He is said to be a writer with the golden hand. His films have been hits and he is much sought after in Tollywood.
Yes, a couple of films like Shadow and Bruce Lee are black marks in his otherwise successful career, but he has in all managed to be the 'hit' man.
And now Kona Venkat is in a new role. In the past, Geetanjali was supposed to be produced by PVP banner. The production house had a huge dud in Varna and they did not bother to take up Geetanjali.
After the film was with them for some time, it landed in the hands of Kona Venkat. Kona took up the project and carefully planned its release and made sure that the film became a hit.
Since Kona Venkat had also worked with Bollywood industry, that experience helped him to create a right plan for Geetanjali and the film was a huge box office success.
Now, his next film as presenter Sankarabharanam has already done Rs 15 crore business and almost all credit goes to Kona.
Of course, Nikhil too is in form right now and audiences are lapping up horror comedies. But the film has already created enough curiosity, though it remains to be seen how it does once it releases.
As for Kona Venkat, he has become a film coordinator and a presenter and his company is now worth crores which is a big achievement for him.
He is also the new godfather for small and medium film-makers in Tollywood. All of industry is watching to see where his company will go in days to come.