HOME
The Info List - Dasari Narayana Rao


--- Advertisement ---



Dasari Narayana Rao
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
Filmfare Awards South
including the lifetime Achievement.[1][2] During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada
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
India
in the panorama section,[8][9] and Kante Koothurne Kanu (1998) which received the National Film Award Special
Special
Mention Feature Film. In 1983, he directed Meghasandesam
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]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Death 4 Awards 5 Filmography

5.1 Director 5.2 Actor 5.3 Writer only 5.4 Producer 5.5 Choreographer 5.6 Lyricist 5.7 Assistant director

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] He launched a popular daily newspaper named Udayam to counter the effect of Ramoji Rao's newspaper Eenadu.[12][13] Political career[edit] Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
in the year2006. He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal.[14] Said to be a confidante of Congress President
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
Central Bureau of Investigation
booked Dasari Narayana Rao for receiving Rs. 2.25 crores from Naveen Jindal
Naveen Jindal
in connection with Coalgate scam, and filed FIR against both.[16][17] Death[edit] 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[edit]

Dasari (left) with Trivikram Srinivas
Trivikram Srinivas
and chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy

National Film Awards

Special
Special
Jury Award / Special
Special
Mention (Feature Film) – Kante Kuthurne Kanu – 1998 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu – Meghasandesam – 1982

Filmfare Awards

Best Director – Gorintaku (1979) Best Director – Premabhishekam (1981) Best Film – Meghasandesam
Meghasandesam
(1982) Lifetime Achievement (2001)

Nandi Awards

NTR National Award[20] Best Actor – Mestri (2009) Best Actor – Mamagaru (1991) Best Feature Film – Kante Kuthurne Kanu (1998) Best Feature Film – Bangaru Kutumbam
Bangaru Kutumbam
(1994) Best Feature Film – Meghasandesam
Meghasandesam
(1982) Best Feature Film – Swargam Narakam (1975) Best Feature Film – Samsaram Sagaram
Samsaram Sagaram
(1973) Best Feature Film – Tata Manavadu
Tata Manavadu
(1972) Special
Special
Jury – Premabhishekam (1981) Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer – MLA Yedukondalu (1983)

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
Sobhan Babu
first memorial award in 2009 Bollimunta Sivaramakrishna Sahithi Kala Award-2016 Doctorate "Kalaprapoorna" from Andhra University
Andhra University
for his contribution to Telugu Culture
Telugu Culture
and Telugu Cinema
Telugu Cinema
in 1986

Filmography[edit] Director[edit]

