KV Vijayendra Prasad needs no introduction to film lovers. He is a celebrated writer who penned the scripts of many blockbuster films. He is one who wrote path-breaking films like the Baahubali series and Bhajrangi Bhaijaan. Vijayendra Prasad is the father of ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli. The star writer celebrates his 78th birthday today. On this occasion, let us look back into his career.
Vijayendra Prasad forayed into the film industry with the 1988 film Janaki Ramudu. Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, this movie featured Nagarjuna, Vijaya Shanti, and Jeevitha in the lead roles. Prasad co-wrote this script along with Shivashakti Dutta. After that, he went to write many blockbusters in the 90s, like Bobbili Simham, Bangaru Kutumbam, Gharana Bhullodu, Rana, and Samara Simha Reddy. From 2003, he started writing for his son Rajamouli's directorial movies. Most of Rajamouli's films got written by Vijayendra Prasad. This father-son duo delivered blockbusters like Simhadri, Sye, Chatrapathi, Vikramarkudu, Yamadonda, Magadheera, and Baahubali series.
The success of Baahubali gave Prasad a nationwide recognition. He then wrote the script of Hindi film Bhajrangi Bhaijaan. The blockbuster success of this movie made Prasad more popular. He then wrote Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika. He is currently working for the movies Thalaivi and RRR.
Vijayendra Prasad also directed quite a few films. He made his directorial debut with the 1996 movie Arthangi. Later, he made Sri Krishna 2006, Rajanna, and Srivalli. He also wrote the script for Hindi serial Aarambh. We wish him a very happy birthday. I hope he comes up with many blockbusters in the future.