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Unforgettable Haasya Brahma Jandhyala

  • Film career of a span of 24 years
  • Known as writer, director, dubbing artist,
  • His play “Ek Din Ka Sultan’ is evergreen in history of dramas
  • Jandyala’s jayanti on Jan 14

Hyderabad: Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Subramanya Sastry, popularly known as Jandhyala, was born on 14 Jan 1951 at Narsapuram in West Godavari district. He was fondly called as “Haasya Brahma” who won four Nandi awards and a Filmfare award. He became popular for penning dialogues for films like Shankarbharanam, Saptapadi, Seethakokachilaka, Sagara Sangamam and Swathi Kiranam. He was very closely associated with Legendary Director k.Viswanath and Poornodaya creations. He won Nandi Award as best dialogue writer for the film ‘Apathabanduvudu’.

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As a director, he won many awards, but Ananda Bhairavi is the one which will be remembered as a mater piece in his career. The film was screened in International Film Festival Of India, and won Nandi Awards for best feature film, best direction and best story. He started his film career as a lyricist from the film ‘Punyabhoomi Kallu Theru’ and later became dialogue writer for the film ‘SiriSiri muvva’ which became a stupendous hit. From then he never looked back. His episodes of Anando Brahma screened in Doordarshan for more than two years made viewers laugh with his sarcastic, timely comedy.

Jandhyala very much fond of balck and white movies, especially ’Maya Bazar’. Known for introducing comedians like Brahmanandam, Sutti Velu, Sutti Veerabhadra Rao, Potti Prasad and Subarahmanyam. He also gave his fabulous voice for dubbing for the movie’Iddaru’(Mani Ratnam film) Jandhyala’s name will be written on records and will be remembered for ever by Telugu audience. Padma Shri Jandhyala had his last breath on June 19th, 2000 at the age of 50.

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