|Native name||Vaitla Srinivas|
|Born||24 September 1972
Kandulapalem, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
Srinu Vaitla is an Indian film director associated with Telugu cinema. He is from the village of Kandulapalem, East Godavari District. His first mainstream movie as a director was Nee Kosam (1999) starring Ravi Teja and Maheswari. Though the movie was an average flick at the box office, it was critically acclaimed. He shot to fame with his second movie Anandam (2001), released in 2001. He made his own impression on the Telugu Cinema comedy. Most importantly, he is known for implementing parabolic narrative for the first time in Indian cinema. This can be observed in his movies Venky, Dhee, Dubai Seenu and Ready. He played cameo in Rainbow and Parama Veera Chakra movies. One of the biggest blockbusters in his career was Dookudu starring Mahesh Babu and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Since Venky, Gopimohan and Kona Venkat have been script writers for his movies.
|1999||Nee Kosam||Yes||Yes||Yes||Average||R.P. Patnaik|
|2001||Anandam||Yes||Yes||Yes||Hit||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2002||Sontham||Yes||Yes||Yes||Hit||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2004||Venky||Yes||Yes||Yes||Super Hit||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2005||Andarivaadu||Yes||Yes||Yes||Average||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2007||Dubai Seenu||Yes||Yes||Yes||Actor (special appearance)||Mani Sharma|
|2008||Ready||Yes||Yes||Blockbuster||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2008||King||Yes||Yes||Hit||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2010||Namo Venkatesa||Yes||Yes||Hit||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2011||Parama Veera Chakra||Actor||Mani Sharma|
|2015||Bruce Lee||Yes||Yes||Yes||Disaster||S. Thaman|
|2017||Mister||Yes||Yes||Yes||Mickey J. Meyer|
List of frequent cast in Vaitla's films
- Note this list includes actors who were cast at least in three of Vaitla's films.
|Individual||Nee Kosam||Anandam||Sontham||Anandam Anandamaye||Venky||Andarivaadu||Dhee||Dubai Seenu||Ready||King||Namo Venkatesa||Dookudu||Baadshah||Aagadu||Bruce Lee||Total|
guest appearance as MS Narayana's heroine
guest appearance in a song
|Dialogue About Genelia by Mahesh Babu||5|
|Jaya Prakash Reddy||9|
|Kota Srinivasa Rao||3|
|M. S. Narayana||11|
|Raghu (Ravi Teja's Brother)||6|
- Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Nee Kosam)
- Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director (Nee Kosam)
- Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer (Nee Kosam, Dubai Seenu, Dookudu)
- Filmfare Award for Best Director - Telugu (Dookudu)
- CinemAA Awards – Best Director (Dookudu)
- South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Director (Dookudu)
- The Hyderabad Times Film Awards – Best Director (Dookudu)
- "Srinu Vaitla". 16reels.com.
- "Sreenu Vaitla, Thaman get busy with Aagadu". The Times of India. 27 July 2013.
- "It's Shruti vs Tamannah for Mahesh Babu's Aagadu". The Times of India. Indo-Asian News Service. 28 August 2013.