S. S. Rajamouli was born in Raichur, Karnataka, India, 10th October 1973. He is a director, screenwriter and choreographer of Indian films who is renowned for his works in Telugu and Tamil cinema. S. S. Rajamouli is considered amongst one the most prosperous film directors of Tollywood. He is the son of Vijayendra Prasad, a well-known Tollywood script writer. He was born on 10th October, 1973 in Raichur, Karnataka. Though, his place of birth is Kovvur. S. S. Rajamouli studied up to 4th Class at Kovvur and continued his studies till 12th class in Eluru. Furthermore, his brother and father are in the Tollywood industry. Thus, he worked as an assistant along with Editor Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao for a specific time period.
|Full Name||Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli|
|Occupation||Indian film director|
|Age||48 years old|
|Born||October 10, 1973|
|Net Worth||8$ Million|
Known for directing the historical fiction movies Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, S. S. Rajamouli, born Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli, is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He gained prominence in Telugu cinema with blockbuster movies like Magadheera (2009), Eega (2012) and Baahubali: The Beginning (2015). His other notable directorial ventures are the sports drama film Sye, the social problem film Vikramarkudu, drama films Maryada Ramanna and Chhatrapati. Most of his movies are either dubbed or remade in various Indian languages with successful reviews. He received the Star World India, “Entertainer of The Year” in 2012. He is a recipient of several awards including National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, state Nandi Awards, and IIFA Utsavam Awards. In 2016, he was honored with the Padma Shri, India`s fourth highest civilian honor for his contributions towards the field of Art. S. S. Rajamouli is commonly known for directing fictional scripts such as Eega, Magadheera and Baahubali which became the top grossing movie all across India, the 2nd topmost grossing movie worldwide, the very first South Indian movie to gross more than 650 crore internationally, the first Non-Hindi movie to gross more than ₹100 crore in the dubbed version of Hindi, and the top grossing Telugu movie of all the time.
Rajamouli’s parents are K. Vijayendra Prasad, story writer of Tollywood industry and Raja Nandini. He completed his education at Eluru up to intermediate. Rajamouli’s wife Rama Rajamouli and the couple got 2 children S.S.Karthikeya and S.S.Mayookha. The director was really happy for his work towards Baahubali, which has gained international acclaim.
In 2015, he directed the epic action film Baahubali: The Beginning, which became the second Global highest grossing Indian film of all time, and the highest grossing Indian film of all time within India. The making of the epic film was featured in BBC’s documentary on 100 Years of Indian cinema, directed by Sanjeev Bhaskar. The film was shot using Arri Alexa XT camera, marking Rajamouli’s first film using digital camera. Rajamouli’s work was cited by The Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian and The Huffington Post. The film was Nominated in four categories at the 42nd Saturn Awards of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in Los Angeles, USA.
S.S. Rajamouli is probably the most prominent and influential film director in the film industry.
In 2012, Eega was directed by S.S. Rajamouli, the famous director, who achieved international fame and earned various appreciations, awards and international recognitions.
It has also been nominated for the Madrid International Film Festival in six other categories.
The film, Bahubali: The Beginning and the Worldwide Successful Indian Film, has achieved record-breaking success. The movie was shown at the film festivals.
Bahubali 2: The conclusion was achieved a record haul of Rs.5 billion before the film was released. This second part is also directed by S.S. Rajamouli.
Awards & Honours:
S. S. Rajamouli has an immense array of awards including three film awards, two national film awards, the Star World Award for the IIFA, and three Nandi State awards.
In 2016, Padma Shri was awarded for his contributions at the field of art.
National Film Awards:
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017)
National Film Award for Best Feature Film – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu – Eega (2012)
Filmfare Awards South:
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu – Magadheera (2009)
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu – Eega (2012)
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
Nandi Awards(Andhra Pradesh State Film Awards)
Nandi Award for Best Director – Magadheera (2009)
Nandi Award for Best Director – Eega (2012)
Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer – Eega (2012)
Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy National Award (2014)
Nandi Award for Best Director – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
1st IIFA Utsavam:
IIFA Award for Best Director (Telugu) – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
SIIMA Award for Best Director (Telugu) – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
SIIMA Award for Best Director (Telugu) – Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017)
Best Director – Magadheera (2009)
Best Director – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)