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Hometown: Chagallu, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh
Wife: Anantha Lakshmi Satyavathi
Religion: Hinduism

V. V. Vinayak

Bio/Wiki
Full nameGandrothu Veera Venkata Vinayaka Rao
NicknameNani
Profession(s)• Director
• Writer
• Screenplay writer
• Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm-Director: Aadi (2002)
A poster of V. V. Vinayak's debut film Aadi
Film-Screenplay writer: Tagore (2003)
Film-Actor: Tagore (2003)
A Poster of V. V. Vinayak's acting debut film Tagore
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director for Aadi in 2002
• Santhosham Best Commercial Director award for Krishna in 2008
Balakrishna (right) giving the Santhosham Best Commercial Director award to V. V. Vinayak for his film Krishna in 2008
• Nominated for the Best Director award at the 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards for Naayak in 2014
Personal Life
Date of BirthSource 1: 9 October 1969 (Thursday)
Source 2: 9 October 1974 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023)Source 1: 54 Years
Source 2: 49 Years
BirthplaceChagallu village in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownChagallu, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh
SchoolName not known
College/UniversityDid not attend
Educational QualificationHe studied till intermediate in his grandmother's village Dommeru.
ReligionHinduism
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseAnantha Lakshmi Satyavathi
V. V. Vinayak with his wife, Anantha Lakshmi Satyavathi, and son, Kundan Krishna
ChildrenSon- Kundan Krishna
Daughter- Hasini Krishna
ParentsFather- Krishna Rao (Politician, died in 2010)
V. V. Vinayak with his father, Krishna Rao
Mother- G.Nagarathnam (Housewife, died in 2014)
V. V. Vinayak with his mother, G.Nagarathnam
SiblingsBrother- 2
• Name not known (committed suicide)
• Surendra (Politician associated with YSR Congress)
Sister- 3 (Names not known)
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Jaguar car
• Toyota Fortuner SUV

V. V. Vinayak

Some Lesser Known Facts About V. V. Vinayak

  • V. V. Vinayak is an accomplished Indian filmmaker who has been involved in various roles such as director, screenplay director, writer, and actor in numerous films. He is highly recognized in the Tollywood industry as one of its most renowned directors. In 2023, he made his debut in Bollywood with the film Chatrapathi, which he directed. He is credited as one of the pioneers in incorporating car flip scenes in his movies.
  • Since his childhood, he has nurtured a deep passion for films and spent a significant amount of time watching movies at his father’s cinema.
  • After finishing his schooling, he managed to persuade his father and leapt into the world of filmmaking by relocating to Chennai. Subsequently, he immersed himself in numerous Telugu film projects, honing his skills and gaining valuable experience.
    V. V. Vinayak (second from left) during his early days as an assistant of different directors

    V. V. Vinayak (second from left) during his early days as an assistant to different directors

    A photo of V. V. Vinayak during his early days as an assistant director

    A photo of V. V. Vinayak during his early days as an assistant director

  • He commenced his career in 1993 as an assistant to the acclaimed film director E. V. V. Satyanarayana, contributing to the production of the film Abbayigaru.

    A poster of 1993 film Abbayigaru in which V. V. Vinayak worked as an assistant director

    A poster of the 1993 film Abbayigaru in which V. V. Vinayak worked as an assistant director

  • Subsequently, he collaborated with director Sagar and contributed to several films, including the 1995 release Amma Donga. He served as an assistant to director S. V. Krishna Reddy in 2000 for the film Sakutumba Saparivara Sametam. In 2000, he worked under the director Kranthi Kumar for the film 9 Nelalu.

    A poster of 2000 film 9 Nelalu in which he worked as an assistant director

    A poster of the 2000 film 9 Nelalu in which he worked as an assistant director

  • Vinayak had the opportunity to work as a co-director alongside Bellamkonda Suresh for the film Varma Garu Bewarse Gaadu, for which he received a payment of Rs 10,000; however, the film was eventually shelved. Nevertheless, Suresh was greatly impressed by Vinayak’s talent and made a promise to support him in becoming a director in the future.

    Bellamkonda Suresh (left) with V. V. Vinayak

    Bellamkonda Suresh (left) with V. V. Vinayak

  • Subsequently, he had an encounter with film producer Nallamalupu Bujji, to whom he narrated a story that greatly appealed to Bujji. Impressed by Vinayak’s storytelling, Bujji arranged for a shoot in Switzerland to film songs for his movie Cheppalani Vundi. During this project, Vinayak had the opportunity to meet N. T. Rama Rao Jr., who eventually became the lead actor in Vinayak’s directorial debut. Initially, NTR allocated 20 minutes for the story narration, but he was so captivated by Vinayak’s narrative that he listened for 1.5 hours.

    V. V. Vinayak (left) with N. T. Rama Rao Jr.

    V. V. Vinayak (left) with N. T. Rama Rao Jr.

  • His directorial and writing debut action drama film Aadi starred N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Keerthi Chawla in prominent roles. The movie achieved tremendous success at the box office, while critics praised Vinayak’s impressive directorial abilities.

