Srinivasa Saambasiva Avasarala
|Born||19 March 1984|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles (Diploma in screenwriting)|
University of North Dakota (M.S.)
KL College of Engineering (B. Tech)
|Years active||2007 – present|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
Srinivasa Saambasiva 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.
Srinivasa Saambasiva Avasarala was born on 19 March 1984 in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. 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 cities – Kakinada, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, and Visakhapatnam. He did his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from KL College of Engineering, Vijayawada. 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.
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. 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.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2011||Vara Prasad Potti Prasad||Vara Prasad|
|Pilla Zamindar||Kanna Babu|
|2013||Amrutham Chandamamalo||Amrutha Rao|
|Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha||Viswa|
|Aravind 2||Film director|
|2014||Govindudu Andarivadele||Dr. N. Raju|
|Oohalu Gusagusalade||Uday Bhaskar||Also writer and director|
|2016||Nannaku Prematho||Abhiram's brother|
|Raja Cheyyi Vesthe||Chakri|
|A Aa||Shekhar Benarjee|
|2017||Babu Baga Busy||Madhav / Maddy|
|Meda Meeda Abbayi||CBCID Officer Naresh|
|PSV Garuda Vega||Prakash|
|Mahanati||L. V. Prasad||Cameo appearance|
|Antariksham 9000 KMPH||Mohan|
|2019||N.T.R: Kathanayakudu||D. V. Narasa Raju||Cameo appearance|
|Oorantha Anukuntunnaru||Shiva Raman Iyer|
|2020||Nishabdham||Poorna Chandra Rao|
|Nootokka Jillala Andagadu||Gotti Surya Narayana||Also writer|
|2022||Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali||Dr. Varun|
|2011||Golconda High School||No||Dialogue|
|2021||Nootokka Jillala Andagadu||No||Yes||Completed|
|2022||Brahmāstra (Telugu)||No||Dialogue||Dubbed version; post-production|
|TBA||Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammai||Yes||Yes||Filming|
Awards and nominations
- Special Jury Award – Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014) – won
- Best Dialogue Writer – Jyo achyutananda (2016) – won
- "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.
- 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.
- TNN (12 September 2013). "Srinivas Avasarala turns director". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "KL University Alumini Association". KL University.
- "rediff.com: From Princeton to Ashta Chamma". Rediff.com. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Avasarala Srinivas". The Times of India. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
- "Nootokka Jillala Andagaadu to be out on May 7". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
- "Brahmastra Telugu Movie Trailer Out Now". Telugu Filmnagar. 15 June 2022.
- "Naga Shaurya - Srinivas Avasarala film". The Times of India. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- "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.
- "Lakshmi Manchu's 'Mrs Subbalakshmi' to release on March 8". The News Minute. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- "Disney Plus Hotstar's Telugu series Unheard gets release date". The Indian Express. 6 September 2021.
- "SIIMA AWARDS | 2015 | winners | |". siima.in. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2014". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2016". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 13 January 2021.