B. V. Nandini Reddy

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Nandini Reddy
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Nandini Reddy at the success meet of Mahanati in May 2018
Born
OccupationFilm director
Years active2011 - present

B. V. Nandini Reddy is an Indian film director.[1] She debuted with a Telugu language film, Ala Modalaindi.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nandini Reddy was born in Hyderabad. Her father Bharath. V. Reddy was a chartered accountant settled in Bangalore. The family hailed from Chittoor district and her mother Roopa Reddy is from the Pingle family hailing from Warangal district. Nandini has a younger brother.[citation needed]

Reddy was educated at St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad, and earned a degree at Women's College, Koti.[citation needed] She also holds a master's degree in politic science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.[3] She was active in dramatics, elocution and cricket throughout her school and college years.She is also one of the judges in a Telugu talent show "ADHURS".[citation needed]

Nandini Reddy in Cinivaram, Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad

Career[edit]

Reddy was introduced to Gangaraju Gunnam through a mutual friend and in 1995 she worked on his children's movie Little Soldiers as an Assistant Director.[4] After that film was released, cinematographer Rasool Ellore introduced her to Krishna Vamsi, who refused at the time to take her into his team. She was idle for a year before being offered work on the Kannada film Santhi Santhi Santhi. Actress Ramya Krishnan then persuaded Vamsi to take her for his next project, Chandralekha.[4] She became an integral part of Vamsi's team up to and including the filming of Shakti, a Hindi remake of Anthahpuram.[3]

Vamsi sent Reddy to Daggubati Suresh Babu, with whom she has worked for Suresh Productions.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
2011 Ala Modalaindi Nani, Nithya Menen Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
2013 Jabardasth Siddharth, Samantha, Nithya Menen
2016 Kalyana Vaibhogame[5] Naga Shourya, Malavika Nair
TBA O Baby! Yentha Sakkagunnave Samantha, Rao Ramesh, Naga Shourya

WEB SERIES[edit]

Year Series Network Lead Cast Role
2017 Mana Muggari Lovestory Yupptv Navdeep, Thejasvi Creator
2018 Gangstars Amazon Video Jagapathi Babu, Navdeep, Swetha Basu Prasad Creator

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tollywood gives kiss a miss - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2003-09-15. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ M. L. Narasimham (2010-07-22). "Arts / Cinema : Charm of romantic comedies". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  3. ^ a b "Nandini Reddy interview - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film director". www.idlebrain.com. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  4. ^ a b "Defiant men and hurt egos: Being a woman filmmaker in the south Indian film industries". The News Minute. 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  5. ^ "Director Nandini Reddy on Kalyana Vaibhogame, marriages, then and now". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  6. ^ "Nandi awards 2010 announced - Telugu cinema news". Idlebrain.com. 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  7. ^ "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 24 June 2012.

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