Sai Chand

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Sai Chand
Born (1956-03-12) 12 March 1956 (age 66)
Alma materNew Science College, Hyderabad
OccupationActor, Film Maker

Sai Chand (born 12 March 1956) is an Indian film actor and documentary film maker.[1] working in the Telugu film industry. He is popularly known for his role in Telugu films like Maa Bhoomi,Fidaa and Sye raa Narasimha Reddy.

Early life[edit | edit source]

He was born to noted Telugu writer and humanist Tripuraneni Gopichand and is the grandson of Tripuraneni Ramaswamy. His father passed way when he was 6 years old.[1] He completed his primary education from Vasavya Vidyalaya, Vijayawada run by Goparaju Ramachandra Rao. His first screen presence is in a film Sati Arundhati as a child actor.[2] He did B.Com from New Science College, Hyderabad.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

Maa Bhoomi (1980) directed by Goutam Ghose was his first film as an actor.[3] His first film was box office hit and went to run for an year. It also received Nandi award, and Film Fare award in the best film category. It was also premiered in several film festivals across the world.[4] He has acted in more than 35 films throughout his career. Sai Chand is commonly associated with parallel cinema like the films Maa Bhoomi, Manchupallaki, Pelleedu Pillalu, Ee Charitra Ae Siratho, Ee Desamlo Oka Roju, Rangula Kala Adavallu Aligithe, Ee Chaduvulu Makkodu, Siva, Ankuram, Fidaa, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.

As a filmmaker, he made Pandita Parameshwara Sastry Veelunaamaa as a tele-film. Some of his documentaries are on topics that include: grain storage, dry-land agriculture, rice production technology, and information technology for common man.

He has also made documentary films on film-making veterans like L. V. Prasad, Allu Ramalingaiah Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, Suryakantam, Anjali Devi, Bapu, Ramana Duo and others.[5]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

As actor

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nadadhur, Srivathsan (2 August 2017). "Sai Chand: The father figure". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. Challa, Srinivas (6 August 2017). "Interview with Saichand". Andhra Jyoti. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Saichand Profile MAA". Movie Artists Association. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. E, Sai Kishore. "35years on, still a benchmark". The Hans India. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. Murthy, Neeraja (25 October 2013). "From the golden pages". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 15 February 2018.