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Krish (born Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi) is an Indian film director, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Bollywood. He made his directorial debut in 2008 with Gamyam and followed it up with Vedam in 2010. Both films garnered widespread critical acclaim, fetching him the Nandi Award and Filmfare Award for Best Director. In 2015, he directed the period war drama film, Kanche setup in Nazi Germany, the film has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[1] Kanche was selected for the Indiwood Panorama Competition section at the 2nd edition of Indiwood Carnival 2016 in Hyderabad.[2] In 2017, his directorial venture Gautamiputra Satakarni has gained critical acclaim and a huge box office success.[3] He co-directed the epic Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi which released on 25 January 2019.[4]

Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi

(1978-11-11) 11 November 1978 (age 40)
Years active2008–present
AwardsNational Film Awards
Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South


In 2008, Krish made his debut with Gamyam, starring Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, and Kamalinee Mukherjee. The film was produced by his father Jagarlamudi Saibaba along with his brother Bibo Srinivas, and his friend Rajeev Reddy who came forward after Krish vainly tried to convince many notable Telugu film producers. The film went on to become a big hit at the box office,[5] and won several awards, including the Best Picture[6] and Best Director prizes at the 2009 South Filmfare Award.[6] This blockbuster film is remade in Tamil as Kadalana Summa illa, in Kannada as Savaari and in Bengali as Dui Prithbi. Raj Chakraborty directed Dui Prithibi (2010 film), Which is critically and commercially successful and turned as the highest grosser of 2010, according to a study conducted by FICCI & Deloitte.

Krish's next film, Vedam, released theatrically in June 2010. The film, starring Allu Arjun, Anushka Shetty and Manoj Manchu in the lead roles, was the first multistarrer film in Telugu after more than a decade. It was well received by both critics and audiences, winning four major awards at the 58th Filmfare Awards South, with Krish receiving his second Filmfare Award for Best Director.[7] Vedam was also the second film to win all the four major awards (Best Movie, Best Director for Krish, Best Actor for Allu Arjun and Best Actress for Anushka Shetty), after Jeevana Jyothi in 1975 and had a good run at the box office as well.

Following the success of Vedam, Krish was signed to direct its Tamil remake, titled Vaanam, starring Silambarasan Rajendar, Bharath, and Anushka Shetty, reprising her role, in the main roles.[8] Like its original version, Vaanam too released to critical acclaim.[9] His next film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum starring Rana Daggubati and Nayantara released in 2012 was blockbuster at the box office.

His Hindi debut film was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Production Gabbar Is Back, released on 20 April 2015. It stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Shruti Haasan. His WW II retro war movie directorial, a Telugu film starring Varun Tej named Kanche, released on 22 October, on occasion of Dussera. It received positive reviews from critics and was successful at the box office. [10]

He next directed Nandamuri Balakrishna's 100th movie, Gautami Putra Shaathakarani, which was based on emperor Gautami Putra Shaatakarni and that movie released on 12 January 2017. Krish collaborated with Nandamuri Balakrishna again for the N.T.R biopic which was released in the year 2019 in two parts N.T.R: Kathanayakudu and N.T.R: Mahanayakudu, both the movies got critical acclaim but turned out to be massive disaster at the box- office.

He got co-director credit for the Bollywood movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi as he left the direction midway to honor his prior commitment on the N.T.R biopic.



  1. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Movie list - All Lights India International Film Festival".
  3. ^ We don’t know our history: Krish Jagarlamudi
  4. ^ "It's official! Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika' to clash with Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' early next year - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Top 14 films of Telugu Cinema - 2008". 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Filmfare Awards 2009 Winners list". 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  7. ^ The glitter, the gloss, the razzmatazz
  8. ^ "STR completes Vaanam". 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Latest on Simbu". 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Varun Tej movie with Director Krish started", TOI, Retrieved 2 Feb 2015

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