Gunasekhar is a literature enthusiast, a theatre artist and now an Indian film Director and Screenwriter. He was born on 2nd June 1964 in Narsipatnam, Visakhapatnam. Since he was a child he had an interest in literature and he also wrote short stories. As he developed an interest for theatre, he started taking part in different plays and writing plays. Keeping in mind his movie buff, he moved to Chennai to pursue a career in the same. He worked under various writers and directors.
He was an Assistant writer under Kasi Viswanadh and then as an Assistant Director under D.V. Narsaraju and Director Kranthi Kumar. He gave his Directorial Debut, Lathi in 1992 and won Andhra Pradesh Nandi Award for the Best Directorial Debut. His next directed flick was Sogasu Chooda Tharama, which received a lot of appreciation from the critics, the audience, and has also won many Nandi Awards. In 1997, he came up with the classic Ramayanam, where the cast was kids with ages 4-12 years.
Ramayanam was critically acclaimed and also won the National Award for The Best Children’s Film. Ramayanam was also screened at the International Children’s Film Festival of India. His next movie was
, a South Indian Blockbuster with Chiranjeevi as his cast. This was later remade in Hindi called Calcutta Mail (2003). His next movie was Manoharam, which also won many Nandi Awards. His next venture Okkadu was the biggest blockbuster of its time.
It was the first movie to win 8 Nandi Awards and Gunasekhar also won the Filmfare for Best Director. Okkadu was remade into several languages like Ghilli in Tamil, Ajay in Kannada and Tevar in Hindi. Okkadu is a movie that is studied by students as a part of their curriculum in several media institutes. All of his movies were critically admired and had won many awards. Nippu was his 2012 venture starring
. His most recent flick was the India’s First Historical Stereotypical 3D Film.
It is the biopic of Kakatiya Queen, Rudhramadevi. It was his childhood inspiration from his eighth-grade syllabus, and this was his first movie as a producer. The films’ budget is supposed to be 80 crores. Rudhramadevi is the first women-centric Telugu movie to have crossed 100 crores and has won many awards. Gunasekhar is the most appreciated Director from South India and has made award-winning movies in different genres.