S. M. Sriramulu Naidu

Subbarayalu Munuswami Sriramulu Naidu (1910-1976), also known as Sreeramulu Naidu, was an Indian businessman and movie producer from Coimbatore who founded the Pakshiraja Studios in 1945. He was responsible for the early development of the Tamil film industry in Coimbatore and was called the "Coimbatore movie mogul". He has directed and produced films predominantly in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam languages, while also having made one Kannada film. In 1944, he was implicated as one of the accused in the Lakshmikanthan Murder Case and served his sentence till 1945 when he was discharged due to lack of evidence.

S. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Subbarayalu Munuswami Sriramulu Naidu


Early lifeEdit

Sriramulu Naidu was born in Tiruchi in the year 1910. His father Munuswami Naidu was as a station master in the South Indian Railway Limited.

On retirement, Munuswami Naidu opened a bakery by name Davey & Co which Sriramulu Naidu inherited after his death. Soon, however, Naidu got interested in films and became a partner in Central Studios in Coimbatore. Later he would establish Pakshiraja Studios in Coimbatore and was also the founder of Chamundeshwari Studios in Bengaluru .


National Film Awards

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  2. ^ "9th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2011.