All Time Best 50 Telugu Movie Directorsby SrinivasAgnes | created - 26 Jul 2014 | updated - 10 Mar 2015 | Public
This list describes about all time best 50 telugu movie directors, from the first telugu talkie film 'baktha prahlada' to present.
5. L.V. Prasad
Director | Jai-Vijay
L.V. Prasad was born on January 17, 1908 in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India as Akkineni Lakshmi Vara Prasad Rao. He was a director and producer, known for Jai-Vijay (1977), Bidaai (1974) and Jeene Ki Raah (1969). He was married to Soundarya Manoharamma. He died on June 22, 1994.
10. K.B. Tilak
Director | Atha Okinti Kodale
K.B. Tilak was born in 1926 in Denduluru, West Godavari, Hyderabad State, British India as Kollipara Balagangadhara Tilak. He was a director and producer, known for Atha Okinti Kodale (1958), Muddu Bidda (1956) and M.L.A. (1957). He died on September 23, 2010 in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Director | Milan
Adurthi Subba Rao (16 December 1912 - 1 October 1975) was an Indian film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, Bollywood, and Tamil cinema. Rao is widely regarded as the intellectual fountainhead of Indian drama films. He ...
14. Rao C.S.R.
Director | Lava Kusa
Rao C.S.R. was born in 1924 in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was a director and actor, known for Lava Kusa (1963), Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu (1958) and Niluvu Dopidi (1968). He was married to Rajasulochana. He died on December 8, 2004 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Director | Shobha
Kamalakara Kameswara Rao (4 October 1911 - 29 June 1998) was an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Tamil and Hindi films. Widely known as Pouraanika Chitra Brahma, Rao has directed fifty feature films in a variety of genres. In 1960 he directed the ...
19. K.S. Prakash Rao
Director | Prem Nagar
K.S. Prakash Rao was born in 1914 in Kolavennu, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Surya Prakash Rao Kovelamudi. He was a director and producer, known for Prem Nagar (1974), Drohi (1948) and Modati Rathri (1950). He was married to Varalakshmi G.. He died in 1996.
20. B. Vittalacharya
Director | Chikkadu Dorakadu
B. Vithalacharya or B. Vittalacharya (18 January 1920 - 28 May 1999) was an Indian film director and producer known for his works in Telugu cinema and Kannada cinema. He was known as Jaanapada Brahma in the Telugu film arena. Vittalacharya formed his film production company Vittal Productions, ...
21. N.T. Rama Rao
Actor | Daana Veera Soora Karna
Born into a farmer's family, Rama Rao Taraka Nandamuri got his bachelors of arts degree and took a job with the government. Married to Nandamuri Basavatarakam, he began acting in films, his first being Mana Desam (1949), in which he played a police officer. His first movie as a hero was Palletoori ...
Director | Seeta Kalyanam
Popularly known as Bapu was born on 15th December,1933 in Narsapur, Andhrapradesh. Before this Bapu met Ramana in Taylor high school in Narasapur where they studied as classmates for three years until second world war ended. Later when their families moved to Madras where they continued their ...
Director | Meghasandesam
Dasari Narayana Rao was born on May 4, 1947 in Palakol, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was a director and writer, known for Meghasandesam (1983), Gorintaku (1979) and Surigadu (1992). He was married to Dasari Padma. He died on May 30, 2017 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Writer | Amarajeevi
Jandhyala was born on January 14, 1951 in Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh, India as Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subrahmanya Sastri Jandhyala. He was a writer and director, known for Amarajeevi (1983), Vivaha Bhojanambu (1988) and Aha Naa Pellanta (1987). He died on June 19, 2001 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Vamsy started writing stories from the age of 15, his first story is "Satya Sundari Navvindi" was read in All India Radio in 1975., and has also written 2 novels "Manchu Pallaki" & "Karma Sakshi" which were published in "Andhra Jyothy Weekly" before beginning his film career.
In 1976 he started to ...
37. Ram Gopal Varma
Director | Rangeela
Ram Gopal Varma was born in Hyderabad, the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He initially was a video store owner before eventually becoming one of India's leading film directors. A film buff during his youth, Varma would watch both American and Indian cinema regularly. As a young...
Director | Soggadi Pellam
Muthyala Subbaiah is a Telugu film director. He has directed 51 films. Known for his movies with a heavy dose of human emotions, he is sometimes referred to as Sentiment Subbaiah. When he was working with T. Krishna he was approached by some producers with a novel Vennela Metlu written by Mynampati...
41. Krishna Vamsi
Writer | Khadgam
Krishna Vamsi was born on July 28, 1962 in Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India as Pasupuleti Venkata Bangarraju. He is a writer and director, known for Khadgam (2002), Govindudu Andari Vaadele (2014) and Sindhooram (1997). He has been married to Ramya Krishnan since June 12, 2003. They have one ...
42. Puri Jagannadh
Writer | Pokiri
Best known for his commercially storytelling abilities acclaimed writer-director Puri Jagannadh was born September 1, 1966 in Kothapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India. Over the course of 20 years of filmmaking, Puri Jagannadh has gone from small budget independent films to working on some of the biggest ...
Writer | Okkadu
Gunasekhar is a Telugu Film Director and Screenwriter. Born on the 2nd of June,1964 in the coastal village of Narsipatnam in the Vizag district of Andhra Pradesh in India, he pursued his Bachelors in Commerce at Vishakhapatnam.
Gunasekhar, being an avid reader and movie buff right from when he was ...
Writer | Atharintiki Daaredi
Trivikram Srinivas is an Indian screenwriter and director famous for his works in Telugu Cinema. Hailed by his admirers as "Guruji" and "Maatala Maanthrikudu" or the "Wizard of Words", he is famous for his witty and thought provoking dialogues. Born as Akella Naga Srinivasa Sarma, he started his ...
Writer | Manamantha
Chandrasekhar Yeleti is a film maker working prominently in Telugu film industry. He is well-known for his original and highly creative concepts contrary to his peers. He started his career shooting 'Janmabhoomi' ads for the state government of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with K. Raghavendra ...