Burst on the Tollywood scene as a music director with Kobbari Bondam starring Rajendra Prasad, S. V. Krishna Reddy proved himself to be a milti-faceted talent. A man who entered the industry to become an actor (remember him in Mega Star Chiru’s Kirathakudu?) has turned one of the most successful filmmakers of all time and directed the likes of Nagarjuna and Balakrishna alongside making stars out of Srikanth, Jagapathi Babu etc.
Add to that he’s one of the most successful music directors - his talent was such that he’s asked by several prominent directors of the 1990s including K. Raghavendra Rao to compose music for their films. He can lay a claim for being the director of the decade in the 1990s alongside E. V. V. Satyanarayana and veterans like Darsakendra K. Raghavendra Rao.
He was a star maker - remember Soundarya was given biggest breakthroughs by him? Comedian Ali was given a new lease of life first as a comedy actor and then as a lead actor. Superstar Krishna’s resurgence in the early 1990s was also thanks in part to him. Obviously, all the star heroes of the time should want to act in his films. The same was the case with Mega Star Chiranjeevi. But S. V. Krishna Reddy aka SVK missed the opportunity to work with the Mega Star Chiranjeevi twice as he had shared in the noted chat show Alitho Saradaga.
The first instance was a film with Chiranjeevi to be produced by C. Aswini Dutt. Probably this - after the film Ghatotkachudu where he used a Robot as one of the main characters. SVK said that the film was launched too. But as the budget was deemed too high (a high tech story) for those times, they had to shelve the project. The second time his missed the opportunity to collaborate with Chiru was as a music director. K. Raghavendra Rao tried to rope him in but due to scheduling conflicts the opportunity was missed.