Kodi Ramakrishna

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Kodi Ramakrishna
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Born(1949-07-23)23 July 1949
Died22 February 2019(2019-02-22) (aged 69)
OccupationDirector, writer, actor
Years active1982–2019

Kodi Ramakrishna (23 July 1949 – 22 February 2019) was an Indian film director and writer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and a few Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films.[1] One of the prolific film director in Telugu, Kodi Ramakrishna has directed a wide range of films, in a variety of genres such as drama films; Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya (1982), Mangamma Gari Manavadu (1984), Thalambralu (1986), Aahuthi (1987), Bharatamlo Bala Chandrudu (1988), Station Master (1988), Muddula Mavayya (1989), Maa Aavida Collector (1996), Pelli (1997), and Dongaata (1997).

Other notable works of Rama Krishna are Social problem films; such as, Ankusham (1989), 20va Shatabdam (1990), Bharat Bandh (1991), and Sathruvu (1991). He directed Spy films; such as, Gudachari No.1 (1983), and Gudachari 117 (1989). Ramakrishna has directed supernatural Fantasy films; such as, Ammoru (1995), Devi (1999), Devullu (2000), Devi Putrudu (2001),Trinetram (2002),Anji (2004), and Arundhati (2009) which won ten state Nandi Awards, and two Filmfare Awards South, and became the second highest grossing Telugu film for that year.[2][3][4] In 2012, he directed Industry Hits Managamma Gari Manavadu and Muddula Mavayya, he received the state Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for his contribution to Telugu cinema.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Kodi Ramakrishna was born on 23 July 1949 in Palakollu, West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.[6] His career in the Indian cinema industry spanned more than 30 years.[7][8]


In 2012, he received the state Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for his contribution to Telugu cinema.[9]


Kodi Ramakrishna died on 22 February 2019 in Hyderabad. He was under treatment at AIG Hospitals, Gachibowli for acute breathing problem.[10]


Associate director
  • Korikale Gurralayite? (1979)
  • Dongaata (1997)
  • Aasti Mooredu Aasha Baaredu (1995)
  • Attagaaroo Swagatam (1986)
  • Inti Donga (1987)
  • Mudilla Muchata (1985)


  1. ^ Narasimham, M.L. (1 August 2008). "Taking on the bad guys". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Film director Kodi Ramakrishna hospitalised". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Telugu Cinema Etc - Idlebrain.com".
  4. ^ "Telugu Cinema Etc - Idlebrain.com".
  5. ^ Correspondent, Special. "S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Hema Malini bag NTR awards".
  6. ^ a b "Telugu director Kodi Ramakrishna passes away". The Indian Express. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Kodi Ramakrishna". FilmiBeat.
  8. ^ "Big movies which got shelved after launch".
  9. ^ Correspondent, Special. "S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Hema Malini bag NTR awards".
  10. ^ "Veteran Telugu Filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna Dies". India Today. Hyderabad, India. 22 February 2019.

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