Born : 1958 (age 56–57)
secunderabad, secunderabad, Telangana
Education : M.A, M.Phil
Years active : 1992–present
Spouse(s) : Kusuma Latha
Children : 2
Posani Krishna Murali is an Indian screenwriter, actor, director and producer who primarily works in Telugu cinema. He worked as a writer for over 100 Telugu films and directed several commercially successful films. In 2009, he also contested in Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly elections from Chilakaluripet constituency but lost the elections.
Posani Krishna Murali was born in 1958 in Andhra Pradesh. His father Posani Subba Rao worked as a small time employee in Pedakakani and his mother was a housewife. He has an elder sister Rajyalakshmi and a younger sister Prameela. He also has a younger brother Posani Nageshwara Rao. Growing up, Murali's family struggled financially and his father was not educated and wanted Murali to study well so that he could have a better life. Murali did his schooling in a small village in Guntur district and went on to do his B.Com. He joined Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur and graduated with an M.A degree. During his time in Nagarjuna University, he was elected as the general secretary for the student body. After completing his Masters, he worked in a small chit fund company in Hyderabad. Impressed by his work ethic, he was offered a job in Margadarsi Chit Fund. After a year of working there, he resigned to his job and went back to Guntur. Murali saddened and distressed after his father's untimely death went to Chennai to find work. With no friends in Chennai, Murali met Paruchuri Gopala Krishna at the later's house and asked him for work. Gopal Krishna impressed by Murali and his educational qualification gave him an opportunity to work as an assistant under him. Murali later in Chennai, joined Presidency College and graduated with a M.Phil degree, which was his second Masters degree. He wanted to obtain a PhD degree. Although he joined a college to do so, he later discontinued his studies because of his work.
He joined as an assistant writer under writing duo Paruchuri Brothers. While he was still working under them and pursuing his M.Phil degree in Madras, Ram Gopal Varma asked him to write dialogues for one of his films. Murali declined the offer and told Ram Gopal Varma that he still had a lot to learn from Paruchuri Brothers and he wasn't ready to take up a film on his own. Ram Gopal Varma was impressed by Murali and his honesty towards work. Murali worked for five years under Paruchuri Brothers assisting them for over 100 films. In 1992, he finally quit as assistant writer to start his career. He landed a job of writing story and dialogues for the film Police Brothers under the direction of Mohan Gandhi. Also Ram Gopal Varma gave him an opportunity to write dialogues for his 1993 film Gaayam. Varma also recommended Murali to Akkineni Nagarjuna, which led him to write for the film Rakshana. He also got a breakthrough opportunity to write for Chiranjeevi's Alluda Majaka directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. He wrote the story, dialogues and screenplay for the film.
South Indian International Movie Awards
2012 – Nominated—Best Comedian for Krishnam Vande Jagadgurummm