Gattem Venkatesh

Gattem Venkatesh

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Gattem Venkatesh Profile

  • Name:
  • Gattem Venkatesh
  • Born:
  • May 28, 1996
  • Father:
  • Suribabu
  • Mother:
  • Satyavathi

Gattem Venkatesh Biography

At the age of 21, Mr. Venkatesh has more than 100 awards in his kitty, including the entries into the coveted Guinness Book of World Records and the Limca Book of Records.


Pursuing his childhood passion of doing something creative, he has churned out more than 400 art works with different materials.


Hailing from an agricultural family of Chinadoddigallu in Visakhapatnam district, Mr. Venkatesh is now doing his B. Arch final year at Gitam Deemed to Be University. His father Suri Babu is a farmer while his mother Satyavathi is a homemaker.


Mr. Venkatesh made an entry to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2017. His miniature replica of the ‘Empire State Building’ which he made with toothpicks made its way into the Guinness Book as the ‘smallest toothpick sculpture’.


He has a long list of his art works. Lord Balaji made up of 4,000 match sticks, sculptures on soaps, art works with broken bangles, onion peels, green building models with paper, miniature model of Petronas Towers with chalk piece, outline of India map with pencil lead, a 2 m X 2 m model of the Vizianagaram Fort with paper, foam board and waste materials, vintage car with paper are to name a few.


He had also prepared a model of Shilparamam (Amaravati project) as part of his project work for his B. Arch. programme.


He used foam board, match sticks, colour sheets and waste materials to design the administrative building, pond, stalls, internal and external roads.

Published: December 06, 2018

Updated: December 06, 2018

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