Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli (born 10 October 1973), professionally known as S. S. Rajamouli, is an Indian film director and screenwriter, known for his works in the Telugu cinema. He is best known for directing fantasy action films, such as Magadheera (2009) featured at the American Fantastic Fest, Eega (2012) winning Most Original Film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) nominated for American Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) winning the American Saturn Award for Best International Film, and the Australian Telstra People's Choice Award. The Baahubali franchise became the highest-grossing Indian film series of all time, with a gross of approximately ₹1,810 crore (US$250 million).His other works include the action films Sye and Vikramarkudu featured at the 37th International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section. Maryada Ramanna, Vikramarkudu and Chatrapathi were remade in various Indian languages, with successful reviews. Rajamouli has garnered various honours including three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, five state Nandi Awards, the IIFA Award, two SIIMA Awards, the Star World India, "Entertainer of The Year" in 2012, and the "CNN-News18 Indian of the Year in Entertainment" for 2015. In 2016, he was honoured with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour for his contributions towards the field of Art.
Rajamouli married Rama in 2001. Rama has worked as a costume designer for many of Rajamouli's films. He has adopted Karthikeya, Rama's son from her previous marriage. The couple also have an adopted daughter. Karthikeya is married to Pooja Prasad, niece of Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu.On 27 April 2017, Rajamouli said that he is an atheist. On 15 May 2017, Rajamouli visited Mantralayam along with his family and prayed to village deity Manchalamma and Raghavendra Swamy for their blessings. Rajamouli and his family also took the blessings from the Peetadhipathi of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha, Sri Subhudendra Tirtha. Speaking on the occasion, Rajamouli said, "He was so elated that his films are well received by the audience and wished that the blessings of Sri Raghavendra Swamy be always showered upon him".
Rajamouli was born in 1973 in Amareshwara Camp near Manvi in Raichur district of present-day Karnataka state to screenwriter K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and Raja Nandini. His family hails from Kovvur in Andhra Pradesh. His primary education was done at Kovvur and his higher education was at Eluru. He lived in Vizag for several years as his mother was from there.Rajamouli's cousin, M. M. Keeravani has worked music composer for all of his films. His other cousin Kalyan Koduri is also a music composer.
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Baahubali: Before the Beginning
There is a tale of power, politics and intrigue of Queen Sivagami's rise from a revenge-seeking girl to a wise and equalled queen. No one will oppose it as it grows.
The film is about the romantic life of an assistant director Aditya (Nani) and his relationships with 2 women (Anu Emmanuel and Priya Shri) while he attempts to write a romantic comedy story.
Bāhubali: The Beginning
The young man was left by his mother. He possesses exceptional gifts by the time he is a grown up. The queen of the warrior princess has been held captive for 25 years. She is going to be saved by som...
Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema
Indian cinema has the largest audience of any art form on the planet. With a population of over a billion, India has recently enjoyed an economic boom and its movie stars are treated like deities. To...
Andhala Rakshasi is set during the innocent days of 1991. It is Center-staged on three pure hearts Surya, Gowtham and Midhuna and is about falling in love, forgetting and waiting for love. The story c...
Nani is in love with his neighbor Bindhu. Sudeep is a powerful businessman. He came back as a housefly to get revenge.
The film is set in the Nelakondapalli village of khammam district in Nizam Princely State of Hyderabad of the late 1940s. The feudal society is under the vice-like grip of an aristocratic family and i...
The feuds in the village caused Ramu's mother to take him away from Rayalaseema. He tried to meet ends after his mother's death. He takes a train to the village so he can claim 5 acres of land. Aparna...
When Harsha, a bike stunter from Vishakapatnam, accidentally meets Indu, he discovers his warrior life Kala Bhairava in his last birth. The last story shows how Kala Bhairava is connected.
Raja is the son of Raja. He wants to make a living quickly. He stumbles on an opportunity. A rich woman is in love with a rich man. She considers him her prince because she was his well-wisher as a ch...
Athili Sathi Babu is a smalltime thief. A girl claims that she is her father. It was revealed that there is a look-alike of Sathi Babu in the form of Vikram Singh Rathod who had an excellent track rec...
Sivaji and his family are uprooted from their community in Sri Lanka and wind up as bonded labourers in Vishakhapatnam. Like his legendary namesake, he rises up to become the saviour of the oppressed....
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Koffee with Karan
Celebrity host Karan Johar gets up close and personal with various Bollywood personalities and discusses their major career milestones.
The story is set in the backdrop of a college that is riven by two groups led by Prithvi and Shashank. Though there is nothing malicious between the groups, they just can't see eye to eye on anything....
The film is about Simhadri who is under the care of Ram Bhupal Varma. Simhadri is the one who takes care of Indhu. Simhadri was once a goon called Singamalai who gained enmity with Bhai Saab. It is th...
Student No. 1
A student in a law college. The law college has a reputation for its unruly students. There are several flashbacks to his story throughout the first half as he is shown as a young mysterious man. The ...
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