Dasari Narayana Rao

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Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao

Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao(was born on May 4, 1947 in Palakol located in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India) is a politician from the Kapu caste, film director, and film producer. Beside graduating with a BA degree, he used to take part in scores of drama competitions . He was soon recognised as a potential stage artiste, scriptwriter and director. Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao had directed about 150 films. He produced 53 films. He worked above 250 films as a dialogue writer and as a lyricist . He also acted in Telugu , Tamil, and Kannada languages . He won Andhra Pradesh State Best actor award for his acting.

He introduced many newcomers and made them stars . At one point of time, there existed about 18,000 fans associations for him, reflecting his popularity among people of Andhra Pradesh.

His Thatha Manavadu, Swargam Narakam, Megha Sandesam, and Mamagaru bought him awards. He mainly took films on Anti Dowry issue and lady oriented, message oriented films . His Bobbili Puli and Sardar Paparayudufilms played an important role in NTR’s political entry .

His acting Managaru, Soorigadu, and Osey Ramulamma are some of the examples for his acting talent. They won critics praises and many awards.

Politics

During Rajiv Gandhi period, Dasari took active election campaigning for the Indian National Congress. After the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, he felt being distanced in the party circles. In the late 1990s, he planned to start his own political party Telugu Talli, which had a huge following from his dominant Kapu community in the coastal belt. However, the later developments took a strange positive course for him and Dasari was elected to Rajya Sabha thanks to the Congress party . He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal. Said to be a confidant of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Dasari once again became active in politics after Congress Party came back to power in 2004.

Awards
  • Received Nandi Award in 1974 for the Film Thatha Manavadu.
  • Received Golden Nandi award for the best Film Swargam Narakam (remade in Hindi as Swarg Narak)
  • Best director Nandi award for Meghasandesam in 1983.
  • Best actor Nandi award for Mamagaru in 1992.
  • Doctorate "Kalaprapoorna" from Andhra University for his contribution to Telugu Culture and Telugu Cinema in 1986.
  • Received several awards from social organizations of repute, such as Vamsee Berkely, Kalasagar, Shiromani Institute to name a few; won, Filmfare Award six times, Madras Film Fans Award five times, Cine Herald continuously for ten years.
  • He won Jyothi Chitra Super Director three times.
  • Ancient Andhra Patrika Best Director Award six times.
  • Apart from this his films won many awards .
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