D. V. Narasa Raju

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D. V. Narasa Raju
BornDatla Venkata Narasa Raju
15 July 1920
Guntur district krosur mandal 88-Thalluru
Died28 August 2006
Hyderabad, India
GenreWriter, Director, Playwright
Notable worksTera Venuka Kathalu Autobiography
Children1 daughter

D.V. Narasaraju or Datla Venkata Narasaraju (Telugu: డి.వి.నరసరాజు) (15 July 1920 – 28 August 2006) was a writer and director of South India films and playwright. He has written stories such as Gundamma Katha, Yamagola, and Donga Ramudu.

Narasa Raju was highly motivated by M. N. Roy and his party-free politics.[1]

Narasa Raju debuted in films as a writer with the film Peddamanushulu in 1954. It was K. V. Reddy who, after watching Narasa Raju's play Natakam[2] screened at the 100 days function of Pathala Bhairavi in 1951, introduced him to the film industry. He penned more than 92 stories including industry classics like Gundamma Katha, Bhaktha Prahalada, Yamagola, Rangula Ratnam, Manasu Mamatha and Donga Ramudu. Karu Diddina Kapuram is one of the few films that he directed and also played a cameo role in Chevilo Puvvu. His last work was the 2006 film Maya Bazaar that stars Raja and Bhoomika in the lead roles.

He died on 28 August 2006 at Care Hospital.[3] D.V. Narasa Raju is survived by a daughter, Kavitha.

Autobiography (Adrusthavantuni Aatmakatha)[edit]

[4] As he could not write such vast work in his 80s, Mr. Ravi Adabala, an Advocate and his friend advised to record in audio tapes. He requested Mr Ravi Adabala to listen and record his speech. Mr.Ravi Adabala obliged his request and did so. His speech recorded in 10 Micro cassettes. The recording process took three months from March 2000, Later the recordings were transcribed and published. The Book was released by Mr.Akkeneni Nageswararao in the year 2006. After some months he died with small illness at the age of 86.


  1. Peddamanushulu (1954) (writer)
  2. Donga Ramudu (1955) (dialogue)
  3. Sobha (1958) (dialogue)[5]
  4. Raja Makutam (1959) (dialogue) (story)
  5. Renukadevi Mahatyam (1960) (writer)
  6. Gundamma Katha (1962) (dialogue)
  7. Man-Mauji (1962) (story)
  8. Mohini Rugmangada (1962) (writer)
  9. Ramudu Bheemudu (1964) (writer)
  10. Naadi Aada Janme (1965) (writer)
  11. C. I. D. (1965) (dialogues)
  12. Rangula Ratnam (1966) (dialogue)
  13. Bhakta Prahlada (1967) (adaptation) (dialogue)
  14. Chadarangam (1967) (dialogue) (story)
  15. Gruhalakshmi (1967) (dialogue)
  16. Bandhavyalu (1968) (dialogue)
  17. Tikka Shankaraiah (1968)
  18. Mooga Nomu (1969) (dialogue)
  19. Jai Jawan (1970)
  20. Badi Panthulu (1972) (dialogues)
  21. Iddaru Ammayilu (1972) (dialogue)
  22. Vaade Veedu (1973)
  23. Magaadu (1976)
  24. Yamagola (1977) (dialogue)
  25. KD No:1 (1979)
  26. Yugandhar (1979) (dialogue)
  27. Srungara Ramudu (1979)
  28. Vayyari Bhamulu Vagalamari Bhartalu (1982) (writer)
  29. Sri Ranga Neethulu (1983)
  30. Kanchana Ganga (1984) (writer)
  31. Karu Diddina Kapuram (1986) (writer and director)
  32. Rao Gari Illu (1988)
  33. Brundavanam (1992) (writer)
  1. Manasu Mamata (1990) (writer and actor)
  2. Chevilo Puvvu (1990) (actor)


  1. ^ నా ప్రపంచం: January 2008
  2. ^ Natakam at Andhra Natakam.
  3. ^ Writer D.V.Narasa Raju is no more
  4. ^ అదృష్టవంతుని ఆత్మకథ[page285]
  5. ^ Narasimaham, M L (14 May 2015). "Sobha (1958)". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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