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Srinivas Avasarala

Srinivas Avasarala is an Indian film director and music director, screenwriter, dialogue writer, actor and television presenter known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1] Srinivas holds a screenwriting diploma from University of California, Los Angeles and took acting classes for a year at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York City. He did theatre in New York and then worked as an assistant director for a film called Blind Ambition.[2]

Srinivas Avasarala
Born (1984-03-19) March 19, 1984 (age 35)
Other namesSrini, Avasarala
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Andhra University
Mechanical Engineer
Years active2007 – present
Parent(s)Avasarala Satyanarayanamurthy
Avasarala Nagamani

He made his acting debut with the film Ashta Chamma- an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. His portrayal of Anand, Algernon in the play, received wide critical acclaim. He made his directorial debut with the Telugu romantic-comedy, Oohalu Gusagusalade. This adaptation of Cyranno De Begerac was one of the biggest hits of 2014 in Telugu films.[citation needed] He also essayed the role of Uday Bhaskar in the film which earned him South Indian International Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has essayed character actor roles in works such as Pilla Zamindar, Anthakamundhu Aatharvaatha, and Kanche which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.

Early life and televisionEdit

Srinivas holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with focus on Finite Element Analysis from University of North Dakota and worked for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from KLCE, Vijayawada. He also hosted one of the quiz shows, Champion which aired on ETV Telugu for the first season. He was born on March 19, 1984


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Blind Ambition Assistant director
2008 Ashta Chamma Anand Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Filmfare Awards South
2010 Orange Ajay
Saradaga Kasepu Srinivas
2011 Vara Prasad Potti Prasad Vara Prasad
Mugguru Anji
Pilla Zamindar Kanna Babu
Golconda High School Dialogues & Voice Over
2013 Chandamama Lo Amrutham Amrutha Rao
Adda Kishore
Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha Viswa
Aravind 2 Film director
Sukumarudu ANR
Chammak Challo Kishore
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Doctor
Oohalu Gusagusalade Uday Bhaskar Also Writer & Director

SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor | Golden Nandi- Special Jury Award

2015 Jil Ajay
Yevade Subramanyam Prabhakar
Bandipotu Cheekati
Kanche Das supporting role
2016 Nannaku Prematho Abhiram's brother
Raja Cheyyi Vesthe Chakri
A Aa Shekhar Benarjee Supporting Role
Gentleman Vamshi Negative Role
Oka Manasu
Jyo Achyutananda Writer & Director

Golden Nandi- Best Dialogue Writer

2017 Babu Baga Busy Madhu Lead Role
Ami Thumi Vijay Supporting Role
Meda Meeda Abbayi CBCID officer Naresh Supporting Role
Okka Kshanam Srinivas
2018 Awe Shiva Supporting Role
Mahanati L. V. Prasad Cameo Role
Sammohanam Himself Special Appearance
Devadas Rajan
Middle Finger Udhay Lead Role
Antariksham 9000 KMPH Mohan Supporting Role
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu D. V. Narasa Raju Cameo Role
Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammayi Writer & Director

TV seriesEdit

He was the first anchor of Champion that aired on ETV. Jhansi took over the show after he quit.


South Indian International Movie Awards
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Telugu - Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014)
Nandi Awards
  • Golden Nandi- Special Jury Award - Telugu - Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014)
  • Golden Nandi- Best Dialogue Writer - Telugu - Jyo achyutananda (2016)


  1. ^ TNN 12 Sep 2013, 03.06PM IST (12 September 2013). "Srinivas Avasarala turns director - Times Of India". Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  2. ^ " From Princeton to Ashta Chamma". Retrieved 12 December 2013.

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