Infobox actor

imagesize = 200px
name = Jandhyala‌
birthdate = Birth date|1951|1|14|mf=y
birth_place = Madanapalle, India
death_date = June 19, 2001 (aged 50)
death_place = Hyderabad
spouse= Annapurna
awards = Padma Shri
National Film Awards=

Jandhyala or Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subramanya Sastry (January 14, 1951 - June 19, 2001) was a legendary Telugu film screenwriter and director.

Early life

Jandhyala, popularly known as Hasya Brahma Jandhyala, was born a Telugu Brahmin family on the auspicious day of Makara Sankranti(January 14th) in 1951 at Narsapuram.

He graduated with B.Com from SRR & CVR College in Vijayawada.


He used to be a good playwright in his college days. His first play 'Ek Din Ka Sultan' became a pretty popular play. His last play is "Gundelu Marchabadunu". He entered the films as a songs writer though the film "Punya Bhoomi Kallu Teru". His first released film was K. Vishwanath's Siri Siri Muvva. He was alo a good dialogue writer, has written dialogues to the films like Shankara Bharanam.

He turned into a director with the film Mudda Mandaram. His last film was 'Vichitram', which is his 60th film.

He introduced a many comedy actors like Naresh, Brahmanandam, Suthivelu and Suthi Veerabhadra Rao. His film with Usha Kiron movies Srivariki Premalekha became an all time favorite comedy. His movie Ananda Bhairavi is a milestone in his career, and won many awards.

He directed several hits like Nalugu Sthambalata, Aaananda Bhaivari, Rendu Rellu Aaru, Aha Naa Pellanta, Vivaha Bhojanambu, Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela, Chantabbai, Amara Jeevi, Seeta Rama Kalyanam and Padamati Sandhya Ragam.

He also acted in a film Aapadhbandavudu with Chiranjeevi as a father of the heroine. At the end of the film he is shown dying having dedicated all his works in a selfless way. In real life too, he passed away leaving behind him a legacy of excellent films. He also worked as a background dubbing speaker for few artists in telugu.

His most popular dialogue was in Telugu goes, "Navvadam oka bhogam, Navvinchadam oka yogam, Navvalekapovadam oka rogam".

Personal life

He married Annapurna (not from film industry), and has two daughters Sahiti and Sampada. For a family photo [http://www.hindu.com/2006/06/20/stories/2006062003000200.htm] . He died on June 19, 2001.


Awards for Jandhyala

- 1983, National Award for Best Regional Director for the movie Ananda Bhairavi

- 1983, Andhra Nandi Award for the Best director for the movie Ananda Bhairavi

- 1987, Andhra Nandi Award for the Best Story Writer for the movie Padamati Sandhya Ragam

- 1992, Andhra Nandi Award for the Best Dialogue Writer for the movie Apadbhandavudu

Awards for Jandhayala Movies (Other than Ananda Bhairavi)

Goutham Raju - 1988, Andhra Nandi Award for the Best editor for the movie Hy Hy Nayaka

Awards for the movie Ananda Bhairavi

National Award Jandhyala - Best Regional Director

Andhra Nandi Awards Best Movie Jandhyala - Best director. S.Gopala Reddy - Best Photography. K.S.Chandra Murthy - Second Best story writer.

Andhra Pradesh Film Journalists Award Best Movie Jandhyala - Best Director Girish Karnad - Best Actor

Vijayawada Film Journalists Award Best Movie Jandhyala - Best Director Ramesh Naidu - Best Music Director

Vamsi Awards Best Movie Jandhyala - Best Director Ramesh Naidu - Best Music Director Kanchana - Best Actress Sutti Veerabhadra Rao, Sutti Velu - Best male comedy pair Sri Lakshmi - Best female comedian Kondamudi Sree Rama Chandra Murthy - Best Story

Kalasagar Awards Best Movie Jandhyala - Best Director Ramesh Naidu - Best Music Director Kondamudi Sree Rama Chandra Murthy - Best Story Best Male Comedian Best Female Comedian

Andhra Pradesh Cinegoers Awards Best Movie Jandhyala - Best Director Ramesh Naidu - Best Music Director Girish Karnad - Best Actor Best Actress Best Female Comedian Best Baby Actor

Hasyapriya Relangi Academy Award Best Female Comedian

Madras Film Fans Jandhyala - Best Director

Movies List (Director)

Movies List (Writer)

* Nari nari naduma murari

* Adavi Ramudu

* Vetagadu

* Rahasya Gudachari

* Seethakoka Chiluka

* Sagara Sangamam

* Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari

* Apadbandhavudu

All major hits of NTR post 1976 were written by Jandhyala

Movies List (Actor)

* Apadbandhavudu

Movies List (Gave voice)

* Srivariki Premalekha (for Sutti Veerabhadra Rao)

* Iddaru (for Prakashraj)

External links

* Write-Up on Jandhyala (By Sreenivas Kanchibhotla) http://www.idlebrain.com/celeb/realstars/jandhyala.html

One of the most famous directors of telugu comedy films.

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