginning of it which is quite different from the concept in movies like Darr and KabhiHaanKabhiNaa. Raju heard the story and agreed to produce it. It became a commercial success. It scored 160 million rupees at the expense of 40 million. He earned Filmfare Award for the best director category and Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer. After the debut movie, he started working on the film named Jagadam. The film received a mixed response. It was a commercial failure. Then he directed the sequel of Arya named “Arya 2.” It became a commercial success but was not much appreciated by critics. He received nomination under Best Director for Filmfare Awards- Telugu. After two years, he directed 100% Love which was commercially successful. He had thought of the plot fifteen years ago. It received Annual Nandi Award under the “Best Home-viewing Feature Film.” He also received nominations for Filmfare Awards. He directed a movie named 1: Nenokkadine starring Mahesh Babu. It grossed only 289 million rupees though made on a budget of 700 million. Sukumar directed and wrote a short film “I Am That Change.” He also wrote the story and screenplay of Kumari21F. He did Nannaku Prematho after the demise of Naidu. It received positive reviews from critics but did above an average business on Box Office. He gets inspiration from the works of YandamuriVeerendranath, GudipatiVenkatachalam, and YaddanapudiSulochana Rani. He is an intelligent screenwriter because of the complexity that he brings to the screenplay.


S. S. Rajamouli

A film director and a screenwriter S.S. Rajamouli was born as Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli in Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana. He is well known for his hit films like Magadheera, Eega and Baahubali: The Beginning. He started off directing daily soaps in Telegu for Eenadu Television working under K. Raghavendra Rao. His debut as Film director was Student no.1 in 2001 which turned out to be a blockbuster. His next venture was after a long gap of two years, Simhadri, which also received rave reviews. His third flick Sye was based on a game of rugby and for this, he joined hands with K.K. Senthil Kumar. This film received appreciation from all over and was a hit. His next movie was Chatrapathi, which again touched the audience’s heart with the music by M.M. Keeravani and screenplay by Senthil Kumar. He collaborated with Raviteja for his next stint Vikramarkudu, which was remade into Hindi as Rowdy Rathore ( Director- Prabhu Deva, lead actor- Akshay Kumar), in Kannada as Veeramadakari, and as Siruthai in Tamil. Vikramarkadu turned out to be a very big hit. One of the most critically acclaimed films was his film, Yamadonga, which won critics’ heart followed by the biggest film for the Telegu industry, Magadheera. Magadheera was a commercial success, and he won the Nandi Award and the Telegu Filmfare Award for Best Director. This film also won the National Award for Best Choreography. The popular Hindi cinema, Son of Sardar, is a remake of Rajamouli’s direction, Maryada Ramanna (2010). Rajamouli’s talent is not sufficed to India only, but he has also received international recognition. With his work Eega, which is a fantasy fiction he gained critical appreciation at the L’Etrange Film Festival. The movie was made in different languages and the Tamil version, Nan Ee was screened at the 10th Chennai International Film Festival. The Telegu version of the same film won multiple 8th Toronto After Dark Film Festival Awards for Most Original Film, Best Fights, Best Film to watch with a Crowd, Best Special Effects, Best Comedy, Best Villain, Best Editing, and Best Hero. Not just this, the Telegu version was also screened at various other Film Festivals like 2013 Cannes Film Festival, 16th Shanghai International Film Festival, and Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. It bagged the Award for Best Art Direction at the Fantaspoa Film Festival, Brazil and was nominated at the Madrid International Film Festival for multiple categories. Rajamouli’s most recent venture is Baahubali: The Beginning, which was a record-breaking hit and 3rd Global Highest Grossing Indian Film and India’s biggest commercial hit. This film is Rajamouli’s first film shot in a digital camera and his work received rave reviews and was published in The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Huffington Post.

S. S. Rajamouli Telugu Actor