Chandra Siddhartha

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Chandra Siddhartha
Born 12th May, 1969
Andhra Pradesh, India
Alma mater Nizam College

Chandra Siddhartha (born C. Chandra Sekhar Siddhartha) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has directed films such as Inscrutable Americans, Aa Naluguru, and Madhumasam.[1][2][3] He is presently directing a Telugu movie titled "Aata gadharaa Siva" portraying new faces in lead roles. It is being produced by Rockline Venkatesh under Rockline Entertainments banner.

He has garnered three state Nandi Awards for directing Aa Naluguru and Andhari Bandhuvayya.[4] In 1995, He has produced, Nirantharam, under Film and Television Institute of India, which received special mention at Cairo and Locarno International Film Festival. The film directed by Rajendra Prasad, was also premiered at Malaysian Indian International film festival.[5] In 2000, he directed The Inscrutable Americans based on Anurag Mathur's best selling novel of the same name. The film was premiered at Milan, Newyork, Atlanta, London and Kerala International Film Festivals. He has served as the Jury member for South Region II at the 57th and 61st National Film Awards.[6]

Early life and Career[edit]

Chandra Siddhartha was born to C. Poorna Chandra Rao and C. Shankunthala Devi. Siddhartha, has attended Nizam College in Hyderabad and holds a degree in Telugu Literature, from osmania University. He has worked as an Assistant director, for the 1987 film Jaithra Yathra, under Uppalapati Narayana Rao.


Nandi Awards


As director
As producer