Guru Team

Sunitha Tati

FOUNDER, CEO
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YUVRAJ KARTHIKEYAN

Operations & Production Controller, Director
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VAMSI BANDARU

Chief Entertainment Technologist
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SHRIRAM KRISHNAN

CFO
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SRIDEVI KONERU RAO

STRATEGY AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
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Meghana Koppala

Creative Director / Producer
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SATYA BHAVANA

HEAD OF CONTENT
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KRISHNA MAMIDIBATHULA

BUSINESS STRATEGY HEAD (US)
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PRADEEPA JEEVA

HEAD, INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS
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MUKESH VIDYASAGAR

Head of Development - US
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SWAPNESH CHINTALA

LINE PRODUCER
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Collaborators

  • Actors
  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Crew

ACTOR - Regina Cassandra

A famous Tamil & Telugu actor, she is known for films like Evaru, Awe!, Subramanian For Sale and Nirnayam and is currently working with us on the South Indian remake of the Korean movie Sakini Dakini.

ACTOR - Nivetha Thomas

Nivetha Thomas is an Indian film actress, best known for Ninnu Kori, Gentleman and Darbar. She made her debut with the 2008 Malayalam film Veruthe Oru Bharya, for which she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist and is currently working with us on the South Indian remake of the Korean movie Sakini Dakini.

ACTOR - Samantha Akkineni

Sudheer Varma Kucharlapati is a popular Indian film director and writer predominant in the Telugu cinema industry. He stepped into the spotlight with his debut film Swamy Ra Ra which became a box-office sensation, followed by Keshava, Ranarangam and Kirrak Party.
With us, he is currently directing the South Indian Remake of the Korean film Midnight Runners.

ACTOR - Kajal Aggarwal

Magadheera marked her career-high followed by Telugu films such as Darling, Brindavanam, Mr Perfect, Businessman, Naayak, Govindudu Andarivadele, Temper and Khaidi No. 150 along with Tamil features and Bollywood movies like Singham and Special 26. Currently, she is slated to work with us on the South Indian remake of the Korean movie Dancing Queen.

ACTOR - Lakshmi

Recipient of many Filmfare awards, she is a well-known actress with films like Julie, Benkiya Bale, Padayappa, Murari and Hulchul to her credit. She played a major role in our recent feature film Oh! Baby.

ACTOR - Naga Shaurya

He starred in the National Award-winning anthology film, Chandamama Kathalu and went on to star in many movies like Aswathama, Chalo, Oohalu Gusagusalade and our recent. feature film Oh! Baby.

ACTOR - Swathi Reddy

Swathi Reddy is an Indian film actress and television presenter who predominantly works in Telugu Cinema along with Tamil and Malayalam films like Subramaniapuram, Swami Ra Ra, Thiri, Ashta Chamma, and our production Bangaru Kodi Petta.

ACTOR - Navdeep Pallapolu

Navdeep Pallapolu is an Indian film actor and television personality who stars predominantly in Telugu films along with a few Tamil films like Arya 2, Chandamama, Ala Vaikuntapuramlo Arinthum Ariyamalum and Nene Raju Nene Mantri. At Guru Films, he starred in the movie Bangaru Kodi Petta.

ACTOR - Nithin Kumar Reddy

He is an Indian film actor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema who is known for movies like Bheeshma, A Aa, Srinivasa Kalyanam, Ishq, and Sye. With Guru Films, he starred in the movie Courier Boy Kalyan.

DIRECTOR - Nandini Reddy

She is a Telugu Film Director known for the acclaimed hit Ala Modalaindi. Recently, with us, she had the mega-hit, Oh! Baby, our Korean remake of Miss Granny.

DIRECTOR - Sekhar Kammula

Welsh director, Philip John is slated to direct and co-write our global romantic dramedy titled Arrangements of Love. He is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including BAFTA nominations for Best Director for Downton Abbey, Being Human and Bang, as well as many festival awards for short films Sister Lulu and Suckerfish.

DIRECTOR - Premsai

Premsai is an Indian film director and former actor. As an actor, he was acclaimed for playing many different prominent roles in Tamil and Telugu television serials and telefilms. Later he ventured into the Direction of movies like Engeyum Kadhal, Rajadhi Raja, and even Courier Boy Kalyan under the Guru Banner.

DIRECTOR - Gautham Menon

Gautham directed the movie Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo with us at Guru. His films have been critically acclaimed, most notably his romantic films Minnale, Vaaranam Aayiram, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and his thrillers Kaakha Kaakha, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu and Yennai Arindhaal. Vaaranam Aayiram won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.

DIRECTOR - Raj Pippalla

After doing a few music videos and directing international ads for reputed brands, Raj Pippalla is making his debut as director for the movie Boni and then went on to direct Bangaru Kodi Petta with our production.

DIRECTOR - Sudheer Varma

Sudheer Varma Kucharlapati is a popular Indian film director and writer predominant in the Telugu cinema industry. He stepped into the spotlight with his debut film Swamy Ra Ra which became a box-office sensation, followed by Keshava, Ranarangam and Kirrak Party. With us, he is currently directing the South Indian Remake of the Korean film Sakini Dakini.

WRITER/DIRECTOR - Philip John

Welsh director, Philip John is slated to direct and co-write our global romantic dramedy titled Arrangements of Love. He is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including BAFTA nominations for Best Director for Downton Abbey, Being Human and Bang, as well as many festival awards for short films Sister Lulu and Suckerfish.

WRITER/DIRECTOR - Gauri Adelkar

Gauri Adelkar is a writer, director based in Los Angeles who has directed many award-winning short films like The Little Goddess, Adrift and Deepan. Currently, Gauri is directing and co-writing our movie titled Football Maa.

