Dasari Narayana Rao

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Dasari Narayana Rao
Born (1944-05-04) 4 May 1944 (age 71)
Palakollu, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Journalist
actor
Film Director
Film Producer
writer
politician
Social Worker
Lyricist
publisher
Magazine Editor
Exhibitor
Music Director
Screenplay
Singer
Art Director
Cinematographer
Film Editor
Film Distributor
Political party Congress
Spouse(s) Dasari Padma
Website www.dasarinarayanarao.com

Dasari Narayana Rao (born 4 May 1944, Palakollu, West Godavari), is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer, and lyricist. Most of his films emphasise social injustice, corruption and gender discrimination. He has received two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards, and six Filmfare Awards South. Besides graduating with a BA degree, he used to take part in scores of drama competitions. During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages.[1]

He holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films.[2] He directed films like Tandra Paparayudu, (1986), Surigaadu (1992), premiered at International Film Festival of India in the panorama section,[3][4] and Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) which received the National Film Award Special Mention Feature Film. In 1983, he directed Meghasandesam which received critical acclaim at the Indian panorama, Chicago, 1983 Cannes Film Festival and Moscow film festivals. The film has also received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[5][6]

He has introduced actors and directors like Mohan Babu, R. Narayana Murthy, Raviraja Pinisetty, Muthyala Subbaiah to Telugu film industry.[7]

Early life[edit]

He launched a popular daily newspaper named Udayam to counter the effect of Ramoji Rao's newspaper Eenadu.[8][9]

Political career[edit]

During Rajiv Gandhi period, party Telugu Talli[10]

Later, Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal.[11] Said to be a confidante of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Dasari once again became active in politics after Congress Party came back to power in 2004.[12]

Controversies[edit]

On 11 June 2013 Central Bureau of Investigation booked Dasari Narayana Rao for receiving Rs. 2.25 crores from Naveen Jindal in connection with Coalgate scam, and filed FIR against both.[13][14]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards
Nandi Award for Best Actor
  • Mesthri
  • Mamagaru
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
CineMAA Awards
Other Awards
  • Vamsee Berkeley, Kalasagar, Siromani, Madras Film Fans Awards and Cine Herald Awards
  • Jyothi Chitra Super Director Award – six times
  • Ancient Andhra Patrika Best Director Award – six times
  • Sobhan Babu first memorial award in 2009
Honours

Filmography[edit]

