Sarath Mandava

Sarath Mandava is an Indian screenwriter, director, cinematographer and executive producer known for his works in Tamil cinema, and Telugu cinema. Sarath made his directorial debut with a political thriller Tamil version film Ko 2.[1] In 2012, he has written/ co-written Ajith Kumar's Billa II as screenplay and story writer.[2] He has written dialogues for the Telugu version of the same film released on 13 Jul 2012 with title David Billa.[3]

Sarath Mandava
Sarath Babu Mandava

Alma materITM University,
Southern New Hampshire University
executive producer
Years active2009 – present


Sarath Mandava started his career in Films after quitting his Software Career.[citation needed] He went to Film School in London promoted by Rain Dance and did a Script Writing course in Straight Curve Film School, Kent, UK.[citation needed] He started working as Associate Director and Co-writer in various films before directing his debut Tamil film Ko 2.[citation needed] Sarath supposed to debut as a Director with a film titled 'Anjamai Dravidar Udamayada' with a political thriller based on a true story.[citation needed] Due to unknown reasons, the project was shelved and replaced by Ko 2.[citation needed] He worked as Executive Producer for a few Telugu films including Telugu film Potugadu.[citation needed]


As directorEdit

Year Film Actors Language Notes
2016 Ko 2 Bobby Simha, Prakash Raj, Nikki Galrani Tamil [1] Listed in Best Films of 2016
2022 Rama Rao On Duty Ravi Teja, Divyansha Kaushik|[2], Nassar, Naresh, Rahul Ramakrishna Telugu [3] Ravi Teja New Film

As writerEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
2016 Ko 2 Additional Story and Screenplay Tamil
2012 Billa 2 Story, Screenplay Tamil Also actor
2012 David Billa Telugu Version Dialogues Telugu
2019 Khamoshi Dialogue Writer Hindi
2022 Rama Rao On Duty Story, Screenplay, Dialogues Telugu

As cinematographerEdit

Year Film Actors Language Notes
2016 Tulasi Dalam RP Patnaik, Nichol Deva, Vandana Gupta Telugu
2010 Broker Srihari, RP Patnaik Telugu Nandi Award Winning Film

As executive producerEdit

Year Film Actors Language Notes
2019 Evadu Thakkuva Kadu Vikram Sahidev Telugu
2013 Potugadu Rocking Star Manoj Telugu


  1. ^ Vasudevan, K. V. (14 May 2016). "No debut blues". The Hindu – via
  2. ^ "Review : (2012)". Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Audio Release of Telugu Film David Billa". News 18. p. 1. Retrieved 10 April 2020.