Srinivas Avasarala (born 19 March 1984) is an Indian actor, film director, screenwriter, and television presenter known for his works in Telugu cinema. He received two Nandi Awards and a SIIMA Award.
Avasarala in 2016
|Born||19 March 1984|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles |
|Years active||2007 – present|
Srinivas Avasarala was born on 19 March 1984 in Hyderabad, India. He did his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from KL University, Vijayawada. Avasarala holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with focus on Finite Element Analysis from University of North Dakota and worked for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Avasarala 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. He also hosted one of the quiz shows, Champion which aired on ETV Telugu for the first season.
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 (2014). 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.
|2011||Vara Prasad Potti Prasad||Vara Prasad|
|Pilla Zamindar||Kanna Babu|
|2013||Amrutham Chandamamalo||Amrutha Rao|
|Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha||Viswa|
|Aravind 2||Film director|
|2014||Govindudu Andarivadele||Dr. N. Raju|
|Oohalu Gusagusalade||Uday Bhaskar||Also Writer and Director|
|2016||Nannaku Prematho||Abhiram's brother|
|Raja Cheyyi Vesthe||Chakri|
|A Aa||Shekhar Benarjee|
|2017||Babu Baga Busy||Madhav / Maddy||Lead role|
|Meda Meeda Abbayi||CBCID Officer Naresh|
|PSV Garuda Vega||Prakash|
|Mahanati||L. V. Prasad||Cameo Role|
|Antariksham 9000 KMPH||Mohan|
|2019||N.T.R: Kathanayakudu||D. V. Narasa Raju||Cameo Role|
|Oorantha Anukuntunnaru||Shiva Raman Iyer|
|2020||Nishabdham||Poorna Chandra Rao|
|2011||Golconda High School||No||Yes||Dialogues|
|TBA||Phalana Abbai Phalana Ammai||Yes||Yes||Filming|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Special Jury Award – Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014) – won
- Best Dialogue Writer – Jyo achyutananda (2016) – won
- "Happy Birthday Srinivas Avasarala: Take a look at the actor-director's career path - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
- TNN (12 September 2013). "Srinivas Avasarala turns director - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "KL University Alumini Association". KL University.
- "rediff.com: From Princeton to Ashta Chamma". Rediff.com. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Naga Shaurya - Srinivas Avasarala film". The Times of India. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- "SIIMA AWARDS | 2015 | winners | |". siima.in. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2014". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2016". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- "56th Idea Filmfare Awards Nominations". Reachout Hyderabad. 31 July 2009. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2021.