Jayanth C. Paranji is a Tollywood film director. 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.