  • Tata Manavadu (1972)
  • Samsaram Sagaram (1973)
  • Bantrotu Bharya (1974)
  • Evariki Vaare Yamuna Teere (1974)
  • Radhamma Pelli (1974)
  • Tirupati (1974)
  • Swargam Narakam (1975) (actor)
  • Balipeetham (1975)
  • Bharatamlo Oka Ammayi (1975)
  • Devude Digivaste (1975)
  • Manushulanta Okkate (1976)
  • Muddabanti Puvvu (1976)
  • O Manishi Tirigi Choodu (1976)
  • Paadavoyi Bharateeyuda (1976)
  • Toorpu Padamara (1976)
  • Yavvanam Katesindi (1976)
  • Bangarakka (1977)
  • Chillarakottu Chittamma (1977)
  • Idekaddi Nyayam (1977)
  • Jeevitame Oka Natakam (1977)
  • Kanya Kumari (1978)
  • Devadasu Mallee Puttadu (1978)
  • Katakataala Rudraiah (1978)
  • Sivaranjani (1978)
  • Swarg Narak (1978) (Story, Screenplay and Director)
  • Naalaaga Endaro (1978) (actor)
  • Gorintaku (1979)
  • Kalyani (1979)
  • Korikale Gurralaite (1979)
  • Needa (1979)
  • Peddillu Chinnillu (1979) (actor and director)
  • Ramude Ravanudaite (1979)
  • Rangoon Rowdy (1979)
  • Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
  • Bandodu Gundamma (1980)
  • Bhola Shankarudu (1980)
  • Buchchi Babu (1980) (actor)
  • Circus Ramudu (1980)
  • Deepaaradhana (1980)
  • Edantastula Meda (1980)
  • Ketugaadu (1980)
  • Natchathiram (1980)
  • Paalu Neellu (1980)
  • Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980)
  • Sita Ramulu (1980)
  • Shrivaari Muchchatlu (1980)
  • Swapna (1980)
  • Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980)
  • Pyaasa Sawan (1981) (Director)
  • Addala Meda (1981)
  • Premabhishekam (1981)
  • Prema Mandiram (1981)
  • Prema Simhasanam (1981)
  • Bobbili Puli (1982)
  • Golconda Abbulu (1982)
  • Jagannatha Rathachakralu (1982)
  • Jayasudha (1982) (actor)
  • Krishnarajunulu (1982)
  • Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
  • O Aadadi O Magadu (1982)
  • Raga Deepam (1982)
  • Swayamvaram (1982) (actor)
  • Yuvaraju (1982)
  • Prem Tapasya (1983)
  • Bahudoorapu Batasari (1983)
  • Meghasandesam (1983)
  • M.L.A. Edukondalu (1983) (actor)
  • Police Venkataswami (1983) (actor)
  • Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu (1983)
  • Rudrakali (1983)
  • Oorantaa Sankranti (1983) (actor)
  • Yaadgaar (1984)
  • Asha Jyoti (1984)
  • Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984)
  • Abhimanyudu (1984)
  • Haisiyat (1984)
  • Jagan (1984)
  • Justice Chakravarti (1984)
  • Police Papanna (1984)
  • Yuddham (1984)
  • Zakhmi Sher (1984)
  • Sarfarosh (1985)
  • Wafadaar (1985)
  • Brahma Mudi (1985)
  • Edadugula Bandham (1985)
  • Lanchavataram (1985)
  • Pelli Meeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985)
  • Tirugubatu (1985)
  • Aadi Dampatulu (1986)
  • Dharma Peetham Daddarillindi (1986)
  • Tandra Paparayudu (1986)
  • Ugra Narasimham (1986)
  • Nampally Nagu (1986) (writer)
  • Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987) (actor)
  • Brahma Nayudu (1987)
  • Majnu (1987)
  • Nene Raju Nene Mantri (1987)
  • Hitler (1997) (Actor)
  • Viswanatha Nayakudu (1987)
  • Brahma Puthrudu (1988)
  • Intinti Bhagavatam (1988)
  • Kanchana Seeta (1988)
  • Praja Pratinidhi (1988)
  • Lankeswarudu (1989)
  • Black Tiger (1989)
  • Naa Mogudu Naake Sontam (1989) (actor)
  • Two Town Rowdy (1989)
  • Mama Alludu (1990) (actor)
  • Amma Rajinama (1991) (actor)
  • Niyanta (1991)
  • Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu (1991)
  • Ahankaari (1992)
  • Surigaadu (1992) (actor)
  • Subbarayudu Pelli (1992)
  • Mamagaaru (1991) (actor)
  • Venkanna Babu (1992)
  • Santaan (1993)
  • Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993)
  • Kunti Putrudu (1993)
  • Chinnalludu (1993) (actor)
  • Mama Kodalu (1993)
  • Ladies Special (1993)
  • Bangaru Kutumbam (1994) (actor)
  • Nannagaaru (1994)
  • Punyabhoomi Naa Desham (1994) (actor)
  • Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995)
  • Maya Bazaar (1995)
  • Orey Rickshaw (1995)
  • Vishwamitra (1995)
  • Kalyana Praptirastu (1996)
  • Osey Ramulamma (1997)
  • Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  • Adavi Chukka (2000)
  • Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
  • Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
  • Chinna (2001)
  • Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002) (Producer and Director)
  • Rifles (2002)
  • Fools (2003)
  • Maisamma IPS (2007) (Story Writer)
  • Aadivaram Adavallaku Selavu (2007)
  • Mestri (2009)
  • Young India (2010)
  • Parama Veera Chakra (2011)
  • Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda (2014) (actor)
  • Erra Bus (2014) (actor)

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