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Deva Katta
Indian film director

Deva Katta

Deva Katta
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Intro Indian film director
Is Film director Film producer Screenwriter
From India
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth Hyderabad
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Deva Kaushik Katta is an Indian American filmmaker, known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema. In 2010, he directed Prasthanam, showcased in the Indian Panorama section at International Film Festival of India. The film also won the Filmfare South Critics Award for Best film and Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze) in 2010.


Katta holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a vehicle crashworthiness expert in General Motors. He graduated from film school before making a digital documentary film about Indian students in USA, which was titled Valasa. He then debuted as a successful writer and director with the romantic comedy flick Vennela, set against Indian students in America.

Early life

Deva Katta was born in Jettivaripalli, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh. He was given the name Devdas Katta, but in the movie Vennela, he changed his name to Deva Kaushik Katta. His family moved to Chennai and Katta was brought up there. He studied in Chennai and did his mechanical engineering degree from Satyabhama Engineering College. He later moved to the United States for higher studies. Katta progressed into film making while working as a full-time engineer in the automobile industry in the US.

Katta is a naturalized American citizen.

Filmography and awards

Year Film Director Producer Screenwriter Actor Honors
2017 Untitled Yes Yes Untitled Hindi Project
2015 Dying To Be Me Yes No Yes No Short Film
2014 Autonagar Surya Yes No Yes No
2013 D for Dopidi No No No Yes A.C.P. Krishnamachari
2010 Prasthanam Yes No Yes No International Film Festival of India
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze)
Filmfare South Critics Award for Best film
2005 Vennela Yes No Yes No
2003 Valasa Yes Yes Yes Yes Documentary Film
2002 The People Mover Yes Yes Yes Short Film

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