Films

Tata Manavadu
Tata Manavadu
(1972) Samsaram Sagaram
Samsaram Sagaram
(1973) Bantrotu Bharya (1974) Evariki Vaare Yamuna Teere (1974) Radhamma Pelli (1974) Tirupati (1974) Swargam Narakam (1975) Balipeetam
Balipeetam
(1975) Bharatamlo Oka Ammayi (1975) Devude Digivaste (1975) Manushulanta Okkate
Manushulanta Okkate
(1976) Muddabanti Puvvu (1976) O Manishi Tirigi Choodu Toorpu Padamara (1976) Yavvanam Katesindi (1976) Bangarakka (1977) Chillarakottu Chittemma (1977) Idekaddi Nyayam (1977) Jeevitame Oka Natakam (1977) Kanya Kumari (1978) Devadasu Mallee Puttadu (1978) Katakataala Rudraiah (1978) Sivaranjani (1978) Swarg Narak
Swarg Narak
(1978) Gorintaku (1979) Kalyani (1979) Korikale Gurralayite? (1979) Needa (1979) Peddillu Chinnillu (1979) Ravanude Ramudayite (1979) Rangoon Rowdy (1979) Jyoti Bane Jwala
Jyoti Bane Jwala
(1980) Bandodu Gundamma (1980) Bhola Shankarudu (1980) Buchi Babu (1980) Circus Ramudu (1980) Deepaaradhana (1980) Edantastula Meda (1980) Ketugaadu (1980) Natchathiram
Natchathiram
(1980) Paalu Neellu (1980) Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980) Sita Ramulu (1980) Srivari Muchatlu
Srivari Muchatlu
(1980) Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980) Vishwaroopam (1981) Swapna (1981)(Kannada/Telugu bilingual) Pyaasa Sawan
Pyaasa Sawan
(1981) Sangeeta (1981) Addala Meda (1981) Premabhishekam (1981) Prema Mandiram
Prema Mandiram
(1981) Bobbili Puli
Bobbili Puli
(1982) Golconda Abbulu (1982) Jagannatha Rathachakralu (1982) Jayasudha (1982) Krishnarjunulu (1982) Mehndi Rang Layegi
Mehndi Rang Layegi
(1982) O Aadadi O Magadu (1982) Raga Deepam (1982) Swayamvaram (1982) Yuvaraju (1982) Prem Tapasya
Prem Tapasya
(1983) Bahudoorapu Batasari
Bahudoorapu Batasari
(1983) Meghasandesam
Meghasandesam
(1983) M.L.A. Edukondalu (1983) Police Venkataswami (1983) Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu
Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu
(1983) Rudrakali (1983) Oorantha Sankranthi
Oorantha Sankranthi
(1983) Yaadgaar (1984) Asha Jyoti (1984) Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar
Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar
(1984) Abhimanyudu (1984) Haisiyat
Haisiyat
(1984) Jagan (1984) Justice Chakravarti (1984) Police Papanna (1984) Yuddham (1984) Zakhmi Sher
Zakhmi Sher
(1984) Rana (1984) Police Paapanna (Kannada) Sarfarosh (1985) Wafadaar (1985) Brahma Mudi (1985) Edadugula Bandham (1985) Lanchavataram (1985) Pelli Meeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985) Tirugubatu (1985) Aadi Dampatulu (1986) Dharma Peetham Daddarillindi (1986) Tandra Paparayudu (1986) Ugra Narasimham (1986) Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987) Brahma Nayudu (1987) Majnu (1987) Nene Raju Nene Mantri
Nene Raju Nene Mantri
(1987) Viswanatha Nayakudu (1987) Brahma Puthrudu
Brahma Puthrudu
(1988) Intinti Bhagavatam (1988) Kanchana Sita (1988) Praja Pratinidhi (1988) Lankeswarudu
Lankeswarudu
(1989) Black Tiger (1989) Naa Mogudu Naake Sontam (1989) Two Town Rowdy
Two Town Rowdy
(1989) Mama Alludu (1990) Abhisarika (1990) Amma Rajinama
Amma Rajinama
(1991) Niyanta (1991) Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu (1991) Ahankaari (1992) Surigaadu (1992) Subba Rayudi Pelli
Subba Rayudi Pelli
(1992) Venkanna Babu (1992) Lady Inspector Renuka (1993) Santaan
Santaan
(1993) Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993) Kunti Putrudu (1993) Mama Kodalu (1993) Bangaru Kutumbam
Bangaru Kutumbam
(1994) Nannagaaru (1994) Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995) Maya Bazaar (1995) Orey Rickshaw (1995) Kalyana Praptirastu (1996) Rayudugaaru Nayudugaaru (1996) Osey Ramulamma (1997) Rowdy Durbar (1997) Greeku Veerudu (1998) Pichchodi Chetilo Raayi (1999) Adavi Chukka (2000) Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) Sammakka Sarakka (2000) Chinna (2001) Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002) Rifles (2002) Fools (2003) Young India
India
(2010) Parama Veera Chakra
Parama Veera Chakra
(2011) Erra Bus
Erra Bus
(2014)

TV series

Vishwamitra (1995)

Actor[edit]

