Kranthi Kumar

Kranthi Kumar (born Talasila Kranthi Kumar) was an Indian film, producer, director and screenwriter known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[1]

Kranthi Kumar
Penamaluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Spouse(s)Sita Rama Lakshmibai Talasila
ChildrenTalasila Anil Kumar, Talasila Sunil Kumar Grandchildren: Talasila Lohit, Likith, Jharita, Inderneel, Ashwath.

He won two Filmfare Awards and four Nandi Awards. In 1985, he directed Sravanthi, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu that year.[2] In 1991, he directed Seetharamayya Gari Manavaralu, which was premiered in the Indian panorama section, at the 1991 International Film Festival of India.[3]

He is also responsible for the success of many actors such as Chiranjeevi.

Born in Penamaluru in Vijayawada,Andhra Pradesh he did M.A. and L.L.B. before entering the film world in 1968. He introduced Chiranjeevi as hero in Pranam Kareedu. He was instrumental in shaping K. Raghavendra Rao and Dasari Narayana Rao as ace directors. He is also responsible for the creation of megastar Chiranjeevi.

In 2001 he directed 9 Nelalu, premiered retrospective at the Toronto International Film Festival.[4] He has garnered the National Film Award, four state Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards South. He died on 9th may 2003.


National Film Awards

Nandi Awards





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  5. ^ "39th Annual Filmfare Award Winners". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
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