Karthik Ghattamaneni

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Karthik Ghattamaneni
Born (1987-10-28)28 October 1987
Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Hyderabad
Occupation Cinematographer, Director
Years active 2013 - present

Karthik Ghattamaneni is an Indian cinematographer and director known for his works in Telugu cinema. He made his debut as a cinematographer with Prema Ishq Kaadhal in 2013. He has worked in several movies since his debut.[1] He is also one of the key founders of Pondfreaks Entertainment, a short film production house.

Early career[edit]

After graduating in Computer Science from Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Karthik Ghattamaneni aimed to become a director and tried to enter the Film and Television Institute of India Pune but couldn't make it. Then he decided to try cinematography and enrolled himself in Rajeev Menon's Mindscreen Institute for a year-long course. Later he directed a short film titled "Infinity" featuring Harshvardhan Rane which drew critical acclaim with celebrities like Farhan Akhtar appreciating Karthik's work. This appreciation resulted in him meeting Pavan Sadineni and both of them collaborated for Prema Ishq Kaadhal.[2]


As a Cinematographer[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2018 Krishnarjuna Yudham Telugu
Awe Telugu
2017 Ninnu Kori Telugu
Radha Telugu
2016 Premam Telugu
Express Raja Telugu
2015 Surya vs Surya Telugu
2014 Karthikeya Telugu
2013 Prema Ishq Kaadhal Telugu Debut movie as cinematographer

As a Director[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2015 Surya vs Surya Telugu Debut movie as director[3]


  1. ^ "Meet Karthik, T-town's youngest director". The Hans India. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Karthik Ghattamaneni's Interview on Prema Ishq Kaadhal". businessoftollywood.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Karthik Ghattamaneni's directorial debut". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.

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