Krish (director)

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Native name జాగర్లమూడి రాధాకృష్ణ
Born Jagarlamudi Radhakrishna
(1978-11-10) November 10, 1978 (age 38)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Director
Years active 2008-present
Awards National Film Awards
Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South

Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (Telugu: రాధాకృష్ణ జాగర్లమూడి; born 10 November 1978), is an Indian film director, known for his works in Telugu cinema, and Bollywood. He made his directorial debut in 2008 with Gamyam and followed it up with Vedam in 2010. Both films garnered widespread critical acclaim, fetching him the Nandi Award and Filmfare Award for Best Director. In 2015, he directed the period war drama film, Kanche setup in Nazi Germany, the film has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[1] Kanche was selected for the Indiwood Panorama Competition section at the 2nd edition of Indiwood Carnival 2016 in Hyderabad.[2] In 2017, his directorial venture Gautamiputra Satakarni has gained critical acclaim .[3]


In 2008, Krish made his debut with Gamyam, starring Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, and Kamalinee Mukherjee. The film was produced by his father Jagarlamudi Saibaba along with his brother-in-law Bibo Srinivas, and his friend Rajeev Reddy who came forward after Krish vainly tried to convince many notable Telugu film producers. The film went on to become a big hit at the box office,[4] and won several awards, including the Best Picture[5] and Best Director prizes at the 2009 South Filmfare Award.[5] This blockbuster film is remade in Tamil as 'Kadalana Summa illa", in Kannada as "Savaari" and in Bengali as "Dui Prithbi".

Krish's next film, Vedam, released theatrically in June 2010. The film, starring Allu Arjun, Anushka Shetty and Manoj Manchu in the lead roles, was the first multistarrer film in Telugu after more than a decade. It was well received by both critics and audiences, winning four major awards at the 58th Filmfare Awards South, with Krish receiving his second Filmfare Award for Best Director.[6] Vedam was also the second film to win all the four major awards (Best Movie, Best Director for Krish, Best Actor for Allu Arjun and Best Actress for Anushka Shetty), after Jeevana Jyothi in 1975 and had a good run at the box office as well.

Following the success of Vedam, Krish was signed to direct its Tamil remake, titled Vaanam, starring Silambarasan Rajendar, Bharath, and Anushka Shetty, reprising her role, in the main roles.[7] Like its original version, Vaanam too released to critical acclaim.[8] His next film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum starring Rana Daggubati and Nayantara released in 2012 was blockbuster at the box office.

His hindi debut film was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Production Gabbar, a remake of Tamil film Ramana, released on 20 April 2015. It stars Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan. His creative work directorial, a Telugu film starring Varun Tej named Kanche, released on October 22, on occasion of Dussera and earned positive reviews from critics.[9] Crowning not only Telugu industry but also the Nandamuri Balakrishna for his 100th movie came Radha krishna's movie on unsung legendary emperor of India "Gautami Putra Shaathakarani", the jade of saathavaahana dynasty. released on12th January 2017.


Year Film Cast Language Notes
2008 Gamyam Sharwanand, Allari Naresh, Kamalinee Mukherjee Telugu Guest role as naxalite
Nandi Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
2010 Vedam Allu Arjun, Anushka Shetty, Manoj Manchu, Deeksha Seth Telugu Guest role as sadhu
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
2011 Vaanam Simbu, Bharath, Anushka Shetty, Vega Tamotia Tamil Remake of Vedam
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Rana Daggubati, Nayantara, Brahmanandam Telugu Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
2015 Gabbar is Back Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Shruti Haasan Hindi Remake of Tamil film Ramanaa
2015 Kanche Varun Tej, Pragya Jaiswal Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
2017 Gautamiputra Satakarni Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Hema Malini Telugu Based on 2nd century AD ruler
2018 Manikarnika—The Queen of Jhansi Kangana Ranaut Hindi Based on Rani of Jhansi


  1. ^ "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Movie list - All Lights India International Film Festival". 
  3. ^ We don’t know our history: Krish Jagarlamudi
  4. ^ "Top 14 films of Telugu Cinema - 2008". 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Filmfare Awards 2009 Winners list". 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  6. ^ The glitter, the gloss, the razzmatazz
  7. ^ "STR completes Vaanam". 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  8. ^ "Latest on Simbu". 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  9. ^ "Varun Tej movie with Director Krish started", TOI,Retrieved 2 Feb 2015

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