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Sukumar is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. Sukumar worked as a mathematics and physics lecturer at the Aditya Junior college, Kakinada for nearly six years before pursuing a career in films. He began working as a writer and assisted Mohan and V. V. Vinayak. Sukumar made his directorial debut with Arya in 2004, whose success catapulted him to stardom. Sukumar won the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu and Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer for his work in Arya. His other notable films include Jagadam (2007), Arya 2 (2009), 100% Love (2011), 1: Nenokkadine (2014), and Nannaku Prematho (2016). Sukumar is known for his complex, multi-layered screenplays which earned him the reputation of being an intelligent screenwriter. He is also known for infusing grey shades in the character sketches of the protagonists in his films. Under the banner Sukumar Writings, he made his debut as a film producer with Kumari 21F (2015), whose story and screenplay were penned by him. He received the K. V. Reddy Memorial award for his contributions to Telugu cinema in the year 2014.
January 10, 1970, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
2004 AaryaDirector, Screenplay, and Story 2007 JagadamWriter and Director 2009 Arya 2Story and Director 2010 KuttyOriginal Story 2011 100% LoveScreenplay and Director 2011 Key 2014 1: NenokkadineDirector, Story, and Screenplay 2014 I Am That ChangeDirector and Story 2015 Kumari 21FWriter and Producer 2016 Nannaku PremathoDirector and Writer 2018 RangasthalamScreenplay, Director, Dialogue, and Story 2019 Gaddalakonda GaneshHimself (Guest appearance) 2019 100% KaadhalProducer and Screenplay