Manavathi (1952) Swargam Narakam (1975) Yavvanam Katesindi (1976) Sivaranjani (1978) Peddillu Chinnillu (1979) Bhola Shankarudu (1980) Paalu Neellu (1980) Addala Meda (1981) Jayasudha (1982) Swayamvaram (1982) Yuvaraju (1982) Bahudoorapu Batasari
Bahudoorapu Batasari
(1983) M.L.A. Edukondalu (1983) Police Venkataswami (1983) Oorantaa Sankranti (1983) Jagan (1984) Police Papanna (1984) Lanchavataram (1985) Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987) Rotation Chakravarti (1987) Intinti Bhagavatam (1988) Naa Mogudu Naake Sontam (1989) Mama Alludu (1990) Amma Rajinama
Amma Rajinama
(1991) Surigaadu (1992) Mamagaaru (1991) Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
(1991) Venkanna Babu (1992) Raguluthunna Bharatham
Raguluthunna Bharatham
(1992) Pellam Chaatuna Mogudu (1992) Parvatalu Panakalu (1992) Chinnalludu (1993) Mama Kodalu (1993) Ladies Special
Special
(1993) Bangaru Kutumbam
Bangaru Kutumbam
(1994) Nannagaaru (1994) Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam (1994) O Tandri O Koduku (1994) Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995) Maya Bazaar (1995) Orey Rickshaw (1995) Subhamastu
Subhamastu
(1995) Mayadari Kutumbam (1995) Madhya Taragati Mahabharatam (1995) Premaku Padi Sutralu (1995) Rayudugaaru Nayudugaaru (1996) Osey Ramulamma (1997) Hitler (1997) Rukmini (1997) Deergha Sumangalibhava (1998) Greeku Veerudu (1998) Subba Rajugaari Kutumbam (1998) Pichchodi Chetilo Raayi (1999) Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) Sammakka Sarakka (2000) Chinna (2001) Adhipathi
Adhipathi
(2001) Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002) Fools (2003) Mestri (2009) Young India
India
(2010) Jhummandi Naadam
Jhummandi Naadam
(2010) Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda (2014) Erra Bus
Erra Bus
(2014)

Writer only[edit]

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
Maisamma IPS
(2007) Aadi Vishnu (2008) Mestri (2009) Bangaru Babu (2009)

Producer[edit]

Films

Sivaranjani (1978) Sujata (1980) Jayasudha (1982) Meghasandesam
Meghasandesam
(1982) Bahudoorapu Batasari
Bahudoorapu Batasari
(1983) Justice Chakravarti (1984) Pelli Neeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985) Ugra Narasimham (1986) Majnu (1987) Rotation Chakravarti (1987) Ayyappa Swami Janma Rahasyam (1987) Intinti Bhagavatam (1988) Mama Alludu (1990) Orey Rickshaw (1995) Rayudugaaru Nayudugaaru (1996) Rowdy Durbar (1997) Osey Ramulamma (1997) Greeku Veerudu (1998) Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) Sammakka Sarakka (2000) Chinna (2001) Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002) Rifles (2002) Bangaru Babu (2009)

TV series

Abhishekam (ETV) Gokulamlo Sita (ETV)

Choreographer[edit]

Young India
India
(2010)

Lyricist[edit]

Manushulanta Okkate
Manushulanta Okkate
(1976) Buchchi Babu
Buchchi Babu
(1980) Sita Ramulu (1980) Vishwaroopam(1981) Swapna (1981) Swayamvaram (1982) Yuvaraju (1982) Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu
Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu
(1983) Yuddham (1984) Ugra Narasimham (1986) Majnu (1987) Brahma Puthrudu
Brahma Puthrudu
(1988) Lankeswarudu
Lankeswarudu
(1989) Surigaadu (1992) Greeku Veerudu (1998) Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) Sammakka Sarakka (2000) Maisamma IPS
Maisamma IPS
(2007)

Assistant director[edit]

Rangula Ratnam (1966)

See also[edit]

Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Official Website Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
on IMDb

v t e

Films directed by Dasari Narayana Rao

1970s

Tata Manavadu
Tata Manavadu
(1972) Samsaram Sagaram
Samsaram Sagaram
(1973) Evariki Vaare Yamuna Teere (1974) Radhamma Pelli (1974) Bantrotu Bharya (1974) Tirupati (1974) Swargam Narakam (1975) Balipeetam
Balipeetam
(1975) Bharatamlo Oka Ammayi (1975) Devude Digivaste (1975) Manushulanta Okkate
Manushulanta Okkate
(1976) Muddabanti Puvvu (1976) O Manishi Tirigi Choodu (1976) Paadavoyi Bharateeyuda (1976) Toorpu Padamara (1976) Yavvanam Katesindi (1976) Bangarakka (1977) Chillarakottu Chittemma (1977) Idekaddi Nyayam (1977) Jeevitame Oka Natakam (1977) Kanya Kumari (1978) Devadasu Mallee Puttadu (1978) Katakataala Rudraiah (1978) Sivaranjani (1978) Swarg Narak
Swarg Narak
(1978) Gorintaku (1979) Kalyani (1979) Korikale Gurralaite (1979) Needa (1979) Peddillu Chinnillu (1979) Ravanude Ramudaithe ?
Ravanude Ramudaithe ?
(1979) Rangoon Rowdy (1979)

1980s

Jyoti Bane Jwala
Jyoti Bane Jwala
(1980) Bandodu Gundamma (1980) Bhola Shankarudu (1980) Buchi Babu (1980) Circus Ramudu (1980) Deepaaradhana (1980) Yedanthasthula Meda
Yedanthasthula Meda
(1980) Ketugaadu (1980) Natchathiram
Natchathiram
(1980) Paalu Neellu (1980) Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980) Sita Ramulu (1980) Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980) Srivari Muchatlu
Srivari Muchatlu
(1981) Swapna (1980) Pyaasa Sawan
Pyaasa Sawan
(1981) Addala Meda (1981) Premabhishekam (1981) Prema Mandiram
Prema Mandiram
(1981) Prema Simhasanam (1981) Bobbili Puli
Bobbili Puli
(1982) Golconda Abbulu (1982) Jagannatha Rathachakralu (1982) Krishnarajunulu (1982) Mehndi Rang Layegi
Mehndi Rang Layegi
(1982) O Aadadi O Magadu (1982) Raga Deepam (1982) Swayamvaram (1982) Yuvaraju (1982) Prem Tapasya
Prem Tapasya
(1983) Bahudoorapu Batasari
Bahudoorapu Batasari
(1983) Meghasandesam
Meghasandesam
(1983) M. L. A. Edukondalu (1983) Police Venkataswami (1983) Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu
Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu
(1983) Rudrakali (1983) Oorantaa Sankranti (1983) Yaadgaar (1984) Asha Jyoti (1984) Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar
Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar
(1984) Abhimanyudu (1984) Haisiyat
Haisiyat
(1984) Jagan (1984) Justice Chakravarti (1984) Police Papanna (1984) Yuddham (1984) Zakhmi Sher
Zakhmi Sher
(1984) Sarfarosh (1985) Wafadaar (1985) Brahma Mudi (1985) Edadugula Bandham (1985) Lanchavataram (1985) Pelli Meeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985) Tirugubatu (1985) Aadi Dampatulu (1986) Dharma Peetham Daddarillindi (1986) Tandra Paparayudu (1986) Ugra Narasimham (1986) Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987) Brahma Nayudu (1987) Majnu (1987) Nene Raju Nene Mantri
Nene Raju Nene Mantri
(1987) Viswanatha Nayakudu (1987) Brahma Puthrudu
Brahma Puthrudu
(1988) Intinti Bhagavatam (1988) Kanchana Seeta (1988) Praja Pratinidhi (1988) Lankeswarudu
Lankeswarudu
(1989) Black Tiger (1989) Naa Mogudu Naake Sontam (1989) Two Town Rowdy
Two Town Rowdy
(1989)

