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K. V. Vijayendra Prasad Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & more

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Wife: Raja Nandani
Hometown: Kovvur, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
Age: 79

K. V. Vijayendra Prasad

Bio/Wiki
Full nameKoduri Viswa Vijayendra Prasad [1]CelPox
Profession(s)Screenwriter, Film Director
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack and White
Career
DebutFilm (as a screenwriter): Janaki Ramudu (1988; Telegu language)
Janaki Ramudu
Film (as a screenwriter): Appaji (1996; Kannada language)
Appaji
Film (as a screenwriter): Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015; Hindi language)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Film (as a director): Arthangi (1996; Telegu language)
Arthangi
TV (as a screenwriter): Aarambh (2017; Hindi language)
Aarambh
Awards• Nandi Awards
Nandi Awards for Best Feature film: Rajanna (2011; Telegu language)
Rajanna
• Filmfare Awards in 2016
Best story: Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015; Hindi language)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
• Sony Guild Awards 2016
Best Story: Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015; Hindi language)
• The iconic trade achiever of the Year 2015
The iconic trade achiever of the Year 2015: Award from Indywood film market.
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 May 1942 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2021)79 Years
BirthplaceKovvur, Madras Presidency, British India, (Present-Day Andhra Pradesh, India)
Zodiac signGemini
NationalityIndian
HometownKovvur, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidowed
Family
Wife/SpouseRaja Nandini (Died on 21 October 2012)
K.V. Vijayendra prasad's wife and son
ChildrenSon- S. S. Rajamouli
K. V. Vijayendra Prasad with his son
GrandchildrenGrandson- SS Karthikeya (son of SS Rajamouli's wife from her first marriage)
K.V. Vijayendra Prasad's grandson SS Karthikeya
Granddaughter- SS Mayookha (adopted)
K.V. Vijayendra Prasad's granddaughter S.S.Mayookha
SiblingsBrother(s)- 6
Sister- 1
Favourite Things
Screenwriter• Salim Abdul Rashid Khan
Salim Khan
• Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar
FilmBollywood- Sholay (1975)
Sholay
Telugu Movie- Mayabazar (1957)
Mayabazar
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$1.7 Million [2]Net Worth Post
K. V. Vijayendra Prasad

Some lesser-known facts about K. V. Vijayendra Prasad

  • Does K. V. Vijayendra Prasad smoke?: Not Known
  • Does K. V. Vijayendra Prasad drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • K. V. Vijayendra Prasad is an Indian film screenwriter and director in Telegu, and Hindi films.
  • The most difficult time for K. V. Vijayendra Prasad was in 1989 when he was struggling in Chennai with his four families living in one double-bed apartment and only his nephew, the Indian film composer, playback singer and lyricist MM Keeravani had a job as a music assistant and would bring home Rs. 200 every day with which they ran the house.
  • In 1988, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad started his career as an assistant to his elder brother, Koduri Siva Shakthi Datta, who is the father of Indian film composer, playback singer and lyricist MM Keeravani. Though Vijayendra’s brother Koduri Siva Shakthi Datta did not succeed as a writer but helping him made Vijayendra realized that he too could write, and in an interview, Vijayendra said

    The person I love the most is my eldest brother, Koduri Siva Shakthi Datta, who is ten years older than me and whatever I am, it is because of his guidance and blessings. I am making a living today because of his talent that he could not utilise, but I have taken a little from him.”

    K.V. Vijayendra Prasad's elder brother Koduri Siva Shakthi Datta

    K.V. Vijayendra Prasad’s elder brother Koduri Siva Shakthi Datta

  • In 1994, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad got his first break as an independent writer, and his journey started from there.
  • Vijayendra and Raja Nandani had a love marriage. Lately, Raja Nandani suffered a stroke and was in a coma for six months before she died on 21st October 2012. In remembrance of his late wife, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad said,

    Though Raja Nandani saw a little of our son’s success, it would have been a special moment if she had seen the success of Baahubali.”

    K.V. Vijayendra prasad's wife Raja Nandani

    K.V. Vijayendra prasad’s wife Raja Nandani

  • Vijayendra wrote an epic blockbuster film, Baahubali: The  Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which was released in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Both the films were directed by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad’s son, S. S. Rajamouli, and together both films grossed-up Rs. 3,616 crore at the box office not only in India but also worldwide, and in an interview, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad said,

    My son while making Baahubali once asked me, ‘You know why I am making this movie?’ I asked him, ‘Why?’ and he said, ‘My life’s ambition is to make Mahabharat. This is a precursor. I wanted to test myself. If I am successful at this, I will make Mahabharat.”

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

  • While talking about the success of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Vijayendra said,

    I am very happy for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion as it has created an unprecedented record. I just love the name Devsena, you can call it a lucky mascot though my favourite character is Sivagami as she has so many shades to her character. Devsena is also a good character but it doesn’t have shades as much as Sivagami. Baahubali is a period film. You cannot restrict to a particular region or language. Since it is set in an old era, Baahubali crosses the threshold of the region as far as the story is concerned. If I had to cast someone from Bollywood for the film, that would have been Hrithik Roshan as Baahubali and Deepika Padukone as Devsena.”

    The initial choice for Kattappa was an Indian actor Sanjay Dutt and for Sivagami late Indian actress Sridevi. Since Sanjay Dutt was undergoing his prison sentence at that time, the Baahubali team was left with no other option but to look for another actor for the role of Kattappa, and Sridevi refused the offer because she was not satisfied with the remuneration given to her for the role of Sivagami.

    Kattappa and Sivagami of the Indian film Baahubali

    Kattappa and Sivagami of the Indian film Baahubali

  • In 2015, an Indian Hindi Film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and directed by Kabir Khan got so much national recognition and in an interview, while talking about the success of the movie at global level, Salman Khan said,

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan got so much appreciation, love, and respect across the globe and special thanks to Vijayendra sir for coming up with such an amazing storyline that beautifully defines humanity. Since I am from a writers background I really liked the script, and thought of producing it though we first asked Vijayendra sir that why he didn’t give this project to his son to which he said I didn’t give this movie to my son because there will language issue and if this movie has to be made, it has to be made very authentically.”

  • In 2019, Vijayendra wrote an Indian drama film Manikarnika centred on the life of the Rani Lakshmi bai of Jhansi, featuring Kangana Ranaut as lead, and in an interview, while talking about Ranaut’s acting in the film K. V. Vijayendra Prasad said,

    In an age where earning the position of a leading lady in Bollywood is so challenging, Kangana Ranaut went on to shoulder a film without anyone’s support. She is indeed a self-made actress.”

    Indian drama film Manikarnika had the highest first-day collection for any female-oriented film ever made.

    Manikarnika

    Manikarnika

    K. V. Vijayendra Prasad with Kangana Ranuat

    K. V. Vijayendra Prasad with Kangana Ranaut

  • While talking about the movie Rise Roar Revolt (RRR), directed by his son, and a noted filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad said,

    For the first time, I got tears while watching the stunt sequences in the RRR. There is so much pain in the drama and it will certainly connect with the viewers,”

    Rise Roar Revolt (RRR)

    Rise Roar Revolt (RRR)

  • K. V. Vijayendra Prasad is an old-fashioned film writer who doesn’t actually write a story but narrates it. He initially creates an idea and slowly builds on it. In an interview, Vijayendra said,

    A story is nothing but a string of lies. You take one lie, then add one more to it and go on like that. Put together, all the lies must be so well-told that they look like the truth and I am an expert liar.”

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