K Viswanath (19.02.1930)
Kasinathuni Viswanath is one of the great directors of Telugu cinema. K Viswanath born at Repalle town in Guntur district of A P. He entered the Telugu cinema as a Sound recordist. later was asst. director to great director Adurthi Subba Rao for the films Iddaru mithrulu, Mooga manasulu and Dr.Chakravarthi. He started his career as director with the film Athma Gauravam, a ANR, Rajasri starer. He became popular with the film Sarada in which Sobhan babu and Sarada lived in their roles. Then proved as a best creative director with the film O Seetha Katha. Film Jeevana Jyothi can be termed as his best film as director. Then came the film Siri Siri Muvva with Chandra Mohan, Jaya Prada and Sathyanarayana. later on he has experimented with success the film Siri Vennela. Lyricist Seetha Rama Sastry was introduced through this film. Then Swathi Muthyam, Sankarabharanam and Sagara Sangamam proved him as an Creative director.
He has also acted in many films as a character actor.
In almost all the films K Viswanath presented the story in his own different style and the films were commercialy success. He takes atmost care for music in his films. Most of the films directed by K Viswanath were musical hits.
Sagara Sangamam, Sirivennela, Swathimuthyam, Sakarabharanam, Siri Siri Muvva are the few films of K Viswanath where the story and music were high lights along with action.
Awards – Honors for film director K Viswanath:
Govt. of India honored K Vishwanath with Padmasri in the year 1992.
K Vishwanath honored with Raghupathi Venkkaiah award in the year 1991.
Honored with Honorary Doctorate by Potti Sriramulu Telugu University
Awards for K Vishwanath:
1. National Film Awards:
1980 – National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Sankarabharanam
1982 – Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Sapthapadhi
1987 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Swathi Muthyam
1990 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Suthradharudu
2005 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Swarabhishekam
2. Nandi Awards:
1965 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Aathma Gowravam
1974 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Oo Seeta Katha
1983 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Sagara Sangamam
1986 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Swathi Muthyam
1987 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Sruthi Layalu
1989 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Swarna Kamalam
1990 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Suthtadharudu
1992 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Aapathbandhavudu
3. Filmfare (South) Awards:
1974 – Filmfare Award as Best Director for Oo Seeta Katha
1975 – Filmfare Award as Best Director for Jeevana Jyothi
1982 – Filmfare Award as Best Director for Subhalekha
1983 – Filmfare Award as Best Director for Saagara Sangamam
1986 – Filmfare Award as Best Director for Swathi Muthyam
1989 – Filmfare Award Best Story for Easwar
1992 – Filmfare Award as Best Director for Aapathbandhavudu
1995 – Filmfare Award as Best Director for Subha Sankalpam
List of Selected films Directed by K Viswanath:
- Athmagauravam (1966)
- Private Master (1968)
- Nindu Hrudayalu (1969)
- Nindu Dampathulu (1971)
- Chelleli Kapuram (1971)
- Chinnanati snehithulu (1971)
- Kalammarindi (1972)
- Neramu – Siksha (1973)
- Sarada (1973)
- OSeethakatha (1974)
- Jeevanjyothi (1975)
- Premabhandaham (1976)
- Seethamahalakshmi (1978)
- Siri siri muvva (1978)
- Sankarabharanam (1979)
- Subhodayam (1980)
- Sapthapadi (1981)
- Subhalekha (1982)
- Sagarasangamam (1983)
- Swathi muthyam (1985)
- Sirivennela (1986)
- Sruthilayalu (1987)
- Swayamkrushi (1987)
- Swarnakamalam (1988)
- Easwar ( 1989 )
- Soothradharulu (1990)
- Aapadbhanadavudu (1992)
- Swathikiranam (1992)
- Subhasankalpam (1995)
- Swarabhishekam (2004 )
- Subhapradham (2010)
This Great Director of Telugu Cinema is completing 82 on 19th February 2012.
K.Vishwanth to be honored with the title Vishwa Vikhyatha Darsaka Sarvabhauma By Dr.T Subbi Rami Reddy’s Lalitha Kala Parishad at Gurajada Kala Kshethram in Viskhapatnam on 20th of February 2012.
Business of tollywood.com convey its birthday greetings to Kala Tapasvi K Viswanath expecting few more masterpieces from this great director.