7 February 1980
Keshavavara, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, India
|Other names||R Chandru|
|Occupation||Writer, Director , Producer|
R Chandrashekar was born to M Ramaiah and Lakshmi Devamma in Keshavavara, Chikkaballapur. He developed the art of writing from his early childhood and also published a few of his stories on Kannada news papers. His early adulthood was mostly spent helping his father in agriculture.
R Chandru started his film career as an assistant to director S. Narayan for a serial Bhageerathi. In the year 2008, Chandru made his debut as a director and writer in the 'Taj Mahal' Starring Ajay Rao and Pooja Gandhi. Followed by 2009 movie Prem Kahani. in the year 2010 he directed one of the blockbuster Kannada cinema Mylari starring Shivrajkumar and Sadha.
After achieving considerable success in the industry, Chandru has opened a production house under the banner 'Sri Sideshwara enterprises' with an intention of helping budding talents.
Chandru is directing mass action entertainer Kabzaa which will be released in the 2022. The movie is made with the budget of over 100 crores. The film will be released in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali. The movie stars Upendra and Sudeep in the lead roles, while Shriya Saran plays the female lead. The music for this film has been composed by Ravi Basrur.
|2015||Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini||Yes||Yes||No||Telugu Remake of Charminar|
|2019||I Love You||Yes||Yes||Yes|||
Awards and nominations
- Won the Best Director and Best Producer award for the movie Charminar at Karnataka State Awards.
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