Y. Kasi Viswanath

Yanamadala Kasi Viswanath is an Indian actor and director from Andhra Pradesh.[1][2] He worked as an assistant director, associate director and co-director for 25 films. Later he directed the film Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu starring Tarun Kumar and Aarthi Agarwal. Nandamuri Kalyan Ram's Debut film Toli Choopulone[3] was his second directorial before he became an actor with the film Nachavule directed by Ravi Babu. He played the father of hero in that film. Since then, he has acted in more than 90 films.[4]

Kasi Viswanath
OccupationActor, Director, Writer
Years active1983 - present
Spouse(s)Hema Latha
ChildrenPravalika, Harika
  • Bhoogopala Rao (father)
  • Mangamani (mother)

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Purushottapatnam, Seethanagaram mandal near Raja Mahendravaram, East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He completed his primary education in his native village. From 6th to 12th standard, he studied in Polavaram government high school. He did his B.Com degree from Raja Mahendravaram. His uncles used to own a film theater. He used to watch films from his childhood. Inspired by the films he used to prepare simple scripts and narrate them to his mother. She also encouraged him. When he was studying intermediate, he watched a film shooting of Tholi Kodi Kusindi directed by K. Balachander. He got inspired by that movie and used to discuss about films with his uncles. He proposed to his family that he would enter into film industry. His cousin Gadde Ratnaji Rao took him to Chennai and introduced him to Kanoori Ranjith Kumar who was producing the film Lanke Bindelu.[4]

Film careerEdit

Film makingEdit

He started as assistant director to Vijaya Nirmala for the film Lanke Bindelu.[5] When the film industry gradually shifted to Hyderabad, he moved there to work with Suresh Productions assisting in their film making. He worked as a co-director to hit films like Preminchukundam Raa, Kalisundam Raa, Ganesh. Then he got promoted as a director for the film Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu written by himself. He also directed the film Toli Choopulone, which was Nandamuri Kalyana Ram's first film as a hero produced by Usha Kiran Movies.


He got good name as a director for his first film. When he was waiting for the next film, he visited Annavaram temple. Director Ravi Babu met him there and offered a father role in his upcoming film Nachavule. Ravi Babu and Viswanath knew each other when they were working for Suresh Productions. He accepted that role and it got him good recognition as an actor. Later he played similar roles in many films.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He has a sister. He has two daughters. Elder daughter is settled in the U.S. His second daughter is studying Engineering. Director Srivas is his cousin.[5]



Year Film
2002 Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu
2003 Toli Choopulone


Year Film Role
2008 Nachavule Luv's father
2009 Ride Mahesh's father
2010 Darling
2010 Namo Venkatesa Ramanujam
2010 Kalavar King

Rajesh's father

2011 Mr Perfect Maggie's relative
2011 Kandireega
2012 Lovely
2012 Adhinayakudu Minister
2012 Endukante Premanta chef at Sravanthi's house
2012 Mem Vayasuku Vacham Lucky's father
2013 Mirchi
2014 Kotha Janta Suvarna's father
2014 Pyar Mein Padipoyane Chinna's father
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Satya's father
2015 Pataas Police officer
2015 Bhale Bhale Magadivoy Praveen's Boss
2016 Dictator Babji
2016 Run Srinivas
2016 Karam Dosa Transport Office Owner
2017 Sathamanam Bhavati
2017 Gunturodu Suryanarayana's friend
2017 Maa Abbayi Abbayi's father
2017 Nenorakam
2017 Kadaisi Bench Karthi (Tamil) Karthi's father
2017 Okka Kshanam Ramakrishna
2018 Naa Peru Surya Varsha's father
2018 Pantham Akshara's Father
2018 Saakshyam Advocate Murthy
2019 Rakshasudu Constable Viswanath
2020 Aswathama
2020 Amrutham Dhvitheeyam Sanjeevan's father


  1. ^ Filmibeat. "Yanamadala Kasi Viswanath profile". filmibeat. Filmibeat. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  2. ^ MAA Stars. "Kasi Viswanath". maastars.com. Movie Artists Association. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ Jeevi. "Telugu cinema Review - Toli choopulone". idlebrain.com. Idlebrain. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b c NTV, News. "Interview with Director, Actor Kasi Viswanath". youtube. NTV. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b Shiva. "Y. Kasi Viswanath Youtube interview". Youtube. Shiva. Retrieved 6 July 2016.

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