Ravikanth Perepu

Ravikanth Perepu is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and editor known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1] Perepu won the state Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer for his directorial debut film Kshanam (2016).

Ravikanth Perepu
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter, editor
Years active2013 – present
Veena Ghantasala
(m. 2017)
AwardsNandi Award

Personal lifeEdit

Perepu was born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, into a Telugu-speaking family, to Perepu Nageswara Rao and his wife. He did his schooling at Kotak Salesian School; Intermediate from Mega Junior College in Visakhapatnam; graduated in Chemical Engineering from Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam.[2]

Perepu married Veena Ghantasala, grand-daughter of singer, Ghantasala, in November 2017.[3]


Perepu had plans of becoming a blockbuster director from the age of 9, after watching Mani Ratnam's Alaipayuthey. He knew actor Adivi Sesh through Facebook and moved to Hyderabad in 2012, in the hopes of becoming a director. He worked as an assistant director on the 2013 romcom, Kiss, which was directed by Sesh himself.

Perepu debuted thriller]], Kshanam, starring Sesh and Adah Sharma in the lead roles and Anasuya Bharadwaj, Vennela Kishore, Satyam Rajesh, and Satyadev Kancharana in supporting roles. It went on to become a sleeper hit, and made Sesh a household name, for thrillers, in Telugu cinema.

After a gap of almost 4 years, his second directorial, Krishna and His Leela, came out in 2020. It was produced by Daggubati Suresh Babu and Viacom18 Studios. It starred Siddu Jonnalagadda, Shraddha Srinath, Seerat Kapoor, and Shalini Vadnikatti in the lead roles. It was released directly on Netflix, for steaming, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with Siddu, he wrote the story and edited the film as well.


Year Film Credited as Acting role Notes
Director Writer Editor Actor
2016 Kshanam Yes Yes Yes Yes Marwari Seth
2020 Krishna and His Leela Yes Yes Yes No
Bhanumathi & Ramakrishna No No Yes Yes Bhanu's date
2022 DJ Tillu No No No No lyrics for the song "Nuvvala"


Nandi Awards


  1. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (11 March 2016). "Ravikanth Perepu Interview to The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Ravikanth Perepu biography". Facebook.
  3. ^ "Ravikanth Perepu Marriage with Ghantasala's grand daughter". Hindustan Times. 13 November 2017.