B. V. Nandini Reddy

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Nandini Reddy
B. V. Nandini Reddy.jpg
Nandini Reddy at the success meet of Mahanati in 2018
Born
OccupationFilm director
Years active2011–present

B. V. Nandini Reddy is an Indian film director who works in Tollywood.[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 settled in Bangalore. The family hailed from Chittoor district and her mother Roopa Reddy is from the Pingle family hailing from Warangal district. Nandini has a younger brother.[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

Career[edit]

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]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
2011 Ala Modalaindi[8][9] Nani, Nithya Menen Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
2013 Jabardasth[10] Siddharth, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen
2016 Kalyana Vaibhogame[11][12] Naga Shaurya, Malavika Nair, Raasi
2019 Oh! Baby[13][14] Samantha Akkineni, Rao Ramesh, Naga Shourya
2021 Pitta Kathalu Amala Paul, Jagapathi Babu, Ashwin Kakumanu Completed[15]

Television[edit]

Year Series/Show Network Role Language Notes
2013 Adhurs ETV Judge Telugu [16]
2017 No. 1 Yaari Gemini TV

Viu

Guest [17]
2017 Mana Mugguri Love Story YuppTV Director [18][19]
2018 Gangstars Amazon Prime Video Director [20][21]
2020 All is Well Aha Guest [22]
2020-2021 Sam Jam Aha Creative Producer

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tollywood gives kiss a miss – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 15 September 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ M. L. Narasimham (22 July 2010). "Arts / Cinema : Charm of romantic comedies". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. ^ www.thenewsminute.com https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/nani-nithya-menen-film-ala-modalaindi-classic-millennial-telugu-rom-com-132347. Retrieved 12 September 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Ala Modalaindi is entertaining". Rediff. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Jabardasth Telugu Review,Jabardasth Telugu Rating,Jabardasth Movie Review,Jabardasth Movie Rating,Jabardasth … | Telugu movies online, It movie cast, English movies". Pinterest. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Director Nandini Reddy on Kalyana Vaibhogame, marriages, then and now". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  12. ^ INDIA, THE HANS (4 March 2016). "I'm the queen of rejections". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  13. ^ Oh! Baby Review {3.5/5}: An enjoyable ride, retrieved 12 September 2020
  14. ^ "Oh! Baby movie review : Samantha delivers a career-best performance in Nandini Reddy's heart-warming drama - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Filmmaker Nandini Reddy clarifies her next film is not a remake". Hindustan Times. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Adhurs ( అదుర్స్ )". www.etv.co.in. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  17. ^ Ravi, Murali (31 October 2018). "Watch at own risk! Samantha Akkineni with Rana Daggubati". Tollywood. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  18. ^ "Mana Mugguri Love Story: The characters in Nandini Reddy's Telugu web series are the real winners - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  19. ^ Pulluru, Author Saraswathi (27 December 2017). "Web Series Review : Mana Mugguri Love Story". Awesome saraswathi. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  20. ^ Nathan, Archana. "'GangStars' web series has plenty of awkward moments and only a few laughs". Scroll.in. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Gangstars review: Amazon Prime's maiden Telugu web series can be best described as a wasted opportunity - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  22. ^ Watch All Is Well Web Series Online in HD Quality - 1080 p, retrieved 12 September 2020
  23. ^ "Nandi awards 2010 announced – Telugu cinema news". Idlebrain.com. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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