|Born||Bantumilli, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Other names||Nava Rasa Natanaa Sarvabhouma|
|Known for||Cinema, Politician|
Kaikala Satyanarayana is an Indian film actor, producer and director in Telugu Cinema. He was the jury member for South Region II at the 59th National Film Awards. He is the recipient of the 2011 Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for lifetime achievement in Telugu cinema.
Early life and career
He was born to Kaikala Laxmi Narayana couple from Kautaram village in Krishna district. Having completed his primary in gudlavalleru and intermediate education in Vijayawada, Satyanarayana graduated from Gudivada College. He married Nageswaramma on 10 April 1960 and is blessed with two daughters and two sons.
He was first noticed by D. L. Narayana, who offered him a role in his film Sipayi Koothuru directed by Changayya in 1959. Though it did not do well at the box office. One of the reasons why the makers noticed him is his resemblance to N.T. Rama Rao. They found him as a prospective candidate to play dupe to NTR. Satyanarayana aptly fitted that place. He played dupe to NTR in several movies. NTR offered Satyanarayana a role in his film Apoorva Sahasra Siraccheda Chintamani in 1960, directed by S. D. Lal. Satyanarayana played the role of a prince.
B. Vittalacharya cast him in a negative role in Kanaka Durga Pooja Mahima. He fit the role to a T; from then on, Satyanarayana grew to infinite bounds in establishing himself in villain roles. Satyanarayana established Rama films production and made films such as Kodama Simham, Bangaru Kutumbam, Muddula Mogudu. In 1996, he stepped into politics by winning Lok Sabha elections from Machilipatnam constituency.
- Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) - Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
- Other honours
- NTR vignan Trust Award
- Natasekhara, given by Non Government Organization (NGO) in Ananthapur and Gudivada Municipal Civic Center
- Kalaprapurna, given by Kavali Cultural Association
- Navarasa Natanaa Sarvabhouma
- Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
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