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Viswanath aka Kasinadhuni Viswanath was a popular director, screenwriter, and actor. He mostly worked in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi films. He received five National Awards, seven Nandi Awards, and Ten Filmfare Awards South. He also won a Filmfare Award for his work in the Eeshwar Hindi film. Viswanath won the Nandi Award for his debut film as a director. As an actor, he mostly worked in Tamil and Telugu movies. In addition, he also worked in two Kannada films Prema Baraha and Oppanda. Unfortunately, this acclaimed legendary director Viswanath passed away in a private hospital in Hyderabad at midnight on Thursday (February 02, 2023) due to prolonged illness.

Biography

NameViswanath
Real NameKasinadhuni Viswanath
NicknameVisu, Viswanath
ProfessionActor, Director, Screenwriter
Date of Birth19 February 1930
Age92
Death Date2 February 2023
Zodiac signPisces
FamilyFather: Kasinadhuni Subramanyam
Mother: Kasinadhuni Saraswathy
Cousin: Chandra Mohan (Actor), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (Actor, Singer), S. P. Sailaja
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNA
WifeJaya Lakshmi
ChildrenSons: Ravindranath Viswanath, Nagendranath Viswanath, and 1 more.
Daughter: Padmavathi Viswanath
ReligionHindu
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolIntermediate – Guntur Hindu College
CollegeBSC – Andhra Christian College of Andra University
HobbiesListening to music, Reading, Writing
Birth PlaceRepalle, Madras Presidency, British India (Now, Andhra Pradesh, India)
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
Current CityHyderabad, Telangana, India
NationalityIndian

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Interesting Facts

  • He was not an active person on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • In 1992, he received Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, and the prestigious civilian honor Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of arts.
  • His films mostly addressed the issues of caste, color, disability, gender, discrimination, misogyny, alcoholism, and other social deformities that needed a change.
  • Viswanath directed more than 50 films.

Movies

as a director

YearFilmLanguageCreditsNotes
1965Aatma GowravamTeluguDirectorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze); Debut as a director
1967Private MasterTeluguDirector
1968Kalisochina AdrushtamTeluguDirector
1968Undamma Bottu PedataTeluguDirector
1969Nindu HrudayaluTeluguDirector
1971Chelleli KapuramTeluguDirectorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1971Chinnanati SnehituluTeluguDirector
1971Nindu DampathuluTeluguDirector
1972Kalam MarindiTeluguStory, screenplay writer and directorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1973Neramu SikshaTeluguScreenplay, writer and director
1973SaradaTeluguDirectorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1974Amma ManasuTeluguStory, screenplay writer and director
1974O Seeta KathaTeluguDirectorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Silver)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1975Chinnanati KalaluTeluguDirector
1975Jeevana JyothiTeluguDirectorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1976Mangalyaniki MaromudiTeluguScreenplay, writer and director
1976Siri Siri MuvvaTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and director
1976Prema BandhamTeluguDirector
1976Jeevitha NoukaTeluguDirector
1978KalanthakuluTeluguDirector
1978SeetamalakshmiTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and director
1979President PerammaTeluguDirector
1979SankarabharanamTeluguStory writer and directorPrize of the Public at the Besançon Film Festival of France
Special Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1979SargamHindiDirectorRemake of Siri Siri Muvva
1980Alludu Pattina BharatamTeluguDirector
1980SubhodayamTeluguStory-writer and director
1981SaptapadiTeluguStory, screenplay writer and directorSpecial Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration
Nandi Award for Best Screenplay
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
1982KaamchorHindiDirectorRemake of Subhodayam
1982SubhalekhaTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and directorFilmfare Award for Best Direction
1983Sagara SangamamTeluguStory-writer and directorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze)
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
Dubbed into Tamil as Salangai Oli
1983Shubh KaamnaHindiDirectorRemake of Subhalekha
1984Janani JanmabhoomiTeluguStory, screenplay writer and director
1984Jaag Utha InsanHindiDirectorRemake of Saptapadi
1985SanjogHindiDirectorRemake of Jeevana Jyothi
1985Sur SangamHindiDirectorRemake of Sankarabharanam
1985Swathi MuthyamTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and directorIndia's Official Entry for Best Foreign Language film at the 59th Academy Awards
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Nandi Award for Best Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
Special Mention – Asia Pacific Film Festival
Special Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
1986SirivennelaTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and director
1987SruthilayaluTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and directorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Nandi Award for Best Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1987SwayamkrushiTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and directorSpecial Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
1988SwarnakamalamTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and directorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Cinema Express Award for Best Direction
Ann Arbor Film Festival
1989EeshwarHindiStory, screenplay, writer and directorRemake of Swathi Muthyam
Filmfare Award for Best Story
1989SutradharuluTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and directorNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze)
1992AapadbandhavuduTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and directorNandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze)
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1992SangeetHindiDirector
1992Swathi KiranamTeluguStory, screenplay, writer and director
1993DhanwaanHindiDirector
1995Subha SankalpamTeluguDirector and ActorFilmfare Award for Best Direction
1996Aurat Aurat AuratHindiDirector
1997ChinnabbayiTeluguDirector
2004SwarabhishekamTeluguActor, story, screenplay writer and directorNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
2010SubhapradamTeluguDirector

