Sankalp Reddy

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Sankalp Reddy
Sankalp Reddy in Cinivaram, Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad in 2017.
Born (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 38)
Alma materGriffith Film School
Occupation(s)Director, writer
Years active2014 – present
SpouseKeerthi Reddy

Sankalp Reddy (born October 20, 1984) is an Indian film director, and screenwriter who primarily works in Telugu cinema.[1] He made his directorial debut with the Pan-Indian war film Ghazi (2017) which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. Reddy later directed science fiction film Antariksham 9000 KMPH (2018).

Early life[edit]

Sankalp Reddy was born and brought up in Hyderabad. He graduated from CVR College of Engineering and moved to Australia for his MBA at Griffith University, Brisbane. He later dropped out after a semester and joined Griffith Film School, a top creative arts school in Australia, for pursuing MFA in film direction.[2]


Reddy researched about submarines about a year and decided to make a film on submarine. Later, he wrote a book titled The Blue Fish to keep the copyrights to make a film with himself. It later marked his feature film debut with Ghazi (2017).[2] The film is inspired by true events from the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971.[3][4] The submarine warfare film is an underwater tale of the courage and patriotism of the men aboard the Indian Submarine INS Karanj (S21) which destroyed the Pakistani PNS Ghazi when it ventured into Indian waters to destroy INS Vikrant on the shore of R. K. Beach, Visakhapatnam.[5][6] Ghazi was screened at the Jagran Film Festival,[7] and garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu at the 65th National Film Awards 2018.[8][9]

In 2018, Reddy directed the space thriller film Antariksham 9000 KMPH,[10] starring Varun Tej.[11]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Writer Language Note
2017 Ghazi Yes Yes Telugu
2018 Antariksham 9000 KMPH Yes Yes Telugu
2021 Pitta Kathalu Yes Yes Telugu Segment: "Pinky"
2023 IB71 Yes Yes Hindi [12]


Reddy (right) receiving the National Film Award
Film Award Category Result Ref.
Ghazi 65th National Film Awards Best Feature Film - Telugu Won [13]
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Director Nominated [14]
7th SIIMA Awards Best Director (Telugu) Nominated [15]
Best Debut Director Nominated
16th Santosham Film Awards Best Director Won


  1. ^ "Varun Tej looks out of this world". 16 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b’s-first-submarine-warfare-movie-coming-hyderabad[bare URL]
  3. ^ "Director Sankalp Reddy to do a science fiction film". 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ Ganguly, Nivedita (17 February 2017). "The making of a war story". The Hindu – via
  5. ^ "Visakhapatnam: Sunk Pakistani submarine Ghazi is an enigma". Deccan Chronicle.
  6. ^ ScoopWhoop (11 January 2017). "The Ghazi Attack: An Indo-Pak War So Deep Underwater That It Never Surfaced In History".
  7. ^ "10 Films You Shouldn't Miss At The Jagran Film Festival".
  8. ^ "65th National Film Awards" (PDF).
  9. ^ "65th National Film Awards LIVE: Sridevi Posthumously Awarded Best Actress; Vinod Khanna Honoured With Dada Saheb Phalke Award". News 18. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Antariksham 9000 KMPH Teaser: A promising & thrilling space-adventure on the cards". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "Varun Tej's space-thriller Antariksham 9000 KMPH wraps up its shoot". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Sankalp Reddy film with Vidyut Jammwal titled 'IB 71' kick starts its shoot". The Times of india. 14 January 2022.
  13. ^ "National Awards 2018: Ghazi gets best movie, Baahubali 2 wins 3 honors". International Business Times. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Nominations for the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  15. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nomination list out: Date, place of 7th edition revealed". International Business Times. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2019.

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