K.Viswanath (Aka) Kasinathuni Viswanath

 Repalle, Madras State, India
 Kuruthipunal (1996)

About Me

Viswanath was born on 19 Feb 1930 to Kasinadhuni Subrahmanyam and Kasinadhuni Saraswatamma. His ancestral roots come from Pedapulivarru, a small village on the banks of River Krishna. He is married to Jaya Lakshmi and they have three children: Padmavati, Nagendranath and Ravindranath. He speaks fluent Telugu, Tamil, and English. He has six grand children. His younger cousin, Chandra Mohan is a universally renowned actor. The legendary playback singer and voice actor. SP Balasubrahmanyam is also his cousin. His classical films Sankarabharanam (1979) and Sagara Sangamam (1983) were included among CNN-IBN's list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time.  His first film as an actor was Subha Sankalpam.

His directorial works Sankarabharanam and Saptapadi, have garnered the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Feature Film on National Integration, respectively. Sankarabharanam, was premiered at the 8th International Film Festival of India, the Tashkent Film Festival, and the Moscow International Film Festival held in May 1980, and has also won the Prize of the Public at the Besancon Film Festival of France in the year 1981. He has given advertisements to GRT Jewellers. He is playing a role in Siva Narayna Teertha in TTD's Sri Venkateswara Bhakthi Channel (SVBC). He also plays in serials like Chellamey which is the owner of an orphanage.

He has made many films dealing with a wide range of human and social issues: Saptapadi, Sirivennela, Sutradharulu', Subhalekha, Shrutilayalu, Subhasankalpam, Aapadbandhavudu, Swayam krushi, and Swarnakamalam have lead characters representing different strata of society, meticulously etched to suit the larger picture.