1990s

Mama Alludu (1990) Amma Rajinama
Amma Rajinama
(1991) Niyanta (1991) Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu (1991) Ahankaari (1992) Surigaadu (1992) Subba Rayudi Pelli
Subba Rayudi Pelli
(1992) Venkanna Babu (1992) Santaan
Santaan
(1993) Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993) Kunti Putrudu (1993) Chinnalludu (1993) Mama Kodalu (1993) Ladies Special
Special
(1993) Bangaru Kutumbam
Bangaru Kutumbam
(1994) Nannagaaru (1994) Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995) Maya Bazaar (1995) Orey Rickshaw (1995) Kalyana Praptirastu (1996) Greek Veerudu (1998) Osey Ramulamma (1999)

2000s

Adavi Chukka (2000) Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) Sammakka Sarakka (2000) Chinna (2001) Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002) Rifles (2002) Fools (2003)

2010s

Young India
India
(2010) Parama Veera Chakra
Parama Veera Chakra
(2011) Erra Bus
Erra Bus
(2014)

v t e

National Film Award— Special
Special
Jury Award (feature film)

1978–1980

No Award (1978) No Award (1979) No Award (1980)

1981–2000

Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1981) No Award (1982) Mankada Ravi Varma (1983) T. S. Ranga (1984) Sudha Chandran (1985) John Abraham (1986) M. B. Sreenivasan
M. B. Sreenivasan
(1987) Ashok Ahuja (1988) Amitabh Chakraborty (1989) Pankaj Kapur, Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
and Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1990) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1991) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
and Ketan Mehta
Ketan Mehta
(1992) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
and Pallavi Joshi (1993) Radhu Karmakar and Shaji N. Karun
Shaji N. Karun
(1994) Shyam Benegal
Shyam Benegal
(1995) Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar
and Kirron Kher
Kirron Kher
(1996) Jaimala (1997) Drishyakavya and Ashoke Viswanathan (1998) Kalabhavan Mani
Kalabhavan Mani
(1999) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(2000)

2001–present

Janaki Vishwanathan (2001) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2002) Manoj Bajpai, Roopkatha and Goutam Halder (2003) J. Phillip (2004) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(2005) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2006) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
and Feroz Abbas Khan (2007) NFDC and K. M. Madhusudhanan
K. M. Madhusudhanan
(2008) A. Sreekar Prasad (2009) Bindiya Khanolkar, Sachin Khanolkar and Anant Mahadevan
Anant Mahadevan
(2010) Anjan Dutt (2011) Rituparno Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh
and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(2012) Viva In En, Mahesh Limaye, Future East Film Pvt Ltd and Ashim Ahluwalia (2013) Bhaurao Karhade (2014) Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin
(2015) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2016)

v t e

Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu

1972–1980

Kadiri Venkata Reddy (1972) Tatineni Rama Rao (1973) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1974) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1975) Bapu (1976) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao (1977) K. Balachander
K. Balachander
(1978) Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(1979) Bapu (1980)

1981–1990

Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(1981) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1982) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1983) Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry (1984) Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
(1985) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1986) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1987) M. V. Raghu (1988) Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
(1989) Kodi Ramakrishna
Kodi Ramakrishna
(1990)

1991–2000

Kranthi Kumar (1991) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1992) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao (1993) S. V. Krishna Reddy (1994) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1995) Krishna Vamsi (1996) Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(1997) Krishna Vamsi (1998) B. Gopal (1999) K. Vijaya Bhaskar (2000)

2001–2010

Teja (2001) Krishna Vamsi (2002) Gunasekhar
Gunasekhar
(2003) Sukumar (2004) Trivikram Srinivas
Trivikram Srinivas
(2005) Puri Jagannadh
Puri Jagannadh
(2006) Sekhar Kammula
Sekhar Kammula
(2007) Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi (2008) S. S. Rajamouli
S. S. Rajamouli
(2009) Krish (2010) Srinu Vaitla (2011) S. S. Rajamouli
S. S. Rajamouli
(2012) Trivikram Srinivas
Trivikram Srinivas
(2013) Vikram Kumar (2014) S. S. Rajamouli
S. S. Rajamouli
(2015)

v t e

Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement

1983–1989

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1989)

