Krishnavamsi Pasupuleti was born in Tadepalligudem in Andhra Pradesh. His father named him "Venkata Bangaaru Raju". His friends used to call/tease him by the name "Bangaaram". So, before joining college, he changed his name to "Krishna Vamsi" (and later changed his name's spelling to "Krissnavamsi").
He did his BSc. in Tadepalligudem followed by M.A. in Agricultural Economics from Agra University.
He started as a camera assistant, assistant to the editor and assistant director. He worked under Ram Gopal Varma.Krishna Vamsi established his own production company, Andhra Talkies, in 1997.
Sindhooram is a story attempted by few before but never could portray in the way Vamsi did.Krishna vamsi's attempt definitely raised many eyebrows. He gave chance to many good talents like Ravi Teja with this film. Sanghavi has definitely played her part the best. This movie highlights all aspects of Naxalism in Andhra and it is beautifully portrayed throughout the film. This film gives you an understanding on how the young and old are roped into the influence of Naxalism.
Although his first film was Money Money produced by RGV, he preferred not getting credited.Jagapathy Babu got different image with films like Anthapuram, Samudram.
He choreographed songs like "kannullo nee rupame" from Ninne Pelladutha, "Ee velalo neevu Em Chestu Untavu" from Gulabi, "Nuvvu Nuvvu" from Khadgam, "Oke Oka Maata" from Chakram. He also choreographed two songs from the film Okkadunnadu, at director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti's request.
Sirivennela Sitaramasastri adopted Krishna Vamsi, not legally through Indian Government Gazette, but by traditional Hindu method. Krishna Vamsi is married to Ramya Krishnan, a South Indian actress. They have a son named Ritwik. Ramya Krishnan acted in one of his film Chandralekha prior to her marriage with him.
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Director
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu)