C. Ashwini Dutt
One of the biggest names in Telugu film industry, C. Ashwini Dutt is a producer and the founder of the renowned production company Vyjayanthi Movies. Under the banner of the production house which was established in 1974, Dutt has bankrolled some of the most iconic Tollywood movies in the past four decades. Among these are blockbusters featuring leading actors of different generations: NT Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi, Mahesh Babu, NTR Jr. and Ram Charan Tej to name a few.
Besides his work in Telugu cinema, the producer has also ventured into Bollywood through movies like Company (2002) and Calcutta Mail (2003). Notable film credits in Tollywood include Yuga Purushudu (1978), Govinda Govinda (1993), Indra (2002), Sainikudu (2006), Shakti (2011), the biographical drama Mahanati (2018), the action comedy Deva Daasu (2018) and Maharshi (2019).