Chintakindi Mallesham
చింతకింది మల్లేశం
Sharajpet, Aleru Mandal, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, Telangana, India
Occupation(s)Weaver, Inventor
  • Lakshminarayana (father)
  • Lakshmi (mother)

Chintakindi Mallesham (Telugu: చింతకింది మల్లేశం) has been acclaimed for his invention of the Lakshmi Asu machine that reduced the manual effort required by weavers in Pochampally. It has helped reduce the cycle time from around six hours to about ninety minutes.[2] He is a recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India for the year 2017. He hails from Sharajpet, Aleru.

In public media

A biopic on his life was released in 2019 and starred Priyadarshi Pulikonda in the lead role[3] with the eponymous title Mallesham.


  1. ^ "Chintakindi Mallesham". Telangana 360. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  2. ^ Maitreyi, M. l Melly (2017-02-04). "Material benefit". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  3. ^ "Mallesham is the greatest love story I ever heard: Priyadarshi". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-07-22.