Dasari Narayana Rao

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Dasari Narayana Rao
Born (1947-05-04) 4 May 1947 (age 69)
Palakollu, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Journalist
Film Maker
Actor
Spouse(s) Dasari Padma
Website www.dasarinarayanarao.com

Dasari Narayana Rao (born 4 May 1947, Palakollu, West Godavari) is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 151films, 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), screened 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 such as 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]

Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha. He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12][13]

Awards[edit]

Dasari (left) with Trivikram Srinivas and chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards
Special JuryPremabhishekam (1981)
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
  • Bollimunta Sivaramakrishna Sahithi Kala Award-2016
Honours

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Films
  1. Tata Manavadu (1972)
  2. Samsaram Sagaram (1973)
  3. Bantrotu Bharya (1974)
  4. Evariki Vaare Yamuna Teere (1974)
  5. Radhamma Pelli (1974)
  6. Tirupati (1974)
  7. Swargam Narakam (1975)
  8. Balipeetam (1975)
  9. Bharatamlo Oka Ammayi (1975)
  10. Devude Digivaste (1975)
  11. Manushulanta Okkate (1976)
  12. Muddabanti Puvvu (1976)
  13. O Manishi Tirigi Choodu (1976)
  14. Paadavoyi Bharateeyuda (1976)
  15. Toorpu Padamara (1976)
  16. Yavvanam Katesindi (1976)
  17. Bangarakka (1977)
  18. Chillarakottu Chittemma (1977)
  19. Idekaddi Nyayam (1977)
  20. Jeevitame Oka Natakam (1977)
  21. Kanya Kumari (1978)
  22. Devadasu Mallee Puttadu (1978)
  23. Katakataala Rudraiah (1978)
  24. Sivaranjani (1978)
  25. Swarg Narak (1978)
  26. Gorintaku (1979)
  27. Kalyani (1979)
  28. Korikale Gurralayite? (1979)
  29. Needa (1979)
  30. Peddillu Chinnillu (1979)
  31. Ravanude Ramudayite (1979)
  32. Rangoon Rowdy (1979)
  33. Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
  34. Bandodu Gundamma (1980)
  35. Bhola Shankarudu (1980)
  36. Buchchi Babu (1980)
  37. Circus Ramudu (1980)
  38. Deepaaradhana (1980)
  39. Edantastula Meda (1980)
  40. Ketugaadu (1980)
  41. Natchathiram (1980)
  42. Paalu Neellu (1980)
  43. Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980)
  44. Sita Ramulu (1980)
  45. Shrivaari Muchchatlu (1980)
  46. Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980)
  47. Vishwaroopam (1981)
  48. Swapna (1981)
  49. Pyaasa Sawan (1981)
  50. Sangeeta (1981)
  51. Addala Meda (1981)
  52. Premabhishekam (1981)
  53. Prema Mandiram (1981)
  54. Bobbili Puli (1982)
  55. Golconda Abbulu (1982)
  56. Jagannatha Rathachakralu (1982)
  57. Jayasudha (1982)
  58. Krishnarjunulu (1982)
  59. Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
  60. O Aadadi O Magadu (1982)
  61. Raga Deepam (1982)
  62. Swayamvaram (1982)
  63. Yuvaraju (1982)
  64. Prem Tapasya (1983)
  65. Bahudoorapu Batasari (1983)
  66. Meghasandesam (1983)
  67. M.L.A. Edukondalu (1983)
  68. Police Venkataswami (1983)
  69. Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu (1983)
  70. Rudrakali (1983)
  71. Oorantaa Sankranti (1983)
  72. Yaadgaar (1984)
  73. Asha Jyoti (1984)
  74. Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984)
  75. Abhimanyudu (1984)
  76. Haisiyat (1984)
  77. Jagan (1984)
  78. Justice Chakravarti (1984)
  79. Police Papanna (1984)
  80. Yuddham (1984)
  81. Zakhmi Sher (1984)
  82. Rana (1984)
  83. Sarfarosh (1985)
  84. Wafadaar (1985)
  85. Brahma Mudi (1985)
  86. Edadugula Bandham (1985)
  87. Lanchavataram (1985)
  88. Pelli Meeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985)
  89. Tirugubatu (1985)
  90. Aadi Dampatulu (1986)
  91. Dharma Peetham Daddarillindi (1986)
  92. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)
  93. Ugra Narasimham (1986)
  94. Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987)
  95. Brahma Nayudu (1987)
  96. Majnu (1987)
  97. Nene Raju Nene Mantri (1987)
  98. Viswanatha Nayakudu (1987)
  99. Brahma Puthrudu (1988)
  100. Intinti Bhagavatam (1988)
  101. Kanchana Sita (1988)
  102. Praja Pratinidhi (1988)
  103. Lankeswarudu (1989)
  104. Black Tiger (1989)
  105. Naa Mogudu Naake Sontam (1989)
  106. Two Town Rowdy (1989)
  107. Mama Alludu (1990)
  108. Abhisarika (1990)
  109. Amma Rajinama (1991)
  110. Niyanta (1991)
  111. Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu (1991)
  112. Ahankaari (1992)
  113. Surigaadu (1992)
  114. Subba Rayudi Pelli (1992)
  115. Venkanna Babu (1992)
  116. Lady Inspector Renuka (1993)
  117. Santaan (1993)
  118. Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993)
  119. Kunti Putrudu (1993)
  120. Mama Kodalu (1993)
  121. Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
  122. Nannagaaru (1994)
  123. Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995)
  124. Maya Bazaar (1995)
  125. Orey Rickshaw (1995)
  126. Kalyana Praptirastu (1996)
  127. Rayudugaaru Nayudugaaru (1996)
  128. Osey Ramulamma (1997)
  129. Rowdy Durbar (1997)
  130. Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  131. Pichchodi Chetilo Raayi (1999)
  132. Adavi Chukka (2000)
  133. Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
  134. Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
  135. Chinna (2001)
  136. Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002)
  137. Rifles (2002)
  138. Fools (2003)
  139. Young India (2010)
  140. Parama Veera Chakra (2011)
  141. Erra Bus (2014)
TV series
  • Vishwamitra (1995)

