Karthik Varma Dandu is an Indian writer and film director, who mainly works in Telugu films. In 2023, he worked as a director in the Telugu film ‘Virupaksha’ (2023).
Karthik Varma Dandu was born on 2 March in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
He did his schooling at St Aloysius’ Anglo-Indian High School, Andhra Pradesh. He then attended Usha Academy, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. He did his graduation at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Later, he pursued MBA in Finance at AQJ Centre of PG Studies, Andhra Pradesh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father passed away while he was studying in college. His mother’s name is Venu Dandu. His brother, Vivek Varma Dandu, works as a mechanical engineer in Kuwait.
Wife & Children
He is unmarried.
While shooting for the Telugu film ‘Karthikeya,’ he became an atheist. However, he restarted believing in god while he was shooting for the Telugu film ‘Virupaksha’ (2023).
In 2014, he started working as an assistant writer with the Telugu film ‘Karthikeya.’
His Telugu film ‘Bham Bolenath’ (as a solo writer) was released in 2015. He worked as a co-writer in the 2017 Telugu film ‘Jawaan.’
In 2015, he made his debut as a director with the Telugu film ‘Bham Bolenath.’
He has directed a few Telugu films like ‘SDT 15’ (2022) and ‘Virupaksha’ (2023).
Dandu has also directed a few Telugu short films. He has also worked as a second unit director for a Telugu TV serial.
- Film Director: M. Night Shyamalan
- Film(s): The Exorcist (1973), The Evil Dead (1981), Raatri (1992)
- Quote: Energy is neither created nor destroyed
- He also goes by the name Rama Krishna Raju.
- In childhood, he developed a habit of reading books from his mother. Gradually, he started developing an interest in watching horror movies by watching films by the Indian directors’ Ram Gopal Varma, Manoj Night Shyamalan, and Mani Ratnam.
- In his leisure time, he loves reading books, watching films, and travelling to different places.
- Dandu considers the Indian film director Sukumar his guru. In an interview, while talking about Sukumar, he said,
I’ve learnt many things. For every scene he sees a probability of different versions and he would make me think on those lines. Plus, he gives more importance to drama. The way he develops drama; I’ve adapted it to my style. I’ve enjoyed the whole process of discussing the film with him and later shooting it. Not just me, in fact every technician enjoyed the whole journey.”