Kasinathuni Viswanath, is an Indian actor and director, who is prominent for his works in the Telugu, Tamil and Hindi Film Industry. Initially, he started his career as a ‘Sound Engineer’ and later emerged into an actor and director. He concentrates his directorial works mainly on the Telugu film Industry and occasionally, he has done few Hindi films. He has also made his directorial debut in the Malayalam Film Industry. He is also a proud recipient of many awards including, ‘National Film award, Filmfare award, Nandi award etc’. He has also received the honourable, ‘Padma Shri and Dadasaheb Phalke Award’, from Government of India.
Initially, Viswanath started his career as a Sound Engineer in Telugu Films like, ‘Todi Kodallu, Banda Ramudu’, in the year 1957 and 1959 respectively. Later, he ventured into direction and worked as an assistant director, in movies, ‘Iddaru Mitrulu, Mooga Manasulu etc’. His first directorial debut was in the movie, ‘Aatma Gowravam’, released in 1965. Following this, he has directed and written screenplay in many Telugu films. He made his debut with the Hindi film, ‘Sargam’, in the year 1979 and after this, he has given some notable movies in Hindi Field, as well. In the year 1988, he made his venture in Malayalam film Industry, with movie, ‘Sangeeta Sangamam’. He has made his debut as actor in the Telugu movie, ‘Subha Sankalpam’, in the year 1995. He has established himself as a well-known actor in Tamil film industry as well, with movies like, ‘Kuruthipunal, Mugavaree, Puthiya Geethai, Uthama Villain etc’. He has done a TV commercial for brand, ‘GRT Jewellers’.
Net Worth: Unknown
- Name: Kasinathuni Viswanath
- Nick Name: K.Vishwanath
- Profession: Director, Actor
- Date of Birth: February 19, 1930
- Age: 87 years
- Qualification: Administration Graduate
- Father: Kasinadhuni Subrahmanyam
- Mother: Kasinadhuni Saraswatamma
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Kasinadhuni Jayalakshmi
- Children: Kasinadhuni Padmavati Devi