Open main menu

Koratala Siva is an Indian film director, and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1] In 2013, he made his directorial debut with Mirchi starring Prabhas. In 2015, he directed Srimanthudu, which was a commercial success, grossing nearly 150 crore globally, and becoming the second highest grossing Telugu film at the time, and has received three Filmfare Awards South, six IIFA Awards, and six SIIMA Awards. He then directed another film Janatha Garage which grossed an estimated 135 crore. It earned a distributor's share amount of 60 crore in its first week of release.[2][3] In 2018 he directed Bharat Ane Nenu starring Mahesh Babu which grossed 160 crores.

Koratala Siva
Koratala Siva.jpg
Siva in an interview with Film Companion South in April 2018
Years active2003-present
RelativesPosani Krishna Murali


Early life and cinemaEdit

Starting his career working as a software engineer, Siva worked as a screenwriting assistant as siva is the nephew of Posani Krishna Murali.[4] Subsequently, he ventured into cinema as a Dialogue writer for films such as Okkadunnadu, Munna, Brindavanam, and Oosaravelli.[5]


As writerEdit

Year Film Notes
2002 Girl Friend Co-writer B.V.S.Ravi
2005 Bhadra Writer
2007 Munna Co-writers BVS Ravi, Vamsi Paidipally
Okkadunnadu Dialogues
2010 Brindavanam Co-writer Vamsi Paidipally
2010 Simha Writer
2011 Oosaravelli Co-writer Vakkantham Vamsi

As directorEdit

Year Film Cast
2013 Mirchi Prabhas , Anushka Shetty , Richa Gangopadhyay
2015 Srimanthudu Mahesh Babu , Shruti Haasan
2016 Janatha Garage Mohanlal , N. T. Rama Rao Jr. , Nithya Menen , Samantha Ruth Prabhu
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Mahesh Babu , Kiara Advani
2019 CHIRU 152 CHIRANJEEVI, [[]], [[]]


  1. ^ "Koratala Siva interview". Times of India. 2013-03-12.
  2. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H (6 September 2016). "'Janatha Garage' 5 days box office collection: NTR-Mohanlal starrer heads towards Rs 150 crore". International Business Times. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (14 September 2016). "Koratala Siva hiked remuneration for Mahesh Babu's film after 'Janatha Garage' success?". International Business Times, India Edition.
  4. ^ "". Interview – Koratala Shiva. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  5. ^ "". Telugu Box Office: 3 super-hit films in first quarter of 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.

External linksEdit