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A. Sreekar Prasad


Akkineni Sreekar Prasad is an Indian film editor. He works predominantly in Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi language films. In a career spanning more than 35 years, he has edited over 600 films. 


He is a recipient of nine National Film Awards including seven wins for Best Editing which is a record in that category. He also won five Kerala State Film Awards, two Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards, and two Filmfare Awards among others.


He was included in the Limca Book of Records 'People of the Year - 2013' list for his contribution to Indian cinema in several languages. Prasad also holds the record for "films edited in the most number of languages" in the Limca Book of Records. He has edited films in 17 languages so far.


Sreekar Prasad was born into a Telugu family in Madras to film editor and director Akkineni Sanjeevi, the younger brother of Telugu film doyen L. V. Prasad. His family hails from the village of Somavarappadu near Eluru in Andhra Pradesh


His father had five siblings — four brothers and a sister. Akkineni Ramesh Prasad, son of L. V. Prasad is his cousin. K. B. Tilak, independent activist and filmmaker is also a cousin of his — the son of his paternal aunt.


His son is Akshay Akkineni, director of Pizza. Akshay is married to P. S. Keerthana, daughter of actors R. Parthiban and Seetha. Sreekar was the editor of Keerthana's star vehicle Kannathil Muthamittal, which earned her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2002.