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Nandini Reddy
Reddy at the success meet of Mahanati in 2018
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active2011–present

B. V. Nandini Reddy is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Telugu cinema and television.[1] She debuted with 2011 Telugu film, Ala Modalaindi.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nandini Reddy was born in Hyderabad. Her father Bharath. V. Reddy was a Chartered accountant who is originally from Chittoor district, and is settled in Bangalore. Her mother Roopa Reddy is from the "Pingle" family hailing from Warangal district. Nandini has a younger brother named Uttam Reddy.[3]

Reddy was educated at St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad, and earned a degree at Women's College, Koti.[citation needed] She also holds a master's degree in politic science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.[4] She was active in dramatics, elocution and cricket throughout her school and college years. She is also one of the judges in a Telugu reality TV show Adhurs.[citation needed]

Nandini Reddy in Cinivaram, Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad


Reddy was introduced to Gangaraju Gunnam through a mutual friend and in 1995 she worked on his children's movie Little Soldiers as an Assistant Director.[5] After that film was released, cinematographer Rasool Ellore introduced her to Krishna Vamsi, who refused at the time to take her into his team. She was idle for a year before being offered work on the Kannada film Santhi Santhi Santhi. Actress Ramya Krishnan then persuaded Vamsi to take her for his next project, Chandralekha.[5] She became an integral part of Vamsi's team up to and including the filming of Shakti, a Hindi remake of Anthahpuram.[4]

Vamsi sent Reddy to Daggubati Suresh Babu, with whom she has worked for Suresh Productions.

In 2019, she directed her fourth film Oh! Baby, starring Samantha Akkineni. Produced by People's Media Productions and Guru Films along with Suresh Productions, this is the second time Samantha and Reddy worked together.[6][7]



Denotes films that have not yet been released
Film credits
Year Title Director Writer Notes Ref.
2011 Ala Modalaindi Yes Yes [8][9]
2013 Jabardasth Yes Screenplay
2016 Kalyana Vaibhogame Yes Yes [10][11]
2019 Oh! Baby Yes Screenplay [12][13]
2021 Pitta Kathalu Yes No Segment: Meera [14]
2023 Anni Manchi Sakunamule Yes No [15]


Television credits
Year Title Network Role Notes
2013 Adhurs ETV Judge [16]
2017 Mana Mugguri Love Story YuppTV Creator [17][18]
2018 Gangstars Amazon Prime Video Creator [19][20]
2020-2021 Sam Jam Aha Creative Producer



  1. ^ "Tollywood gives kiss a miss – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 15 September 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ M. L. Narasimham (22 July 2010). "Arts / Cinema : Charm of romantic comedies". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  3. ^ "All you want to know about #NandiniReddy". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Nandini Reddy interview – Telugu Cinema interview – Telugu film director". www.idlebrain.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Defiant men and hurt egos: Being a woman filmmaker in the south Indian film industries". The News Minute. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  6. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (20 June 2019). "Oh Baby trailer review: Critics and audience say Samantha make us cry, laugh and think". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  7. ^ siva (1 June 2019). "'Oh Baby' gets release date". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Nani-Nithya Menen film 'Ala Modalaindi' is a classic millennial Telugu rom-com". www.thenewsminute.com. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Ala Modalaindi is entertaining". Rediff. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Director Nandini Reddy on Kalyana Vaibhogame, marriages, then and now". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  11. ^ INDIA, THE HANS (4 March 2016). "I'm the queen of rejections". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  12. ^ Oh! Baby Review {3.5/5}: An enjoyable ride, Times Of India, retrieved 12 September 2020
  13. ^ "Oh! Baby movie review : Samantha delivers a career-best performance in Nandini Reddy's heart-warming drama". Firstpost. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Filmmaker Nandini Reddy clarifies her next film is not a remake". Hindustan Times. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Nandini Reddy's next Telugu film is 'Anni Manchi Sakunamule'". The Hindu. 5 July 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Adhurs ( అదుర్స్ )". www.etv.co.in. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Mana Mugguri Love Story: The characters in Nandini Reddy's Telugu web series are the real winners". Firstpost. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  18. ^ Pulluru, Author Saraswathi (27 December 2017). "Web Series Review : Mana Mugguri Love Story". Awesome saraswathi. Retrieved 12 September 2020. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  19. ^ Nathan, Archana. "'GangStars' web series has plenty of awkward moments and only a few laughs". Scroll.in. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  20. ^ "Gangstars review: Amazon Prime's maiden Telugu web series can be best described as a wasted opportunity". Firstpost. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Nandi awards 2010 announced – Telugu cinema news". Idlebrain.com. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  22. ^ "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2012.

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