Teja

Film director

1966 –

97

Who is Teja?

Teja is a popular Indian film cinematographer turned director, predominant in Telugu and Hindi cinema. He made a slam bang entry into Tollywood with a string of blockbusters, including Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu, Jayam and Nijam. After working in Bollywood from 1984 to 2000, he made his directorial debut in Telugu cinema with Chitram. Chitram changed the face of Telugu cinema and paved way for a variety of new-genre romantic and love films. He introduced over five hundred actors, technicians including Nitin, Kajal Agarwal, Prince, Navdeep and comedian Sunil. He has garnered many awards, notably- Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Cinematographer and Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer – South, Nandi Award for Best Director and Filmfare Award for Best DirectorTelugu for Nuvvu Nenu.

He is not only famous for his film work, but also infamous for his short-temper and eccentricity. He is known to often use unconventional ways to obtain satisfactory performances from actors on sets.

Teja in an ABN-interview named various persons responsible for his younger son's death, he also further stated that he had done all sorts of odd jobs for survival, including illegal frying and sale of marijuana.

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Born
Feb 22, 1966
Chennai
Also known as
  • Tejaa
  • Dharma Teja
  • Dharma Teja Jasti
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Nationality
  • India
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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