Raj Nidimoru

Director

Writer

Raj Nidimoru

Raj Nidimoru is an Indian film writer and director. He forms one half of a filmmaking partnership with Krishna DK, since their first outing Shaadi.com in 2002. They made their feature length debut with Flavors, a 2003 movie about expatriate Indians. They also made India’s first zombie comedy, Go Goa Gone.

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Raj Nidimoru is an Indian film writer and director. He forms one half of a filmmaking partnership with Krishna DK, since their first outing Shaadi.com in 2002. They made their feature length debut with Flavors, a 2003 movie about expatriate Indians. They also made India’s first zombie comedy, Go Goa Gone. Career Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK teamed up to make movies after they switched careers and decided to become filmmakers.Their first collaboration was on the short film, Shaadi.com. Their first feature, Flavors, followed just a year later. The movie meditated on the difficulties of diaspora life through parallel stories of expat characters. The movie was well-loved and was watched at most major film festival in its year, including San Francisco and Milan and Mumbai. They turned to short film as an experiment format with the release of Shor in 2008. The movie won a bunch of awards, most importantly ‘Best Film’ at the MIACC Film Festival in New York city. Just another year later and Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK came out with 99. The movie ascended the movie charts and stayed on top for 4 weeks in a row. Go Goa Gone in 2013 was more historic for Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, since with it, they became the first makers of a zom-com in Bollywood. The movie, itself, did well and was declared a mainstream success. Personal Life Raj Nidimoru was born in Tirupathi and did his engineering from SV University in Tirupathi. It was here that he met Krishna DK. The days of filmmaking were still far, as after post graduation Raj Nidimoru shifted to the US and got a job as a software engineer.

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