A. Sreekar Prasad
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A. Sreekar Prasad
Sreekar Prasad
Born
Akkineni Sreekar Prasad

OccupationFilm editor
Years active1983-present
RelativesL. V. Prasad (paternal uncle)
Ramesh Prasad (cousin)
Websitewww.sreekarprasad.com

Akkineni Sreekar Prasad, better known as Sreekar Prasad, is an Indian film editing professional, known for his works in Indian cinema.[1] He works predominantly on Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and English films. His last National Film Award for Best Editing was for his work on the feature film Firaaq (2008), directed by Nandita Das. He was included in the Limca Book of Records as People of the Year - 2013 for wide contribution to the Indian cinema in several languages and also for holding a record eight National Awards including a Special Jury Award.[2][3]

Career

Sreekar Prasad was a graduate in Literature from University of Madras. He learned the art of film editing from his father in Telugu films.[4] Though he started out with Telugu films, he rose to national acclaim through Malayalam and Tamil films. He has won the National Film Award for Best Editing seven times and owns one Special Jury Award, throughout a career spanning over two decades.[5] Some of the notable editing works of Sreekar Prasad include Yodha (1992), Nirnayam (1995), Vaanaprastham (1999), Alaipayuthey (2000), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Okkadu (2003), Aayitha Ezhuthu/Yuva (2004), Navarasa (2005), Anandabhadram (2005), Guru (2007), Billa (2007), Firaaq (2008), Pazhassi Raja (2009) and Talvar (2015).

Personal life

Sreekar Prasad was born to film editor Akkineni Sanjeevi, brother of Telugu film doyen L. V. Prasad. [6] His son is Akshay Akkineni, director of Pizza (2014 film). Akshay is married to P. S. Keerthana, daughter of actors R. Parthiban and Seetha. Sreekar was the editor of Keerthana's star vehicle Kannathil Muthamittal, which earned her the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2002.

Awards

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards
Vijay Awards
Other awards

Filmography

See also

References

  1. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Southern stars in Limca Book of Records". The Times of India. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "A SREEKAR PRASAD". Limca Book of Records. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Sudhish Kamath (18 March 2011). "Life & Style / Metroplus : The Saturday Interview - A cut above". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Subha J Rao (23 October 2010). "Arts / Cinema : Master of montage". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ Interview with K. B. Tilak at Cinegoer.com Archived 19 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Sreekar Prasad, Deepa Mehta bag Dubai awards". Rediff. Retrieved 2009.

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