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Gudiwada, Andhra Pradesh, India
||Film Director, Producer, Screen Writer, Distributor and Exhibitor
Yalamanchili Venkata Satyanarayana Chowdary (born 23 May in Gudiwada) is a Telugu film director. His screen name is YVS Chowdary. His movie productions include Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo, Devdasu, Sree Seetharamula Kalyanam Choothamu Raarandi, Seetharama Raju, Yuvaraju and Seathaiah. He also produced Nippu which was released in 2012 though it ended up as a box office dud.
YVS Chowdary directed eight films, among them were Devdas and Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo, which ran for more than 175 days. Before becoming a director, he has associated with directors such as K. Raghavendra Rao, Ram Gopal Varma, Mahesh Bhatt, and Krishna Vamsi. YVS Chowdary is the owner of Bommarillu Vaari Banner and produced such films as Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo, Devdas, and Seathaiah.
YVS Chowdary was a fan of NTR before he entered Tollywood. He started the trend of making films with new star cast in Akkineni Nagarjuna's home production film titled Sri Seetharamula Kalyanam Choothamu Raarandi. He directed actors such as Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Akkineni Nagarjuna,, Nandamuri Harikrishna, Mahesh Babu, Nandamuri Balakrishna, and Mohan Babu in his other projects. He introduced "Venkat," "Chandu," "Chandni" in his first film. "Aditya Om," "Ankita Jhaveri," in his fourth film and "Ram," "Ileana D'Cruz" in his sixth film.