Anonymous wrote on Jun 14 2011 9:47AM
S.S. Rajamouli is an Indian screenwriter and film director who works in Telugu cinema. He was introduced as a director by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starting from his first venture as a director,Student No. 1, all his movies have had great success at the box office. His movies, Yamadongaand Magadheera have a mythological background, and show the director's versatility apart from his handling of predominantly contemporary subjects, such as Sye. Rajamouli's movies often boast a good story, superior technical values and are overall, proven powerful packages.
Previously, Rajamouli directed tele-serials under the guidance of his guru K. Raghavendra Rao. His first gig was Student No. 1, which he directed under K. Raghavendra Rao's supervision. He often collaborates with Vijayendra Prasad (Writer),who is also Rajamouli's father, M. M. Keeravani (Music director and his Cousin), R Ravinder (Art Director) and Kalyani Malik (Music director).
Rajamouli(Real Name : Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli) was born in Amareswara camp Raichur of Karnataka. However, his native place isKovvur and was born in a Telugu family. He studied up to Class IV at Kovvur and continued his education in Eluru and continued his intermediate in Kovvur Junior College. Moreover his father and brother are in the film industry. So, he joined as an assistant with Editor Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao for some time. Rajamouli is a great Childhood actor. He acted as "Lord krishna" (1985) in a movie produced by his Father and Uncles for which his uncle Shiva Datta ( M.M. keeravani's Father ) is the director.Unfortunately the film was shelved in the final stages. Later, he worked for some days in AVM recording theatre. After that, he joined his father as an assistant with his father S Vijayendra Prasad for about six years. During that time, Rajamouli used to narrate his stories to several directors.
After his home production Ardhangi turned out be a disaster, his family returned from Chennai to Hyderabad.
Rajamouli joined as an assistant with director K. Raghavendra Rao and worked for Santi Nivasam, a teleserial. However, his seniors Vara Mullapudi and Yeleti Chandrasekhar used to get more importance than he did. Consequently, worked harder, which earned him the 'working devil' (Pani Rakshasudu) title from K. Raghavendra Rao.
Rajamouli finally got an opportunity to direct a film under the supervision of K. Raghavendra Rao as Student No. 1 with Jr. NTR, which turned out to be a super hit.
Later on, he got another chance to direct Jr. NTR again for Vijaya Maruthi Combines. That is Simhadri which was a All Time Block Buster Hit, which broke all previous box office records . His third film Sye with Nitin was a musical hit. After the completion of a hat-trick of hits, Rajamouili directed Prabhas for Chatrapathi, which was a blockbuster hit.
Then he chose Raviteja as hero for Vikramarkudu which was also a blockbuster film. During the shooting of the film Rajamouli was injured. After completing five successive hits, Rajamouli brought out a socio-fantasy film with Jr. NTR again- Yamadonga which relaunched NTR's Career. Rajamouli brought out the film on his own banner 'Viswamitra Creations'. With this, he had completed a double hat-trick personally. His next venture was Magadheera which upon its release turned out to be an industry hit broke all Telugu box office records at the time. His latest film titled Maryada Ramanna (2010) is with comedian Sunil as a hero. Maryada Ramanna was a successful film and with this movie he has 8 straight successful movies in a row. He is planning to do a film with Prabhas for the second time, for which further details are awaited. Recently Mahesh Babu has written in his Twitter that he is about to work with Rajamouli. Rajamouli is also planning a small budget quickie named Eegas, which is about the life of a Housefly.