If you ask a Telugu cinephile to name a Tollywood filmmaker who is quite known for his sensible films and strong female lead roles, the answer would definitely be Shekhar Kammula. Such is the reputation of this director among the audiences. This ace filmmaker is celebrating his birthday today and on this occasion, let's have a glance at his career.
Shekhar was born and brought up in Hyderabad. After completing his bachelor's in engineering in Hyderabad, he moved to the US to study Masters. After that, he worked there for three years in the IT sector. But the passion for cinema made Shekhar come back home and start his filmmaking trails. Eventually, he made his first directorial film Dollar Dreams. That film brought Shekhar a National Award for Best Debut Director.
After that, he took five years gap and came back with Anand. This film made Shekhar a star in the industry as he scored a blockbuster with relative newcomers. Since then, Shekhar continued to score successes with films like the Godavari, Happy Days and Leader.
2017 film Fidaa brought him back in the league and remained as the biggest hit in Shekhar's career. Currently, Shekhar is helming Love Story with Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi as the leads. We wish him a very happy birthday and hope he continues his success streak with his next film as well.