Satish Vegesna is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1] His film Shatamanam Bhavati received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and the state Nandi Awards for Best Direction, and Best Home Viewing Feature Film.[2][3][4]

Satish Vegesna
Occupation(s)Director, screenwriter

Early life edit

Vegesna was born in Tanuku of West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He completed his BA and worked as a composer in the news daily Eenadu for 7 years.[5] He quit his job to become a writer.

Filmography edit

Vegesna (right) receiving award from President Pranab Mukherjee (middle) at the 64th National Film Awards, 2017

Vegesna initially worked as a writer and became a director. In 1999, he started working with director Muppalaneni Shiva for a few films like Speed Dancer and Priya O Priya. He worked with E. V. V. Satyanarayana for the film Thotti Gang.[3] This along with Kabaddi Kabaddi gave him a break as a writer. Later he worked with Allari Naresh for several films.

Dongala Bandi was his first film as a director starring Allari Naresh. But this film did not do well at the box office. He worked for director Harish Shankar for the films Gabbar Singh, Ramayya Vastavayya, and Subrahmanyam for Sale. After that he approached producer Dil Raju with the story of Shatamanam Bhavati which became a hit at the box office also garnering a National award and state Nandi award. The film received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for "in appreciation of providing a feeling of jubilation by respecting family values in an unexplored manner".[6]

As a director edit

As a writer edit

Year Film Credits Awards Ref.
1998 Subhalekhalu Dialogue - -
2000 Maa Pelliki Randi Dialogue
2000 Hyderabad Dialogue
2001 Prema Sakshiga Dialogue
2002 Raghava Dialogue
2002 Nee Premakai Story
2002 Kanulu Moosina Nuvve Dialogue
2002 Yuva Rathna Story, dialogue
2002 Hai Dialogue
2002 Thotti Gang Dialogue
2003 Kabaddi Kabaddi Dialogue
2003 Satyam Dialogue
2003 Nenu Seetamahalakshmi Dialogue
2003 Nenu Pelliki Ready Dialogue
2004 Naa Autograph Dialogue
2004 Leela Mahal Center Dialogue
2005 Pandem Story, dialogue
2005 Nuvvante Naakishtam Dialogue
2005 Paandu Dialogue
2006 Kithakithalu Dialogue
2006 Rajababu Dialogue
2007 Athili Sattibabu LKG Dialogue, screenplay
2007 Pellaindi Kaani Dialogue
2008 Blade Babji Story, dialogues
2008 Dongala Bandi Story, screenplay, dialogue
2008 Mangataayaru Tiffin Centre Dialogue
2010 Burudi Dialogues
2011 Madatha Kaja Story, screenplay, dialogue
2012 Gabbar Singh Screenplay
2012 Rama Dandu Story, screenplay, dialogue
2012 Kulu Manali Story, screenplay, dialogue
2013 Kevvu Keka Story, dialogue
2013 Ramayya Vasthavayya Screenplay
2015 Subramanyam for Sale Screenplay
2015 Paisalo Paramatma Dialogues
2017 Shatamanam Bhavati Story, screenplay, dialogue National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment

Nandi Award for Best Director

2018 Srinivasa Kalyanam Story, screenplay, dialogue
2020 Entha Manchivaadavuraa Story, screenplay, dialogue
2021 Kothi Komachi Story, screenplay, dialogue
2022 Sri Sri Sri Rajaavaaru Story, screenplay, dialogue

References edit

  1. ^ Y., Sunita Chowdhary (20 January 2017). "Human emotions never get outdated". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh government announces Nandi awards for 2014-2016". The Times of India.
  3. ^ a b "I don't want to be preachy any more, says Satish Vegesna". The Hans India. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Satish Vegesna to direct Sai Dharam Tej". Deccan Chronicle. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  5. ^ Nelluri, Maya. "Interview with Satish Vegesna about Shatamanam Bhavati by Maya Nelluri - Telugu cinema director". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.