K Viswanath

  • K Viswanath

    Kasinathuni Viswanath is an Indian film, sound designer turned director and actor known for his works in Telugu Cinema, Tamil Cinema and Bollywood.

    Viswanath's classical films Sankarabharanam (1979) and Sagara Sangamam (1983) were included among CNN-IBN's list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time.

    He debuted as a director with Aatma Gowravam, which starred Akkineni Nageswara Rao and won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film of the year.

  • K Viswanath
    1. Aatma Gouravam (1965)
    2. Private Master (1967)
    3. Sudigundalu (1967)
    4. Kalisochchina Adrushtam (1968)
    5. Undamma Bottu Pedata (1968)
    6. Nindu Hridayalu (1969)
    7. Sabhash Satyam (1969)
    8. Chelleli Kapuram (1971)
    9. Nindu Dampatulu (1971)
    10. Chinnanaati Snehithulu (1971)
    11. Kalam Marindi (1972)
    12. Neramu Siksha (1973)
    13. Sharada (1973)
    14. O Seeta Katha (1974)
    15. Amma Manasu (1974)
    16. Chinna Nati Kalau (1975)
    17. Jeevana Jyoti (1975)
    18. Prema Bhandam (1976)
    19. Mangalyaniki Maromudi (1976)
    20. Jeevita Nouka (1977)
    21. Chilanka (1977)
    22. Kaalanthakulu (1978)
    23. Siri Siri Muvva (1978)
    24. SeethaMalakshmi (1978)
    25. Sankarabharanam (1979)
    26. Sargam (1979)
    27. President Peramma (1979)
    28. Alludu Pattina Bharatam (1980)
    29. Saptapadi (1980)
    30. Subhodayam (1980)
    31. Subhalekha (1982)
    32. Kaamchor (1982)
    33. Shubh Kaamna (1983)
    34. Saagara Sangamam (1983)
    35. Janani Janmabhoomi (1984)
    36. Jag Utha Insan (1985)
    37. Swathi Muthyam (1985)
    38. Sura Sangam (1985)
    39. Sanjog (1985)
    40. Siri vennela (1986)
    41. Srutilayalu (1987)
    42. Swayamkrushi (1987)
    43. Swarna Kamalam (1988)
    44. Sangeeta Sangamam (1988)
    45. Eshwar (1989)
    46. Sutradharulu (1990)
    47. Aapathbandhavudu (1992)
    48. Sangeet (1992)
    49. Swathi Kiranam (1992)
    50. Dhanwaan (1993)
    51. Subha Sankalpam (1995)
    52. Aurut Aurut Aurut (1996)  
    53. Swarabhishekam (2004)
    54. Subhapradam (2010)
  • K Viswanath

    Civilian Honor:

    Padmashri, Government of India

    Honorary Doctorate:

    Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University

    International Honor:

    Prize of the Public at the Besancon Film Festival of France – 1981 for Sankarabharanam

    National Film Awards:

    1. 1980 – National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Sankarabharanam
    2. 1982 – Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Saptapadi
    3. 1987 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Swati Mutyam
    4. 1990 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Sutradharulu
    5. 2005 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Swarabhishekam

    Filmfare Awards:

    1. 1974: Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for O Seeta Katha
    2. 1975: Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for Jeevana Jyoti
    3. 1982: Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for Subhalekha
    4. 1983: Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for Saagara Sangamam
    5. 1986: Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for Swati Mutyam
    6. 1987: Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for Shruti Layalu
    7. 1989: Filmfare Best Story Award for Eeshwar Hindi film
    8. 1992: Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for Aapadbandhavudu
    9. 1994: Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (South)
    10. 1995: Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for Subha Sankalpam

    Nandi Awards:

    1. 1986: Nandi Award for Best Director - Swati Mutyam
    2. 1987: Nandi Award for Best Director - Shruti Layalu
    3. 1992: Raghupathi Venkaiah Award – Lifetime achievement
    4. 1995: Nandi Award for Best Character Actor - Subha Sankalpam
    5. 2000: Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor - Kalisundam Raa