Dasari Narayana Rao

Dasari Narayana Rao
Born May 4, 1947 (1947-05-04) (age 64)
Palakol, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Journalist
Actor
Film Director
Film Producer
Writer
Politician
Lyricist
Publisher
Magazine Editor
Political party Congress
Spouse Dasari Padma
Website
www.dasarinarayanarao.co.in

Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao B.A. (Telugu: ద్ర.దాసరి నారాయణ రావు)(born 4 May 1947, Palakol, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India) is a politician, film director, and film producer. Narayana Rao directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer and as a lyricist.

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, screenwriter and director. During his career he also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages. He won Andhra Pradesh State Best actor award for his acting.

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

His acting Maama garu, Soorigadu, and Osey Ramulamma are some of the examples for his acting talent. They won critics praises and many awards. His other memorable films include Chillara Kottu Chittemma and Premabhishekam. Muralimohan and Jayasudha were regulars in his movies. He introduced many artists and directors into Tollywood notable among them being Mohan Babu, R. Narayana Murthy, Raviraja Pinisetty, Mutyala Subbaiah etc. His 149th film Mesthri is scheduled to be released on 6 March 2009. Dasari Narayana Rao completed directing 149 films and planning to direct his 150th film with Yuva Ratna BalaKrishna named as "ParamVeeraChakra".

There are lot of acclaimed movies to his credit, like Bobbili Puli Osey Ramulamma etc.But from past few years his films have turned out to be disasters at the box office Osey ramulamma was his last hit in 1996. His movies were declared as outdated and doesn't have the elements that suits the present generation. Recently he was criticized by the Telugu industry for lobbying in the nandi awards 2009 for bagging the best actor award for the year 2009.He recently made controversial statements on the younger generation of tollywood describing them as club dancers rather than good actors, for which he was severely criticized by one of the young actors.

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Journalist

He launched a popular daily newspaper named Udayam to counter the effect of Ramoji Rao's newspaper Eenadu and gave tough competition and pushed eenadu to 2nd position at one point of time. He created a sensation by interviewing PWG founder Kondapalli Seetharamaiah.

Politics

During Rajiv Gandhi period, Dasari took active election campaigning for the Indian National Congress. After the assassination of Rajiv gandhi, he felt he was being distanced in the party circles. In the late 1990s, he planned to start his own political party Telugu Talli.

Later, Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal. 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.

