R. Chandru

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R. Chandru
Keshavavara Sidlagatta Thaluk, Chikkaballapur India
OccupationWriter, Director
Years active2007 - present

R. Chandru is a Kannada film writer and director. He debuted with the successful 2008 film Taj Mahal.[1] The huge success of Taj Mahal film, he popularly came to be known as Taj Mahal Chandru in the media.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Chandru hails from Keshavavara a small village in Chikkabalapur taluk near Bangalore. His parents are small farmers. He himself also a part-time farmer and works in the fields during the weekends.


Chandru started his film career assisting directors like S. Narayan and Dayal Padmanabhan. He wrote dialogues for S. Narayan's tele-serials. He took on directorial responsibilities in 2008 with the romantic film Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was initially made with actor Sunil Raoh in mind, but due to personal reasons, Sunil backed out. Ajay Rao was cast instead. The film released in mid July, and went on to be one of the biggest hits of 2008.

Chandru took up the film Prem Kahaani next which was also in romance genre. He chose to repeat Ajay Rao in the film. Sheela of Paragu fame played the lead actress. In 2010, he cast one of the leading stars of Kannada cinema, Shivarajkumar for his next directorial Mylari. In 2011, he directed Ko Ko starring Srinagar Kitty and Priyamani which got released in early 2012. The film did not do well at the box-office. In 2012, he directed the film Charminar with Prem Kumar and Meghana Gaonkar in the lead roles.[3] It released in the early part of 2013.


Year Film Director Producer Notes
2008 Taj Mahal Yes No
2009 Prem Kahaani Yes No
2010 Mylari Yes No
2012 Ko Ko Yes No
2013 Charminar Yes Yes
2014 Brahma Yes No
2015 Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini Yes No Telugu debut film
Remake of Charminar
2015 Male No Yes Producer only
2016 Lakshmana Yes No Remake of Athanokkade[4][5]
2018 Kanaka Yes Yes
2019 I Love You Yes Yes Kannada - Telugu bilingual


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