Chota K. Naidu
Chota K. Naidu (conceived 1962) is an Indian cinematographer, most popular for his particular style of cinematography for films like, Matru Devo Bhava, Choodalani Vundi and Kotha Bangaru Lokam. Naidu is an individual from the Indian Society of Cinematographers, the South Indian Cinematographers Association and the Telugu Cinematographers Association. He got two state Nandi Awards for Anji, Kotha Bangaru Lokam and two Filmfare Awards South for Kotha Bangaru Lokam, Damarukam for cinematography. His extraordinary commitment to the Indian Film Industry and the Indian Television Industry filling in as a DOP for Telugu, Tamil and Hindi movies, and in TV is valued from last 30 and odd years.
Naidu was brought into the world in Ramachandrapuram, East Godavari locale, Andhra Pradesh. His dad, Chitti Babu Naidu, is an essayist and head of stage plays at Andhra Pradesh, and his mom, Ananthalakshmi, is a housewife. His senior sister, Padma Latha, is a hardware specialist and his senior sibling, K.V.S. Naidu, is a mechanical specialist. His more youthful sister, Kanaka Durga, is a hardware specialist, and his more youthful sibling, Shyam K. Naidu, is a cinematographer. He went to Skpgn Govt. Junior College Rcpuram. Naturally introduced to a group of specialists, Chota invested a large portion of his energy watching films as opposed to focusing on his investigations and, because of this, he bombed in his tenth standard tests. As a method for broadening his openness to films, he filled in as a guardian in a close by theater. He bombed in his valuable tests sometime thereafter in light of the fact that he was progressively observing more movies. Understanding his advantage in film, his dad Chitti Babu Naidu moved him to pass somewhere around tenth norm, and along these lines, assuming he’s fruitful, his dad will utilize him in the entertainment world. Chota took the test and passed with great position and, as guaranteed, his dad made him a camera understudy at Devar Films open air unit, which is a camera investment property in the city of Chennai in 1979. Afterward, he joined Taraka Prabhu open air unit under Dasari Narayana Rao. He was working with top cinematographers during the 1980s all through India as a center puller. He was enlivened by DOP (Director of Photography) V.S.R. Swamy for his discipline, commitment and art. He considers Swamy as his good example.
Naidu’s most memorable open door as a DOP was for the telefilm Kristhu Jananam (1987) for DD Hyderabad Kendra which was coordinated by Bharath Parepalli and created by P. Seetha Devi, who later proceeded to turn into his better half.
From that point onwards, he was constantly working for more provincial and public TV work and TV ads, developing his craftsmanship all the while.
Naidu’s most memorable film as a cinematographer was Dasari Narayana Rao Amma Rajinama (1991). He teamed up with Dasari Narayana Rao for a few different movies like Venkanna Babu, Surigadu, and Santaan. A portion of the chiefs he teamed up with are E.V.V. Satyanarayana, for the movies Varasudu, Maga Rayudu, Veedevadandi Babu and Maavidaakulu,Kranthi Kumar for Bhale Pellam, K. Raghavendra Rao for Allari Premikudu, Bombay Priyudu and Gangotri, Ramgopal Varma for Deyyam, Suresh Krissna for Master, Daddy, and Baba(Tamil), Satish Kaushik for Prem (Hindi), Gunasekhar for Choodalani Vundi, David Dhawan for Kunwara (Hindi), A.R. Murugadoss for Stalin, Trivikram Srinivas for Julai, and with V.V. Vinayak for Tagore, Bunny, Lakshmi, Krishna, Adhurs, Naayak and Alludu Seenu.
Naidu received critical acclaim with his debut Kristhu Jananam, a telefilm dealing with the times of Jesus Christ, for the rich painting-like cinematography.
For Matru Devo Bhava, Naidu applied the chiaroscuro (extremely bright back light and top light to the point of burnout) and silhouette techniques to communicate predominantly a tragic content.
Varasudu was his first big commercial film. In the film, he adopted a commercial style of lighting and a fitting selection of the color palette to portray grandeur.
His nephew Sundeep Kishan is a film actor.
- Appuchesi Pappukudu (DD Saptagiri)