D. Suresh Babu

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D. Suresh Babu
Daggubati Suresh Babu.jpg
Suresh Babu in December 2019
Born
Daggubati Suresh Babu

(1958-12-24) 24 December 1958 (age 62)[1]
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity of Michigan, College of Engineering, Guindy
OccupationFilm producer
Spouse(s)Lakshmi[2]
Children3, including Rana Daggubati[3]
Parent(s)D. Ramanaidu[4]
RelativesSee Daggubati-Akkineni Family
AwardsNational Film Awards (1)
Nandi Awards (4)
Websitesureshproductions.com

Daggubati Suresh Babu (born 24 December 1958) is an Indian film producer, studio owner and distributor who serves as the managing director of Suresh Productions.[5] In 2012, he received the Andhra Pradesh state Nagireddy–Chakrapani National Award for his contribution to popular cinema.[6]

He has produced several Telugu-language films under Suresh Productions banner including Bobbili Raja, Coolie No.1, Preminchukundam Raa, Ganesh, Kalisundam Raa, Jayam Manade Raa, Nuvvu leka nenu lenu, Malliswari, Tulasi, Drushyam and Gopala Gopala.

Early life[edit]

He is the son of the producer D. Ramanaidu[7] and elder brother of popular actor Venkatesh.[8] He did his schooling in Don Bosco school at Madras. He completed his PUC from Loyola College. He did his graduate studies at University of Michigan in 1981.[4]

He is married to Lakshmi and they have three children, Rana Daggubati, Malavika Daggubati and Abhiram Daggubati.[9][10]

Career[edit]

He started his career with the film Devatha in 1982, though he started putting his name as producer from Bobbili Raja onwards.[4]

Filmography[edit]

As a producer[edit]

List of films produced
Year Title Cast Director Notes
1990 Bobbili Raja Venkatesh, Divya Bharati B Gopal
1991 Coolie No.1 Venkatesh, Tabu K.Raghavendra Rao
1994 Super Police Venkatesh, Soundarya, Nagma K. Murali Mohan Rao
1997 Preminchukundam Raa Venkatesh, Anjala Zaveri Jayanth C. Paranjee
1998 Ganesh Venkatesh, Rambha, Madhubala Tirupathi Swamy Won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze)
2000 Kalisundam Raa Venkatesh, Simran Bagga UdayShankar Won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film for (Gold)
Remade in Hindi as Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein
2000 Jayam Manade Raa Venkatesh, Soundarya, Bhanupriya N.Shankar
2002 Nuvvu leka nenu lenu Tarun Kumar, Arti Agarwal Kashi Viswanath
2003 Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu Uday Kiran, Shriya Saran K.C Rajsekar Won the Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film
2004 Malliswari Venkatesh, Katrina Kaif K. Vijaya Bhaskar Won the Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film
2005 Soggadu Tarun Kumar, Arti Agarwal Ravi Babu
2007 Tulasi Venkatesh, Nayantara Boyapati Srinu
2008 Baladur Raviteja, Anushka Shetty UdayShankar
2013 Masala Venkatesh, Ram Pothineni, Anjali, Shazahn Padamsee K. Vijaya Bhaskar Remake of Bol Bachchan
Co-produced with Ravi Kishore
2014 Bhimavaram Bullodu Sunil, Esther UdayShankar
2014 Drushyam Venkatesh, Meena Sripriya Remake of Drishyam
Co-produced with Rajkumar Theatres Pvt Ltd and Wide Angle Creations
2015 Gopala Gopala Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, Shriya Saran Kishore Kumar Pardasany Remake Of Oh My God
Co-produced with North Star Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.
2015 Avunu 2 Poorna, Harshvardhan Rane, Ravi Babu, Sanjana, Nikita Thukral Ravi Babu Sequel to Avunu
Co-produced with Flying Frogs
2017 Nene Raju Nene Mantri Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal, Catherine Tresa Teja Co-produced with Blue Planet Entertainments
2018 Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi Tharun Bhascker
2019 Oh! Baby Samantha Akkineni B. V. Nandini Reddy
2019 Venky Mama Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya K. S. Ravindra
2021 Narappa Venkatesh, Priyamani Srikanth Addala
2021 Drushyam 2 Venkatesh, Meena Jeethu Joseph Co-produced with Aashirvad Cinemas and RajKumar Theatres Pvt. Ltd.
2021 Shakini Dhakini Regina Cassandra, Niveda Thomas Sudheer Varma Telugu remake of the South Korean film Midnight Runners (2017)[11]

