Siva Nageswara Rao

Siva Nageswara Rao is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Telugu cinema. He is especially known for his work in comedy films.[1] His notable films include Money (1993), Money Money (1994), Lucky Chance (1994), Sisindri (1995), Pattukondi Chooddaam (1997), Hands Up! (2000), Dhanalakshmi, I Love You (2002), Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy (2004), Bhookailas (2007).[1][2]

Early lifeEdit

Siva Nageswara Rao was born and brought up in Uppalapadu near Guntur.[2][1] He was fascinated by films from childhood. He did his graduation from Hindu College in Guntur.[1]


He went to Madras to join Telugu film industry in 1979 at the age of 23.[1] He struggled there for six months. In order to earn daily living, he acted in films like Burripalem Bullodu and Sannayi Appanna as unofficial junior artist.[1]

He joined as an assistant director to Vijaya Nirmala and worked under her for the films Antham Kaadidi Aarambham, Doctor Cine Actor (1982) etc.[2][1] Later he worked with V. Madhusudhana Rao for Jagannatha Ratha Chakraalu, with Lenin Babu for Maro Kurukshetram, with S. A. Chandrasekhar for Devanthakudu (1984), Balidaanam, Intiko Rudramma. Then he started working for Kranthi Kumar with Swathi (1984) and was a part of his direction team for six years.[2][1]

He met Ram Gopal Varma during the making of the film Rao Gaari Illu (1988) on which both Varma and Siva Nageswara Rao worked as assistant directors. While doing that film, Varma asked him to work as an assistant director in Siva (1989) to which he agreed. Siva Nageswara Rao's debut film as a director was Money (1993) and was produced by Ram Gopal Varma.[1]





  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Interview with Siva Nageswara Rao by Jeevi". 5 July 2006. Archived from the original on 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Articles : Movie Retrospect : Retrospect : Money (1993)". 31 July 2008. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  3. ^ E, Hemachandra (11 March 2023). "Director Siva Nageswara Rao: Dochevaarevarura was an idea born out of a story I didn't like | Exclusive".
  4. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)

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