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.

Gautham Raju Telugu Actor

Gautham Raju

Gautham Raju is a senior editor in the Telugu film industry. He was born on 15 January 1954 at Madras. His career in film editing started with Dekh Khabar Rakh Nazar in 1982 and since then he has reigned as the finest editor in the industry. He has had almost 110 films in his kitty and has a shining career of more than 28 years. Gautham’s earliest films include Karu Diddina Kapuram, Prem Samrat, Kartavyam. Spanning from 1982 to recent times, he has worked with almost all reputed directors and cinematographers in the industry. His work in the films Tagore, Political Rowdy, Annavaram, Ashok, Ek Niranjan has earned him praises. In 2002, Gautham won the Nandi award for his editing in the film Aadi. The film features Jr.Ntr in the main role and is directed by Vinayaka. Owing to its popularity, the film was later remade in Tamil and Bengali. It made a huge profit and was therefore dubbed in Hindi as well and presented to the audience. The recent movies of Gautham are Kick 2, Gopala Gopala, Ramayya Vastavayya, which were all later remade into other linguistic films. The films which earned him critical acclaim are Thalapathi, Gabbar Singh and Race Gurram among many others. In the words of the industry folk, he provides that perfect cut to wow the audience. Another Version Of This Bio: Gautham Raju is a versatile personality. He was born on the 15th Day of January 1954 in Chennai, India. He is a Film Editor. He has contributed over four decades to the Indian Cinema. With his first film editing project in the year 1982 titled “Dekh Khabar Rakh Nazar,” he has come a long way. His latest film is “Dictator”, which got released in the year 2016. Along the way, he has won the Nandi Award for the Best Editor for the flick “Aadi” in 2002.

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Praveen Sattaru

Praveen Sattaru is an Indian-American screenwriter, producer and film director. He has given his contribution to the Telugu film industry. He is known for his work in the movie Chandamama Kathalu. The film earned him the National Film Award in the category of Best Feature Film in Telugu in 2014. He was born in Andhra Pradesh. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He used to work as an SAP Consultant for the company IBM. He used to stay in the United States where he would discuss with his friends about their favorite films. His favorite movies were of K. Vishwanadh. In his free time, he used to write scripts which he would share with his friends. At a certain point in time, he was bored of the work which he was doing and so he decided to leave the USA and return to India and start his career as a filmmaker. His first movie was Life Before Wedding (LBW) in 2010. The movie was romantic drama which dealt with emotions and showcased two stories of how relationships change over a period. The movie starred Abhijit, Chinmayi, Rohan, Nishanti, Sidhu and Asif in the lead roles. His second movie Routine Love Story was in 2012. The film was produced by Chanakya Booneti and starred Regina Cassandra and Sundeep Kishan. The music of the film was given by Mickey J Meyer. On asked in an interview to Praveen of why he named the movie ‘Routine Love Story’ he answered that the film showed the routine which couples share in their relationship. The film showcased the small moments of happiness, fights, quarrels which are a part of every relationship. The movie was appreciated by the audience and the critics as well. In 2014, he did the movie Chandamama Kathalu. It was an anthology movie produced by Chanakya Bhooneti. Its story was based on eight small different stories which are interconnected to each other. The movie starred Krishnudu, Lakshmi Manchu, Chaitanya Krishna, Naresh, Vennela Kishore, Aamani, Richa Panai, Naga Shourya, Abhijeet, and Amitha Rao in lead roles. Chandamama Kathalu’s music was given by Mickey J Meyer. The movie was a huge hit in the theaters. He married to Archana Sattaru. He won the National Film Award in the category of Best Feature Film in Telugu in 2014 for the movie Chandamama Kathalu. His other film includes Guntur Talkies in 2015.

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Praveen Sattaru Telugu Actor