R. Chandru

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R. Chandru
R Chandrashekar

(1980-02-07) 7 February 1980 (age 44)
Keshavavara, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, India
Other namesR Chandru
Occupation(s)Writer, Director, Producer
Years active2007–present

Mylari Ramiah Chandru (born 7 February 1980) is an Indian film writer, director and producer who works primarily in Kannada cinema.[1] He is most Known for the 2008 film Taj Mahal.[2]

Early life[edit]

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.[citation needed]


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[3] starring Shivrajkumar and Sadha.[4][5]

Most of his films are musical entertainers. Likewise he directed and produced one of the famous movies of Kannada Film Industry Charminar in the year 2013.[6]

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.

In 2023, Chandru released his latest film, the period epic Kabzaa,[7] about an air force pilot who becomes a gangster in1971. The movie was made with the budget of over 100 crores. The film released in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam.[8] The movie stars Upendra[9] and Sudeep in the lead roles, respectively as Arkeshwara and Bakshi, while Shriya Saran plays the female lead Madhumati. The music for this film was composed by Ravi Basrur.[citation needed] Although the film received mixed reviews, Chandru has confirmed a sequel.


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
2008 Taj Mahal Yes Yes No
2009 Prem Kahaani Yes Yes No
2010 Mylari Yes Yes No
2012 Ko Ko Yes Yes No
2013 Charminar Yes Yes Yes
2014 Brahma Yes Yes No
2015 Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini Yes Yes No Telugu Remake of Charminar
2015 Male No Yes Yes
2016 Lakshmana[10] Yes Yes No Screenplay
2018 Kanaka Yes Yes Yes
2019 I Love You Yes Yes Yes [11]
2023 Kabzaa Yes Yes Yes
TBA Kabzaa 2 Yes Yes TBA [12]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Sandalwood Director R Chandru". Nettv4u. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  2. ^ "R Chandru". Filmibeat. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  3. ^ Lakshminarayana, Shruti Indira. "Review: Mylari is a good entertainer". Rediff. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Breaking through every brass gate". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Producers make a beeline on Chandru". Fimlibeat. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Charminar is a true story: R Chandru". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Show must go on, but with precautions: Kabza director R Chandru". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Upendra's Kabza: Director R Chandru has plans to helm a sequel?". PINKVILLA. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Upendra and Chandru announce a new film after 'I Love You'". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  10. ^ "R Chandru To Introduce Revanna's Son Anoop As 'Lakshmana'". Filmibeat. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  11. ^ "I Love You's success puts Chandru on cloud nine". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  12. ^ "'Kabzaa 2', the sequel to R Chandru's film with Upendra and Kiccha Sudeep officially announced". The Hindu. 15 April 2023. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 May 2023.

External links[edit]

R. Chandru at IMDb