Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam – Telugu film director of ‘Pellichoopulu’ fame

Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam is a Telugu filmmaker best known for 2016 film Pelli Choopulu, which received two national awards. He has also made brief appearances in a few movies since 2018. He started his film journey by directing a few short films since 2011, and Pelli Choopulu was his debut film which opened to highly positive reviews. In 2018 he released his second film Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi which also emerged as a box office hit.


Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam was born in year 1988 in Waddepally, Warangal, present-day Telangana. His mother Geetha Bhaskar is a small-time actress in Telugu films, while his father, Uday Bhaskar is an engineer. His childhood days were spent in Marredpally in Hyderabad, and later he pursued his engineering degree from Swami Vivekananda Institute of Technology. But it was film field which fascinated him most, and to pursue a career in filmmaking he enrolled at New York Film Academy.

After returning to India, he made his first short film – The Journey in 2011, followed by Anukokunda and Sainma. He turned a full-fledged filmmaker with Pelli Choopulu in 2016 which bagged National Film Award for Best regional film in Telugu as well as for Best Screenplay – Dialogues category. The rom-com hit the right chord with young audiences. Now he is experimenting with his acting skills, and has appeared in Mahanati, Sammohanam and Falaknuma Das.

Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam – Some interesting and less-known facts

1. His wife Latha works as a production designer in Telugu film industry, and has been associated with both feature films of Tharun. She handles costume and art sections.

2. His first two films met with critics’ appreciation as well as box office success.

3. His debut film Pelli Choopulu starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ritu Varma was remade in Hindi as Mitron (2018) and in Malayalam as Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019).


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