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  • Birth Name Patthi Surender Reddy
  • Date of birth 1975-12-07
  • birth place Karimnagar
  • spouse(s) Deepa Reddy
  • children Aarik Reddy
  • debut year 2005
  • debut movie Athanokkade

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Overview

Surender Reddy is one of the very few directors who hail from the Telangana region and today he has made his mark on the Telugu film industry as – Stylish director.

  • Personal Life

    Pathi Surender Reddy was born on December 7, 1975 in Macinapalli village, near Jammikunta, Karimnagar. He completed his schooling there itself and later joined a college in Warangal. However his love for films did not let him complete his college.

    Surender Reddy married Deepa Reddy on 28th May, 2010 and the couple are blessed with a son Aarik Reddy.

  • Career

    Discontinuing his studies, Surender Reddy worked almost for 9 years with director T.Prabhakar. He joined director T. Prabhakar for the film - Jai Bhajaranga Bhali as an assistant. After assisting another film for him, Surrender Reddy joined director-producer Kranthi Kumar and worked for him for five films - Paduta Tiyyaga, Subba Raju Gari Kutumbam, Preminchedi Endukamma, Arundhati and 9 Nelalu. His last film as associate was Neeto with Raghavender Rao’s son, Surya Prakash as hero.

    Finally Surrender Reddy donned the megaphone in 2004 with Athanokkade starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram. The film which released in summer 2005 went on to become a smashing hit. The movie is still the biggest hit in Kalyan Ram’s career. Surender Reddy even went to win Nandi Award as Best Debut director that year.

    Surender Reddy got the golden chance of directing Kalyan Ram’s brother, Junior NTR. The film ‘Ashok’ was decent in content and Surender Reddy’s stylish taking was appreciated by one and all. However the movie ended up just an average.

    In 2007, Surender Reddy bagged one more prestigious project, Athidhi starring Mahesh Babu. The movie had seen entry of Bollywood giant, UTV Motion Pictures in to Telugu. It also had Bollywood beauty Amrita Rao making her Telugu debut. The movie carried tremendous hype and expectations but bombed miserably at the box office. The movie which was the biggest budget film ever made in Telugu ended up as biggest flop of all time.

    Athidhi’s failure pegged back Surender Reddy’s career a bit. He got a 2 year gap and came back with Ravi Teja’s Kick in 2009. Surender Reddy rightly exploited all the strengths of Ravi Teja and the result is a biggest hit in Ravi Teja’s career then.

    After a brief gap, Surender Reddy again teamed up with his second film hero, NTR with Oosaravelli. He gave a new dimension to NTR as an actor is terms of styling etc. The movie ended up as an average. His most recent film, Race Gurram starring Allu Arjun is a super commercial hit.

  • Trivia

    • Surender Reddy was linked with his first film heroine, Sindhu Tholani at the early parts of his career. It was even told that he secretly married her. But the news ended up as a baseless rumor.
    • Surender Reddy on several occasions revealed that he always wanted to do a superhero movie (like Superman, Batman) in Telugu.
    • During the making of Subbarajugari Kutumbam, Kranthi Kumar under whom Surrender Reddy worked as an assistant director promised Surender Reddy to make him a hero in his next film. But he turned the offer down as he was not interested in acting.

  • Upcoming Movies

    • Yet to start film with new comers.
    • Kick-2 starring Ravi Teja

     

CAREER STATISTICS

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awards

2005: Nandi Award for Best Debut Film Director for Athanokkade

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