A. Sreekar Prasad

Akkineni Sreekar Prasad is an Indian film editor.[1] He works predominantly in Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi language films. In a career spanning more than 35 years, he has edited over 600 films.[2] He is a recipient of nine National Film Awards including seven wins for Best Editing which is a record in that category. He also won five Kerala State Film Awards, two Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards, and two Filmfare Awards among others.

A. Sreekar Prasad
Born
Akkineni Sreekar Prasad

(1963-03-12) March 12, 1963 (age 59)
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1983-present
RelativesL. V. Prasad (paternal uncle)
A. Ramesh Prasad (cousin)
K. B. Tilak (cousin)
Websitewww.sreekarprasad.com

He was included in the Limca Book of Records 'People of the Year - 2013' list for his contribution to Indian cinema in several languages.[3][4] Prasad also holds the record for "films edited in most number of languages" in Limca Book of Records. He has edited films from 17 languages so far.[5]

Early and Personal lifeEdit

Sreekar Prasad was born into a Telugu family in Madras to film editor and director Akkineni Sanjeevi, the younger brother of Telugu film doyen L. V. Prasad.[6][7] His family hails from the village of Somavarappadu near Eluru in Andhra Pradesh.[8][9][10][11] His father had five siblings — four brothers and a sister. Akkineni Ramesh Prasad, son of L. V. Prasad is his cousin. K. B. Tilak, independence activist and filmmaker is also a cousin of his — the son of his paternal aunt.[6]

His son is Akshay Akkineni, director of Pizza. Akshay is married to P. S. Keerthana, daughter of actors R. Parthiban and Seetha. Sreekar was the editor of Keerthana's star vehicle Kannathil Muthamittal, which earned her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2002.

CareerEdit

Sreekar Prasad was a graduate of literature from University of Madras. He learned the art of film editing from his father in Telugu films.[12] Though he started out with Telugu films, he rose to national acclaim through Malayalam and Tamil films. He has won the National Film Award for Best Editing seven times and one Special Jury Award, throughout a career spanning over two decades.[13]

Some of the notable editing works of Sreekar Prasad include Yodha (1992), Nirnayam (1995), Vanaprastham (1999), Alaipayuthey (2000), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Okkadu (2003), Aaytha Ezhuthu/Yuva (2004), Navarasa (2005), Anandabhadram (2005), Guru (2007), Billa (2007), Firaaq (2008), Pazhassi Raja (2009) and Talvar (2015).

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards
Vijay Awards
Other awards

FilmographyEdit

Movie Year Language Notes
1986 Swati Hindi
1986 Captain Nagarjun Telugu
1989 Simha Swapnam Telugu
1989 Raakh Hindi
1990 Neti Siddhartha Telugu
1990 Vyooham Malayalam
1991 Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu Telugu
1991 Jaitra Yatra Telugu
1991 Abhayam Malayalam
1992 President Gari Pellam Telugu
1992 Yodha Malayalam
1992 Soorya Manasam Malayalam
1993 Gandharvam Malayalam
1993 Janam Malayalam
1993 Addeham Enna Iddeham Malayalam
1993 Allari Alludu Telugu
1994 Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu Malayalam
1995 Nirnayam Malayalam
1995 Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman Malayalam
1995 Parvathy Parinayam Malayalam
1995 Peter Scott Malayalam
1995 Maanthrikam Malayalam
1995 Simhavalan Menon Malayalam
1996 Kudumbakodathi Malayalam
1996 Manthrika Kuthira Malayalam
1997 Ramayanam Telugu
1997 Churam Malayalam
1997 Poonilamazha Malayalam
1997 Masmaram Malayalam
1997 Annamayya Telugu
1998 The Terrorist Tamil
1998 Uyirodu Uyiraga Tamil
1998 Malli Tamil
1998 Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala Malayalam
1998 Kanmadam Malayalam
1999 FIR Malayalam
1999 Jalamarmmaram Malayalam
1999 Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu Malayalam
1999 Njangal Santhushtaranu Malayalam
1999 Stalin Sivadas Malayalam
1999 Vanaprastham Malayalam
2000 Annayya Telugu
2000 Karunam Malayalam
2000 Joker Malayalam
2000 Priyam Malayalam
2000 Sathyam Sivam Sundaram Malayalam
2000 Rhythm Tamil
2000 Alaipayuthey Tamil
2000 Manoharam Telugu
2000 Darling Darling Malayalam
2000 Mark Anthony Malayalam
2000 Nadan Pennum Natupramaniyum Malayalam
2000 Snehapoorvam Anna Malayalam
2000 Nuvve Kavali Telugu
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm Tamil
2001 Citizen Tamil
2001 Dil Chahta Hai Hindi
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam Tamil
2001 Kutty Tamil
2001 Megasandesam Malayalam
2001 Akasa Veedhilo Telugu
2001 Satyamev Jayate Malayalam
2001 Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Telugu
2001 Theerthadanam Malayalam
2001 Vakkalathu Narayanankutty Malayalam
2002 Red Tamil
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil
2002 Five Star Tamil
2002 Bokshu: the Myth English
2002 Malayali Mamanu Vanakkam Malayalam
2002 Phantom Malayalam
2002 Saathiya Hindi
2002 Khadgam Telugu
2002 Manmadhudu Telugu
2002 Sesham Malayalam
2003 Okkadu Telugu
2003 Ottesi Cheputunna Telugu
2003 Oka Raju Oka Rani Telugu
2003 Alai Tamil
2003 Kurumbu Tamil
2003 Tehzeeb Hindi
2004 1:1.6 An Ode to Lost Love English
2004 Malliswari Telugu
2004 Naani Telugu
2004 Yuva Hindi
2004 Aayitha Ezhuthu Tamil
2004 Arjun Telugu
2004 Aparichithan Malayalam
2004 Morning Raga English
2005 Kanda Naal Mudhal Tamil
2005 Navarasa Tamil
2005 Anandabhadram Malayalam
2005 Arinthum Ariyamalum Tamil
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising Hindi
2005 Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story Hindustani
2005 Krithyam Malayalam
2005 Kanchanamala Cable TV Telugu
2005 Athadu Telugu
2005 Allari Bullodu Telugu
2006 Pattiyal Tamil
2006 Chukkallo Chandrudu Telugu
2006 Sri Ramadasu Telugu
2006 Sainikudu Telugu
2007 Sringaram Tamil
2007 Jagadam Telugu
2007 Billa Tamil
2007 Guru Hindi
2007 Classmates Telugu
2007 Kattradhu Thamizh Tamil
2008 Jalsa Telugu
2008 Firaaq Hindi
2008 Chintakayala Ravi Telugu
2008 Pandurangadu Telugu
2009 Akasa Kusum Sinhala
2009 Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam Telugu
2009 Kaminey Hindi
2009 Yaavarum Nalam Tamil
2009 13B Hindi
2009 Sarvam Tamil
2009 Ganesh Just Ganesh Telugu
2009 Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja Malayalam
2009 Savaari Kannada
2010 Police Police Telugu
2010 Angaadi Theru Tamil
2010 Raavan Hindi
2010 Raavanan Tamil
2010 Kutty Srank Malayalam
2010 Drohi Tamil
2010 Khaleja Telugu
2011 7 Khoon Maaf Hindi
2011 Sengadal Tamil
2011 Shaitan Hindi
2011 Urumi Malayalam
2011 Mausam Hindi
2011 Panjaa Telugu
2012 Ishq Telugu
2012 Arjun: The Warrior Prince Hindi
2012 Saguni Tamil
2012 Cocktail Hindi
2012 Thuppakki Tamil
2012 Ko Yad Assamese
2013 Kadal Tamil
2013 David Hindi
2013 Ek Thi Daayan Hindi
2013 Thanga Meenkal Tamil
2013 Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi Malayalam
2013 Arrambam Tamil
2013 Ivan Veramathiri Tamil
2014 Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Tamil
2014 Appavin Meesai Tamil
2014 Maan Karate Tamil
2014 Pizza Hindi
2014 Yaan Tamil
2014 Finding Fanny English
2014 Kaththi Tamil
2015 Oh Kadhal Kanmani Tamil
2015 Yatchan Tamil
2015 Puli Tamil
2015 Talvar Hindi
2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan Tamil
2015 10 Endrathukulla Tamil
2015 Dau Huduni Methai Bodo
2016 Nenu Sailaja Telugu
2016 Sethupathi Tamil
2016 Akira Hindi
2016 Idolle Ramayana / Mana Oori Ramayanam Kannada
Telugu
2017 OK Jaanu Hindi
2017 Ghazi/ The Ghazi Attack Telugu
Hindi
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai Tamil
2017 Kalki Tamil
2017 Hindi Medium Hindi
2017 Taramani Tamil
2017 Raabta Hindi
2017 Spyder Telugu
Tamil
2017 Solo Malayalam
Tamil
2017 Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Telugu
2018 Thaana Serndha Kootam Tamil
2018 Rangula Ratnam Telugu
2018 Aami Malayalam
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Telugu
2018 Kaala Tamil
2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Tamil
2018 Kayamkulam Kochunni Malayalam
2018 Sarkar Tamil
2018 Pataakha Hindi
2018 Padi Padi Leche Manasu Telugu
2019 To Let Tamil
2019 Oolu Malayalam
2019 Yatra Telugu
2019 Chitralahari Telugu
2019 Super 30 Hindi
2019 Saaho Telugu
Hindi
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Telugu
2019 Prathi Poovankozhi Malayalam
2020 Darbar Tamil
2020 Angrezi Medium Hindi
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Tamil Anthology
2020 Addham Telugu Web series
2021 C/o Kaadhal Tamil
2021 Bansuri: The Flute Hindi
2021 Shershaah Hindi
2021 Shiddat Hindi
2021 Sridevi Soda Center Telugu
2021 Aakashavaani Telugu
2021 Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum Tamil Anthology
2022 Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu Telugu
2022 RRR Telugu
2022 Dasvi Hindi
2022 Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal Tamil
2022 CBI 5 Malayalam
2022 Virata Parvam Telugu
2022 Shabaash Mithu Hindi
2022 Ponniyin Selvan Tamil
2022 Maamanithan Tamil
2022 Goodbye Hindi
TBA Indian 2 Tamil
TBA Aadujeevitham Malayalam
TBA Barroz: Guardian of D'Gama's Treasure Malayalam

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Sundar, Anusha (6 April 2022). "Sreekar Prasad Interview: Editor on Cutting 'RRR', His First Collaboration with SS Rajamouli, His Process & More". Silverscreen India. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
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  9. ^ Das, Taraprasad. Flights of a bumblebee: Journey in compassionate eye care. Notion Press. ISBN 978-93-84878-29-0.
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