Dasari Narayana Rao

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Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao 2009.jpg
Dasari Narayana Rao in 2009
Born (1947-05-04)4 May 1947
Palakollu, West Godavari, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 30 May 2017(2017-05-30) (aged 70)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Journalist
Film Maker
Actor
Producer
Politician
Spouse(s) Dasari Padma
Children Dasari Prabhu
Dasari Arun
M.Hemalayakumari
Awards National Film Awards

Dasari Narayana Rao (4 May 1947 – 30 May 2017) was an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, dialogue writer, actor, lyricist, and politician known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, Television, and Bollywood. He has directed more than one hundred and fifty feature films in a variety of genres. His works emphasize social injustice, corruption and gender discrimination. Rao has received two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards including the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, and four Filmfare Awards South including the lifetime Achievement.[1][2] During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages.[3]

Rao gained national recognition for directing Hindi films such as, Swarg Narak, Jyoti Bane Jwala, Zakhmi Sher, Sarfarosh, Wafadaar, Prem Tapasya, Pyaasa Sawan, Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar, and Asha Jyoti.[4][5][6] Rao holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films.[7] He directed works such as Tandra Paparayudu, (1986), and Surigaadu (1992), screened at International Film Festival of India in the panorama section,[8][9] and Kante Koothurne Kanu (1998) which received the National Film Award Special Mention Feature Film. In 1983, he directed Meghasandesam which received critical acclaim at the Indian panorama, Tashkent Film Festival, 1983 Cannes Film Festival, and Moscow film festival. The film has also received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[10][11]

Early life

He launched a popular daily newspaper named Udayam to counter the effect of Ramoji Rao's newspaper Eenadu.[12][13]

Political career

Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha in the year 2006. He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal.[14] 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.[15]

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.[16][17]

Death

Rao died on 30 May 2017 (at around 7pm) due to prolonged illness. He was aged 70 at the time of his death.[18] His last rites were performed with full state honor. The funeral took place at his farmhouse at Moinabad village, falling under Ranga Reddy district, where his wife Padma was cremated.[19]

Awards

Dasari (left) with Trivikram Srinivas and chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards
CineMAA Awards
  • Lifetime Contribution – 2003
Other honours
  • 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
  • Doctorate "Kalaprapoorna" from Andhra University for his contribution to Telugu Culture and Telugu Cinema in 1986