Actor[edit]

  • Swargam Narakam (1975)
  • Yavvanam Katesindi (1976)
  • Sivaranjani (1978)
  • Peddillu Chinnillu (1979)
  • Bhola Shankarudu (1980)
  • Paalu Neellu (1980)
  • Addala Meda (1981)
  • Jayasudha (1982)
  • Swayamvaram (1982)
  • Yuvaraju (1982)
  • Bahudoorapu Batasari (1983)
  • M.L.A. Edukondalu (1983)
  • Police Venkataswami (1983)
  • Oorantaa Sankranti (1983)
  • Jagan (1984)
  • Police Papanna (1984)
  • Lanchavataram (1985)
  • Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987)
  • Rotation Chakravarti (1987)
  • Intinti Bhagavatam (1988)
  • Naa Mogudu Naake Sontam (1989)
  • Mama Alludu (1990)
  • Amma Rajinama (1991)
  • Surigaadu (1992)
  • Mamagaaru (1991)
  • Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu (1991)
  • Venkanna Babu (1992)
  • Raguluthunna Bharatham (1992)
  • Pellam Chaatuna Mogudu (1992)
  • Parvatalu Panakalu (1992)
  • Chinnalludu (1993)
  • Mama Kodalu (1993)
  • Ladies Special (1993)
  • Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
  • Nannagaaru (1994)
  • Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam (1994)
  • O Tandri O Koduku (1994)
  • Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995)
  • Maya Bazaar (1995)
  • Orey Rickshaw (1995)
  • Subhamastu (1995)
  • Mayadari Kutumbam (1995)
  • Madhya Taragati Mahabharatam (1995)
  • Premaku Padi Sutralu (1995)
  • Rayudugaaru Nayudugaaru (1996)
  • Osey Ramulamma (1997)
  • Hitler (1997)
  • Rukmini (1997)
  • Deergha Sumangalibhava (1998)
  • Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  • Subba Rajugaari Kutumbam (1998)
  • Pichchodi Chetilo Raayi (1999)
  • Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
  • Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
  • Chinna (2001)
  • Adhipathi (2001)
  • Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002)
  • Fools (2003)
  • Mestri (2009)
  • Young India (2010)
  • Jhummandi Naadam (2010)
  • Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda (2014)
  • Erra Bus (2014)

Writer only[edit]

  • Mohammed-bin-Tughluq (1972)
  • Hantakulu Devantakulu (1972)
  • Matrimoorti (1972)
  • Panjaramlo Pasipapa (1973)
  • Kudi Edama Ayite (1979)
  • Bangaaru Koduku (1982)
  • Nampally Nagu (1986)
  • Rotation Chakravarti (1987)
  • Aadivaram Aadavallaku Selavu (2007)
  • Maisamma IPS (2007)
  • Aadi Vishnu (2008)
  • Mestri (2009)
  • Bangaru Babu (2009)

Producer[edit]

Films
  • Sivaranjani (1978)
  • Sujata (1980)
  • Jayasudha (1982)
  • Meghasandesam (1982)
  • Bahudoorapu Batasari (1983)
  • Justice Chakravarti (1984)
  • Pelli Neeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985)
  • Ugra Narasimham (1986)
  • Majnu (1987)
  • Rotation Chakravarti (1987)
  • Ayyappa Swami Janma Rahasyam (1987)
  • Intinti Bhagavatam (1988)
  • Mama Alludu (1990)
  • Orey Rickshaw (1995)
  • Rayudugaaru Nayudugaaru (1996)
  • Rowdy Durbar (1997)
  • Osey Ramulamma (1997)
  • Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  • Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
  • Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
  • China (2001)
  • Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002)
  • Rifles (2002)
  • Bangaru Babu (2009)
TV series
  • Abhishekam (ETV)
  • Gokulamlo Sita (ETV)

Choreographer[edit]

  • Young India (2010)

Lyricist[edit]

Assistant director[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]