Jayanth C. Paranjee
|Jayanth C. Paranjee|
|Born||Jayanth Paranjee C|
Jayanth C. Paranjee is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He introduced Bollywood actresses: Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai, Sonali Bendre, Lisa Ray, Anjala Zaveri, and Bipasha Basu to the Telugu screen. He has directed films across multiple genres with the fab four Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh and Balakrishna.
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.
|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|
|2011||Theenmaar||Pawan Kalyan, Trisha Krishnan|
|2014||Ninnindale||Puneeth Rajkumar, Erica Fernandes|
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