Krishna Vamsi or also known as Vamshiramya, is an Indian film choreographer, producer, and director of Telugu films. He was born on July 27, 1962, in Tadepalligudem, India. He attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University. On June 12, 2003, Krishna got married to actress,
and they were blessed with a son named, Ritwik. He made his directorial debut with the 1995 musical hit Telugu film, Gulabi, starring Maheswari and J.D. Chakravarthy in the lead roles.
The following year, he directed the Telugu romance film, Ninne Pelladata, which was produced by actor, Nagarjuna Akkineni, who also starred in the film. Ninne Pelladata gained the National Film Award for Best Fiction Film in Telugu, while Krishna bagged his first Filmfare Award for Best Director. In 1997, he directed another critically acclaimed film entitled Sindhooram, which features
, Brahmaji, and Sanghavi in the lead roles. This film also gained the National Film Award in the year 1998 for Best Feature Film. All these films became box-office hits and earned positive reviews from the audience and critics.
He made his Bollywood debut in 2002 with the film, Shakti: The Power.
starred in the lead roles, while
Shah Rukh Khan
appeared in a supporting role. This film became the 13th highest grossing film worldwide in 2002. In 2007, he directed Chandamama, which became a success at the box-office. It completed a 100-day run in that same year. Krishna also helmed Genelia D’Souza and Tarun Kumar-starrer film,
, in 2009. Although the film didn’t make it to the box-office, it received decent reviews upon release.
In the same year, he directed Srikanth’s 100th film entitled Mahatma. He is also the director of the Telugu drama film, Mogudu (2011), a film that depicts the value of friendship, family, love, affection, and responsibility. However, the film failed to make it to the box office and did not appeal to the audience and critics. Krishna is a fan of Seetharama Sastry, a famous lyricist in the Telugu filmdom. The two have worked together in films like Gulabi (1995), Ninne Pelladata (1996), Sindhooram (1997), Chandralekha (1998), Murari (2001), Khadgam (2002), Chakram (2005), Mahatma (2009), and Paisa (2014).
Sastry has adopted him through the traditional Hindu system. This 2016, Krishna is working in the upcoming horror-fantasy film, Rudraksha. It was reported that his wife would make a comeback in this movie after 15 years of hiatus. He is also working in the film, Nakshatram, which will feature Ramya Krishnan and
in the lead roles. It will be release in 2017.