Shekar Kammula

Occupation:
Director, Producer, Screenplay, Story Writer, Dialogue Writer
Awards:
Nandi award for Anand movie best director, Dasari Best Film Director Award-2007, # Nandi Award for Best story writer of the year 2009 for Leader
Shekar Kammula
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Early life
Sekhar was schooled at St. Patrick's High School, Secunderabad.Hecompleted his intermediate studies from St. Alphonsa's and graduatedwith a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from ChaitanyaBharathi Institute of Technology affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. He later went to the United States of America to pursue a Graduate degree in Computer Sciences at New Jersey. After a brief stint in the IT industry, he enrolled in the MFA program at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Career
Sekhar 's first film was the so called "commercial formulas" inmaking his movies. Nevertheless, all his movies have been very wellreceived and have been commercially successful at the box-office,making him one of the revolutionary directors of Telugu cinema. Dollar Dreams. This film was a critical success, and won him the National Film Award for best debutant director. His second film, Anand, was huge hit in the year 2004.

Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao, a prominent person in the Telugu film industry, declared Sekhar as "Hero of 2004". His next film, Godavari, was praised by critics, but was a moderate success. He has done his magic again with Happy Dayslast year (2007). Happy Days which was released in USA on 28th Sept wasdeclared a smash hit. Kammula's films pleasantly lack the omnipresentviolence in Indian cinema and this makes family viewing possible. Heavoids over dramatization, vulgarity and violence. He worked withPolaris software before starting films, his brother is still associatedwith same firm.