Kasinadhuni Viswanath


Name: Kasinadhuni Viswanath

Profession: Indian film, sound designer turned director and actor

Birth: 19 February 1930

Family:

Jayalakshmi (Spouse)
Ravindranath Viswanath (Son)
Nagendranath Vishwanath (Son)
Padmavathi (Daughter)

Movies
Todi Kodallu
Banda Ramudu
Iddaru Mitrulu
Chaduvukunna Ammayilu
Mooga Manasulu
Doctor Chakravarthy
Aatma Gowravam
Private Master
Sudigundalu
Kalisochchina Adrushtam
Undamma Bottu Pedata
Nindu Hrudayalu
Chelleli Kapuram
Chinnanaati Snehithulu
Nindu Dampatulu
Kalam Marindi
Neramu Siksha
Sarada
Amma Manasu
Seeta Katha
Chinna Nati Kalalu
Jeevana Jyothi
Mangalyaniki Maromudi
Siri Siri Muvva
Prema Bandham
Chilanka
Jeevita Nouka
Kaalanthakulu
Seetamalakshmi
President Peramma
Sankarabharanam
Sargam
Alludu Pattina Bharatam
Subhodayam
Saptapadi
Kaamchor
Subhalekha
Saagara Sangamam
Shubh Kaamna
Janani Janmabhoomi
Jaag Utha Insan
Sanjog
Sur Sangam
Swati Mutyam
Sirivennela
Shrutilayalu
Swayamkrushi
Swarna Kamalam
Eeshwar
Sutradharulu
Aapadbandhavudu
Sangeet
Swati Kiranam
Dhanwaan
Subha Sankalpam
Aurat Aurat Aurat
Chinnabbayi
Swarabhishekam



Awards:

Civilian honor

Padma Shri (1992), Government of India

International honor

1981 - Prize of the Public at the Besancon Film Festival of France for Sankarabharanam

National Film Awards

2016 - Dadasaheb Phalke Award for life time achievement in cinema.
1979 – National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Sankarabharanam
1982 – Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration – Saptapadi
1986 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swati Mutyam
1989 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Sutradharulu
2004 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swarabhishekam
2016 - Dadasaheb Phalke 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 – Saagara Sangamam
1986: Best Director – Swati Mutyam
1987: Best Director – Sruthilayalu
1992: Best Director – Aapadbandhavudu
1994: Lifetime Achievement
1995: Best Director – Subha Sankalpam

Nandi Awards

1981: Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer - Saptapadi
1986: Nandi Award for Best Director - Swati Mutyam
1987: Nandi Award for Best Director - Shruti Layalu
1992: Raghupathi Venkaiah Award – Lifetime achievement
1995: Nandi Award for Best Character Actor - Subha Sankalpam
2000: Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor - Kalisundam Raa
2016: Dada Saheb Phalke for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.

Other honours

Viswa Vikhyata Darsaka Sarvabhowma
Chittor V. Nagaiah Puraskaram

Brief profile:

Viswanath is married to Jaya Lakshmi and they have three children: Padmavati, Nagendranath and Ravindranath. He speaks fluent Telugu, Tamil, and English. He has six grand children- Hema, Swarna, Naren, Pranav, Sivani and Krishna Gayatri. His younger cousin, Chandra Mohan is a universally renowned actor. The legendary playback singer and voice actor SP Balasubrahmanyam is also his cousin.

It was in Siri Siri Muvva that the famed artistic touch of K. Viswanath first became visible to the people. This was followed by a series of films based on the themes of art, music and dance. Some of his later films discussed issues of social concern while others presented simple morals and facts of life to the common man in a palatable form.