• Director, Writer, Producer, Screenplay, Dialogue Writer, Cinematographer

Jan 11, 1971  in Razole, Andhra Pradesh, India

Also Known as: Sukumar Bandreddi

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An Indian film director and screenplay writer, Sukumar is best known for his prominent work in Telugu film industry. Formerly a mathematics lecturer, he pursued his career in film as a screenwriter and assisted directors like V. V. Vinayak and Mohan. He, then, went on to make his directorial debut with the Telugu film Arya, for which he received Filmfare Award for Best Director - Telugu and Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer. He has also directed popular Telugu movies such as Jagadam (2007), Arya 2 (2009), 100% Love (2011).

Known for his complex and multilayered screenplays and directions, his other notable works include 1: Nenokkadine (2014). In the same year, Sukumar received the K.V. Reddy Memorial award for his contribution to Telugu cinema. In 2015, Sukumar turned a film producer with Kumari 21F, which he penned and produced under the banner of Sukumar Writings. His other directorial projects include Nannaku Prematho (2016) and Rangasthalam (2018).