Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao B.A.
(born 4 May 1947, Palakol
, West Godavari
, Andhra Pradesh
) 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
. During his career he also acted in Telugu
, 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
, 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
.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... Read More