Jayanth C. Paranjee

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Jayanth C. Paranji
Born
Jayanth Paranji C

1961
OccupationFilm Director, Film Producer
Years active1997−present

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

Early career[edit]

Paranji 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. Paranji 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, Srikanth, Sonali Bendre
2004 Sakhiya Tarun Kumar, Nauheed Cyrusi
2005 Allari Pidugu Nandamuri Balakrishna, Katrina Kaif[5]
2011 Teenmaar Pawan Kalyan, Trisha Krishnan
2014 Ninnindale Puneeth Rajkumar, Erica Fernandes kannada debut
2017 Jayadev Ghanta Ravi Teja , Malavika

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.

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