Viswanath (Died) Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Movies, Awards, Images


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Viswanath aka Kasinadhuni Viswanath was a popular director, screenwriter, and actor. He mostly worked in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi films. He received five National Awards, seven Nandi Awards, and Ten Filmfare Awards South. He also won a Filmfare Award for his work in the Eeshwar Hindi film. Viswanath won the Nandi Award for his debut film as a director. As an actor, he mostly worked in Tamil and Telugu movies. In addition, he also worked in two Kannada films Prema Baraha and Oppanda. Unfortunately, this acclaimed legendary director Viswanath passed away in a private hospital in Hyderabad at midnight on Thursday (February 02, 2023) due to prolonged illness.

Biography

Name Viswanath
Real Name Kasinadhuni Viswanath
Nickname Visu, Viswanath
Profession Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Date of Birth 19 February 1930
Age 92
Death Date 2 February 2023
Zodiac sign Pisces
Family Father: Kasinadhuni Subramanyam
Mother: Kasinadhuni Saraswathy
Cousin: Chandra Mohan (Actor), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (Actor, Singer), S. P. Sailaja
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends NA
Wife Jaya Lakshmi
Children Sons: Ravindranath Viswanath, Nagendranath Viswanath, and 1 more.
Daughter: Padmavathi Viswanath
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification Graduate
School Intermediate – Guntur Hindu College
College BSC – Andhra Christian College of Andra University
Hobbies Listening to music, Reading, Writing
Birth Place Repalle, Madras Presidency, British India (Now, Andhra Pradesh, India)
Hometown Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Current City Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian

Social Media Profiles

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Interesting Facts

  • He was not an active person on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • In 1992, he received Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, and the prestigious civilian honor Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of arts.
  • His films mostly addressed the issues of caste, color, disability, gender, discrimination, misogyny, alcoholism, and other social deformities that needed a change.
  • Viswanath directed more than 50 films.

Movies

as a director

Year Film Language Credits Notes
1965 Aatma Gowravam Telugu Director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze); Debut as a director
1967 Private Master Telugu Director
1968 Kalisochina Adrushtam Telugu Director
1968 Undamma Bottu Pedata Telugu Director
1969 Nindu Hrudayalu Telugu Director
1971 Chelleli Kapuram Telugu Director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1971 Chinnanati Snehitulu Telugu Director
1971 Nindu Dampathulu Telugu Director
1972 Kalam Marindi Telugu Story, screenplay writer and director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1973 Neramu Siksha Telugu Screenplay, writer and director
1973 Sarada Telugu Director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1974 Amma Manasu Telugu Story, screenplay writer and director
1974 O Seeta Katha Telugu Director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Silver)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1975 Chinnanati Kalalu Telugu Director
1975 Jeevana Jyothi Telugu Director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1976 Mangalyaniki Maromudi Telugu Screenplay, writer and director
1976 Siri Siri Muvva Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director
1976 Prema Bandham Telugu Director
1976 Jeevitha Nouka Telugu Director
1978 Kalanthakulu Telugu Director
1978 Seetamalakshmi Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director
1979 President Peramma Telugu Director
1979 Sankarabharanam Telugu Story writer and director Prize of the Public at the Besançon Film Festival of France
Special Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1979 Sargam Hindi Director Remake of Siri Siri Muvva
1980 Alludu Pattina Bharatam Telugu Director
1980 Subhodayam Telugu Story-writer and director
1981 Saptapadi Telugu Story, screenplay writer and director Special Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration
Nandi Award for Best Screenplay
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
1982 Kaamchor Hindi Director Remake of Subhodayam
1982 Subhalekha Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1983 Sagara Sangamam Telugu Story-writer and director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze)
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
Dubbed into Tamil as Salangai Oli
1983 Shubh Kaamna Hindi Director Remake of Subhalekha
1984 Janani Janmabhoomi Telugu Story, screenplay writer and director
1984 Jaag Utha Insan Hindi Director Remake of Saptapadi
1985 Sanjog Hindi Director Remake of Jeevana Jyothi
1985 Sur Sangam Hindi Director Remake of Sankarabharanam
1985 Swathi Muthyam Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director India’s Official Entry for Best Foreign Language film at the 59th Academy Awards
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Nandi Award for Best Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
Special Mention – Asia Pacific Film Festival
Special Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
1986 Sirivennela Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director
1987 Sruthilayalu Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Nandi Award for Best Direction
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1987 Swayamkrushi Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director Special Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
1988 Swarnakamalam Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Cinema Express Award for Best Direction
Ann Arbor Film Festival
1989 Eeshwar Hindi Story, screenplay, writer and director Remake of Swathi Muthyam
Filmfare Award for Best Story
1989 Sutradharulu Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze)
1992 Aapadbandhavudu Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze)
Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1992 Sangeet Hindi Director
1992 Swathi Kiranam Telugu Story, screenplay, writer and director
1993 Dhanwaan Hindi Director
1995 Subha Sankalpam Telugu Director and Actor Filmfare Award for Best Direction
1996 Aurat Aurat Aurat Hindi Director
1997 Chinnabbayi Telugu Director
2004 Swarabhishekam Telugu Actor, story, screenplay writer and director National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
2010 Subhapradam Telugu Director

