Tatineni Prakash Rao
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|Tatineni Prakash Rao|
24 November 1924|
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||1 July 1992
|Children||T. L. V. Prasad|
Tatineni Prakash Rao (24 November 1924 – 1 July 1992) was an Indian filmmaker. He made a number films in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. His first film was Palletooru (1952). He was assistant director in Shavukar and later directed Pitchi Pullaiah, Jayam Manade starring N. T. Rama Rao. He worked with both N.T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao in films Charana Dasi and Parivartana (1954). His Hindi films like Suraj and Izzat remain popular. His Tamil film with M. G. Ramachandran was Padagotti which is considered as classic. He directed Gemini Ganesan in Nalla Theerpu, Ellorum Innattu Mannar and Kathirundha Kangal.
He was born in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was first attracted towards Communist movement and was part of Praja Natya Mandali. Later he moved to Madras to join film industry like many others who did not the like the turn of events in the communist movement. He started his career as an assistant to L. V. Prasad, another famous film maker. He also worked with K. V. Reddy for some time. 
His son TLV Prasad entered into Limca Book of World Records for his ability in churning out movies continuously. His grandson Tatineni Satya also entered into film industry with the film Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu.