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About The Director


O ver a decade of experience in directing and producing big budget blockbusters in Kannada and Telugu languages.

  • Directed more than 10 movies of which many are blockbusters. Key films listed below.
  • Have so far produced 4 movies under the home banner Sri Siddeshwara enterprises and 5th movie , which is a multilanguage mega budget movie is under pre-production
  • Have worked with new comers as well as established super stars of the industry
  • Recognised as one of the top directors in Kannada film industry. After many successful films, the name has acquired enough brand value to generate the buzz whenever a new venture is announced.
  • Considered as one of the best directors to launch a new career or take the career of existing hero to next level as his films always creates huge expectation among masses

Sri Siddeshwara enterprises

  • After achieving considerable success in the industry, Chandru has opened a production house under the banner Sri Sideshwara enterprises with an intention of helping budding talent.
  • MALE [Rain] is the first movie under this banner and this was directed by Chandru’s close associate Tejas.
  • Under this banner , Chandru also produced and directed two super hits movies , KANAKA [2018] and I LOVE YOU [2019]
  • Under his home banner, Chandru is is currently working on his most ambitious project KABZA with super star Upendra lading the star cast. This super hit combination would be repeating for the third time but this time in larger scale and in 7 languages.
  • Along with this ambitious project, he has not forgotten the original intention with which the production house was started. He has opened the doors of his production house and is welcoming any talents with great story/script.


Chandru started his film career assisting directors. He wrote dialogues for tele-serials. He took on directorial responsibilities in 2008 with the romantic film Taj Mahal.The film released on 25th July 2008, and went on to be one of the biggest hits of the Kannada industry. Taj mahal won many prestigious awards such as Filmfare

Chandru took up the film Prem Kahaani next which was also in romance genre. He chose to repeat Ajay Rao in the film. Sheela of Paragu fame played the lead actress. Prem kahani had music maestro Ilayaraja as music director.

In 2010, he casted one of the leading stars of Kannada cinema, Shivarajkumar for his next directorial Mylari.Mylari was commercially a huge success, it ran for 150 days. Dr.Shivarajkumar himself appreciated Mylari and mentioned that Mylari is one of the biggest milestones in his career.Mylari also won Filmfare award for best music.

In 2011, he directed Ko Ko starring Srinagar Kitty, Telugu star Sri Hari and Priyamani which got released in early 2012.

In 2012, he directed the film Charminar with Prem Kumar and Meghana Gaonkar in the lead roles.It released in the early part of 2013. This went on to become the biggest hit of the year and also won 2 state awards for best director and producer. It also won Filmfare award for best actor.

After becoming a successful director he decided to become producer to launch his close associate Tejas as director . Chandru produced MALE [The Rain] under his home banner Sri Siddeshwara enterprises. After this Chandru has produced super hit movies like BRAMHA[2014] and KANAKA[2018].

Chandru ventured in to Telugu industry through Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini in 2015. This is the remake of his own super hit Kannada movie Charminar.The film got selected for prestigious Jaipur International film festival for competition category among many entries which came from all over the world and won best romantic movie award.

Currently Chandru is working on his most ambitious project KABZA. This would be the highest budget film in Kannada industry. This will be made in 7 languages, this is also a first in Kannada industry. This would be a PAN INDIA film and it would have major stars from Bollywood to Tollywood with Super star Upendra leading the star cast. The film shooting is scheduled to start in November 2019 in a grand scale. Plan is to release in 2020


Chandru hails from Keshavavara ,a small village in Chikkabalapur taluk near Bangalore.

Chandru’s parents , M.Ramaiah and Laxmi devamma are formers. Chandru lives in Bangalore with his wife Yamuna and 3 beautiful kids Yashasvi , Chiranjeevi and Chandana

In spite of all the success Chandru has found in his life and career, he remains grounded and wants to give back to the society. e makes sure that every weekend he spends time in the fields dong farming activities. With his team , he has planted more than 1 Lakh plants around Chikkaballapur , Shidlaghatta and Keshavara area of Karnataka. People in this area look up to him as he has helped many poor family to have roof on their head by providing them houses

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Block Busters
  1. Taj Mahal

    directed and written by R. Chandru

    Taj Mahal is a 2008 Kannada romantic drama film directed and written by R. Chandru and starring Ajay Rao and Pooja Gandhi. Produced by T. Shivashankar Reddy, the film is Chandru’s directoral debut. The film opened on 25 July 2008, and had a 200-day run in Karanataka


    Directed by R. Chandru

    Prem Kahani is a Kannada film directed by R. Chandru, starring Ajay Rao and Sheela. The film’s music was composed by Illayaraja. The movie was released in September 2009


    Directed by R. Chandru

    Mylari is a 2010 Kannada film that has Shivrajkumar and Sadha in the lead and is directed by R. Chandru. This is one of the biggest hits of the year 2010 as it ran for 150 days.

  4. KO KO

    Produced and Directed by R.Chandru

    Ko Ko…Koli Kothi is a 2012 Kannada romantic film genre starring Srinagar Kitty and Priyamani in the lead roles.


    Produced by R.Chandru

    Charminar is he first movie produced by R Chandru. This movie went on to become the biggest hits of the year along with getting critically acclaimed. Charminar won 2 State awards and filmfare award in 2013

  6. Bramha

    Directed by R.Chandru and Acted by Upendra

    Bramha is bilingual movie done in both Kannada and Telugu. It had super star Upendra in lead role along with many prominent Telugu and Kannada actors.


    Directed by R. Chandru produced by Sridhar Lagadapati

    Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini is a 2015 Telugu romance film directed by R. Chandru produced by Sridhar Lagadapati. The film is the remake of director’s own 2013 Kannada movie Charminar The film got selected for prestigious Jaipur International film festival for competition category among many entries which came from all over the world

  8. MALE `{`THE RAIN`}`

    Produced by RChandru

    MALE is produced by R Chandru and Directed by his associate Tejas.

  9. directed and written by R. Chandru

    Directed and written by R. Chandru

    Lakshmana is a 2016 Indian Kannada language action film directed and written by R. Chandru .The film features newcomer Anoop and Meghana Raj in the lead roles with V. Ravichandran playing an important supporting role.

  10. KANAKA

    Directed by R. Chandru

    Kanaka is a 2018 Indian Kannada romantic action film directed by R. Chandru. It features Duniya Vijay,Hariprriya and Manvitha Harish in the lead roles along with P. Ravishankar, Rangayana Raghu and Sadhu Kokila in key supporting roles.

  11. I LOVE YOU

    Produced by R. Chandru

    I Love You features Upendra, Rachita Ram and Sonu Gowda in the lead roles.The film is the second collaboration of Upendra and director Chandru after the successful Brahma (2014). It completed 100 days in theatres and one of the biggest hits of the year 2019

  12. KABZA

    Directed & Produced by R. Chandru

    KABZA is an action movie Set in 80s , the movies depicts the journey of simple man from a humble flower market to Bombay underworld. Circumstances forces him to take weapon and a simple man ends up becoming the most dreaded man in the underworld



long with creating huge box office records, his movies are always critically acclaimed. R Chandru is the recipient of many awards , few notable awards are

    1. PRCI Award : This much-sought-after collateral awardshelp promote talent in image management, brand
      building, crisis communication, creative communication and so on.
    2. Karnataka State awards: Has won prestigious Karnataka state award given for quality film makers. He has
      won this award in both director and producer categories.
    3. Filmfare awards: Many of his films have won Filmfare awards in many categories like in Direction, Music
      , Story/Screenplay etc.
    4. Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini
      has won best romantic film award in Jaipur international film festivals