Kranthi Kumar

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Kranthi Kumar
Talasila Kranthi Kumar

Penamaluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
ChildrenTalasila Anil Kumar, Talasila Sunil Kumar Grandchildren: Talasila Lohit, Likith, Jharita, Inderneel, Ashwath.

Kranthi Kumar (born Talasila Kranthi Kumar) was an Indian film, director, screenwriter and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[1]

He won two Filmfare Awards and four Nandi Awards. In 1985, he directed Sravanthi, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu that year.[2] In 1991, he directed Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu, which was premiered in the Indian panorama section, at the 1991 International Film Festival of India.[3]

Born in Penamalur in Vijayawada, he did M.A. and L.L.B. before entering the film world in 1968. He introduced Chiranjeevi as hero in Pranam Kareedu. He was instrumental in shaping K. Raghavendra Rao and Dasari Narayana Rao as ace directors.

In 2001 he directed 9 Nelalu, premiered retrospective at the Toronto International Film Festival.[4] He has garnered the National Film Award, four state Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards South. He died in 2003.[5]


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards





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  2. ^ a b "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. ^ Directorate of Film Festival
  4. ^ Narasimham, M.L. (4 March 2005). "Still the regular guy". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ TeluguCinema.Com - Producer, Director Sri Kranti Kumar died
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Sainik Samachar: The Pictorial Weekly of the Armed Forces - Google Books
  8. ^ "Padutha Theeyaga(1998)". Retrieved 9 February 2015.