|Born||19 March 1984|
|Other names||Srini, Avasarala|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles |
|Years active||2007 – present|
Srinivas Avasarala is an Indian film director and music director, screenwriter, dialogue writer, actor and television presenter known for his works in Telugu cinema. Srinivas holds a screenwriting diploma from University of California, Los Angeles and took acting classes for a year at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York City. He did theatre in New York and then worked as an assistant director for a film called Blind Ambition.
He made his acting debut with the film Ashta Chamma- an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. His portrayal of Anand, Algernon in the play, received wide critical acclaim. He made his directorial debut with the Telugu romantic-comedy, Oohalu Gusagusalade. This adaptation of Cyranno De Begerac was one of the biggest hits of 2014 in Telugu films. He also essayed the role of Uday Bhaskar in the film which earned him South Indian International Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has essayed character actor roles in works such as Pilla Zamindar, Anthakamundhu Aatharvaatha, and Kanche which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.
Early life and television[edit | edit source]
Avasarala holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with focus on Finite Element Analysis from University of North Dakota and worked for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He did his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from KL University, Vijayawada. He also hosted one of the quiz shows, Champion which aired on ETV Telugu for the first season.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|2007||Blind Ambition||N/A||Assistant director|
|2008||Ashta Chamma||Anand||Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Filmfare Awards South|
|2011||Vara Prasad Potti Prasad||Vara Prasad|
|Pilla Zamindar||Kanna Babu|
|Golconda High School||Narrator||Dialogues|
|2013||Amrutham Chandamamalo||Amrutha Rao|
|Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha||Viswa|
|Aravind 2||Film director|
|Oohalu Gusagusalade||Uday Bhaskar||Also Writer & Director|
|2016||Nannaku Prematho||Abhiram's brother|
|Raja Cheyyi Vesthe||Chakri|
|A Aa||Shekhar Benarjee|
|Jyo Achyutananda||N/A||Writer & Director; Golden Nandi- Best Dialogue Writer|
|2017||Babu Baga Busy||Madhav / Maddy||Lead role|
|Meda Meeda Abbayi||CBCID Officer Naresh|
|PSV Garuda Vega||Prakash|
|Mahanati||L. V. Prasad||Cameo Role|
|Middle Finger||Udhay||Short film; lead Role|
|Antariksham 9000 KMPH||Mohan|
|2019||N.T.R: Kathanayakudu||D. V. Narasa Raju||Cameo Role|
|Oorantha Anukuntunnaru||Shiva Raman Iyer|
|2020||Nishabdham||Poorna Chandra Rao|
TV series[edit | edit source]
He was the first anchor of Champion that aired on ETV. Jhansi took over the show after he quit.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor (Telugu) - Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014)
- Golden Nandi- Special Jury Award - Telugu - Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014)
- Golden Nandi- Best Dialogue Writer - Telugu - Jyo achyutananda (2016)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Happy Birthday Srinivas Avasarala: Take a look at the actor-director's career path - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
- TNN (12 September 2013). "Srinivas Avasarala turns director - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "rediff.com: From Princeton to Ashta Chamma". Rediff.com. Retrieved 12 December 2013.