Anand Sai is an Art Director, a Temple Architect, & most importantly, a Philanthropist.
Anand Sai has worked on 100+ movie sets as an art director across multiple movie industries. After a short break, he set out to study the Agama Shastra: A complete guide to temple architecture. He conceptualised from scratch the famous Yadadri Temple, Sri Ramanujacharya Temple, and a replica of the Shirdi Temple.
Yeah, surprising for us too...until we met Anand Sai. The man who was born with a brain that could conquer the details of the Yazhi pillar at 13 but was perennially at war with his school books. This fascination with ancient architecture played a big role in everything he’s done in his career.
Anand Sai actually never went to design school. He didn’t know until his mid-twenties that he even had an artistic bone in him! He taught himself everything he knows.
His prime time is 4 am to 6 am. Only 3 things matter to him then: Authenticity, Inclusivity & Impact. Being at one with nature’s clock brings him a lot of peace. The magnificence in his work comes alive at this hour. Most people create for the sake of making something others can admire. Anand, on the other hand, creates because he wants to keep history alive, keep artisan families going, and create thriving temple towns that will help the underprivileged thrive!Know more
On Anand’s journey as a temple enthusiast & Chief Architect - he has come across opportunities to create impact in ways he hadn’t even imagined. In his bid to preserve the resplendent culture, temples & architecture - he has conceptualised temple towns across India. Some of these include: The Amravati Buddha Wheel, The Lakshmi Narasimha Temple (aka The Yadadri Temple), Sri Ramanujacharya Temple, and the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Malkapur (Pro Bono).Know more
Anand Sai comes from a grand past: His father B. Chellam was an art director for 700+ movies. Anand never imagined he’d match up to his fathers stature. He simply didn’t know he was in fact a perfect fit. This was until Pawan Kalyan, his best friend, basically forced him to work on Tholi Prema. He replicated the Taj Mahal and it’s grandiose stature so gracefully - you’d refuse to believe it was his first movie as an art director. He went on to do multiple movies across industries like Yamadonga, Sainikudu, Puli, Brindavanam, Naani, Badrinath, and Baalu.Know more