Koratala Siva

Koratala Siva (born 15 June 1975) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Koratala has directed four Telugu films, namely Mirchi (2013), Srimanthudu (2015), Janatha Garage (2016) and Bharat Ane Nenu (2018), and all four films were commercial successes. He has received two Nandi Awards, and an IIFA Utsavam Award.

Koratala Siva
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Koratala in an interview in 2018
Born (1975-06-15) 15 June 1975 (age 46)[1]
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
Years active2003-present
RelativesPosani Krishna Murali

Early life and cinema career beginningsEdit

He began his early career working as a software engineer, then Koratala worked as a film screenwriting assistant under his uncle Posani Krishna Murali.[3][4] Subsequently, he ventured into Telugu film industry as a dialogue writer for films such as Okkadunnadu, Munna, Brindavanam, and Oosaravelli.[5]

Directorial careerEdit

In 2013, he made his film directorial debut with Mirchi starring Prabhas which was a box-office success. In 2015, he directed action-drama film Srimanthudu, which was a commercial success,[6] and has received three Filmfare Awards South, six IIFA Awards, and six SIIMA Awards.

His 2016 film Janatha Garage starred Mohanlal and Jr. NTR. The story follows operating a large automobile service center named "Janatha Garage" and undertaking law enforcement through their group of automobile mechanics, because the legal agencies were thought to be inadequate. The film grossed estimated 135 crore and earned a distributor's share amount of 60 crore in its first week of release.[7][8] Koratala scored his third consecutive success as a director with the film.[9]

He returned to direct actor Mahesh Babu in the political action drama film Bharat Ane Nenu and continued his success streak at the box-office, with the film grossing 225 crore at the box-office.[10] In early 2020, Koratala started filming his next directional, Acharya with Chiranjeevi in the lead.[11]


As writer & directorEdit

Year Film Cast Music
2013 Mirchi Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Richa Gangopadhyay Devi Sri Prasad
2015 Srimanthudu Mahesh Babu, Shruti Hassan Devi Sri Prasad
2016 Janatha Garage Mohanlal, Jr. NTR, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen Devi Sri Prasad
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani Devi Sri Prasad
2021 Acharya Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan,[12] Kajal Aggarwal, Pooja Hegde Mani Sharma

As writer onlyEdit

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 Dialogues
2010 Simha Writer
2011 Oosaravelli Co-writer Vakkantham Vamsi

Frequent collaboratorsEdit

Collaborator Mirchi
Janatha Garage
Bharat Ane Nenu
Mahesh Babu    
Devi Sri Prasad        
Ramajogayya Sastry        
Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao      
R. Madhi    
Sampath Raj    


Film Awards Category Result Ref.
Mirchi Nandi Awards of 2013 Best First Film of a Director Won [13]
61st Filmfare Awards South Best Director Nominated [14][15]
3rd SIIMA Best Director (Telugu) Nominated [16]
Srimanthudu 63rd Filmfare Awards South Best Director – Telugu Nominated [17]
IIFA Utsavam 2015 Best Director Nominated [18]
5th SIIMA Best Director (Telugu) Nominated [19]
14th Santosham Film Awards Best Director Won
Janatha Garage Nandi Awards of 2016 Best Story Writer Won [20]
64th Filmfare Awards South Best Director – Telugu Nominated [21]
6th SIIMA Best Director (Telugu) Nominated [22]
2nd IIFA Utsavam Best Director Won [23]
Bharat Ane Nenu Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Dialogues Won [24]
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Director – Telugu Nominated [25]


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  2. ^ "ఎందరో మహానుభావులు... అందరూ కృష్ణా, గుంటూరు వారే". Andhra Jyothi (in Telugu). 26 July 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ "123Telugu.com". Interview – Koratala Shiva. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
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  21. ^ "Winners of the 64th Jio Filmfare Awards South". filmfare. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  22. ^ "Nominations list for the SIIMA 2017 announced!". Sify.com. Archived from the original on 5 June 2017.
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  25. ^ "Nominations for the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare. Retrieved 20 December 2019.

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