Jayasree Kumara Bharavi, more popularly known as J. K. Bharavi, is a prominent figure in the Telugu film industry. He is a writer, playback singer, producer, lyricist, composer, director, and an actor. Compared to direction, he is well known as a screenplay writer. He is born in Andhra Pradesh, and currently resides in Hyderabad. He has received the National Movie Award for the Best Feature Film in Telugu, in the year 2004, for the movie that he scripted, ‘
’. He has also received the Kaloji Smaraka Award.
J. K. Bharavi has credits in over 17 movies. He was the producer and dialogue writer for the film, Kona Eedaitha, in the year 1995. As a screenwriter, his career began in 1997 with the movie, ‘
’. In 1998, he was the writer for the films, Suvvi Suvvalaali and 1999. After that, he did movies like ‘Habba’ (1999), and (2001).
He took a break for about three years, after working in Sri Manjunath (2001), as a writer. During that time, in 2002, he was the producer and composer for the film, ‘Chandravamsam’. He returned in 2003, as a writer, with the movie, Sri Renukadevi. Again after three years, he came back, in 2006, with
, in which he has also acted. He portrayed his acting skills in movies like, ‘Nishyabda’, which was in the year 1998, and ‘
’, in 2008. He was the story writer for the film, Navashakthi Vaibhava, in the year 2008.
’ was his next project, which was a major hit in 2011. His directorial debut was in 2013 with the movie, Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara. The film has
in the lead, portraying Adi Shankaracharya, and also has a cameo appearance of Nagarjuna Akkineni. It is a biographical film, which is on the devotional side, and is produced by Global Creators banners.