Filmography

  1. Tata Manavadu (1972) (Director debut)
  2. Samsaram Sagaram (1973)
  3. Banthrotu Bharya (1974)
  4. Evariki Vare Yamuna Theere (1974)
  5. Radhamma Pelli (1974)
  6. Tirapathi (1974)
  7. Swargam Narakam (1975)
  8. Balipeetam (1975)
  9. Bharatamlo Oka Ammayi (1975)
  10. Devude Digivaste (1975)
  11. Manushulanta Okkate (1976)
  12. Muddabanthi Puvvu (1976)
  13. O Manishi Thirigi Chudu (1976)
  14. Padavoyi Bharatheeyuda (1976)
  15. Thoorpu Padamara (1976)
  16. Yavanam Katesindi (1976)
  17. Bangarakka (1977)
  18. Chillarakottu Chittamma (1977)
  19. Idekaddi Nyayam (1977)
  20. Jeevithame Oka Natakam (1977)
  21. Kanya Kumari (1978)
  22. Devadasu Malli Puttadu (1978)
  23. Katakatala Rudraiah (1978)
  24. Sivaranjani (1978)
  25. Swarg Narak (1978) (Story, Screenplay and Director)
  26. Gorintaku (1979)
  27. Kalyani (1979)
  28. Korikale Gurralaite (1979)
  29. Needa (1979)
  30. Peddillu Chinnillu (1979) (actor and director)
  31. Ramude Ravanudaithe (1979)
  32. Rangoon Rowdy (1979)
  33. Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
  34. Bandodu Gundamma (1980)
  35. Bhola Shankarudu (1980)
  36. Buchi Babu (1980)
  37. Circus Ramudu (1980)
  38. Deeparadhana (1980)
  39. Edantastula Meda (1980)
  40. Ketugadu (1980)
  41. Natchatiram (1980)
  42. Paalu Neelu (1980)
  43. Sardar Paparayudu (1980)
  44. Seeta Ramulu (1980)
  45. Sreevari Muchatlu (1980)
  46. Swapna (1980) (Director)
  47. Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980)
  48. Pyaasa Sawan (1981) (Director)
  49. Addala Meda (1981)
  50. Premabhishekam (1981)
  51. Prema Mandiram (1981)
  52. Prema Simhasanam (1981)
  53. Bobbili Puli (1982) (Story, Dialogues, Screenplay and Director)
  54. Golkonda Abbulu (1982)
  55. Jagannatha Rathachakralu (1982)
  56. Jayasudha (1982)
  57. Krishnarajunulu (1982)
  58. Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
  59. O Adadi O Magadu (1982)
  60. Raga Deepam (1982)
  61. Sivamettina Satyam (1982)
  62. Swayamvaram (1982)
  63. Yuvaraju (1982)
  64. Prem Tapasya (1983)
  65. Bahudoorapu Batasari (1983)
  66. Meghasandesam (1983)
  67. MLA Yedukondalu (1983)
  68. Police Venkataswamy (1983)
  69. Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu (1983)
  70. Rudrakali (1983)
  71. Urantha Sankranthi (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 Chakravarthy (1984)
  79. Police Papanna (1984)
  80. Yuddham (1984)
  81. Zakhmi Sher (1984)
  82. Wafadaar (1985) (Director)
  83. Brahma Mudi (1985)
  84. Edadugula Bandham (1985)
  85. Lanchavatharam (1985)
  86. Pelli Meeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985)
  87. Thirugubatu (1985)
  88. Aadi Dampathulu (1986)
  89. Dharma Peetam Daddarillindi (1986)
  90. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)
  91. Ugranarasimham (1986)
  92. Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987)
  93. Brahma Nayudu (1987)
  94. Majnu (1987)
  95. Nene Raju Nene Manthri (1987)
  96. Hitler (1997) (Actor)
  97. Vishwanatha Nayakudu (1987)
  98. Brahma Puthrudu (1988)
  99. Intinti Bhagavatham (1988)
  100. Kanchana Seeta (1988)
  101. Praja Pratinidhi (1988)
  102. Lankeshwarudu (1989) (Writer and Director)
  103. Black Tiger (1989)
  104. Maut Ki Ladai (1989)
  105. Naa Mogudu Nanke Sontham (1989)
  106. Two Town Rowdy (1989)
  107. Mama Alludu (1990)
  108. Amma Rajinama (1991) (actor and director)
  109. Niyantha (1991)
  110. Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu (1991)
  111. Ahankari (1992)
  112. SuriGadu (1992)
  113. Subbarayudu Pelli (1992)
  114. Mamagaru (1991)
  115. Venkanna Babu (1992)
  116. Santaan (1993)
  117. Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993)
  118. Kunti Puthrudu (1993)
  119. Mama Kodalu (1993)
  120. Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
  121. Nannagaru (1994)
  122. Kondapalli Rathaiah (1995)
  123. Maya Bazaar (1995)
  124. Ore Rickshaw (1995)
  125. Vishwamitra (1995)
  126. Kalyana Prapthirasthu (1996)
  127. Osey Ramulamma (1997)
  128. Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  129. Adavi Chukka (2000)
  130. Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) (story, dialogues, lyrics, screenplay and direction)
  131. Samakka Saarakka (2000)
  132. Chinna (2001)
  133. Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002) (Producer and Director)
  134. Rifles (2002)
  135. Fools (2003)
  136. Maisamma IPS (2007) (Story Writer)
  137. Aadivaram Adavallaku Selavu (2007)
  138. Mestri 2009
  139. Young India 2010
  140. Paramaveera Chakra 2011

Awards

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