Tollywood Senior director and producer Gutta Bapineedu Chowdary, also known as Vijaya Bapineedu Passed Away on 12th February 2019. Vijaya Bapineedu has directed several blockbuster action entertainers such as Maga Maharaju, Khaidi No.786, Gang Leader and Magadheerudu.
Vijaya Bapineedu was born on 22nd September 1936 in Chataparru village near Eluru. He has graduated (BA in Mathematics) from C.R.R College (Eluru). He joined the Public Health Department after completing his under-graduation in arts. Vijaya Bapineedu was always interested in writing and he wrote several detective stories while working in the Ph.D. an editor for an entertainment magazine Vijaya.
Vijaya Bapineedu also jointly produced a film Jeegantalu with K.Muraari on Jyothi Chithra. Later he came in the contact of Megastar Chiranjeevi, with whom he worked the most. In fact, Vijaya Bapineedu is the only other producer till date to produces six movies, Maga Mahaaraaju, Patnam Vacchina Pathivrathalu, Mahanagaramloo Mayagaadu, Magadheerudu, Khaidhi No 786, and Gang Leader with Chiranjeevi in the lead. The film fraternity in both the Telugu states expressed condolences to Vijaya Bapineedu family.