Anil Sunkara is an Actor, Director and Producer in the Southern Cinema Industry of India. He works on Tamil and Telugu films of the South Indian film industry. He started his career as founder of “14 Reels Entertainment”. It is a Private company aimed at production and distribution of Indian Films. He founded this company with the brother duo of Gopichand Achanta and
in the year of 2009. With all three being the Non-Residence Indians and having prior experience in film production, they three decided to enter into film production and distribution together in India.
Their first film as producers under 14 Reels Entertainment banner was “Namo Venkatesa” with the leads played by Venkatesh and
. This movie was directed by their good friend
. For their second film too, they partnered with Srinu Vaitla and produced “
” with Samantha and
in the lead roles. While their first film did not get good reviews at the box office, “Dookudu” their second film had one of the largest openings seen by a Telugu Film when it released in 2011. It received a collection of Rs. 12.58 Crores on the opening day itself which increased to a whopping Rs. 50.07 Crores in its first week only. This film turned out to be their entry into the 100 Crore club when the movie was finally removed from the screens.
They had such a successful run that it was nominated for Ten South Filmfare Awards and won six out of it. These awards included the award for Best Actor, Best Director and the Best Film. Their third film starred Bollywood Actress Kirti Sanon in the lead with Mahesh Babu, and Sukumar directed the film. The titled of the movie is “
”. Though the flick received different reviews, it did not stop it from grossing over Rs. 60 Crore domestic net and over Rs 13 Crores overseas. It became the second highest grosser Overseas.
The film had an overall expense of Rs. 75 Crore and earned a revenue of uptoRs. 92.5 Crore before the film even released. Anil Sunkara along with his partners started the distribution under their banner with “
”, a movie by S. S. Rajamouli. They started the distribution with the Krishna Region and went on to distribute overseas. Their distributed films include 7th Sense, 180, Thakita Thakita, Rachcha, etc. The most recent film being “
”. As a Director, Anil has directed films like “Action 3D” in 2013. His latest works as a producer include 2015 Telugu Film “James Bond” and 2016 Telugu Film “
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha