Date of Birth
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Gunasekar (born 2 June 1964) is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu cinema. He has directed films in action, romance, mythological, and historical drama genres. He has won a National Film Award, multiple Nandi Awards, and a Filmfare Award South.
Before venturing into mainstream film direction, Gunasekar worked as an associate director to D. V. Narsaraju, Kranthi Kumar, and Ram Gopal Varma. Gunasekhar made his directorial debut with the socio-political Lathi (1992), for which he received the state Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director.
He directed the super-hit romance film, Sogasu Chooda Tharamaa (1995), which received the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film. In 1997, Gunasekhar directed the mythological film Ramayanam, which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film and was screened at the International Children's Film Festival of India.
His 2003 action film, Okkadu, was a huge critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing Telugu film of that year, and was remade into various Indian languages. The 2004 drama film, Arjun, was screened at the International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.
Gunasekher is married to Ragini, and the couple have two daughters, Neelima and Yukhta.