Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty was born on August 24, 1979, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is 37 years old. He is the son of the famous Telugu director,
Ravi Raja Pinisetty, who is renowned for directing movies like “Pedarayudu” and “Chanti.” He is also the brother of the actor Aadhi, who gained recognition from the movie “Aravaan.” Sathya Prabhas was an A-grade student in school and also in college. He also pursued an MBA in London. He gave up a lucrative corporate sector job to create a niche for himself in Tollywood after being inspired by his father and his work. The sudden switch was a shock to his family, but no other career prospect made him feel the sparks like working in the movies did.
It was after four rigorous years working in the film industry, when he decided to opt for the position of a director. Sathya Prabhas attended the prominent American Film Institute (AFI) to study more about the art of making films. While studying there, he also got the rarest of the rare opportunity to attend the Hollywood's prestigious Oscars ceremony in 2008.The entire experience of attending and being a part of the Oscars made him realize his love for movies and the artistic zeal behind it. Back home, Sathya Prabhas made a mark as a professional with his famous movie “Yagavaranium Naa Kaakka,” which screened in 2015, but work for it began as early as 2013. The movie stars his brother Aadhi opposite a fresh face, Nikki Galrani and also has
Mithun Chakraborty, who played a role in his first South Indian film.
It was his ability to convince the great actor Mithun Chakraborty to act in his movie despite the thespian’s initial reluctance that made him further believe his credibility to be in association with the film industry. The film was shot in Tamil as well as in Telugu, and it was a real-life incident faced by Sathya’s friend that inspired the creation of the movie. He claims that the film is a more commercialized form of the incident, but the essence of the picture sticks to the factual occurrence that took place. He also admitted that experiences need to be open to an addition of a fictional twist that adds value to the story and makes it more relatableto the audience.
The theme of the movie had love, comedy, and friendship as core emotions, but the genre is a thriller. Being a perfectionist, Sathya Prabhas considered more than 100 shooting locations to ascertain their authenticity and also to add creativity. He worked equally hard on the script, making as many as 22 copies of the same. The Telugu version of “Yagavaranium Naa Kaakka” titled as “
Malupu” was released in early 2016. Both the movies garnered a great response from the film fraternity and helped Sathya Prabhas establish himself as an ultimate and much-respected director.