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
Spouse(s)Sita 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]

Born in Penamaluru in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, he studied M.A. and L.L.B. before entering the film world in 1968. He introduced Chiranjeevi as an actor 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.[3] He has garnered the National Film Award, four state Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards South. He died on 9th May 2003.


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards
Cinema Express Awards





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  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. ^ "39th Annual Filmfare Award Winners". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. ^ Sainik Samachar: The Pictorial Weekly of the Armed Forces - Google Books
  6. ^ "'Chinnathambhi' bags Cinema Express award". The Indian Express. 25 February 1992. p. 3.
  7. ^ "Padutha Theeyaga(1998)". Retrieved 9 February 2015.

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