Happy Birthday SS Rajamouli: Lesser-known facts about the Baahubali director

Happy Birthday SS Rajamouli: Lesser-known facts about the Baahubali director
Happy Birthday SS Rajamouli: Lesser-known facts about the Baahubali director

Happy Birthday SS Rajamouli: Indian film director and screenwriter Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli is celebrating his 46th birthday on Thursday. The Baahubali director was born in 1973 at Amareshwara Camp near Manvi in Raichur District, Karnataka to screenwriter KV Vijayendra Prasad and Raja Nandini.

The filmmaker works primarily in Telugu cinema. He has directed fantasy action films like Magadheera (2009) and Eega (2012) besides the epic blockbuster Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017).

Baahubali was the highest grosser franchise of all time across the globe, with a box office collection of approximately Rs 1,810 crore (USD $260 million). Helmed by Rajamouli, the first edition of Baahubali was nominated for the Saturn Award for the best fantasy film. The second edition bagged the Saturn award for Best International Film by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Also, the second edition bagged the Australian Telstra People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. He also has exceptional movies like sports drama film Sye and action film Vikramarkudu in his kitty. Vikramarkudu was screened at the 37th International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section. Maryada Ramanna, Vikramarkudu and Chhatrapati were remade in various other languages, garnering critical acclaim.

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He has bagged several awards, including three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards (South), five state Nandi Awards, IIFA Award, two SIIMA Awards, the Star World India, “Entertainer of The Year” in 2012, and the “CNN-News18 Indian of the Year in Entertainment” for 2015. He was honored with the Padma Shri in 2016, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor for contribution in the field of art.

-PTC News