Jandhyala (born as Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subrahmanya Sastry), the name synonymous with humor was an Indian movie director, lyric writer and writer who worked for Telugu Cinema. Jandhyala was fondly called as Hasya Brahma (God of Comedy). Jandhyala was a famous play writer during his college days and his work for Ek Din Ka Sultan was very popular.
Upon the advice of veteran actor Gummadi, Jandhyala tried his luck in movies and made debut as a lyricist with Punyabhoomi Kallu Teru and as a writer with Devudu Chesina Bomma. However, his work got widely appreciated with K Vishwanath’s Siri Siri Muvva and he became one of the most popular writers in Telugu cinema.
After the successful stint as a writer, Jandhyala turned movie director with Mudda Mandaram. Jandhyala became the trendsetter for films based on comedy and has given break to many actors like Brahmanandam, Gundu Hanumantha Rao, Rajendra Prasad and many others.
Jandhyala has delivered the most memorable movies like Aha Naa Pellanta, Naalugu Sthambalata, Vivaha Bhojanambu, Chantabbai and Rendu Jella Seetha. He even acted in Chiranjeevi’s Aapadbhandavudu. Jandhayal lasted his last breath on 19th June 2001, due a massive heart attack.