Prakash Kovelamudi

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Prakash Kovelamudi
Born
Kovelamudi Prakash Rao

(1975-06-25) 25 June 1975 (age 47)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
OccupationFilm director
Spouse
(m. 2014; div. 2017)
RelativesK. S. Prakash Rao (grandfather)
K. Raghavendra Rao (father)
Shobu Yarlagadda (Brother in law)

Prakash Rao Kovelamudi is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and actor known for his works in alternative cinema, across various languages. He is known for works such as Morning Raga (2004), with which he made his Bollywood acting debut. He then directed Bommalata (2004), which received Best Film in Telugu at the 53rd National Film Awards,[1] the fantasy film, Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011), and the black comedy, Judgementall Hai Kya (2019).[2] An alumnus of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Prakash is the son of veteran director K. Raghavendra Rao and grandson of K. S. Prakash Rao.[3]

Film career[edit]

Kovelamudi made his acting debut with the Telugu-language movie Neetho.[4] He was set to act in a fantasy film directed by Rajamouli but the film was later shelved.[5] He also appeared in Morning Raga. The films under his directorial belt include Bommalata (A belly full of dreams) and the Telugu fantasy film Anaganaga O Dheerudu, distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.[6][7] [8] He also directed the film Size Zero, which is also known as Inji Iduppazhagi, starring Arya and Anushka Shetty. His most recent film is Judgemental Hai Kya, a black comedy which addresses mental health issues.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Kovelamudi married Kanika Dhillon in 2014 and the couple divorced in 2017.[10]

Filmography[edit]

  • All films are in Telugu unless otherwise noted.
Acting roles
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2002 Neetho Madhav credited as Surya Prakash[11]
2004 Morning Raga Abhinay English-language film
Film
Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes Ref.
2004 Bommalata Yes Yes No Telugu children's film
2011 Once Upon a Warrior Yes Yes Yes
2015 Size Zero Yes No No Bilingual film; Telugu and Tamil languages
Inji Iduppazhagi
2019 Judgementall Hai Kya Yes No No Hindi film

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Untitled Page" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Judgementall Hai Kya box office collection: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao's film earns Rs 31 cr in opening week- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Home -". bollywhat.boards.net.
  4. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (24 October 2010). "The homecoming". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ "SS Raja Mouli - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film director".
  6. ^ "Movie Review : Anaganaga O Dheerudu".
  7. ^ ABODE Creative Construction concepts
  8. ^ "Rich visuals, top-class technology makes 'Anaganaga...' a must watch IndiaVision Latest Breaking News".
  9. ^ ""Judgemental Hai Kya is quirky!" – Kanika Dhillon". Kovid Gupta Films. 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Judgementall Hai Kya writer Kanika Dhillon: Ended marriage with Prakash Kovelamudi 2 years ago".
  11. ^ "Telugu Cinema - Review - Neetho - Surya Prakash, Mehek - Vidya sagar - John - Ramoji Rao".
  12. ^ "A Walt Disney film in Telugu!". Rediff.