Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi
11 November 1978
|Awards||National Film Awards|
Filmfare Awards South
Radha Krishna "Krish" Jagarlamudi (born 11 November 1978) is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu and Hindi films. 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. Set in Nazi Germany, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. In 2017, his directorial venture Gautamiputra Satakarni gained critical acclaim and was a huge box office success. He directed the epic Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019).
Jagarlamudi was born on 11 November 1978 in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed his higher education in the U. S. in pharmacy and computer science and worked there, before returning to India to pursue a full time career in the film industry.
In 2008, Jagarlamudi 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 Jagarlamudi vainly tried to convince many notable Telugu film producers. The film went on to become a big hit at the box office, and won several awards, including the Best Picture and Best Director awards at the 2009 South Filmfare Award. The film was remade in Tamil as Kadalana Summa illa, in Kannada as Savaari and in Bengali as Dui Prithibi.
Jagarlamudi's next film, Vedam (2010) is anthology starring Allu Arjun, Anushka Shetty and Manoj Manchu. It was well received by both critics and the audience, winning four major awards at the 58th Filmfare Awards South, with Jagarlamudi receiving his second Filmfare Award for Best Director. Vedam was also the second film to win all the four major awards (Best Movie, Best Director for Jagarlamudi, 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, Jagarlamudi was signed on to direct its Tamil remake, titled Vaanam, starring Silambarasan Rajendar, Bharath, and Anushka Shetty, reprising her role. Like its original version, Vaanam too released to critical acclaim. His next film is Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012) starring Rana Daggubati and Nayantara. Jagarlamudi made his Hinid debut film with Gabbar Is Back (2015). It stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Shruti Haasan.
His WW II retro war directorial starring Varun Tej named Kanche, released on 22 October, on occasion of Dussera. It received positive reviews from critics and was successful at the box office. Kanche was selected for the Indiwood Panorama Competition section at the 2nd edition of Indiwood Carnival 2016 in Hyderabad. He next directed Nandamuri Balakrishna's 100th film, Gautamiputra Satakarni (2017), based on emperor Gautamiputra Satakarni. The film was commercially successful.
Jagarlamudi, next started directing Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, then after with the personal request of Nandamuri Balakrishna, Jagarlamudi collaborated with Balakrishna once again for the NTR duology, based on the life of N. T. Rama Rao. Both the parts, NTR: Kathanayakudu and NTR: Mahanayakudu, were critical and commercial failures.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2010||Vedam||Yes||Yes||Telugu||Cameo Appearance as a sadhu|
|2011||Vaanam||Yes||Yes||Tamil||Remake of Vedam|
|2012||Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Yes||Yes||Telugu|
|2015||Gabbar Is Back||Yes||No||Hindi||Remake of Tamil film Ramanaa|
|2017||Gautamiputra Satakarni||Yes||Yes||Telugu||Based on 2nd century AD ruler|||
|2019||NTR: Kathanayakudu||Yes||Yes||Telugu||Based on the life of N. T. Rama Rao|||
|Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi||Yes||No||Hindi||Based on Rani of Jhansi|||
|2022||Hari Hara Veera Mallu||Yes||Yes||Telugu||Filming|||
- Cameo appearances
- Gamyam (2008) as a naxalite
- Vedam (2010) as a sadhu
- Mahanati (2018) as K. V. Reddy
- NTR: Kathanayakudu (2019) as K. V. Reddy
Awards and nominations
List of awards and nominations received by Krish.
|2016||Kanche||CineMAA Award for Best Director||Nominated|||
|CineMAA Award for Best Story||Won|
|CineMAA Award – Special Appreciation Award||Won|
|2009||Gamyam||Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu||Won|||
|2013||Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Nominated|||
|2017||Kanche||IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Director – Telugu||Nominated|||
|IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Story – Telugu||Won|||
|2008||Gamyam||Nandi Award for Best Director||Won|||
|2016||Kanche||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu||Won|||
|2016||Gabbar Is Back||Producers Guild Film Award for Best Debut Director||Nominated|||
|2016||Kanche||SIIMA Award for Best Film (Telugu)||Nominated|||
|2017||Kanche||Best Director – Special Jury Award||Won|||
|2019||Gautamiputra Satakarni||Best Director||Won|||
|2017||Zee Cine Awards Telugu||Zee Telugu Golden Award for Favorite Director||Gautamiputra Satakarni||Won|||
|2019||Dasari Award (Special Appreciation Award)||NTR: Kathanayakudu||Won|||
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- "63rd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
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- "Top 14 films of Telugu Cinema - 2008". idlebrain.com. 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
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- The glitter, the gloss, the razzmatazz
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- "NTR Mahanayakudu Turns Out to be Biggest Failure of Nandamuri Balakrishna's Career: Report". News18. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
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- "Krish, the lover of legends". The Hindu. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
- "Wish more people would've seen 'NTR: Kathanayakudu' in cine hall: Director Krish Jagarlamudi". The New Indian Express. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
- "Manikarnika co-director Krish on Kangana Ranaut". The Indian Express. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
- "NTR Mahanayakudu proves Krish to be a master storyteller". Business Standard. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
- "Vaishnav Tej-Rakul Preet Singh movie titled Konda Polam". The News Minute. 20 August 2021.
- "'Hari Hara Veera Mallu': Pawan Kalyan looks flamboyant as a heroic outlaw". The Times of India. 11 March 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
- "CineMAA Awards 2016". NDTV. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "FILMFARE AWARDS 2009 TELUGU WINNERS". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "Vedam wins big at Filmfare Awards (South) 2011". Rediff.com. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "60th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 (South) Nominations". Filmfare. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "63rd Filmfare Awards (South) 2016 nominations list". International Business Times. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "TELUGU NOMINATIONS FOR FILMFARE AWARDS SOUTH 2018". Filmfare. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "IIFA Utsavam 2017 Telugu nomination list". International Business Times. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "'Janatha Garage', 'Kirik Party' bag top honours at IIFA Utsavam 2017". Business Standard. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
- "Nandi awards 2008 announced". Idlebrain.com. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "National Awards 2016: Here is the complete List of Winners". The Indian Express. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
- "Nominations for 11th Renault Sony Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
- "SIIMA 2016 nominations out". The News Minute. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nominations". International Business Times. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
- "TSR TV9 National Film Awards 2015, 2016 Winners". International Business Times. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
- "The TSR-TV9 National Film Awards for 2017-18 and 2018-19 have been announced". The News Minute. 16 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
- "Zee Telugu Golden Awards 2017 winners". International Business Times. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
- "Tollywood's first and biggest Awards event of the Year on Zee Telugu". Zee News. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2020.