2 JUN 1964 GUNASEKHAR

Gunasekhar

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Gunasekar
Born 2 June 1964
nannai, Tamil nadu, India
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, India
Occupation Director
Screen Writer
Producer

Gunasekar (Telugu: గుణశేఖర్); (born Gunasekar Karri; 2 June, 1964) is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema. Gunasekhar directed the Children’s classic Ramayanam(1997), which won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film, including several state Nandi Awards for that year, and was screened at the International Children’s Film Festival of India.[1][2]

The 2003 action film, Okkadu, which won eight state Nandi Awards, and four Filmfare Awards South including the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu, the blockbuster film became the highest grossing Telugu film for that year, and was remade into various Indian languages.[3][4] His latest venture is the historical film, Rudhramadevi which was released in October 2015 for wide positive reviews and became one of the biggest hits of the year.[5][6]

Mainstream[edit]

Before venturing into main stream film direction, Gunasekar worked as an associate director to D. V. Narsaraju, Kranthi Kumar, and Ram Gopal Varma.[7] Gunasekhar made his directorial debut with the socio-political Lathi (1992), for which he received the state Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director.

He directed the super-hit romance film, Sogasu Chooda Tharamaa (1995), which again received the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film, and the super-hit action thriller, Choodalani Vundi (1998), which introduced the DTS sound to the Telugu screen, the film was later remade into Hindi as Calcutta Mail. He then directed the political thriller, Manoharam (2000), which again bagged the Nandi Award for Best Story, and the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film. The 2004 drama film Arjun was screened at the International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.[8]

Filmography and Awards[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Screenwriter Awards and Honors
1991 Laati Yes Yes Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director
1995 Sogasu Chooda Tharamaa Yes Yes Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
1997 Ramayanam Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Children’s Film
International Children’s Film Festival of India
1998 Choodalani Vundi Yes Yes
2000 Manoharam Yes Yes Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
Nandi Award for Best Story Writer
2001 Mrugaraju Yes Yes
2003 Okkadu Yes Yes Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
Nandi Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
2004 Arjun Yes Yes International Film Festival of India
2006 Sainikudu Yes Yes Nandi Award for Best Special Effects
2010 Varudu Yes Yes Nandi Award for Best Special Effects
2012 Nippu Yes Yes
2015 Tevar Yes
2015 Rudhramadevi Yes Yes Yes
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Gunasekhar
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Gunasekar; is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema. Wikipedia
Born: June 2, 1964 (age 52), Tamil Nadu
Profiles
Rudhramadevi (2015)
Rudhramadevi
2015
Okkadu (2003)
Okkadu
2003
Arjun (2004)
Arjun
2004
Varudu (2010)
Varudu
2010
Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1995)
Sogasu Chuda Ta…
1995
Gunasekhar directed and Rana Daggubati appears in Rudhramadevi.
Rana Daggubati
Rudrama Devi
Rudrama Devi
Gunasekhar directed and Allu Arjun appears in Rudhramadevi and Varudu.
Allu Arjun
Gunasekhar directed and Mani Sharma composed the music for Okkadu, Varudu, and other movies.
Mani Sharma
Gunasekhar directed and Anushka Shetty appears in Rudhramadevi.
Anushka Shetty
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