The Indian Film director, Kasinathuni Viswanath is popular for his contribution to the film industry in the multi-language movies such as Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. Due to his brilliant works; he is finally able to receive many awards which include 5 National Film Awards, 10 Filmfare Awards, 6 State Nandi Awards, and one Bollywood Filmfare award. Viswanath's popular Hindi movies include Sargam, Sanjog, Kaamchor, Jaag Utha Insan, Sur Sangam, Eeshwar, Shubh Kaamna, Dhanwaan, and Sangeet. Most prominently he has received the international recognition because of his unique skill of integrating parallel cinema elements with the mainstream commercial cinema.
Later, his classical movies which mainly include Sagara Sangamam in 1983 and Sankarabharanam in 1979 were present in the list of top 100 great Indian Movies of all time of CNN-IBN. Under the direction of Viswanath, the movie Swati Mutyam was included officially as the India’s 59th Academy Awards. However, in the Asia Pacific Film Festival, some of his great movies such as Swati Mutyam, Sirivennela, and Sagara Sangamam were premiered. Additionally, another movie titled as Swayam Krushi was included in the Moscow International Film Festival.
Apart from direction, Viswanath has performed in the GRT Jewellers advertisement. In the year 2015, he has also taken part in the television show Suryavamsam. Most evidently, in 2004, he has proved to be versatile by being an actor, director, screenplay writer, and story for the Telugu movie Swarabhishekam.