C. Aswani Dutt Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | June 25, 2024

Date of Birth

15 / September / 1950


74 Years


Film Producer, Film Distributor, Politician

Aswani Dutt, also known by variations of his name such as Ashwini Dutt, Ashwani Dutt, Aswini Dutt, C. Ashwini Dutt, or Aswinidutt Chalasani, is a prominent figure in Indian cinema, serving as a film producer, distributor, and politician.

Aswani Dutt Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, & More

He made his debut as an executive producer in Telugu cinema with “O Seetha Katha” in 1974, followed by his debut as a producer with “Eduruleni Manishi” in 1975. His foray into Kannada cinema as a producer came with “Premakke Sai” in 2001, and in Hindi cinema, he produced the critically acclaimed film “Company” in 2002. Born on 15 September 1950, Aswani Dutt has left a significant mark in the entertainment industry with his contributions to cinema across languages.

Early Life

Aswani Dutt, born on September 15, 1950, in Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), grew up in a privileged background. He formed a lifelong friendship with Indian film producer Jandhyala, their bond originating from their childhood as neighbors and classmates from school through college.

Aswani Dutt began his career in the film industry as an executive producer, driven by admiration for South Indian cinema icon N. T. Rama Rao (NTR) and aspiring to cast him in his productions. In 1974, he established Vyjayanthi Movies, a production house inaugurated by NTR himself, with its name derived from Lord Krishna’s garland


Aswani Dutt attended SRR & CVR Government Degree College in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. He completed his Pre-University Course in 1969 and subsequently pursued a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree.


Aswani Dutt was born on 15 September 1950 (Friday) in Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh, which is now in Telangana. As of 2024, he is 74 years old. His zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds Indian nationality.

Physical Stats

Aswani Dutt stands approximately 5′ 10″ (178 cm) tall, with brown eyes and black hair.

Wife and Children

Aswani Dutt is married to Vinaya Kumari. The couple has three daughters: Priyanka Dutt and Swapna Dutt, both of whom are film producers, and Sravanthi Dutt, who is involved in the hospitality sector. They do not have any sons.


Aswani Dutt’s father was Chalasani Dharmaraju, who passed away in 2010 due to age-related ailments. He had one sister who passed away in 2020. Additionally, Aswani Dutt’s son-in-law is Nag Ashwin, a film director and screenwriter, who is married to his daughter Priyanka Dutt.

C. Aswani Dutt Father Chalasani Dharmaraju

C. Aswani Dutt Father Chalasani Dharmaraju

C. Aswani Dutt Sister

C. Aswani Dutt Sister

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Aswani Dutt’s illustrious career in Indian cinema spans decades, marked by his founding of Vyjayanthi Movies in 1974, inaugurated by legendary actor N. T. Rama Rao (NTR). He produced a string of successful Telugu films under this banner, including “Guru Sishyulu” (1981), “Aakhari Poratam” (1988), “Rajakumarudu” (1999), “Sainikudu” (2006), and “Kathanayakudu” (2008).

Alongside Vyjayanthi Movies, he collaborated on notable projects like “Jaani Dost” (1983) in Hindi, “Subhalagnam” (1994) in Telugu, “Mere Sapno Ki Rani” (1997) in Hindi, and “Ninaithen Vandhai” (1998) in Tamil. In addition to film production, Aswani Dutt played a pivotal role in combating film piracy in South India and the USA in 2002.

Despite challenges, including a career hiatus after the 2011 release of “Shakthi,” he made a triumphant return with the critically acclaimed “Mahanati” in 2018, followed by successes like “Devadas” (2018), “Maharshi” (2019), and ongoing projects under his production companies, affirming his stature as a visionary and influential figure in the Indian film industry.


Film Year
Eduruleni Manishi 1975
Yuga Purushudu 1978
Guru Sishyulu 1981
Adavi Simhalu 1983
Agni Parvatam 1985
Brahma Rudrulu 1986
Aakhari Poratam 1988
Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari 1990
Mahanati 2018
Maharshi 2019
Sita Ramam 2022
Kalki 2898 AD 2024

Swapna Cinema

Film Name Release Year
Anni Manchi Sakunamule 2023
Jathi Ratnalu 2021
Okato Number Kurraadu 2002
Sita Ramam 2022
Student No.1 2001
Yevade Subramanyam 2015

Film List

Film Name Release Year
Mere Sapno Ki Rani (Hindi) 1997
Paradesi 1998
Ninaithen Vandhai (Tamil)
Pellam Oorelithe 2003
Calcutta Mail (Hindi)
Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari 2004

Net Worth

As of current information, the net worth of C. Aswani Dutt is not publicly known.

Some Lesser Known Facts About C. Aswani Dutt

  • Aswani Dutt grew up in a well-to-do family. The Indian film producer Jandhyala has been his friend since childhood. They were neighbours and were classmates from school till college.
  • He started his career as an executive producer. At that time, he was a huge fan of the South Indian actor N. T. Rama Rao (NTR) and wanted to cast NTR in his film.
  • In 1974, Aswini started a film production house ‘Vyjayanthi Movies;’ inaugurated by NTR. The name Vyjayanthi was given by NTR, and the name was derived from the garland worn by Lord Krishna.
  • Under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies, he produced many Telugu films like ‘Guru Sishyulu’ (1981), ‘Aakhari Poratam’ (1988), ‘Rajakumarudu’ (1999), ‘Sainikudu’ (2006), and ‘Kathanayakudu’ (2008).
  • Under the film production banner ‘Swapna Cinema,’ Aswani, along with his daughters, produced a few Telugu films like ‘Student No.1’ (2001), ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ (2015), ‘Jathi Ratnalu’ (2021), ‘Sita Ramam’ (2022), and ‘Anni Manchi Sakunamule’ (2023).
  • In 2002, he took various measures against the piracy of films in South India and USA.
  • He then produced a few Telugu films like ‘Devadas’ (2018), ‘Maharshi’ (2019), ‘Sita Ramam’ (2022), and ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ (2024).
  • Dutt is considered one of the big-budget film producers.
  • He produced a few Telugu films like ‘Bhooloka Veerudu’ and ‘Daud’ which got shelved.
  • Dutt has started a few other film production companies named Vyjayanthi Entertainments & Properties Private Limited And Vyjayanthi Pictures LLP.
  • He enjoys travelling with his family and reading books in his leisure time.
  • Aswani Dutt at the age of 24 on the sets of his film

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Body Measurements Not Known
Birth Place Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh
Children Daughter(s): Priyanka Dutt, Swapna Dutt, Sravanthi Dutt
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 178 CM
Height In Meter 1.78 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Chalasani Dharmaraju, Mother: Name Not Known
Profession Film Producer, Film Distributor, Politician
Siblings Sister: Name Not Known
Spous Vinaya Kumari
Weight Not Known
Zodiac Sign Virgo


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