K Viswanath Profile, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Wiki, Biography & More

K Viswanath

K Viswanath Profile, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Wiki, Biography & More

K Viswanath (February 19, 1930 – February 2, 2023) was an Indian director, screenwriter and actor, known for his works mainly in Telugu cinema. He has received five National Film Awards, seven State Nandi Awards, ten Filmfare Awards South and one Filmfare Award in Hindi. He received the “Prix du public” at the “Besançon Film Festival in France” in 1981. In 1992, he received the Raghupathi Venkaiah Prize from the State of Andhra Pradesh and the civil honor Padma Shri for his contribution in the field of the arts. . In 2017, he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest honor in cinema.

Viswanath began his film career as an audiographer and over sixty years has made 53 feature films in a variety of genres including films based on the performing arts, visual arts and aesthetics. He has received international recognition for his works and is known for blending parallel cinema with mainstream commercial cinema. Viswanath’s filmography is known for addressing issues of caste, color, disability, gender discrimination, misogyny, alcoholism, and socio-economic challenges through the liberal arts.

His directorial works produced by Poornodaya Movie Creations screened with special mention at the Moscow International Film Festival; these films were dubbed into the Russian language and were theatrically released in Moscow.


Viswanath was married to Kasinadhuni Jayalakshmi. Actor Chandra Mohan and singer SP Balasubrahmanyam and SP Sailaja are Viswanath’s cousins. K. Viswanath has directed over 50 feature films.

Viswanath died on February 2, 2023, at the age of 92 in Hyderabad.

K Viswanath Biodata and Biography

Kasinadhuni Viswanath
K.Viswanath, Kalathapasvi
Date Of Birth
19 February 1930
92 Years (as in 2022)
Date of Death
2 February 2023
Profession / Occupation
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor
Mother Tongue
Zodiac Sign
Height / Weight
5’6″ / 63 kg
First Movie
Aatma Gowravam (1965)
1951: Pathala Bhairavi (Asst. Director)
1965: Aatma Gowravam (Director)
1972: Kalam Marindi (Story, Screenplay, Writer)
1995: Subha Sankalpam (Actor)
Money Factor
$1-5 million/film (USD)



K Viswanath Family and Relatives

Kasinadhuni Subramanyam
Kasinadhuni Saraswathy (Saraswathamma)
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Chandra Mohan (Actor), S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (Singer), S.P. Sailaja (Actor)
Marital Status
Padmavathi Viswanath
Sons Nagendranath Viswanath
Ravindranath Viswanath
Girlfriends/ Affairs Not Known


K Viswanath Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Height in Centimeters
170 cm
Height in Meters
1.70 m
Height in Feet Inches
63 kg
Body Measurement
Eye Colour
Hair Colour


K Viswanath Favorites

Favorite Colour
Whiite, Green
Favorite Actor
Favorite Actress
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Favorite Food South Indian Food
Hobbies Rediing, Writing
Favorite Musician Ilaiyaraaja
Favorite Movie Sankarabharanam, Swathi Muthyam
Sexual Orientation Straight



K Viswanath Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification
Not Known
College / University
Andhra Christian College, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
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K Viswanath Residence and Contact Address

Birth Place
Repalle, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Home Town
Repalle, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Present Residence
Hyderabad, Telangana
House Address
Hyderabad, Telangana
Phone No / Mobile No
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Email ID
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K Viswanath Awards, Honours, Achievements

Civilian Honour
1992: Padma Shri – Govt.of India
Honorary Doctorate
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
Other Honours
2012 – Viswa Vikhyata Darsaka Sarvabhowma for achievement in direction.
2012 – Chittoor V. Nagayya Puraskaram for lifetime achievement in cinema.
2017 – Film Nagar Cultural Center – Hyderabad Award for achievement in cinema.
2017 – Telugu Film Director’s Association Award for achievement in direction.
2017 – Aathmeeya Sanmanam from Government of Andhra Pradesh for achievement in cinema at Vijayawada Thummalapalli Kalakshetram.
National Awards
2017 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in cinema.
1980 – Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Sankarabharanam
1982 – Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration – Saptapadi
1987 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swathi Muthyam
1990 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Sutradharulu
2005 – Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swarabhishekam
Nandi Awards
1980: Second Best Story Writer – Sankarabharanam
1981: Best Screenplay Writer – Saptapadi
1982: Best Story Writer – Subhalekha
1986: Best Director – Swathi Muthyam
1987: Best Director – Sruthilayalu
1992: Raghupathi Venkaiah Award – Lifetime achievement for outstanding contributions to Telugu cinema
1995: Best Character Actor – Subha Sankalpam
2000: Best Supporting Actor – Kalisundam Raa
Filmfare Awards South
1974: Best Director – O Seeta Katha
1975: Best Director – Jeevana Jyoti
1982: Best Director – Subhalekha
1983: Best Director – Sagara Sangamam
1986: Best Director – Swathi Muthyam
1987: Best Director – Sruthilayalu
1992: Best Director – Aapadbandhavudu
1995: Best Director – Subha Sankalpam
1994: Lifetime Achievement
Filmfare Awards
1989: Filmfare Best Story Award – Eeshwar
SIIM Awards
2021: Lifetime Achievement Award
Cinema Express Awards
1988: Best Director – Swarnakamalam
CineMAA Awards
2008: Lifetime Achievement
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K Viswanath Social Media

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