Kranthi Kumar

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Kranthi Kumar
Talasila Kranthi Kumar

(1942-04-05)5 April 1942
Penamaluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died9 May 2003(2003-05-09) (aged 61)
OccupationDirector, producer, writer
SpouseSita Rama Lakshmibai

Talasila Kranthi Kumar was an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. 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.[1] In 1991, he directed Seetharamayya Gari Manavaralu, which was premiered in the Indian panorama section, at the 1991 International Film Festival of India.[2]

In 2000 he directed 9 Nelalu, premiered retrospective at the Toronto International Film Festival.[3] He has garnered the National Film Award, five state Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards South. He died on 9 May 2003.[4]

Early life[edit]

Born in Penamaluru in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, he studied M.A. and L.L.B. before entering the film world in 1968.


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards[7]
Cinema Express Awards





  1. ^ a b "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ Narasimham, M.L. (4 March 2005). "Still the regular guy". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 22 November 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  5. ^ "39th Annual Filmfare Award Winners". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  6. ^ Sainik Samachar: The Pictorial Weekly of the Armed Forces – Google Books
  7. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)
  8. ^ "'Chinnathambhi' bags Cinema Express award". The Indian Express. 25 February 1992. p. 3.
  9. ^ "Padutha Theeyaga(1998)". Retrieved 9 February 2015.

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