Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry was a well known Telugu actor, screenplay writer as well as director. He was called as Haasya Bhrama for his humorous works. He was born as Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subrahmanya Sastry in Narsapuram. He was one of the best film directors in India and has got the valuable Padma Shri award for his service to the Indian cinema. His movie Anandha Bhairavi participated in the International Film Festival of India in the year 1983. He was a commerce graduate. During his school and college days, he participated in many stage plays and won prizes. He has also acted in different roles in his young age. He made his debut in the cinema industry as a lyricist. His popular stage play was Ek Din Ka Sultan. This is the stage play that was staged more than 10, 000 times. The script was remodeled for more than 15 times. As a dialogue writer, he gave a hit movie Devudu Chesina Bommalu. Siri Siri Muvva was a classic hit movie in the year 1977, which had the dialogues of Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry.
was the debut movie as a director. He has received Nandi award thrice for his direction, story and dialogues. He survived till 2001.