Kadiri Venkata Reddy

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Kadiri Venkata Reddy
Native name కదిరి వెంకట రెడ్డి
Born 1 July 1912
Tadipatri, Anantapur district, British India (now Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died 15 September 1972(1972-09-15) (aged 60)
Chennai, India
Occupation Director, producer, writer
Years active 1940–1970
Spouse(s) Seshamma

Kadiri Venkata Reddy or K. V. Reddy (1 July 1912 – 15 September 1972) was a prominent Indian film director, writer, producer and production manager in Telugu cinema, known for his pioneering work in folklore, social and fantasy films. His film Donga Ramudu (1955) was archived in the curriculum of the Film and Television Institute of India.[1] Patala Bhairavi got critical acclaim at India International Film Festival in 1952. He has garnered three National Film Awards.[2]

Personal life[edit]

K. V. Reddy was born on 1 July 1912 in Tadipatri, Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He was awarded a BSc in Physics by Madras Presidency College before starting his career in film industry as a cashier for Vauhini Studios in 1938.

Reddy went on to direct movies such as Bhakta Potana and Yogi Vemana, with Chittor V. Nagaiah as lead actor. His 1951 production of Patala Bhairavi, starring S. V. Ranga Rao and N. T. Rama Rao, was a hit and was screened for 100 days in 28 centers. Maya Bazaar is regarded as his magnum opus, while Donga Ramudu (1955) is included in the curriculum of the Film and Television Institute of India. K. V. Reddy had four sons and five daughters. He died on 15 September 1972.





Production manager[edit]


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South


  1. ^ Sashidhar AS, TNN Aug 13, 2012, 04.15PM IST (2012-08-13). "Donga Ramudu was included in FTII - Times Of India" (Press release). Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Nostalgia - Pathala Bhairavi". CineGoer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  3. ^ "2nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "6th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 

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