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,
Chaitanya Krishna, Naresh,
Vennela Kishore, Aamani,
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.