WRITER - Mark Zaslove

The writer for our global fantasy comedy titled 13 Days, Mark is an American television and film writer, director and novelist, in live-action and animation. He has won two Emmy Awards and the Humanitas Prize for The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

WRITER/ACTOR - Nimmi Harasagama

Nimmi is working with us as the Co-writer and actress on our global romantic dramedy titled Arrangements of Love. She is an actress and producer, known for The Good Karma Hospital (2017), Doctors (2000) and Mother Teresa (2003).

WRITER - Lakshmi Bhoopal

The writer for our motion picture Oh! Baby, he is an Indian film Lyricist and writer, who has worked predominantly in the Telugu movie industry for popular movies like Kalyana Vaibhogame and Govindudu Andarivadele.

WRITER/DIRECTOR - Sunil R. Pappu

Envisioning and writing our Global Documentary Series on The Anthropology of an Orgasm, Sunil is an experienced documentary maker both in direction and writing and has created many documentaries including Under Caesar’s Sword, Almost Normal and Scrappy Children’s News, after working as a Senior Manager for Programming at the National Geographic.

WRITER - Mahesh Ramchandaani

Famously known for his work on Mr. Joe B. Carvalho and The Great Indian Comedy Show, Mahesh is a Comedy Writer who is currently working with us on a Romantic Dramedy titled Rau vs Rau.

WRITER/ACTOR - Prashant Yarramilli

Prashant acted in many theatre plays, including an award-winning play called Sure Thing, which led to acting in web series and movies like LOL and Agent Sai Srinivasa Aatreya. Soon, he found himself assisting in the writing of the movie Jersey and then joined us at Guru to write an original Fantasy Drama titled 13 Days.

WRITER - Sowmya Sharma

Sowmya is a two-time Nandi award-winning Voice Artist for top Tollywood actors like Anushka Shetty (including the recent much acclaimed and successful franchise ‘Baahubali’), Kajal Aggarwal and Nayanatara. She is also a writer for television soaps and popular cartoon shows Chhota Bheem and Mighty Raju. With us, she wrote for our award-winning show America Ammayi.

WRITER/DIRECTOR - Sudha Mehta

Sudha Mehta is a writer and documentary filmmaker who has worked on documentaries like The Death of Mourning, prior to which she worked as a journalist for nearly 20 years with publications like the Deccan Chronicle, Newstime and The Times of India.

WRITER - Radhika Meganathan

A Creative Consultant for Guru, she is an author of 12+ picture books, including the national award-winning Golden Mythology series. Her debut novel The Gurukul Chronicles is one of the winners at Pune International Literature Festival, 2016.

WRITER-Rakesh Kalavagunta

Rakesh is an IT professional with a keen eye for detail. As someone who is interested in the art of storytelling, Rakesh seeks every opportunity he can to express himself. He has worked as a scriptwriter for Dongalu Unnaru Jagratha and Bachelorette Party.

WRITER-Kittu Vissapragada

A lyricist and writer in his own right, Kittu has a glorious body of work that speaks for itself. Manmadhudu 2 and Hushaaru are some of the many projects he has taken up. He has written the screenplay for our project Bachelorette Party.

WRITER-Deepali Junjappa

Known for lauded works like Suvreen Guggal- Topper Of The Year and Hatim, Deepali is a powerhouse of talent. She helped create the universe and develop the story of our web series, Bachelorette Party.

CINEMATOGRAPHER - Richard Prasad

An Indian cinematographer who is associated with movies like Swamy Ra Ra, starring Nikhil Siddharth and Swathi Reddy, and the romantic drama Kotha and has worked with us on the film Oh! Baby.

CINEMATOGRAPHER – R. Diwakaran

An Indian cinematographer who is associated with movies like Mumbai Police, Raju Gari Gadhi 2 and 36 Vayadhinile, and is currently working with us on the film Sakini Dakini.

Partnerships

Suresh Productions

A renowned Indian Production house leading Distribution in India for over 55 years of contribution. Currently, they have more than 2500 theatres in the South of India and co-produced the movie Oh! Baby with us.

CAN Entertainment

From curating and packaging scripts for talent to casting and in-film branding, endorsements, talent management and digital marketing, the team in CAN(Collective Artist's Network) south is literally a one-stop-shop for all things in South Indian popular culture spreading across Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam audiences and partners.

Kross Pictures

Co-producers the movie Oh! Baby with us, Kross Pictures is a cross-border film and television production company with offices in Seoul, Los Angeles, and Mumbai. They strive to identify and acquire proven intellectual property to create localized films for their respective markets.

Ivanhoe Productions

With prestigious projects like Crazy Rich Asians, Death At A Funeral, Ghoul and The Place Beyond The Pines, Ivanhoe Productions have elevated to a standard of redefining the quality of cinema.

MOGO solutions

MOGO Solutions is an Animation Studio that is a wing of TV Derana which is a Sinhalese language entertainment terrestrial television channel broadcasting in Sri Lanka. With our digital wing Guru Leela, we have set up an Animation Studio in Sri Lanka to create stories across various platforms with MOGO.

The Script Box

Known to be the script doctors of the Telugu Film Industry, they have both advised and helped create compelling stories for Guru. Apart from that, we recently struck a partnership to host the Screenwriting Workshop called The Blank Page.

Manzar Studios

Sunil Doshi the media veteran teamed up with Rainshine Entertainment to create Manzar Studios, a company that aims to tell heartfelt stories nationally and globally. Manzar Studios has acquired the rights to films like At The End Of The Tunnel and will help curate contemporary stories like 4x4 for the Indian audience with Guru Films.

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