Srinivas Avasarala

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Srinivas Avasarala
Srnivas Avasarala (director,writer, actor).jpg
Avasarala in 2016
Born (1984-03-19) 19 March 1984 (age 37)[1]
Other namesSrini
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Diploma in screenwriting)
University of North Dakota (M.S.)
KL College of Engineering (B. Tech)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • writer
  • director
Years active2007 – present

Srinivas Avasarala (born 19 March 1984) is an Indian actor, film director, screenwriter, and television presenter known for his works in Telugu cinema. He received two Nandi Awards and a SIIMA Award.[3]

Early life[edit]

Srinivas Avasarala was born on 19 March 1984 in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India.[1][2] His father worked at Andhra Bank. By virtue of his work, they had to travel across different locations. Hence, Avasarala completed his education in 4 different cities – Kakinada, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, and Visakhapatnam.[2] He did his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from KL College of Engineering, Vijayawada.[4] Avasarala holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with focus on Finite Element Analysis from University of North Dakota and worked for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Avasarala holds a screenwriting diploma from University of California, Los Angeles and took acting classes for a year at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York City. He did theatre in New York and then worked as an assistant director for a film called Blind Ambition.[5] He also hosted one of the quiz shows, Champion which aired on ETV Telugu for the first season.

He made his acting debut with the film Ashta Chamma- an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. His portrayal of Anand, Algernon in the play, received wide critical acclaim. He made his directorial debut with the Telugu romantic-comedy, Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014). He also essayed the role of Uday Bhaskar in the film which earned him South Indian International Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has essayed character actor roles in works such as Pilla Zamindar, Anthakamundhu Aatharvaatha, and Kanche which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Acting roles
Year Film Role Notes
2008 Ashta Chamma Anand
2010 Orange Pushkar
Saradaga Kasepu Srinivas
2011 Vara Prasad Potti Prasad Vara Prasad
Mugguru Anji
Pilla Zamindar Kanna Babu
2013 Amrutham Chandamamalo Amrutha Rao
Adda Kishore
Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha Viswa
Aravind 2 Film director
Sukumarudu ANR
Chammak Challo Kishore
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Dr. N. Raju
Oohalu Gusagusalade Uday Bhaskar Also writer and director
2015 Jil Ajay
Yevade Subramanyam Prabhakar
Bandipotu Cheekati
Kanche Das
2016 Nannaku Prematho Abhiram's brother
Raja Cheyyi Vesthe Chakri
A Aa Shekhar Benarjee
Gentleman Vamshi
Oka Manasu Satya
2017 Babu Baga Busy Madhav / Maddy
Ami Thumi Vijay
Meda Meeda Abbayi CBCID Officer Naresh
PSV Garuda Vega Prakash
Okka Kshanam Srinivas
2018 Awe Shiva
Mahanati L. V. Prasad Cameo appearance
Sammohanam Himself Special appearance
Devadas Rajan
Antariksham 9000 KMPH Mohan
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu D. V. Narasa Raju Cameo appearance
Kathanam
Oorantha Anukuntunnaru Shiva Raman Iyer
2020 Nishabdham Poorna Chandra Rao
2021 Pitta Kathalu Harsha
2021 Nootokka Jillala Andagadu Gotthi Surya Narayana Also writer; completed[7]
Film
Year Film Director Writer Notes
2011 Golconda High School No Dialogue
2014 Oohalu Gusagusalade Yes Yes
2016 Jyo Achyutananda Yes Yes
2021 Nootokka Jillala Andagadu No Yes Completed[7]
TBA Phalana Abbai Phalana Ammai dagger Yes Yes Filming[8]

Television[edit]

Acting roles
Year Title Role Network Notes
2019 Mrs. Subbalakshmi Subramanyam Zee5 [9][10]
2021 Unheard Films that have not yet been released TBA Disney+ Hotstar [11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

South Indian International Movie Awards
Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Srinivas Avasarala: Take a look at the actor-director's career path - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Ali and Srinivas Avasarala (6 September 2021). Alitho Saradaga | Srinivas Avasarala (Actor) | 6th September 2021 | Full Episode | ETV Telugu. ETV Telugu. Event occurs at 3m18s.
  3. ^ TNN (12 September 2013). "Srinivas Avasarala turns director". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ "KL University Alumini Association". KL University.
  5. ^ a b "rediff.com: From Princeton to Ashta Chamma". Rediff.com. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Avasarala Srinivas". The Times of India. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Nootokka Jillala Andagaadu to be out on May 7". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Naga Shaurya - Srinivas Avasarala film". The Times of India. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Mrs Subbalakshmi review: Lakshmi Manchu's web-series turns a progressive idea into an insipid drama-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Lakshmi Manchu's 'Mrs Subbalakshmi' to release on March 8". The News Minute. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Disney Plus Hotstar's Telugu series Unheard gets release date". The Indian Express. 6 September 2021.
  12. ^ "SIIMA AWARDS | 2015 | winners | |". siima.in. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2014". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2016". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  15. ^ "56th Idea Filmfare Awards Nominations". Reachout Hyderabad. 31 July 2009. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2021.

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