Filmography

Director

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 Digi Vaste (1975)
  11. Manushulanta Okkate (1976)
  12. Muddabanti Puvvu (1976)
  13. O Manishi Tirigi Choodu (1976)
  14. Toorpu Padamara (1976)
  15. Yavvanam Katesindi (1976)
  16. Bangarakka (1977)
  17. Chillarakottu Chittemma (1977)
  18. Idekaddi Nyayam (1977)
  19. Jeevitame Oka Natakam (1977)
  20. Kanya Kumari (1978)
  21. Devadasu Malli Puttadu (1978)
  22. Katakataala Rudraiah (1978)
  23. Sivaranjani (1978)
  24. Swarg Narak (1978)
  25. Gorintaku (1979)
  26. Kalyani (1979)
  27. Korikale Gurralayite? (1979)
  28. Needa (1979)
  29. Peddillu Chinnillu (1979)
  30. Ravanude Ramudayithe? (1979)
  31. Rangoon Rowdy (1979)
  32. Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
  33. Bandodu Gundamma (1980)
  34. Bhola Shankarudu (1980)
  35. Buchi Babu (1980)
  36. Circus Ramudu (1980)
  37. Deeparadhana (1980)
  38. Yedanthasthula Meda (1980)
  39. Ketugaadu (1980)
  40. Natchathiram (1980)
  41. Paalu Neellu (1980)
  42. Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980)
  43. Sita Ramulu (1980)
  44. Srivari Muchatlu (1980)
  45. Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980)
  46. Viswaroopam (1981)
  47. Swapna (1981)(Kannada/Telugu bilingual)
  48. Pyaasa Sawan (1981)
  49. Sangeeta (1981)
  50. Addala Meda (1981)
  51. Premabhishekam (1981)
  52. Prema Mandiram (1981)
  53. Bobbili Puli (1982)
  54. Golconda Abbulu (1982)
  55. Jagannatha Rathachakralu (1982)
  56. Jayasudha (1982)
  57. Krishnarjunulu (1982)
  58. Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
  59. O Aadadi O Magadu (1982)
  60. Raaga Deepam (1982)
  61. Swayamvaram (1982)
  62. Yuvaraju (1982)
  63. Prem Tapasya (1983)
  64. Bahudoorapu Batasari (1983)
  65. Meghasandesam (1983)
  66. M.L.A. Edukondalu (1983)
  67. Police Venkataswami (1983)
  68. Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu (1983)
  69. Rudrakali (1983)
  70. Oorantha Sankranthi (1983)
  71. Yaadgaar (1984)
  72. Asha Jyoti (1984)
  73. Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984)
  74. Abhimanyudu (1984)
  75. Haisiyat (1984)
  76. Jagan (1984)
  77. Justice Chakravarthy (1984)
  78. Police Papanna (1984)
  79. Yuddham (1984)
  80. Zakhmi Sher (1984)
  81. Rana (1984)
  82. Police Paapanna (Kannada)
  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. Abhisarika (1990)
  108. Amma Rajinama (1991)
  109. Niyanta (1991)
  110. Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu (1991)
  111. Ahankaari (1992)
  112. Surigaadu (1992)
  113. Subba Rayudi Pelli (1992)
  114. Venkanna Babu (1992)
  115. Lady Inspector Renuka (1993)
  116. Santaan (1993)
  117. Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993)
  118. Kunti Putrudu (1993)
  119. Mama Kodalu (1993)
  120. Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
  121. Nannagaaru (1994)
  122. Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995)
  123. Maya Bazaar (1995)
  124. Orey Rickshaw (1995)
  125. Kalyana Praptirastu (1996)
  126. Rayudugaru Nayudugaru (1996)
  127. Osey Ramulamma (1997)
  128. Rowdy Durbar (1997)
  129. Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  130. Pichchodi Chetilo Raayi (1999)
  131. Adavi Chukka (2000)
  132. Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
  133. Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
  134. Chinna (2001)
  135. Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002)
  136. Rifles (2002)
  137. Fools (2003)
  138. Young India (2010)
  139. Parama Veera Chakra (2011)
  140. Erra Bus (2014)
TV series
  • Vishwamitra (1995)

Actor

Writer only

  • 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

Films
TV series
  • Abhishekam (ETV)
  • Gokulamlo Sita (ETV)

Choreographer

  • Young India (2010)

Lyricist

Assistant director

References

  1. ^ Malhotra, Aps (9 October 2014). "Blast from the Past: Swarg Narak (1978)" – via www.thehindu.com. 
  2. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "Dasari Narayana Rao's death marks the end of an era in Telugu film industry". 
  3. ^ "Dasari Narayana Rao lashes out". The Times of India. 
  4. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/telugu/dasari-narayana-rao-passes-away-best-films-of-the-multifaceted-filmmaker-4681641/
  5. ^ "Swargam Narakam". 22 November 1975 – via www.imdb.com. 
  6. ^ "Swarg Narak on Bollywood hungama". 
  7. ^ K Rajani Kanth (13 June 2013). "Newsmaker: Dasari Narayana Rao". business-standard.com. 
  8. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). iffi.nic.in. 
  9. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). iffi.nic.in. 
  10. ^ 30 June 2011 – Ranjana Dave (30 June 2011). "The meaning in movement". The Asian Age. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Dr. DasariNarayanarao Open Heart With RK Abn Andhrajyothy on YouTube
  12. ^ "Union Minister Dasari Narayana Rao's son kidnapped – Hindustan Times". 
  13. ^ "'Tata Manavadu': Telugu movie completes 40 years". IBNLive. 
  14. ^ http://rajyasabha.nic.in/rsnew/pre_member/1952_2003/d.pdf
  15. ^ "Dasari Narayana Rao portfolio changed". The Hindu Business Line. 
  16. ^ "Coalgate Scam: CBI files FIR accusing Naveen Jindal and Dasari Narayan Rao of fraud". timesofindia-economictimes. 
  17. ^ "Dasari Narayana Rao/article5934080.ece?homepage=true". The Hindu. 
  18. ^ "Tollywood director and former Union minister Dasari Narayana Rao dies at 70 - Times of India". 
  19. ^ "Dasari Narayana Rao gets rare state honour on his last rites - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  20. ^ "NTR National Award to Dasari Narayana Rao and Raghupathi Venkaiah Award to Tammareddy Krishnamurthy for 2007". 

External links

  • Official Website
  • Dasari Narayana Rao on IMDb
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