as an actor

YearFilmRoleLanguage
1995Subha SankalpamRaayuduTelugu
1995KuruthipunalSrinivasanTamil
1995VajramChakri's fatherTelugu
1999MugavareeSridhar's fatherTamil
2000Kalisundam RaaRaghavayyaTelugu
2000Kakkai SiraginilaeSambasiva IyerTamil
2001Narasimha NaiduRaghupathi NaiduTelugu
2002Seema SimhamVisweswara RaoTelugu
2002Nuvvu Leka Nenu LenuRamachandrayyaTelugu
2002SantoshamRamachandrayyaTelugu
2002Lahiri Lahiri LahiriloBalaramayya NaiduTelugu
2002BagavathiChief MinisterTamil
2003Pudhiya GeethaiSwamyTamil
2003TagoreChief MinisterTelugu
2004Lakshmi NarasimhaLakshmi Narasimha's fatherTelugu
2004SwarabhishekamSrinivasachariTelugu
2005AthaduCBI OfficerTelugu
2007Aadavari Matalaku Arthale VeruleKeerti's grandfatherTelugu
2008Yaaradi Nee MohiniKeerti's grandfatherTamil
2008PandurangaduPandurangadu's fatherTelugu
2011Mr. PerfectMaggie's grandfatherTelugu
2011RajapattaiDakshanamurthyTamil
2012DevasthanamSrimannarayanaTelugu
2013Singam IIChief MinisterTamil
2014LingaaKarunakaraTamil
2015Uttama VillainPoornachandra RaoTamil
2016HyperChief MinisterTelugu
2018Prema BarahaSeenuKannada
2018SollividavaSeenuTamil
2022OppandaRangaswamyKannada

Other Roles

YearFilmLanguageCreditsNotes
1951Pathala BhairaviTelugu
Tamil
Assistant Director
1957Thodi KodalluTeluguAudiographerNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
1957Enga Veetu MahalakshmiTamilAudiographer
1959Banda RamuduTeluguAudiographer
1961Iddaru MitruluTeluguAssistant Director
1963Chaduvukunna AmmayiluTeluguScreenplay, writer
1964Mooga ManasuluTeluguAssistant directorNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
1964Doctor ChakravartyTeluguAssistant directorNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1968SudigundaluTeluguWriterNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Tashkent Film Festival

Awards

Civilian Honor

  • Padma Shri (1992), Government of India

International Honours

  • 1981 – Prize of the Public at the Besançon Film Festival of France
  • 1982–87 – Special Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
  • 2014 – Gulf Andhra Award for Life Time Achievement in Cinema – U.A.E.

National Film Awards

  • 2017 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in cinema.
  • 1980 – National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Sankarabharanam
  • 1982 – Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration – Saptapadi
  • 1987 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swathi Muthyam
  • 1990 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Sutradharulu
  • 2005 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swarabhishekam

Nandi Awards

  • 1980: Second Best Story Writer – Sankarabharanam
  • 1981: Best Screenplay Writer – Saptapadi
  • 1982: Best Story Writer – Subhalekha
  • 1986: Best Director – Swathi Muthyam
  • 1987: Best Director – Sruthilayalu
  • 1992: Raghupathi Venkaiah Award – Lifetime achievement for outstanding contributions to Telugu cinema
  • 1995: Best Character Actor – Subha Sankalpam
  • 2000: Best Supporting Actor – Kalisundam Raa

Cinema Express Awards

  • 1988: Cinema Express Award for Best Director – Swarnakamalam

CineMAA Awards

  • CineMAA Award for lifetime achievement – (2008)

South Indian International Movie Awards

  • 2021: Lifetime Achievement Award

Filmfare Awards

  • 1989: Filmfare Best Story Award – Eeshwar

Filmfare Awards South

  • 1974: Best Director – O Seeta Katha
  • 1975: Best Director – Jeevana Jyoti
  • 1982: Best Director – Subhalekha
  • 1983: Best Director – Sagara Sangamam
  • 1986: Best Director – Swathi Muthyam
  • 1987: Best Director – Sruthilayalu[56]
  • 1992: Best Director – Aapadbandhavudu
  • 1995: Best Director – Subha Sankalpam
  • 1994: Lifetime Achievement

Honorary Doctorate

  • Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University

Other Honours

  • 2012 – Viswa Vikhyata Darsaka Sarvabhowma for achievement in direction.
  • 2012 – Chittoor V. Nagayya Puraskaram for lifetime achievement in cinema.
  • 2017 – Film Nagar Cultural Center – Hyderabad Award for achievement in cinema.
  • 2017 – Telugu Film Director’s Association Award for achievement in direction.
  • 2017 – Aathmeeya Sanmanam from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for achievement in cinema at Vijayawada Thummalapalli Kalakshetram.

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