As a presenter[edit]

List of films presented
Year Title Cast Director Ref.
2008 Ashta Chamma Nani, Swati Reddy Mohan Krishna Indraganti [12]
2010 Namo Venkatesa Daggubati Venkatesh, Trisha Krishnan Srinu Vytla [13]
2011 Golconda High School Sumanth, Swati Reddy Mohan Krishna Indraganti [14]
2012 Eega Nani, Samantha S. S. Rajamouli [15]
2013 Prema Ishq Kaadhal Harshvardhan Rane, Sree Vishnu, Harish, Vithika Sheru, Srimukhi, Ritu Varma Pavan sadineni [16][17]
2013 Uyyala Jampala Avika Gor, Raj Tarun Virinchi Varma [18][19]
2015 Hora Hori Dileep, Daksha Teja
2015 Thanu Nenu Avika Gor, Santosh Sobhan Ram Mohan.P [20]
2016 Pelli Choopulu Vijay Deverakonda, Ritu Varma Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam
2016 Pittagoda Vishwadev Rachakonda, Punarnavi Bhupalam Anudeep K. V. [21]
2017 Mental Madhilo Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Pethuraj, Amrutha Srinivasan Vivek Athreya
2020 Virata Parvam Rana Daggubati Venu Udugula

As an actor[edit]

List of films and roles
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Azhar [citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref.
1999 National Film Awards Best Feature Film Telugu Kalisundam Raa Won
2012 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu Eega Won
1998 Nandi Awards Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze) Ganesh Won
1999 Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold) Kalisundam Raa Won
2003 Best Home-viewing Feature Film Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu Won
2004 Malliswari Won
2012 Nagireddy-Chakrapani National Award Various films Won
2015 TSRTV9 National Film Awards Best Film Drushyam Won [22]

Other works[edit]

  • He served as the president of the A P Film Chamber of Commerce for the year 2011–12.[23]
  • He has been unanimously elected the president of Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) from 2015 to 2017.[24] He is the first president of the body after AP Film Chamber of Commerce was renamed Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce.[25]
  • He is also associated with Hyderabad Angels as vice president.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samantha, Rana and Venkatesh wish Daggubati Suresh Babu on his 61st birthday". Times of India. 24 December 2019.
  2. ^ "DAGGUBATI FAMILY". infodhooth.blogspot.in. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Rana to debut with 'Leader'". entertainment.in.msn.com. 25 September 2009. Archived from the original on 29 September 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Interview with D Suresh Babu by Jeevi". idlebrain.com. 8 January 2002. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Suresh Babu is Back as Film Chamber President". gulte.com. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  6. ^ Correspondent, Special (5 April 2017). "S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Hema Malini bag NTR awards". The Hindu.
  7. ^ "Suresh Babu is the new TFCC President". indiaglitz.com. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Filmmaker Rama Naidu cremated". sify.com. 20 February 2015. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Daggubati Wedding: 10,000 guests and over Rs. 2 crore". deccanchronicle. 28 November 2012. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Gopala Gopala Movie - Abhiram Daggubati's Response". youtube.com. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Shakini Dhakini, Telugu remake of Midnight Runners, resumes shoot". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Full cast and crew for Ashta Chamma". imdb.com. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Telugu Movie review – Namo Venkatesa". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Full cast and crew for Golkonda High School". imdb.com. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  15. ^ "SS Rajamouli Telugu Eega as Makkhi in Bollywood". filmsadda.com. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Prema Ishq Kaadhal teaser". youtube.com. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Prema Ishq Kadal movie first look poster". zimbio.com. 12 August 2013. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Suresh Babu and Nagarjuna team up for Uyyala Jampala". thehyderabadtimes.com. 1 November 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Suresh Babu and Nagarjuna team up for a small film". 123telugu.com. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  20. ^ "Thanu Nenu is a heart touching film: Ram Mohan". indiaglitz.com. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  21. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A91M4xKaHck
  22. ^ "TSR-TV9 National Film Awards 2014 Winners List". ibtimes.co.in. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  23. ^ "Suresh Babu to head film chamber". The Times of India. 31 July 2011. Archived from the original on 1 October 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  24. ^ "Suresh Babu elected TFCC president unanimously". The Times of India. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  25. ^ "Record victory for Daggubati Suresh". telugupeople.com. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  26. ^ "Hyderabad Angels to invest in 12 start-ups this fiscal". The Hindu. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.

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