The latest sensation in Tollywood, Koratala Siva is celebrating his 40th birthday today on the sets of his next film, Janatha Garage starring Jr NTR and Samantha in the lead roles.
The director is popular for striking a balance between the mass elements and class storylines, and no wonder heroes are queueing up to work with him.
Though he is only two films old as a directior in the industry, he comes from a solid background and the film's he has worked as a script writer and dialogue writer are nothing short of a classic resume for his directorial plunge.
Go through the slides below to have a look at the films, you likely didn't know Koratala Siva was a part of.
Though Koratala Siva was not officially part of Shankar's Boys, it is highly coincidental that the film's storyline matches exactly with Siva's first film as story writer, Girl Friend, which released an year before Boys hit the screens.
Koratala Siva's Wikipedia page states that he was a ghost writer for Balakrishna's Simha, directed by Boyapati.
Siva's career took off as a script and dialogue writer for Ravi Teja's Bhadra.
Siva's first film with Prabhas was not Mirchi, but Munna, for which he penned the dialogues.
Siva's first association with NTR happened with Brindavanam, for which he has given the story and dialogues.
Koratala Siva gave dialogues for NTR's Oosaravelli which made him closer to the actor.
While Janatha Garage is slated to release on 12 August, Siva might team up with Akhil Akkineni, for his next. On the occasion of the director's Birthday, distributor Mikkilineni Sudhakar has announced his production company Yuvasudha creations and said that the first production venture will be with Siva, though the hero of the project is not yet decided.
Siva has also given a commitment to producer D V V Danayya, while Allu Arjun, Ram Charan and Mahesh Babu are in the waiting list to work with the director. Now, that's what success does to you and here we wish Koratala Siva, a very Happy Birthday!