Jayanth C. Paranjee

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Jayanth C. Paranjee
Born Jayanth Paranjee C
Occupation Film director
Years active 1997−present

Jayanth C. Paranjee is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[1] He introduced Bollywood actresses: Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai, Sonali Bendre, Lisa Ray, Anjala Zaveri, and Bipasha Basu to the Telugu screen.[2] He has directed films across multiple genres with the fab four Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh and Balakrishna.[3][4]

Early career[edit]

Paranjee was born in Karnataka to a Tamil speaking family. He grew up in Gandhinagar, Bangalore, which is where most of the Kannada film distributors have their offices. He began directing well-known plays in English after he settled in Hyderabad. Then he switched over to directing Telugu serials for the television. He shot to fame when his serial Tenalirama began to be telecast by Doordarshan. Shot in expensive sets, this serial quickly climbed to the number one spot. Paranjee also contributed documentaries and advertising films before getting into feature films. His directorial debut was Preminchukundam Raa with Venkatesh playing the lead role.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Lead Cast Notes
1997 Preminchukundam Raa Venkatesh, Anjala Zhaveri
1998 Bavagaru Bagunnara Chiranjeevi, Rambha
1998 Premante Idera Venkatesh, Priety Zinta
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Akkineni Nagarjuna, Anjala Zhaveri, Aishwarya Rai
2002 Takkari Donga Mahesh Babu, Lisa Ray, Bipasha Basu
2002 Eeshwar Prabhas, Sridevi Vijaykumar
2004 Lakshmi Narasimha Nandamuri Balakrishna, Asin
2004 Shankar Dada M.B.B.S Chiranjeevi, Sonali Bendre
2004 Sakhiya Tarun Kumar, Nauheed Cyrusi
2005 Allari Pidugu Nandamuri Balakrishna, Katrina Kaif[5]
2011 Theenmaar Pawan Kalyan, Trisha Krishnan
2014 Ninnindale Puneeth Rajkumar, Erica Fernandes

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "I am the real-life Raj from DDLJ: Jayanth C Paranji". The Times of India. 
  2. ^ "Penchant for making love stories". The Hindu. 
  3. ^ "Jayant Paranji". IMDB.com. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jayanth C Paranji". FilmiBeat. 
  5. ^ "An out and out potboiler Commercial potboiler". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 8 October 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2010.