|Other Name||Rama Krishna Raju Facebook – Karthik Varma Dandu|
|Profession(s)||Film Director, Writer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Debut||Film (Telugu; As a writer): Karthikeya (2014)
Film (Telugu; As a director): Bham Bolenath (2015)
|Date of Birth||2 March|
|Birthplace||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|Hometown||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|School||St Aloysius’ Anglo-Indian High School, Andhra Pradesh|
|College/University||• Usha Academy, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
• Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
• AQJ Centre of PG Studies, Andhra Pradesh
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Graduation at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
• MBA in Finance at AQJ Centre of PG Studies, Andhra Pradesh Facebook – Karthik Varma Dandu
|Religion/Religious Views||In 2014, 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). The South First|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (deceased)
Mother- Venu Dandu
|Siblings||Brother- Vivek Varma Dandu (mechanical engineer in Kuwait; image in parents' section)
|Film Director||M. Night Shyamalan|
|Film(s)||The Exorcist (1973), The Evil Dead (1981), Raatri (1992)|
|Quote||Energy is neither created nor destroyed|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Karthik Varma Dandu
- Karthik Varma Dandu is an Indian writer and film director. He mainly works in South Indian films.
- In childhood, he started developing an interest in reading books from his mother. While growing up, he started watching horror films directed by the Indian film directors Ram Gopal Varma, Manoj Night Shyamalan, and Mani Ratnam.
- In 2015, he worked as a solo writer in the Telugu film ‘Bham Bolenath.’
- He has worked as a co-writer in the Telugu film ‘Jawaan’ (2017).
- Karthik directed a few Telugu films such as ‘SDT 15’ (2022) and ‘Virupaksha’ (2023).
- He has also directed a few Telugu short films and worked as a second unit director for a Telugu TV serial.
- He enjoys travelling, reading books, and watching films in his leisure time.
- Karthik Varma Dandu considers the film director Sukumar his guru in film direction. In an interview, he talked 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.”