Gangaraju Gunnam

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Gangaraju Gunnam
Born (1955-10-19) 19 October 1955 (age 63)
OccupationFilm director
Film writer
Spouse(s)Gunnam Urmila
ChildrenGunnam Sandeep
Gunnam Vihang

Gangaraju Gunnam is an Indian film producer, director and writer known for his works in Telugu cinema and Television. He received two National Film Awards for producing path breaking films like Aithe, and Bommalata.[1][2] He has also produced and directed, blockbusters like Anukokunda Oka Roju and Amma Cheppindi respectively, and has garnered three state Nandi Awards. He has also created the popular sitcom Amrutham. He owns the film production company Just Yellow.[3]


Gunnam Ganga Raju was born and brought up in Kakinada. He studied up to 6th standard in St. Josephs Convent in Kakinada. He then received a Government of India scholarship and got into Hyderabad Public School. He finished his schooling and wanted to do medicine, but never got through. He waited for one year and joined BA English at Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada. But he was removed from college in the second year as the entire English medium students went for a strike. Then he discontinued studies and worked as a door to door sales representative for Navbharath Cigarettes. Then he did his Bachelor of Arts privately. He joined Master of Arts and completed it. During that time He also wrote Probationary officers in State Bank of India.[4] He is an Atheist.[5]


National Film Awards
Nandi Awards



  • Aithe - Dialogues (2003)
  • Anukokunda Oka Roju - Dialogues (2005)
  • Amrutham - Story & Dialogues (2007)
  • Katha - Dialogues (2009)
  • Laya TV Serial - Story (2008–2010)
  • Edureetha TV Serial - Story (2011)
  • Ghazi - Screenplay, Dialogues (2017)



Art Director[edit]


  • Amrutham (2001–2007; 313 episodes)
  • Nanna (2003–2004; 89 episodes)
  • Radha Madhu (2006–2008; 450 episodes)
  • (2006–2007; 200 episodes)
  • Laya (2008–2010; 321 episodes)
  • Adagaka Ichina Manasu (2011; Stopped after 60 episodes)
  • Edureetha (2011)
  • Prathibinbam (2014–present)


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