as an actor

Year Film Role Language
1995 Subha Sankalpam Raayudu Telugu
1995 Kuruthipunal Srinivasan Tamil
1995 Vajram Chakri’s father Telugu
1999 Mugavaree Sridhar’s father Tamil
2000 Kalisundam Raa Raghavayya Telugu
2000 Kakkai Siraginilae Sambasiva Iyer Tamil
2001 Narasimha Naidu Raghupathi Naidu Telugu
2002 Seema Simham Visweswara Rao Telugu
2002 Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Ramachandrayya Telugu
2002 Santosham Ramachandrayya Telugu
2002 Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo Balaramayya Naidu Telugu
2002 Bagavathi Chief Minister Tamil
2003 Pudhiya Geethai Swamy Tamil
2003 Tagore Chief Minister Telugu
2004 Lakshmi Narasimha Lakshmi Narasimha’s father Telugu
2004 Swarabhishekam Srinivasachari Telugu
2005 Athadu CBI Officer Telugu
2007 Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule Keerti’s grandfather Telugu
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Keerti’s grandfather Tamil
2008 Pandurangadu Pandurangadu’s father Telugu
2011 Mr. Perfect Maggie’s grandfather Telugu
2011 Rajapattai Dakshanamurthy Tamil
2012 Devasthanam Srimannarayana Telugu
2013 Singam II Chief Minister Tamil
2014 Lingaa Karunakara Tamil
2015 Uttama Villain Poornachandra Rao Tamil
2016 Hyper Chief Minister Telugu
2018 Prema Baraha Seenu Kannada
2018 Sollividava Seenu Tamil
2022 Oppanda Rangaswamy Kannada

Other Roles

Year Film Language Credits Notes
1951 Pathala Bhairavi Telugu
Tamil
Assistant Director
1957 Thodi Kodallu Telugu Audiographer National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
1957 Enga Veetu Mahalakshmi Tamil Audiographer
1959 Banda Ramudu Telugu Audiographer
1961 Iddaru Mitrulu Telugu Assistant Director
1963 Chaduvukunna Ammayilu Telugu Screenplay, writer
1964 Mooga Manasulu Telugu Assistant director National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
1964 Doctor Chakravarty Telugu Assistant director National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
1968 Sudigundalu Telugu Writer National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
Tashkent Film Festival

Awards

Civilian Honor

  • Padma Shri (1992), Government of India

International Honours

  • 1981 – Prize of the Public at the Besançon Film Festival of France
  • 1982–87 – Special Mention – Moscow International Film Festival
  • 2014 – Gulf Andhra Award for Life Time Achievement in Cinema – U.A.E.

National Film Awards

  • 2017 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in cinema.
  • 1980 – National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Sankarabharanam
  • 1982 – Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration – Saptapadi
  • 1987 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swathi Muthyam
  • 1990 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Sutradharulu
  • 2005 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swarabhishekam

Nandi Awards

  • 1980: Second Best Story Writer – Sankarabharanam
  • 1981: Best Screenplay Writer – Saptapadi
  • 1982: Best Story Writer – Subhalekha
  • 1986: Best Director – Swathi Muthyam
  • 1987: Best Director – Sruthilayalu
  • 1992: Raghupathi Venkaiah Award – Lifetime achievement for outstanding contributions to Telugu cinema
  • 1995: Best Character Actor – Subha Sankalpam
  • 2000: Best Supporting Actor – Kalisundam Raa

Cinema Express Awards

  • 1988: Cinema Express Award for Best Director – Swarnakamalam

CineMAA Awards

  • CineMAA Award for lifetime achievement – (2008)

South Indian International Movie Awards

  • 2021: Lifetime Achievement Award

Filmfare Awards

  • 1989: Filmfare Best Story Award – Eeshwar

Filmfare Awards South

  • 1974: Best Director – O Seeta Katha
  • 1975: Best Director – Jeevana Jyoti
  • 1982: Best Director – Subhalekha
  • 1983: Best Director – Sagara Sangamam
  • 1986: Best Director – Swathi Muthyam
  • 1987: Best Director – Sruthilayalu[56]
  • 1992: Best Director – Aapadbandhavudu
  • 1995: Best Director – Subha Sankalpam
  • 1994: Lifetime Achievement

Honorary Doctorate

  • Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University

Other Honours

  • 2012 – Viswa Vikhyata Darsaka Sarvabhowma for achievement in direction.
  • 2012 – Chittoor V. Nagayya Puraskaram for lifetime achievement in cinema.
  • 2017 – Film Nagar Cultural Center – Hyderabad Award for achievement in cinema.
  • 2017 – Telugu Film Director’s Association Award for achievement in direction.
  • 2017 – Aathmeeya Sanmanam from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for achievement in cinema at Vijayawada Thummalapalli Kalakshetram.

Images

Here are the recent photos of K. Viswanath,

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