Krishna Vamsi

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Krishna Vamsi
Pasupuleti Venkata Bangarraju[1]

(1962-07-28) 28 July 1962 (age 60)
  • Film director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • choreographer
Years active1985–present
(m. 2003)

Pasupuleti Venkata Bangarraju, know professionally as Krishna Vamsi, is an Indian film director, producer and choreographer known for his work in Telugu cinema.[2][3] Vamsi started his career as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma. He made his directorial debut with the 1995 crime film Gulabi, starring J. D. Chakravarthi. He has received two National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and four Nandi Awards.

In 1996, he directed the film Ninne Pelladata, one of the highest grossing Telugu films of the time. He subsequently directed the critically acclaimed crime film, Sindhooram under his production house Andhra Talkies; both the films won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[4][5] In 2002, he ventured into Bollywood with Shakti: The Power, a remake of his own 1998 Telugu cult classic Antahpuram.

Personal life[edit]

Krishna Vamsi is married to Ramya Krishnan, a South Indian actress.[6][7] Ramya Krishnan acted in two of his films; Sri Anjaneyam (in a guest role) and Chandralekha, prior to marriage.[8] Krishna Vamsi is known to be a fan of Sitarama Sastry. The films for which Sitarama Sastry wrote lyrics, which are directed by Krishna Vamsi include Ninne Pelladatha, Gulabi, Sindhooram, Chandralekha, Murari, Khadgam, Chakram, Mahatma, and Paisa. Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry adopted Krishna Vamsi, not legally through Indian Government Gazette, but by the traditional Hindu method.


  1. ^ Krishna (28 July 2019). "తెలుగు సినిమా సింధూరం 'కృష్ణవంశీ'". HMTV (in Telugu). Retrieved 2 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Chat with Telugu director Krishna Vamsi. (4 February 2009). Retrieved on 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ Arts / Cinema : 'I wanted to do something real'. The Hindu (12 November 2011). Retrieved on 7 July 2012.
  4. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  5. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Ramya weds Krishna Vamsi". Retrieved 11 June 2003.
  7. ^ "Krishna Vamsi is jealous of Ramya Krishna". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Krishna Vamsi to marry Ramyakrishna". The Times of India. 10 June 2003. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.

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