Surender Reddy

Surender Reddy is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Telugu cinema. He made his directorial debut with Athanokkade (2005), which won him Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director. He later directed films such as Kick (2009), Oosaravelli (2011), Race Gurram (2014), Dhruva (2016), and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019). He won SIIMA Award for Best Director – Telugu for Race Gurram.

Surender Reddy
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

Surender Reddy was born and brought up in Machampalli village of Karimnagar district, Telangana. Hailing from an affluent family, Reddy is fourth of six children. His father Veera Reddy worked as the Sarpanch of the village. Surender Reddy discontinued his graduation and moved to Hyderabad to pursue a career in films.[1]


Initially he worked as an assistant director for the movie Preminchedi Endukamma (1999). He made his directorial debut with Athanokkade featuring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram. He next directed Ashok (2006), starring Jr NTR and Sameera Reddy.[2]

His noted films are Kick starring Ravi Teja & Ileana D'Cruz and Race Gurram starring Allu Arjun and Shruti Haasan. All the films he directed except for Athanokkade are the stories written by Vakkantham Vamsi.

In 2015, Reddy directed Kick 2 re-uniting with Teja for the sequel of Kick.[3][4] The film grossed over 6 crore on its opening day, the highest for Teja.[5]


Year Title Director Screenplay Story Notes
2005 Athanokkade Yes Yes Yes Directional Debut
2006 Ashok Yes Yes No
2007 Athidhi Yes Yes Yes
2009 Kick Yes Yes No
2011 Oosaravelli Yes Yes No
2014 Race Gurram Yes Yes No
2015 Kick 2 Yes Yes No
2016 Dhruva Yes Yes No Remake of Thani Oruvan
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Yes Yes No
2022 Agent   Yes Yes No Filming[6]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2005 Athanokkade Nandi Awards Best First Film of a Director Won [7]
2009 Kick Filmfare Awards South Best Director – Telugu Nominated
2014 Race Gurram Filmfare Awards South Best Director – Telugu Nominated
SIIMA Award Best Director (Telugu) Won [8]


  1. ^ Prabha, Kiran (November 2007). మొదటి సినిమా (PDF). Hyderabad: Koumudi. p. 49.
  2. ^ Pradesh, Andhra (14 July 2006). "Action-packed melodrama". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 18 July 2006. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Ravi Teja's Kick2"
  4. ^ "Kick 2 will give double kick : Surender Reddy". Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (22 August 2015). "'Kick 2' (Friday) 1st Day Box Office Collection: Surender's Film Becomes Biggest Opener for Ravi Teja". International Business Times.
  6. ^ K., Janani (8 April 2021). "Akhil Akkineni unveils new poster of Agent on his birthday". India Today. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2005". APSFTVTDC.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ IBTimes (11 August 2015). "SIIMA Awards 2015: 'Manam' Tops Telugu Winners List, Beating 'Race Gurram', '1: Nenokkadine'". Retrieved 16 May 2021.

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