Krishna Vamsi

Krishna Vamsi
Born Pasupuleti Venkata Bangarraju (Original Name)
Occupation Film director
film producer
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Ramya Krishnan (m. 2003)
Children Rithvick

Pasupulet Vamsi Krishna, known popularly as Krishna Vamsi, is an Indian film director, producer and choreographer known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1][2] Vamsi made his directorial debut with the 1995 crime film, Gulabi, starring J. D. Chakravarthi. He has received two National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and three Nandi Awards. Before made his first debut movie Gulabi, he worked as assistant director at Ram Gopal Varma.

In 1996, he directed the film Ninne Pelladata, one of the highest grossing Telugu films of the time. He subsequently directed the critically acclaimed crime film, Sindhooram under his production house Andhra Talkies; both the films won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[3][4] In 2002, he ventured into Bollywood with Shakti: The Power, a remake of Vamsi's 1998 cult classic Antahpuram.

Personal life

Krishna Vamsi is married to Ramya Krishnan, a South Indian actress.[5][6] Ramya Krishnan acted in two of his films, Sri Anjaneyam (in a guest role) and Chandralekha, prior to marriage.[7] Krishna Vamsi is known to be a fan of Sitarama Sastry. The films for which Sitarama Sastry wrote lyrics, which are directed by Krishna Vamsi include Ninne Pelladatha, Gulabi, Sindhooram, Chandralekha, Murari, Khadgam, Chakram, Mahatma, and Paisa. Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry adopted Krishna Vamsi, not legally through Indian Government Gazette, but by traditional Hindu method.


Krishna Vamsi began his career with tripuraneni varaprasad alias chitti before working for a brief time with Ram Gopal Varma. In 2007, Vamsi directed Chandamama. His next project was the 2009 film Sasirekha Parinayam, followed by Mahatma the same year, which was Srikanth's 100th movie.

He then directed Mogudu (2011) starring Gopichand, Taapsee Pannu and Shraddha Das in the lead roles with Gadde Rajendra Prasad, Roja and Naresh in supporting roles.


Year Name Language Notes
1995 Gulabi Telugu Debut film as director
1996 Ninne Pelladutha Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu)
1997 Sindhooram National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
1998 Chandralekha Telugu
1998 Antahpuram Telugu Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu)
1999 Samudram Telugu
2001 Murari Telugu
2002 Shakti: The Power Hindi
2002 Khadgam Telugu Nandi Award for Best Director
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu)
2004 Sri Anjaneyam Telugu
2005 Chakram Telugu Nandi Award for Best Director
2005 Danger Telugu
2006 Rakhi Telugu
2007 Chandamama Telugu Nandi Award for Best Director
2009 Sasirekha Parinayam Telugu
2009 Mahatma Telugu
2011 Mogudu Telugu
2014 Paisa Telugu
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Telugu [8]
2017 Nakshatram (film) Telugu [9][10][11]
2017 Raithu Telugu Filiming begins March2017


National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu)
Nandi Award for Best Director


  1. Chat with Telugu director Krishna Vamsi. (4 February 2009). Retrieved on 7 July 2012.
  2. Arts / Cinema : ‘I wanted to do something real'. The Hindu (12 November 2011). Retrieved on 7 July 2012.
  3. "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  4. "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  5. "Ramya weds Krishna Vamsi". Retrieved 11 June 2003.
  6. "Krishna Vamsi is jealous of Ramya Krishna". Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  7. "Krishna Vamsi to marry Ramyakrishna". The Times of India. 10 June 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  8. "Ram Charan, Venkatesh to work together in Krishna Vamsi's next". IBNLive. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  9. "Ramya in Krishnavamsi's 'Rudraksha'". Sify. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  10. "Krishna Vamsi is getting wife Ramya Krishna to play a ghost!". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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