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    K Viswanath

    K Viswanath

    Actor/Director
    Born : 09 Feb 1930
    Birth Place : Peddapulivarru, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh

    Kasinadhuni Viswanath aka K. Viswanath, is an acclaimed Telugu film director and actor whose contributions have been significant to Indian films through the Telugu film industry.

    Viswanath began his career as a technician in a studio at... ReadMore

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    Kasinadhuni Viswanath aka K. Viswanath, is an acclaimed Telugu film director and actor whose contributions have been significant to Indian films through the Telugu film industry.

    Viswanath began his career as a technician in a studio at Chennai and later assisted Mr. Adurti Subba Rao in direction. He also worked as an assistant to director Ramnoth. He also wished to work as an assistant to K. Balachander and Bapu. 

    He debuted as a director with Aatma Gowravam, which starred Akkineni Nageswara Rao. However, his full prowess in film-making flowered with a subsequent film called Siri Siri Muvva.

    Swathi Muthyam was India's official entry to the Oscars in 1986. Viswanath was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contributions to Indian film.

    He will be awarded the...

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    • 1
      Most of Mr.Viswanaths's films have titles beginning with the letter "S"
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      Mr. Viswanath introduced song writer, Sirivennela Seetaramasatry through the film Sirivennela.
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      Mr.Viswanath also introduced song writerSri Veturi Sundara Ramamurthy
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      Producer Edida Nageswara Rao considers Mr.Viswanath as his godfather since Mr.Viswanath was highly responsible for the success of Mr.Raos's production company, Poornodaya Arts. Poornodaya Arts gave in some fantastic hits by Mr.Viswanath, not to mention Shankarabharanam and Sagara Sangamam which are considered to be masterpieces to date.
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      Kalavaramaye Madilo a 2009 movie starring Kamal Kamaraju and Swati Reddy, often referred to as Colors Swathi was appreciated by Mr.Viswanath. Director Satish Kasetty said that he was really blessed and fortunate to receive appreciations and blessings by his godfather, guru Mr.Viswanath.
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      Chiranjeevi, the Megastar of Tollywood considers Mr.Viswanath his guru. He said at the 30 years celebration of Poornodaya Atrs function that " I learnt acting from my gurugaru, Viswanath garu. He told me how to act and he brought out the actor in me." Chiranjeevi was considered a mass hero by fansn. He acted a completely different role of Sambayya in Swayamkrushi, for which he gained recognition as a "true actor"
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      Rakesh Roshan, father of Hrithik Roshan, after the success of 'koi mil gaya' said "i can say my son is a good actor if K.Viswanath makes a film with him".
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      Swathi Muthyam was India's official entry to the Oscars in 1986.
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