Kasinadhuni Vishwanath or K. Viswanath born 04 July 1930 is an Indian film director and actor from Telugu Cinema. He is a multiple winner of National Film Award and Nandi Award. He has directed films like Swathi Muthyam which was India's official entry to the Oscars for 1986. This film and Sagara Sangamam, won two awards at the International Asian Film Festival for "Best Film" and "Best Actor" Viswanath's 1987 filmSwayam Krushi was also screened at the Russian Film Festival. Viswanath was born to Sri Kasinadhuni Subrahmanyam and Smt Kasinadhuni Saraswatamma in a Niyogi Telugu Brahmin family and hails from Peddapulivarru, near Repalle in Andhra Pradesh.
Viswanath began his career as a technician in a studio at Chennai and later assisted Adurthi Subba Rao in direction. ...» read full biography