Marthand K Venkatesh is a well known professional film editor who is mainly recognized for his works in Telugu cinema or Tollywood. He was born as the son of the famous K. M. Marthand, the most renowned film editor in the Telugu film industry and as the nephew of B. A. Subba Rao, a legendary director in the Tollywood film industry. As a young boy, he used to visit his father’s office where he saw him work. After a certain period, his father, K. M. Marthand had become an alcohol addict and his health quickly declined due to increased consumption of alcohol. Due to this, young Venkatesh had offered to assist his father with his editing, all while he was still doing his higher secondary education.
Marthand made his debut into the field of film editing after he had an honest conversation with filmmaker, K. Raghavendra Rao. During the conversation, Mr. Rao had asked Venkatesh for his stand on Rao’s then newly released ‘Coolie No. 1’. After honestly elaborating on his likes and dislikes, an impressed K. R. Rao offered Venkatesh the job of editing for his film ‘Allari Premikudu’. Later on, he was given a continuous array of films to edit.
Marthand has been the man behind some hit Telugu flicks which gained him popular recognition and a respectable name in the industry. Some of his best works include, ‘
Pelli Sandadi’, ‘Preminchukundam Raa, Bavagaru Bagunnara?’, ‘
Arya’ in 2004, ‘
Venky’ also in 2004, ‘
Bommarillu’ in 2006, ‘
Arundhati’ in 2009, ‘Arya 2’ in 2010, ‘
Life Is Beautiful’ in 2010, ‘
Uyyala Jampala’ in 2013, etc. He was nominated and won the award for Best Editor four times at the Nandi Awards for ‘
Tholi Prema’, ‘
Daddy’ in the year 2001, ‘
Pokkiri’ in 2006, and for ‘Arundhati’ in the year 2008.