Director, Producer, Screenplay, Story Writer
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Date of Birth:: February 22, 0000

Mini Biography

Teja started his association with Telugu film industrywith some miscllaneous tasks on the sets. Later worked hard on his wayto become a cinematographer and also worked as an assistant directorunder Ram Gopal Varma for some time. He worked as an assistant director for the block buster movie Shiva.
He is known by most of the people as a hard headed, arrogant and anover confident man. His statements to the media and invertiews alwaysdrew attention. He sometimes follows some peculiar ways to get the bestof the actors. Apparantly he slapped the heroine of the film Nuvvu Nenu for an emotional crying scene when she told him that she is not getting emotion to cry and instead getting laugh.
As a director he is well known to introduce new faces to the filmindustry. Most of the actors including the male lead, female lead andsupporting roles in his films will have debutants. His firstdirectorial venture Chitram with as many as 40 debutants was one of the biggest hit of year 2000 in Telugu film industry. He followed this with series of block busters like Nuvvu Nenu in 2001 and Jayam which also has many debutants including the male, female leads and comedian Sunil who became popular with the film Nuvvu Nenu. His critically accalaimed film Nijam with Mahesh Babu is considered as one of his best works, but it bombed at the box office. He produced most of his movies under Chitram Movies banner which was started by him.
After a string of flops, he tried to prove his mettle as a director with come-back movies like Avunanna Kaadanna, Oka V Chitram and Kekabut none doing any good to his career as all again failed. Though Oka V Chitram was a flop, 'The Visual Effects Society Festival' in Hollywoodscreened select films that have the best special effects and in thatclippings of Oka V Chitram were shown. The clipping of a song wasscreened as part of 'New Works and International VFX Showcase'.
His association with music director R. P. Patnaik and lyricist Kulasekhar started with Chitram and went on for a long time until Oka V Chitram. The trio made some very good films.