If a list of those who narrate new stories and give new stories through cinema is made, then the name of KV Vijayendra Prasad will surely stay at the top. Vijayendra, famous as a veteran writer in the world of cinema, is the father of the best director SS Rajamouli. However, Vijayendra’s identity is not his son but himself. Today is Vijayendra’s birthday so here are some stories from his life.
Born on May 27, 1942 in Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh (then Madras Presidency), KV Vijayendra Prasad is one of the great writers of the world of cinema. He has also written stories for many blockbuster movies. The movies made on the stories written by him are still seen at the top position in people’s favorite list. Tell them that KV Vijayendra Prasad wrote the story for many Bollywood movies along with South Cinema. KV Vijayendra also wrote the story for the film RRR, which made him feel threatened at the Oscars. Apart from this, Vijayendra is also the author of the story of super successful movies like ‘Bahubali – The Beginning’ and ‘Bahubali – The Conclusion’. This is the reason why he is also called Bahubali from the film industry.
Bollywood has also seen the magic of KV Vijayendra Prasad’s mighty pen. He wrote the script for Salman Khan’s film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, whose story won the hearts of the people. Apart from this, Vijayendra also created the story for the Kangana Ranaut film ‘Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi’ and ‘Thalaivi’. At the same time, he also did the screenplay for Akshay Kumar’s movie ‘Rowdy Rathore’. KV Vijayendra Prasad directed the Telugu film Rajanna in 2011, for which he received the Nandi Award for Best Film.
After convincing his writing skills in film, KV Vijayendra Prasad showed his mettle in politics. Actually, he is a Rajya Sabha nominee MP. He was nominated for doing remarkable work in the field of the arts. You will be surprised to know that Vijayendra Prasad never wrote the history of movies for money. He only writes amateur. He himself gave this information. In an interview, Vijayendra had said that he enjoys writing the story of movies. The rest of the money and fame are bonuses for him.
Vijayendra has no answer even in the matter of charity. He donates half of the profit to him. Actually, he struggled a lot in his life. In an interview given to ETimes in 2017, KV Vijayendra had told that during 1989 when he was in Chennai, he had to fight hard to survive. He had said that we were a family of four, living in an apartment with a double room for about a year and a half. At that time, his older brother MM Keeravani used to work as a music assistant for which he received a salary of Rs 200. The house expenses used to run from those 200 rupees only.