Jayanth C. Paranjee

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Jayanth C. Paranjee
Born Jayanth Paranjee C
Occupation Film director
Years active 1997−present

Jayanth C. Paranji is a Tollywood film director.[1] He grew up in Gandhinagar, Bangalore, which is where most of the Kannada film distributors have their offices. He recently directed the Kannada movie Ninnindale starring Puneeth Rajkumar. He was always interested in arts. He was very good in drawing as a child. Later, he became interested in music and theater. He began directing well-known plays in English after he settled in Hyderabad. Then he switched over to directing Telugu serials for the television. He shot to fame when his serial Tenalirama began to be telecast by Doordarshan. Shot in expensive sets, this serial quickly climbed to the number one spot. Paranji also contributed documentaries and advertising films before getting into feature films. His directorial debut was Preminchukondam Raa with Venkatesh playing the lead role.

Most of his films have been big hits. All his films are known for their hit songs, thanks to his talent in music and close association with Mani Sharma. His films are also known for good photography and good plots. He is one of the few directors to have worked with the Tollywood "fab four": Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Venkatesh and Nandamuri Bala Krishna. He also worked with young actors like Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu and Prabhas. So far, the only top star he hasn't worked with till date was Jr. NTR. He has worked with most of the top Bollywood actresses: Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Sonali Bendre, Lisa Ray, Anjala Zaveri, Bipasha Basu,[2] etc.


Year Film Title Lead Cast Notes
1997 Preminchukondam Raa Venkatesh, Anjala Zhaveri
1998 Bavagaru Bagunnara Chiranjeevi, Rambha
1998 Premante Idera Venkatesh, Priety Zinta
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Akkineni Nagarjuna, Anjala Zhaveri, Aishwarya Rai
2002 Takkari Donga Mahesh Babu, Lisa Ray, Bipasha Basu
2002 Eeshwar Prabhas, Sridevi Vijaykumar
2004 Lakshmi Narasimha Nandamuri Balakrishna, Asin
2004 Shankar Dada M.B.B.S Chiranjeevi, Sonali Bendre
2004 Sakhiya Tarun Kumar, Nauheed Cyrusi
2005 Allari Pidugu Nandamuri Balakrishna, Katrina Kaif [3]
2011 Theenmaar Pawan Kalyan, Trisha Krishnan
2014 Ninnindale Puneeth Rajkumar, Erica Fernandes


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Jayant Paranji". IMDB.com. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Takkari Donga". Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "An out and out potboiler Commercial potboiler". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 8 October 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2010.