K. N. T. Sastry
|K. N. T. Sastry|
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Sripuri Colony, Secunderabad|
K. N. T. Sastry is an Indian film critic, director and writer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Kannada films. He has garnered six National Film Awards.He has recently completed his children's film SHAANU directed by him, produced by CFSI music was given by Isaac Thomas Kotukapalli cinematographer by M. J. Radhakrishnan and edited by Sreekar Prasad  He has directed films such as Surabhi, Thilaadanam, Kamli, Snehanveshana, The Aliens, Harvesting Baby Girls, Snehe Geethe, and Sarasammana Samadhi.
Sastry is an experienced Indian film critic. with more than thirty years of experience, Sastry always wanted to make films which have a striking a balance between art and Parallel Cinema. He was a jury member for many international film festivals. He served as chairman of critics Jury at National Film Awards and has served as a Jury Member for Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards.
- National Film Awards
- National Film Award for Best Film Critic - 1989
- National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema (Publisher) - 1993 
- National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema) - 1995
- National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film - 1999 
- Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director - 2002
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - 2007
- International Honours
- Special Jury Award, Harvesting Baby Girls, at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
- New Currents Award at the 7th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea
- Fipresci Jury Member at Kinotavr film festival and Busan International Film Festival
- Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director - Thilaadanam (2001)
- Nandi Award for Best Documentary Film - Surabhi (1999)
- Jury Member
- Jury Member of Vladivostock International Film Festival 2003 and International Film Festival of India
- Five time Jury Member for Indian Panorama - International Film Festival of India.
- Jury Member the Nandi Awards, Government of Andhra Pradesh
- Welcome synclinefilmstore.com - BlueHost.com
- Interview With Filmmaker KNT Sastry - Video Interviews & Specials - CineGoer.com
- "Arts / Cinema : Conscientious filmmaker". The Hindu. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
- "Voice of Goaars of India". Banjara Times. 2006-09-04. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
- "Asian Project Market l 8 -11 October 2012". Apm.asianfilmmarket.org. 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
- "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
- "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
- "Kamli - My Daughter". Apoorvachitra.com. Retrieved 2012-08-27.