AKELLA VENKATA SURYANARAYANA
Popularly known as “AKELLA” is a versatile creative artist. He is a film writer, Film Director,
TV Writer, TV Director, Stage Writer, Stage Actor & Director.
He was born in Kakinada in Scholarly family on 10-2-1950. He started his literary career as a short story writer and has written more than 200 short stories in different magazines of Andhra Pradesh. Out of which 26 stories were translated into all Indian Languages.
As a novelist he received many awards including Visalandhra Award, Andhra Prabha Award (Indian Express), Yuva Chakrapani Award, Vijaya monthly magazine Award twice for his novels. His novel “VIDYARANYAM” was translated into Kannada, His Andhra Prtrika Serial “Dharmo Rakshati-Rakshitha” was acclaimed by many famous personalities of literature.
TV WRITER :
As a TV serial writer. He has baged the prestigious Stage Nandi Award thrice. One for “Nariyagam” (Gemini Serial) as story writer and another for “Pallevasam – Patnavasam” (Door Darshan) as a dialogue writer, third time best story writer “Nilo Sagam” (Gemini Serial). He has written more than a thousand TV. Serial Episodes (Daily Serials)
He has directed many T.V. Episodes like “Madanakamaraju” etc.
FILM WRITER :
As a film writer starting with “Maga Maharaju” in 1983 he has written about 80 films till date. In which there are National award winning films like “Swathimuthyam” “Sruthilayalu” and State award winning films like “Adade Aadharam”.
He worked with many eminent Directors (Krishna Vamsi, EVV Satyanarayana, Mouli, Vissu &
K. Vishwanadh and Kodi Ramakrishna are some of them. His other successful films are “Siri Vennala”, “Srimathi Oka Bahumathi, “Naga Devata”, “Illu-Illalu-Pillalu”, “O Bharya Katha”, “Ayanaki Iddaru”, “Chilaka Pacchani Kapuram”, etc., He has also directed a comedy Film “Ayyayyo Brahmmayya”, staring – Naresh, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Jayalalitha, Mallikarjuna Rao etc.
STAGE WRITER :
He has written stage plays in all forms such as Natika, Natakam and verse play (Padya Natakam) His famous stage plays are “Amma”, “Repati Shatruvu” “Indian Gas”, “Bhavadeeyam”, “Ambotu”, “Nalugo Simham”, “Aravai Dateyi Enduku”, “Kaki Yengili”, “Cross Roads”, “Air India”, etc., These plays were performed at many places and won many awards in drama competitions all over the country. His musical play “ Srinadhudu” changed the trend in Telugu Padya Natakam.
His play “Kaki Yengili” bagged Sahitya Academy Award, His other plays, Rana Praap, Rani Rudrama, Aambotu, Moodava Padam, Talupu, Oum, Aaru Pisachalu gave him seven(7) State National Awards.
Recently his other musical play “Allasani Peddanna” was performed in Nandi Award Drama Competitions of Government of Andhra Pradesh and was hailed by scholars & state Veterans and in bagged Silver Nandi in 2009.
IN ALL HE GOT TEN NANDI AWARDS FOR THESE WORKS
ABROAD TOURS :
He was invited to First Prapancha Telugu Maha Sabha held at Atlanta (USA) in 1999. The lecture he gave about Telugu Literature was highly acclaimed.
In 2003 his musical play “Srinadhudu” was staged in 10 different places of USA and he was honored in New York, New Jersy, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston, California, Boston. He was felicitated by many Cultural Organisations. Many times he was a Jury Member for A.P. Film Development Corporation for Films, T.V. and stage.
He is a Leading Member of the Telugu Cine Writers’ Association since many years. Presently he is Gen. Secretary of the association.
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