Muthyala Subbaiah

Muthyala Subbaiah is an Indian film director.[3][4][1] He has directed 51 Telugu films.[5] Known for his films with heavy dose of human emotions, he is sometimes referred as Sentiment Subbaiah.[6]

Muthyala Subbaiah
Years active1961–2008.

Personal lifeEdit

Muthyala Subbaiah was born in Parlapalli, a village in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. His parents are Sankaraiah, Seshamma. He is the eldest of four children. He has two sisters and a brother. He was named after his grandfather Subbaiah.[1] Their family lived on agriculture. He used to participate in stage shows since the age of 13 years. He did his B.Com from Vidavalur. He served as the secretary of Fine Arts Association in his college.[7]

He was married to Parvathi when he was an assistant director. They have three children, two sons and a daughter.[1]


After finishing his graduation, he moved to Chennai with an interest to join the film industry. He joined as an assistant to Manapuram Apparao. Later assisted A. Sanjeevi for Sisindri Chittibabu film. It was his first film as an assistant director. Then he worked with P. C. Reddy as a co-director for 10 films. He got introduced to T. Krishna with the help of P.C Reddy, he co-directed many films with him. He got opportunities as a director later on.

Moodu Mulla Bandham was his first film as a director. This film was not a commercial success, and he had to wait 6 years for his next film. He had to work as a co-director again to look after his family. His association with T. Krishna as a co-director started with the film Neti Bharatam. It continued for 10 films until T. Krishna died because of cancer. He also played a role in the film Vandematharam.

When he was working with T. Krishna he was approached by some producers with a novel Vennela Metlu written by Mynampati Bhaskar. They asked him to make a film based on this novel. He directed the film Aruna Kiranam starring Rajasekhar and Vijayashanti. This film was a big hit at the box office. Later he went on to do films with actors like Balakrishna, Chiranjeevi, Srikanth, Venkatesh, Rajasekhar, Rajendra Prasad, Pawan Kalyan. He also launched Gopichand son of T. Krishna as a lead actor with the film Tholi Valapu.



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  2. ^ GV. "Vamsy Krishna S/O Muthyala Subbaiah Wedding". G. V. Ramana. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ Sunita Chowdhary, Y. "My films had a purpose". The Hindu. N. Ram. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ Admin. "Muthyala Subbaiah Biography". Filmi Club. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. ^ Sakshi, Family. "Trend Marindi Guruva". Jagati Publications. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Muthayala subbayya profile". Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Modati cinema" (PDF). Kiran Prabha. Retrieved 20 August 2020.

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