Teja is one of the most popular directors in Telugu cinema who introduced over 1000 new faces to the Telugu cinema. He is a star maker who brought the stars like Uday Kiran, Kajal Agarwal, Sada, Nithin, Sunil, and Navdeep. Teja started his career at a very young age as a lighting assistant and within no time, he moved up to the camera department and mastered in the camera department.Teja made debut as cinematographer with Ram Gopal Varma’s directorial debut “Shiva” and worked for almost all films of Ram Gopal Varma. Within no time, Teja has become the India’s best cinematographer by the 90s and has worked in many Bollywood films like “Raat”, “Drohi”, “Tere Mere Sapne”, “Krodh”, “Krishna” and “Baazi”.After a successful stint as a choreographer, Teja made slam-bang entry into films with “Chitram” with all new faces which had Uday Kiran and Reema Sen in the lead roles. The movie turned out to the biggest blockbusters of the year and was considered as a path-breaking film which many directors followed later on. With a string of box-office hits in a row, Teja has become one of the most sought-after directors. Teja’s famous movies include “Jayam”, “Chitram”, “Nuvvu-Nenu”, “Nijam” and “Avunanna Kadanna”.”