One of the Tollywood's most prolific directors, K. Vishwanath has delivered many classics in his six-decade-old career. The iconic filmmaker celebrates his 90th birthday today and on this occasion, let us have a look at his career.
Kasinathuni Vishwanath was born on 19th February 1930 in Repelle village of Madras Presidency. He made his film debut as an assistant director and got associated with many films like Mooga Manasulu and Doctor Chakravarthy. He made his debut as a director with the 1965 film Aatma Gowravam. That movie won Bronze Medal in the Best Picture category of Nandi Awards. Films like Kalam Marindi and Sarada proved his filmmaking prowess.
Vishwanath's golden era started in the mid-1970s and he started making classics like Siri Siri Muvva, Sankarabharanam, Saptapadi, Subhalekha, Sagara Sangamam, Aapatbhandavudu, Swati Muthyam, Swarna Kamalam, Sirivennela, Swathi Kiranam and Subha Sankalpam. Swati Muthyam was the official Indian entry for Oscars in the year 1986. Sankarabharanam and Sagara Sangamam also toured at many film festivals across the world.
Vishwanath has also ventured into acting and worked for many films like Kalisundam Raa, Tagore and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule. His last directorial was 2010 film Subhapradam. He was also awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2017. We wish him a very happy birthday.