Adurthi Subba Rao
|Adurthi Subba Rao
ఆదుర్తి సుబ్బా రావు
16 December 1912|
|Died||1 October 1975
|Alma mater||St. Xavier's College, Mumbai|
|Awards||Nine National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Adurthi Subba Rao (16 December 1912 – 1 October 1975) was an Indian film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. Rao is widely regarded as the intellectual fountain head of Indian drama films. He has also directed Bollywood, Tamil and Kannada films. He has garnered nine National Film Awards.
Nammina Bantu received critical reception at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The courtroom drama film Sudigundalu was screened at the Tashkent and Moscow Film Festival. Most of his films have been featured at various international film festivals such as Tashkent Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, and International Film Festival of India. Subba Rao's Biography has been published by veteran actor Krishna, who made his Telugu film debut under the direction of Subba Rao. Veteran director K. Viswanath has worked as an associate director of Subba Rao for many years. The Telugu film chamber of commerce has instituted the Adurthi Subba Rao Award in his honor.
Early life and Career
He was born to Sathanna Panthulu and Rajalakshmamma on 16th December 1912. His father was the Tehsildar of Rajahmundry. Adurthi Subbarao completed school final (Matriculation) at the age of 14. He joined Kakinada PR College to do his Pre-University Course. He joined the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai in a three-year course of Photography, and completed two years.
He then worked in the processing and printing department of Bombay Film Lab. Then he joined film editor Dina Narvekar as his assistant. He started his film career as a cinematographer, editor and screenwriter. His directorial journey started as an assistant director in Bollywood, under Uday Shankar for his Hindi film Kalpana. He has also worked as an editor and assistant director for the film. His debut film as an editor was Tamil film Parijatapaharanam.
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Aadarsa Kutumbam - 1969
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Sudigundalu - 1967
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Doctor Chakravarthy - 1964
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada - Mane Aliya - 1964
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Mooga Manasulu - 1963
- 1961: Certificate of Merit for Third Best Feature Film in Tamil - Kumudham
- 1959: President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Nammina Bantu
- 1958: Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Mangalya Balam
- 1957: Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film in Telugu - Thodi Kodallu
- 1964 - Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Doctor Chakravarthy
- 1967 - Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Sudigundalu
- 1976 - Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Mahakavi Kshetrayya
|1957||Todi Kodallu||Telugu||Editor, Screenplay and Director|
|1957||Engal Veettu Mahalakshmi||Tamil||Editor, Screenplay and Director|
|1959||Mangalya Balam||Telugu||Writer and Director|
|1959||Manjal Mahimai||Tamil||Writer and Director|
|1963||Chaduvukunna Ammayilu||Telugu||Screenplay and Director|
|1965||Tene Manasulu||Telugu||Writer and Director|
|1967||Milan||Hindi||Screenplay and Director|
|1967||Sudigundalu||Telugu||Screenplay and Director|
|1968||Man Ka Meet||Hindi||Director|
|1969||Doli||Hindi||Screenplay and Director|
|1970||Darpan||Hindi||Producer and Director|
|1972||Jeet||Hindi||Producer and Director|
|1973||Mayadari Malligaadu||Telugu||Producer and Director|
|1975||Gajula Kishtaiah||Telugu||Producer and Director|
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