Rajiv Chilaka

Director, Writer

BIOGRAPHY

Rajiv Chilaka (Telugu:రాజీవ్ చిలక) also known as Rajiv Chilakalapudi is the founder and MD of Hyderabad-based Green Gold Animation and the creator of a host of cartoon TV programs including Krishna cartoon series and Chhota Bheem which has now been made into an animated film. Chilaka, in a few of his interviews, has likened himself to the next Walt Disney and believes that his Chhota Bheem franchise to be a bigger crowd-puller and money-spinner than even the Indian Premier League. For his awe-inspiring work and pioneering acumen in presenting cartoons at affordable price, Chilika was conferred with an honorary doctorate of humane letters by the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2016. He was the recipient of the 2013 School of Computing and Engineering Alumni Achievement Award at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Chilaka is the youngest son of noted technocrat Madhusudan Rao Chilaka and Ms. Chilaka.

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