Kasinadhuni Viswanath (19 February 1930 – 2 February 2023)

Indian film director, screenwriter and actor, One of the most prolific filmmakers of Telugu cinema

Received international recognition for his works

Honored with the "Prize of the Public" at the "Besançon Film Festival of France" in 1981

In 1992, he received the Andhra Pradesh state Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

The civilian honor Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of arts

In 2017, he was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award in Indian cinema

Viswanath started his film career as an audiographer and in sixty years

He is recipient of five National Film Awards, seven state Nandi Awards, ten Filmfare Awards South, and a Filmfare Award in Hindi

His directorial works which are produced by Poornodaya Movie Creations were screened to special mention at the Moscow International Film Festival