Prakash Kovelamudi

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Prakash Kovelamudi
Born
Kovelamudi Prakash Rao

(1975-05-15) 15 May 1975 (age 44)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)
Kanika Dhillon (m. 2014)
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 Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao.[3][4]

Film career[edit]

He made his acting debut with the Telugu-language movie Neetho.[5] Kovelamudi was set to act in Rajamouli's Simhadri, but the film was later shelved.[6] 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.[7][8] [9] 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.[10] He will direct the remake of 2019 psychological horror thriller Ma which will be produced by Ekta Kapoor and Karan Johar.

Filmography[edit]

As actor
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Neetho Madhav
2004 Morning Raga Abhinay English film
As director
Year Film Notes
2004 Bommalata Telugu children's film
2011 Anaganaga O Dheerudu
2015 Size Zero
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi Tamil film
2019 Judgementall Hai Kya Hindi film

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pib.nic.in/archieve/others/2007/aug07/53rd_nfa-2005.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. ^ "HugeDomains.com - Celebdomain.com is for sale (Celebdomain)". www.hugedomains.com.
  5. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (24 October 2010). "The homecoming" – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/celeb/interview/ssrajamouli.html
  7. ^ "Movie Review : Anaganaga O Dheerudu".
  8. ^ ABODE Creative Construction concepts
  9. ^ "Rich visuals, top-class technology makes 'Anaganaga...' a must watch IndiaVision Latest Breaking News".
  10. ^ ""Judgemental Hai Kya is quirky!" – Kanika Dhillon". Kovid Gupta Films. 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  11. ^ "A Walt Disney film in Telugu!". Rediff.