T Krishna

Director, Screenplay, Story Writer
T Krishna
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Tottempudi Krishna better known as T Krishna (died 8 May 1987) was a director of Tollywood movies famous for having directed well known revolutionary films like Pratighatana, Repati Pourulu, Neti Bharatham and many more. He was also the founder of Eetaram Films. He has also directed few films in Malayalam.

His last film Repati Pourulu was released in 1988, after his death.

Early Life

He studied in PSR College, Ongole. Pokuri Babu Rao was his colleague. He used to be active in the dramatic club as president.


His debut as director was with the film Monagaadu (1976) starring Jayasudha (Vijaya Nirmala’s Niece) and Anjali Devi. He directed Neti Bharatam (1983) starred by Vijayshanti; Vande Maataram (1985) starred by Dr. Rajasekhar, Rajendra Prasad and Vijayshanti; Devaalayam (1985) starred by Late Sobhan Babu and many more.

His film Pratighatana (1986) was the story of a woman’s (Vijayshanti) fight against corruption and criminalization of politics in India. This film was later remade in Hindi as Pratighaatstarred by Sujata Mehta and Nana Patekar.

His last film Repati Pourulu (1986) starred by Vijayashanti and Dr. Rajasekhar was released after his death. He was the co-founder of the banner Eetharam Films with his parnter Babu Rao Pokuri.

Personal Life

He was married and had two sons and a daughter. One of his sons, Premchand, was an aspiring director but died in a car accident in 2000 while directing his first film. His second son T. Gopichand is now a well known Tollywood actor. Gopichand started his career playing the role of villain but in later films, played the hero. His daughter is a Dentist.