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celebrity Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry
Born : January 14, 1951, First Movie : Mudda Mandaram, Recent Release : Vichitram,

Personal Profile:

Titles:    Haasya Brahma

Other Names:    Jandhyala, Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subrahmanya Sastry

Date Of Birth:    14 January 1951 

Place Of Birth:    Narsapuram, Andhra Pradesh

Date Of Death:    19 June 2001

Wife:    Annapurna

Birth Name:    Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subrahmanya Sastry

Awards:    Padma Shri

Daughters:   Sahiti , Sampada

Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subramanya Sastry (14 January 1951 - 19 June 2001) was an Indian film Screenwriter, Director and Actor from Telugu Cinema. He is revered as a Comic genius and has directed several successful comedy movies in Telugu. He has also introduced several comedy actors including Brahmanandam to the film industry. He is the grandfather of the popular actor Varun Sandesh of Happy Days fame.

Jandhyala, popularly known as 'Hasya Brahma' Jandhyala, was born on the auspicious day of Makara Sankranti - Pongal (January 14) in 1951 at Narsapuram. He is the son of Jandhyala Narayana Murthy. He graduated with a Bachelors in commerce from SRR & CVR College in Vijayawada.

Since his childhood he was interested in Stage plays Drama particularly mythological characters with elaborate getups. He even won prizes for his performances while in school.

He was a noted playwright during his college days. His fist play being 'Atmahuthi' (self immolation) however his next play 'Ek Din Ka Sultan' became a pretty popular enacted over 10000 times and script got reprinted 15 times. His last play was Gundelu Marchabadunu.

Jandhyala never planned his entry into Telugu filmdom. After completing graduation, he wanted to become a chartered Accountant (C.A), reached Chennai to get trained for CA exams.

There, in one of the stage shows, Jandhyala happened to meet Sri. Gummadi VenkateswaraRao (popular Character artiste) at one of stage shows who advised him to join films as story writer. Soon he got support from none other than Sri. K Viswanath, director of several meaningful Telugu films. Soon, he started writing for several films that saw success at box office.

Jandhyala turned into a director with the film Mudda Mandaram in the year 1981. Jandhyala abhorred 'bawdy comedy' popular till then and believed that the dialogue should be crisp, simple and natural like real-life conversations, which the audience could easily identify themselves with, and enjoy. He had followed this rule in all the movies for which he had written and directed.

The man who had made millions laugh heartily with his breath-taking comedy films breathed his last on June 19, 2001, due to a massive heart attack, at 50, and after completing his silver jubilee year in films.

Jandhyala was lived with his wife Annapurna and two daughters- Sahiti and Sampada.

Awards:

Nandi Awards

1984, Best Director – Ananda Bhairavi

1987, Best Story Writer – Padamati Sandhya Ragam

1992, Best Dialogue Writer – Aapathbandhavudu

Filmfare Awards South

1984, Best Director – Telugu – Srivariki Premalekha

1987, Best Film – Telugu – Padamati Sandhya Ragam

Other awards

Madras Film Fans Award

Andhra Pradesh Film Journalists Award

Vijayawada Film Journalists Award

Vamsi Award

Kalasagar Award

Andhra Pradesh Cinegoers Award

Filmography:

 1998 Sri Sitaramula Kalyanam Chutamu Rarandi 

 1996 Oho Naa Pellanta 

 1993 Ish Gup Chup

 1993 Ladies Special 

 1993 Govindha Govindha 

 1992 Aapathbandavudu  

 1992 Swathi Kiranam 

 1991 Killer 

 1991 Prema Entha Madhuram 

 1991 Aditya 369 

 1990 Jayammu Nischayammu Raa! 

 1990 Jagadeka Veerudu Attilokasundari 

 1989 Bava Bava Panneeru  

 1989 Hai Hai Nayaka

 1988 Aakhari Poratam 

 1988 Antima Theerpu 

 1988 Chinni Krishnudu  

 1988 Choopulu Kalasina Shubhavela 

 1988 Vivaaha Bhojanambu  

 1988 Neeku Naaku Pellanta 

 1987 Aha Naa Pellanta 

 1987 Muddula Manavadu 

 1987 Swayam Krushi

 1987 Padamati Sandhya Ragam  

 1987 Aradhana 

 1986 Muddula Manavaraalu 

 1986 Chantabbai 

 1985 Mogudu Pellalu

 1985 Rendu Rella Aaru  

 1985 Vijetha 

 1984 Ananda Bhairavi  

 1984 Babai Abbai  

 1984 Srivaariki Premalekha 

 1983 Amarajeevi  

 1983 Puttadi Bomma 

 1983 Rendu Jella Seetha 

 1983 Sagara Sangamam  

 1983 Shri Ranganeethulu  

 1983 Nelavanka 

 1982 Nalugu Sthambalata 

 1981 Guru Shishyulu

 1981 Seethakoka Chilaka 

 1981 Saptapadhi  

 1980 Bhale Krishnudu  

 1980 Subhodayam 

 1980 Pilla Zamindar  

 1980 Saradaa Ramudu  

 1979 Driver Ramudu   

 1979 Naa Illu Naa Vaalu 

 1979 Shankarabharanam  

 1979 Vetagadu  

 1978 Padaharella Vayasu  

 1978 Seetamalakshmi  

 1978 Siri Siri Muvva  

 1978 Sommokadidhi Sokokadidhi   

 1977 Adavi Ramudu   

 1977 Amaradeepam   

 1977 Devathalara Deevinchandi  

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