Kranthi Kumar was among the most eminent personalities of the Indian Film industry who has contributed numerous masterpieces. He was a famous Indian film screenwriter, producer, and director who worked extensively in Telugu Film Industry. His commendable credits include the 1984 movies Swathi and Agni Gundam, 1991 Seetharamayya Gari Manavaralu, and 1994 Bhale Pellam. He was born on 5 April 1942 in Penamaluru, Andhra Pradesh, India as Talasila Kranthi Kumar. He holds M.A. and L.L.B. He introduced '
' as an actor in Pranam Kareedu and made his debut in the film industry. He has directed several movies in his career and gained popularity worldwide due to his hard work and consistency.
Also, he directed the movie, Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu, which was shown in the Indian panorama section at the famous 1991 International Film Festival of India. This movie screening earned him respect and popularity from his fans across the nation and assisted him in landing various projects to showcase his talent. After some time, he directed the film named 9 Nelalu, which was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. All his work was immensely loved by viewers and received high recognition from the superiors in the Industry. His notable works as a Director are Aranyakanda, Agni Gundam, Neti Siddhartha, Seetharamayya Gari Manavaralu, Rajeswari Kalyanam, Amma Koduku, Bhale Pellam, Baalina Jyothi (Kannada), and many others. Apart from working as a Director, he has been the producer of several movies and shows which attracted an audience from every corner of the Country.
Some of his vast acclaimed credits include Aame Katha in 1977,
, Punadhirallu, Shri Jagannath, 1980's Mosagadu and Sardar Papa Rayudu, 1983's Sivudu Sivudu Sivudu, and 1984's Aaj Ka M.L.A.
. Additionally, he has been honored with special awards for his incredible contribution to the Film Industry. He won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu (director) for Sravanthi (1986). In addition, he has been the recipient of several awards, including Best Feature Film for Sarada (1973) and Best Feature Film for Swathi (1984). Unfortunately, he died on 9th May 2003.