Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy

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Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy
బొమ్మిరెడ్డి నరసింహ రెడ్డి
Born (1908-11-16)16 November 1908
Died 8 November 1977(1977-11-08) (aged 68)
Occupation producer, presenter, story writer, business man, hospitals, philanthropy
Years active 1939-69

Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy (Telugu: బొమ్మిరెడ్డి నరసింహ రెడ్డి; 16th of November 1908 - 8 November 1977) was an Indian film director and an early figure in the Telugu cinema.[1][2]

He was eldest of the three brothers; others are B. Nagi Reddy and B. N. Konda Reddy. He was popularly known as B. N. Reddy. He is the director who balances artistic values and business needs in the right proportion. Many of his earlier films like Vande Mataram, Devatha had Chittor V. Nagaiah as lead.

His Malliswari (1951 film) starring N T Rama Rao and Bhanumathi is considered a timeless Indian film classic. He was the first person to receive the prestigious 'Dada Saheb Phalke Award' from South India. He was the first Indian film personality, to receive the Padmabhushan by government of India.[3] He was the first Indian film personality to receive the Doctor of Letters honor[4]


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Civilian Honours


Other Honours

Doctor of letters



Story And/Or Screenplay writer[edit]


  • Gruhalakshmi (1938)
  • Vande Mataram (1939)
  • Sumangali (1940)
  • Devatha (1941)
  • Bhakta Potana (1942)
  • Swargaseema (1945)
  • Yogi Vemana (1947)


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