Leading Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli is turning a year older on Monday as he celebrates his 49th birthday today.
On this special occasion, let's check some lesser known facts about the ace filmmaker.
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SS Rajamouli never dreamt of becoming a director. He just wanted to be a writer.
As directors failed to bring his stories as visualised by him, he decided to turn an independent director.
He was born after his mother had a dream when she visited the pilgrimage site of Srisailam. Hence, he was named Srisaila Sri Rajamouli
Although he started off his career in Telugu films, he was born in Raichur district in Karnataka.
His father is an acclaimed writer who penned stories for movies like 'Baahubali' series, 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', 'Manikarnika', 'Magadheera' and 'Mersal'.
SS Rajamouli directed Telugu TV shows before foraying into cinema.
He is probably the only director in India who has never delivered a flop films at box office.
His biggest dream is to bring Hindu epic 'Mahabharatha' on-screen.