Raam Reddy

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Raam Reddy
Born Karnataka, India
Alma mater Prague Film School
St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Occupation Director, Writer, Photographer
Years active 1989-present
Relatives K. C. Reddy, Anita Reddy

Raam Reddy is an Indian film director, writer and photographer. He made his directorial debut with the 2016 Kannada film Thithi,[1] which premiered at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival on 8 August 2015, where it won the Golden Leopard in the "Filmmakers of the Present" category as well as the First Feature award.[2]

The film won numerous other awards at various film festivals including Mumbai, Palm Springs, and Marrakech. It was also invited to be a part of the 45th edition of New Directors/New Films. At the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, Thithi won the Best Script Writer and the Best Film awards under the Asia New Talent Awards Category. It won the German Star of India award for the Best Feature Film at the 13th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany. At the 63rd National Film Awards, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.[3]

Early life[edit]

After graduating from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, Raam Reddy went on to study Film Direction at Prague Film School.

Career[edit]

Before his directorial venture Thithi , Raam wrote and directed many short films, most notable among them is a Telugu short film called 'Ika' which won multiple awards and was screened at over 20 International film festivals. At the age of 21, Raam wrote his first book It's Raining in Maya.[4][5][6]

At 16, Raam held an exhibition on wild life photography where he displayed his work at the Time and Space Art Gallery. Proceeds from the exhibition went to the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF)

In February 2016, Forbes included Raam Reddy in the 30 Under 30 list of achievers.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is the grandson of the first chief minister of Karnataka K. C. Reddy.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Why You Can't Afford To Miss This Delightful Kannada Film". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Kannada Film 'Thithi' Wins Two Awards at Locarno International Film Fest". 16 August 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "'Thithi' is Best Kannada Film at NFA". 29 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  4. ^ PAULOSE, ELIZABETH. "Raam's Maya". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  5. ^ "It's Raining in Maya". amazon.com. 
  6. ^ "p r s p c t v s : Raam Reddy Portfolio". raamreddy.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  7. ^ "Forbes India Magazine - 30 Under 30: Raam Reddy - Getting real on reel". forbesindia.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  8. ^ "Breaking News, India News, Elections, Bollywood, Cricket, Video, Latest News & Live Updates". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-06-20.