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak's directorial debut film Aadi

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak’s directorial debut film Aadi

  • For his debut film Aadi, he single-handedly wrote the entire script within 48 hours. Interestingly, in the film, he was credited as Vinay instead of his full name V. V. Vinayak. This led to some confusion among people who were not able to recognize him when he started using his complete name. Initially titled Sree, the film was completed within a remarkable period of 54 days.

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak's directorial debut film Aadi

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak’s directorial debut film Aadi

  • His directorial, screenplay writing, and acting debut film Tagore showcased renowned actors such as Chiranjeevi, Jyothika, Prakash Raj, and Shriya Saran in pivotal roles.

    A scene of V. V. Vinayak's film Tagore

    A scene from V. V. Vinayak’s film Tagore

  • He went on to direct numerous successful films, including Bunny in 2005 which showcased Allu Arjun, Lakshmi in 2006 with Venkatesh in the lead, Yogi in 2007 featuring Prabhas and Nayanthara, Krishna in 2010 starring Ravi Teja and Trisha, Adhurs in 2010 with N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Naayak in 2010 featuring Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal, and Khaidi No. 150 in 2017 starring Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal.
    A photo of V. V. Vinayak, Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, and Chota K Naidu on the sets of Bunny film (right to left)

    A photo of V. V. Vinayak, Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, and Chota K Naidu on the sets of Bunny film (right to left)

    V. V. Vinayak with N. T. Rama Rao Jr. (left) and Jyothika during the shoot of the film Adhurs

    V. V. Vinayak with N. T. Rama Rao Jr. (left) and Jyothika during the shoot of the film Adhurs

    V. V. Vinayak during the shoot of one of his films

    V. V. Vinayak during the shoot of one of his films

    V. V. Vinayak (second from right) during the shoot of one of his films

    V. V. Vinayak (second from right) during the shoot of one of his films

  • He directed a film based on organ donation in 2013 titled Jeevandan.
  • He directed the movie Alludu Seenu in 2014, which marked the debut of Bellamkonda Sreenivas, the son of renowned film producer Bellamkonda Suresh, who had previously produced Vinayak’s first film as a director, Aadi.

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak and Bellamkonda Sreenivas's debut film, Alludu Seenu

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak and Bellamkonda Sreenivas’s debut film, Alludu Seenu

  • After 2018, he decided to take a hiatus and made a comeback in 2023 with the Hindi film Chatrapathi. This movie starred Bellamkonda Sreenivas and Nushrratt Bharuccha in the lead roles.
    A poster of V. V. Vinayak's debut Bollywood film, Chatrapathi

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak’s debut Bollywood film, Chatrapathi

    V. V. Vinayak (right) with Bellamkonda Sreenivas (centre), and Jayantilal Gada

    V. V. Vinayak (right) with Bellamkonda Sreenivas (centre), and Jayantilal Gada

  • He entered the film industry as an actor with his debut film Tagore in 2003, where he made a cameo appearance as Gopi. In 2019, there was an announcement that he would be playing the protagonist in the movie Seenayya, directed by Dil Raju; however, the project was later cancelled. Throughout his career, he has primarily made cameo appearances in numerous films.

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak's film Seenayya, in which he was the lead actor. which was later shelved

    A poster of V. V. Vinayak’s film Seenayya, in which he was the lead actor. which was later shelved

  • He possesses various properties, including grand residences and theatres. One of the theatres, Veera Venkata Vinayaka Talkies, was named after him by his father.
  • He was extended an offer to run for elections in 2019 on the YSR Congress ticket; however, he declined the offer as he had no intention of participating in electoral politics.
  • He shares a strong brotherly bond with Chiranjeevi and often refers to him as his brother. Additionally, he held the position of President of Chiranjeevi’s Fans Association Club, further highlighting their close relationship.

    V. V. Vinayak with Chiranjeevi (right)

    V. V. Vinayak with Chiranjeevi (right)

  • Government authorities demolished his house in Narsingi in June 2019 because he had obtained permission to construct a building with G+2 floors, but he had instead constructed a building with G+6 floors. Before the demolition, notices were sent to him regarding the violation, but he did not respond to any of those notices. [1]The Times of India
  • When he began working in Tollywood, he regarded Ram Gopal Varma, Raghavendra Rao, and S. S. Rajamouli as his primary sources of inspiration and considered them to be the biggest influences in his career.

    V. V. Vinayak (left) with Prabhas and S. S. Rajamouli (right)

    V. V. Vinayak (left) with Prabhas and S. S. Rajamouli (right)

  • During an interview, he expressed that his film Badrinath, which starred Allu Arjun and Tamannaah, was the most challenging project to shoot. The difficulty arose from the fact that the filming took place in mountainous regions.
    V. V. Vinayak (right) with Allu Arjun on the sets of Badrinath film

    V. V. Vinayak (right) with Allu Arjun on the sets of the Badrinath film

    V. V. Vinayak (right) with Tamannaah on the sets of Badrinath film

    V. V. Vinayak (right) with Tamannaah on the sets of the Badrinath film

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