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Karthik Varma Dandu

Karthik Varma Dandu is an Indian writer and film director, who mainly works in Telugu films. In 2023, he worked as a director in the Telugu film ‘Virupaksha’ (2023).


Karthik Varma Dandu was born on 2 March in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

A collage of Karthik Varma Dandu's childhood pictures

A collage of Karthik Varma Dandu’s childhood pictures

He did his schooling at St Aloysius’ Anglo-Indian High School, Andhra Pradesh. He then attended Usha Academy, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. He did his graduation at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Later, he pursued MBA in Finance at AQJ Centre of PG Studies, Andhra Pradesh. [1]Facebook – Karthik Varma Dandu

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Karthik Varma Dandu


Parents & Siblings

His father passed away while he was studying in college. His mother’s name is Venu Dandu. His brother, Vivek Varma Dandu, works as a mechanical engineer in Kuwait.

Karthik Varma Dandu with his mother

Karthik Varma Dandu with his mother

Karthik Varma Dandu's brother

Karthik Varma Dandu’s brother

Wife & Children

He is unmarried.

Religion/Religious Views

While shooting for the Telugu film ‘Karthikeya,’ he became an atheist. However, he restarted believing in god while he was shooting for the Telugu film ‘Virupaksha’ (2023). [2]The South First



In 2014, he started working as an assistant writer with the Telugu film ‘Karthikeya.’



His Telugu film ‘Bham Bolenath’ (as a solo writer) was released in 2015. He worked as a co-writer in the 2017 Telugu film ‘Jawaan.’




In 2015, he made his debut as a director with the Telugu film ‘Bham Bolenath.’

Bham Bolenath

Bham Bolenath

He has directed a few Telugu films like ‘SDT 15’ (2022) and ‘Virupaksha’ (2023).

Karthik Varma Dandu on his film sets

Karthik Varma Dandu on his film sets

Other Work

Dandu has also directed a few Telugu short films. He has also worked as a second unit director for a Telugu TV serial.


  • Film Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Film(s): The Exorcist (1973), The Evil Dead (1981), Raatri (1992)
  • Film Genre: Horror
  • Quote: Energy is neither created nor destroyed


  • In childhood, he developed a habit of reading books from his mother. Gradually, he started developing an interest in watching horror movies by watching films by the Indian directors’ Ram Gopal Varma, Manoj Night Shyamalan, and Mani Ratnam.
  • In his leisure time, he loves reading books, watching films, and travelling to different places.

    Karthik Varma Dandu with his friends during his trip

    Karthik Varma Dandu with his friends during his trip

  • Dandu considers the Indian film director Sukumar his guru. In an interview, while talking about Sukumar, he said,

    I’ve learnt many things. For every scene he sees a probability of different versions and he would make me think on those lines. Plus, he gives more importance to drama. The way he develops drama; I’ve adapted it to my style. I’ve enjoyed the whole process of discussing the film with him and later shooting it. Not just me, in fact every technician enjoyed the whole journey.”

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