|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.. He is well-known for creating a huge impact on the Telugu Cinema in the genre of comedy and making entertainers. 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.
This can be observed in his movies Sontham,Venky,Andarivaadu,Dhee, Dubai Seenu,Ready,King (2008 film) and Namo Venkatesa and. He played a cameo in Rainbow and Parama Veera Chakra movies. Two of the biggest blockbusters in his career were Dookudu starring Mahesh Babu and Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Baadshah (2013 film) starring NTR Jr and Kajal Aggarwal. Since Venky, he has successfully collaborated with Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan who guide him in writing and screenplay respectively. He worked with top actors in Tollywood like Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Ravi Teja, Mahesh Babu, N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan.
|1999||Nee Kosam||Yes||Yes||Yes||R.P. Patnaik, Devi Sri Prasad|
|2001||Anandam||Yes||Yes||Yes||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2002||Sontham||Yes||Yes||Yes||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2004||Venky||Yes||Yes||Yes||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2005||Andarivaadu||Yes||Yes||Yes||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2007||Dubai Seenu||Yes||Yes||Yes||Mani Sharma|
|2008||Ready||Yes||Yes||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2008||King||Yes||Yes||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2010||Namo Venkatesa||Yes||Yes||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2015||Bruce Lee||Yes||Yes||Yes||S. Thaman|
|2017||Mister||Yes||Yes||Yes||Mickey J. Meyer|
|2018||Amar Akbar Anthony||Yes||Yes||Yes||S. Thaman|
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||Mister||Amar Akbar Anthony||Total|
guest appearance in a song
|Dialogue About Genelia by Mahesh Babu||3|
|Jaya Prakash Reddy||10|
|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, Dhee, 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.