Phaneendra Teja Adapala is an Indian filmmaker and director. He was born in Vizag, India in 1985. He attended the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, where he pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating in 2008, he moved to the US to pursue his passion for film making.
Adapala's first major feature film was 'Kshanam' in 2016. The film was a huge success and won several accolades, including the 63rd Filmfare Awards for Best Film. He has since directed a number of critically acclaimed films. His 2017 film 'Golconda High School' was critically acclaimed and was nominated for the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.
Adapala is known for his unique narrative style, blending social realism with elements of fantasy. He often uses non-linear storytelling and a unique visual style to tell his stories. His films focus on themes of identity, belonging, and relationships. He has stated that he is drawn to stories that are socially relevant and have the potential to open up conversations.
Adapala has been involved in numerous short films, commercials, and music videos. He has also directed a number of documentaries. His latest project is a feature film, 'Acharya', which is slated for release in 2021.
Adapala is passionate about using storytelling as a tool to explore and inspire social change. He is an advocate for representation of marginalized communities in the film industry, and often works with young filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. He is also a vocal proponent of digital cinema, and has been actively pushing for its adoption in India.
Adapala has had a successful career as a director and his work has been acknowledged by critics and audiences alike. His films have been screened at various international film festivals and have won numerous awards. He is one of the most accomplished and respected filmmakers in India today.