|Born||Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Alma mater||Wayne State University|
|Occupation||Film director, producer and writer|
Deva Katta is an Indian American filmmaker, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In 2010, he directed Prasthanam, showcased in the Indian Panorama section at International Film Festival of India. The film has also won the Filmfare South Critics Award for Best film and Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze) in 2010.
Deva Katta was born in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh. His family moved to Chennai and Katta was brought up there. He studied in Chennai and received a mechanical engineering degree from Satyabhama Engineering College. He later moved to the United States for higher studies and obtained a master of science in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Katta progressed into film making while working as a full-time engineer in the automobile industry in the US. He is a naturalized American citizen.
He holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and worked as a vehicle crashworthiness expert in General Motors. He graduated from film school before making a digital documentary film about Indian students in USA, which was titled Valasa. He then debuted as a successful writer and director with a romantic comedy flick Vennela, set against Indian students in America.
- Suresh Krishnamoorthy (2010-10-22). "NATIONAL / ANDHRA PRADESH : ‘Prasthanam' gets a place in Indian Panorama". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : ‘Prasthanam' in Indian Panorama