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Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi, known popularly as Krishna Vamsi, is an Indian film director, producer and choreographer known for his work in Telugu cinema.[1][2] Vamsi made his directorial debut with the 1995 crime film Gulabi, starring J. D. Chakravarthi. He has received two National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and three Nandi Awards. Before his directorial debut with Gulabi, he worked as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma.

Krishna Vamsi
Pasupuleti Venkata Bangarraju

(1962-07-28) 28 July 1962 (age 57)
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1985–present
Ramya Krishnan (m. 2003)
ChildrenRithvik Krishna

In 1996, he directed the film Ninne Pelladata, one of the highest grossing Telugu films of the time. He subsequently directed the critically acclaimed crime film, Sindhooram under his production house Andhra Talkies; both the films won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[3][4] In 2002, he ventured into Bollywood with Shakti: The Power, a remake of his own 1998 Telugu cult classic Antahpuram.

Personal lifeEdit

Krishna Vamsi is married to Ramya Krishnan, a South Indian actress.[5][6] Ramya Krishnan acted in two of his films; Sri Anjaneyam (in a guest role) and Chandralekha, prior to marriage.[7] Krishna Vamsi is known to be a fan of Sitarama Sastry. The films for which Sitarama Sastry wrote lyrics, which are directed by Krishna Vamsi include Ninne Pelladatha, Gulabi, Sindhooram, Chandralekha, Murari, Khadgam, Chakram, Mahatma, and Paisa. Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry adopted Krishna Vamsi, not legally through Indian Government Gazette, but by the traditional Hindu method.


Year Name Language Notes
1995 Gulabi Telugu Debut film as director
1996 Ninne Pelladutha Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu)
1997 Sindhooram Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
1998 Chandralekha Telugu
1998 Antahpuram Telugu/Tamil Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu)
partially reshot in Tamil replacing Parthiepan instead of Jagapathi Babu, Simran replaces Heera Rajagopal in special song.
1999 Samudram Telugu
2001 Murari Telugu
2002 Shakti: The Power Hindi
2002 Khadgam Telugu Nandi Award for Best Director
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu)
2004 Sri Anjaneyam Telugu
2005 Chakram Telugu Nandi Award for Best Director
2005 Danger Telugu
2006 Rakhi Telugu
2007 Chandamama Telugu Nandi Award for Best Director
2009 Sasirekha Parinayam Telugu
2009 Mahatma Telugu
2011 Mogudu Telugu
2014 Paisa Telugu
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Telugu Nandi Award for Best Story Writer
2017 Nakshatram Telugu
2020 Ranga Maarthanda Telugu


  1. ^ Chat with Telugu director Krishna Vamsi. (4 February 2009). Retrieved on 7 July 2012.
  2. ^ Arts / Cinema : 'I wanted to do something real'. The Hindu (12 November 2011). Retrieved on 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  4. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Ramya weds Krishna Vamsi". Retrieved 11 June 2003.
  6. ^ "Krishna Vamsi is jealous of Ramya Krishna". Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Krishna Vamsi to marry Ramyakrishna". The Times of India. 10 June 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2013.

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