Krish is an Indian film director and writer who works in the South Indian film industry and Bollywood.
Krish was born as ‘Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi’ on Friday, 10 November 1978 (age 41 years; as in 2019) in the Guntur City of Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He did his Bachelors in Pharmacy and Masters in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey. The Hindu kMitra Magazine
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Krish’s father, Saibabu Jagarlamudi was a film producer. His mother’s name is Anjana Devi.He has a sister named Suhasini and a brother named Ramana.
His grandfather, Jagarlamudi Ramanayya was a police officer.
Wife & Children
He got married to Ramya Velaga (doctor) on 7 August 2016 at The Golkonda Resorts in Hyderabad.
The things did not go well between the couple, and they filed for a divorce in 2018. He was rumoured to be in a relationship with the actress Pragya Jaiswal.
Krish made his directorial debut with the 2008 Telugu film “Gamyam,” starring Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, and Kamalinee Mukherjee. The film was produced by his father along with his brother-in-law, Bibo Srinivas and his friend Rajiv Reddy. The film was a big hit at the box office.
He directed many commercially hit Telugu films such as ‘Vedam’ 2010, ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’ (2012), ‘Kanche’ (2015), and ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ (2017). He made his Tamil debut with the 2011 film “Vaanam,” which turned out to be a blockbuster at the box office.
He was credited for the co-direction of the film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” (2019) starring and co-directed by Kangana Ranaut.
- After the release of the film ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni,’ S. S. Rajamouli, expressed his admiration for the film and even agreed to do an interview with Krish for television channels. When Krish’s team asked for Rajamouli’s permission to use the interview for other media platforms, to which, Rajamouli agreed. However, a Telugu newspaper published the interview, portraying as if Rajamouli had written a letter to Krish, to express his appreciation for the film. This angered Rajamouli, and he asked Krish’s team for an explanation of what had happened. Rajamouli also posted about the letter on his social media account, telling that excerpts from his interview were presented in the form of a letter. Deccan Chronicle
- During the shooting of the film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” in 2018, Krish left its direction due to creative differences with Kangana Ranaut. Reportedly, Kangana was interfering with the direction of the film, and she had humiliated and pushed Krish out of the film. According to Kangana, she had to take the role of director after Krish left the film to work on NTR‘s biopic. Times of India
- After the release of “Manikarnika” in 2019, Kangana Ranaut claimed that she had directed 70% of the film, which angered Krish, who was credited as the co-director of the film. According to Krish-
Kangana has done 20-25 per cent of the first half and 10-15% in the second half. I didn’t shoot a song and I didn’t shoot her entry scene. In the second half, she has even re-shot some scenes which I had done in a different way. I don’t think how Kangana can sleep well by taking the first credit in direction when she does not deserve it.
In response to Krish, her sister, Rangoli Chandel, lashed out at him in a series of tweets, in which she told that Kangana had begged him to take the credits for the film but Krish did everything to ruin the film. In reply to rangoli, Krish said- India Today
Kangana and I are both not going away from this industry so soon. I will direct many more films in future and so will she. People will know who stands where. I am sick and tired, of Kangana and the whole controversy.”
Awards & Honours
- Nandi Award for Best Director for the film “Gamyam” in 2008
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for the film “Kanche” in 2015
Filmfare Awards South
- Best Director – Telugu for the film “Gamyam” in 2009
- Best Director – Telugu for the film ” Vedam” in 2011
- Politician: P. V. Narasimha Rao
- Actress: Savitri
- Book: “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” by Joseph Campbell
- He likes reading, writing, watching films, and sketching.
- During his free time, he also likes to hang around coffee shops, and explore good food and restaurants. He also plays Volleyball.
- His love for history and stories was rooted in him by his grandfather, Jagarlamudi Ramanayya. His grandfather introduced him to the books like “Amar Chitra Katha” and magazines like “Chandamama.” His grandfather also used to take him to Amravati, which according to Krish, was an exciting place to learn about history and culture, as a child.
- Since his childhood, he was interested in films and stories. He would often bunk his classes with his friends, Satyanarayana (Satti) and Vinod to go to watch movies or participate in other activities. Krish and his two friends were known as ‘Three Musketeers’ in their school days.
- While studying in New Jersey, he started writing short stories in a specific format. He used to share his writings with his friends, who told him to make his career in writing.
- He returned to India after completing his studies to make his career in filmmaking. He told his motive to become a director to his parents, to which, they showed hesitation at first but later, they agreed. He showed his script to many producers but nobody listened to his story. Finally, his father, brother-in-law, and his friends decided to produce his film. This is how, the film “Gayam” (2008) came into being.
- In his movies “Gamyam” and “Vedam,” he played the guest role of a Naxalite and Sadhu, respectively.
- He lives with the motto of ‘Carpe Diem,’ a Latin proverb which translates to “seize the day.” Krish believes in living in the present while thinking a little of the future.
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