Srinivas Avasarala

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Srinivas Avasarala
Born Hyderabad, India
Other names Srini
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Actor
Writer
Director
Singer, mechanical engineer
Years active 2007 – present
Parent(s) Satya Narayana Murthy
Naga Mani

Srinivas Avasarala is an Indian film director and music director, screenwriter, dialogue writer, actor and television presenter known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1] Srinivas holds a screenwriting diploma from University of California, Los Angeles and took acting classes for a year at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York City. He did theatre in New York and then worked as an assistant director for a film called Blind Ambition.[2]

He made his acting debut with the film Ashta Chamma- an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. His portrayal of Anand, Algernon in the play, received wide critical acclaim. He made his directorial debut with the Telugu romantic-comedy, Oohalu Gusagusalade, this adaptation of Cyranno De Begerac was one of the biggest hits of 2014 in Telugu films. He also essayed the role of Uday Bhaskar in the film which earned him South Indian International Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has essayed character actor roles in works such as Pilla Zamindar, Anthakamundhu Aatharvaatha, and Kanche which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.

Early life and television[edit]

Srinivas holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with focus on Finite Element Analysis from University of North Dakota and worked for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He did B.Tech in Mechanical Engg from KLCE, Vijayawada. He also hosted one of the quiz show champion in ETV for first season.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

He was the first anchor of Champion that aired on ETV. Jhansi took over show after he quit.

Awards[edit]

South Indian International Movie Awards
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Telugu - Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ TNN 12 Sep 2013, 03.06PM IST (2013-09-12). "Srinivas Avasarala turns director - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  2. ^ "rediff.com: From Princeton to Ashta Chamma". Specials.rediff.com. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 

External links[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Blind Ambition Assistant director
2008 Ashta Chamma Anand Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Filmfare Awards South
2010 Orange Ajay
Saradaga Kasepu Srinivas
2011 Vara Prasad Potti Prasad Vara Prasad
Mugguru Anji
Pilla Zamindar Kannababu
Golconda High School Dialogues & Voice Over
2013 Chandamama Lo Amrutham Amrutha Rao
Adda Kishore
Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha Viswa
Aravind 2
Sukumarudu ANR
Chammak Challo Kishore
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Doctor
Oohalu Gusagusalade Uday Bhaskar Also Writer & Director
SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor
2015 Jil Ajay
Yevade Subramanyam Prabhakar
Bandipotu Cheekati
Kanche Das supporting role
2016 Nannaku Prematho Abhiram's brother
Raja Cheyyi Vesthe Chakri
A Aa Shekhar Benarjee Supporting Role
Gentleman Vamshi Negative Role
Oka Manasu
Jo Achyutananda Writer & Director
2017 Babu Baga Busy Madhu Lead Role
Ami Thumi Vijay Supporting Role
Meda Meeda Abbayi Supporting Role