Kankatala, at the threshold of turning 75 years, celebrates through a royal campaign inspired by the Queens of Andhra. Through this campaign, we present a narrative of valour and beauty by reinventing portraits of the queens. 

These portraits are an artistic interpretation which depict their iconic presence during their stage of stature. Their historic life events, social and cultural evidence aided the visualisation process for each queen. 

The queens are a personage of great reputation in the land of Telugu people and have been a source of inspiration for generations.
RANI AKKADEVI
Chalukya Dynasty – 11th century
RANI RUDRAMA DEVI
Kakatiya Dynasty – 12th Century
NAYAKURALU NAGAMMA
Palanadu, Guntur – 12th Century
RANI ADILAKSHMI DEVI
Gadwal Samsthanam – 21st Century
RANI BAGAMATI DEVI
Qutubshah Dynasty – 16th Century
RANI CHANDRAMANI DEVI
Chemudu Dynasty – 21th Century

Above : Queen's Sketches (L-R) Akka Devi, Rudrama Devi, Nayakarallu Nagamma, Adi Laxmi Devi, Bagmati  Devi & Chandramani Devi.
Below : Behind the scenes and videos of the project
Project Credits -
Client : Kankatala Silks, Vizag
Concept and Character Development : Mourya Dandu & Bala
Photography : Mourya Dandu
Art Direction & Sketches : Bala
Styling : Bala & Suman Misra
HMUA : Jitin Rathore & Supriya Misra
BTS (photo & video) : Vishakha Jindal
Retouching : Irene Velweiss 
Video Editing : Harsh Parmar
Production : Vimal Kumar

Sherin Sam as Akka Devi
Aishwarya Singh as Rudrama Devi
Preeti Dhata as Nayakarallu Nagamma
Pallavi Dutta as Adi Laxmi Devi
Preeti Arya as Rani Bagmati
Anjula Bedi as Chandramani Devi

July, 2016

To read more about each of the queens, visit Queens of Andhra on our website.