K. V. Reddy

Kadiri Venkata Reddy (1 July 1912 – 15 September 1972) was an Indian film director, writer, producer and production manager in Telugu cinema, known for his pioneering work in folklore, social and fantasy films. His film Donga Ramudu (1955) was archived in the curriculum of the Film and Television Institute of India.[1] Patala Bhairavi got critical acclaim at India International Film Festival in 1952. He has garnered three National Film Awards.[2]

K. V. Reddy
Kadiri Venkata Reddy

1 July 1912
Died16 September 1972(1972-09-16) (aged 60)
Chennai, India
OccupationDirector, Producer, Writer
Years active1940–1970

Personal lifeEdit

K. V. Reddy was born on 1 July 1912 in Tadipatri, Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He completed his B.Sc degree in Physics in Madras Presidency College before starting his career in film industry as a cashier for Vauhini Studios in 1938.

Reddy went on to direct movies such as Bhakta Potana and Yogi Vemana, with Chittor V. Nagaiah as lead actor. His 1951 production of Patala Bhairavi, starring S. V. Ranga Rao and N. T. Rama Rao, was a hit and was screened for 100 days in 28 centers. Maya Bazaar is regarded as his magnum opus, while Donga Ramudu (1955) is included in the curriculum of the Film and Television Institute of India. K. V. Reddy had four sons and five daughters. He died on 15 September 1972. There is also a colony named after him "K. V. REDDY NAGAR" in his home town, i.e., Tadipatri.





Production managerEdit


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South


  1. ^ Sashidhar AS, TNN 13 Aug 2012, 04.15PM IST MayabAzar (13 August 2012). "Donga Ramudu was included in FTII - Times Of India" (Press release). Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Nostalgia - Pathala Bhairavi". CineGoer.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. ^ "2nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  4. ^ "6th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011.

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