1990–1999

Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)

2001–2010

M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
Thilakan
& Sukumari
Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)

2011–present

S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

v t e

Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

1980–1990

1980: L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(director and producer) 1981: P. Pullaiah and Santha Kumari
Santha Kumari
(director and producer) 1982: B. A. Subba Rao
B. A. Subba Rao
(director, producer and writer) 1983: M. A. Rahman 1984: Kosaraju Raghavaiah Choudary (lyricist, poet and actor) 1985: Bhanumati (actor, producer, singer, music director, and writer) 1986: Bapu and Mullapudi Venkata Ramana 1987: B. Nagi Reddy (producer) 1988: D. V. S. Raju (producer) 1989: Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(actor) 1990: Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(actor, director, and producer)

1991–2000

1991: Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(Film director) 1992: S. Rajeswara Rao (composer) 1993: D. Madhusudhana Rao (producer) 1994: Anjali Devi
Anjali Devi
(actress) 1995: Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao (actor, cinematographer, director, producer) 1996: Inturi Venkateswara Rao 1997: V. Madhusudhan Rao 1998: Gummadi Venkateswara Rao (actor) 1999: Santha Kumari
Santha Kumari
(actress and producer) 2000: Kanta Rao
Kanta Rao
(actor, producer)

2001–present

2001: Allu Rama Lingaiah (actor) 2002: P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(playback singer) 2003: V. B. Rajendra Prasad (producer) 2004: Krishnaveni (actress and producer) 2005: M. S. Reddy (producer, writer, and director) 2006: Daggubati Rama Naidu (producer, actor) 2007: Tammareddy Krishna Murthy (producer) 2008: Vijaya Nirmala (actress, producer and director) 2009: K. Ragava (producer) 2010: M. Balaiah (actor, producer and director) 2011: Kaikala Satyanarayana (actor, producer and director) 2012: Kodi Ramakrishna
Kodi Ramakrishna
(director) 2013: Vanisri (actress) 2014: Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(actor) 2015: Eswar (publicity designer, writer) 2016: Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(actor, producer)

v t e

Nandi Award for Best Actor

Nandi Awards

1964–1980

Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1964) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1965) Chandra Mohan (1966) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1967) S. V. Ranga Rao
S. V. Ranga Rao
(1968) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1969) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
(1970) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1971) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1972) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1973) Krishna (1974) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1975) Rallapalli (1976) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1977) Hema Sundar (1978) Gokina Rama Rao (1979) M. Prabhakar Reddy (1980)

1981–1990

M. Prabhakar Reddy (1981) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1982) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1983) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1984) Murali Mohan (1985) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1986) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1987) Venkatesh (1988) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1989) Rajendra Prasad (1990)

1991-2000

Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(1991) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1992) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
and Suman (1993) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1994) Venkatesh and Naresh (1995) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
(1996) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(1997) Venkatesh (1998) Venkatesh (1999) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
(2000)

2001-present

Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2001) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
and Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(2002) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2003) Rajendra Prasad (2004) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2005) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(2006) Venkatesh (2007) Ravi Teja
Ravi Teja
(2008) Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2009) Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2010) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2011) Nani (2012) Prabhas
Prabhas
(2013) Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2014) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2015) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2016)

Category

v t e

Nandi Award for Best Director

1981-2000

Bharathiraja (1981) U. Visweswar Rao (1982) Jandhyala (1983) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao (1984) Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
(1985) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1986) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1987) Suresh Krissna (1988) Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma
(1989) Kranthi Kumar (1990) Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma
(1991) C. Umamaheswara Rao
C. Umamaheswara Rao
(1992) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao (1993) Singeetam Srinivas Rao
Singeetam Srinivas Rao
(1994) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao (1995) Gangaraju Gunnam (1996) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao (1997) Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(1998) Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma
(1999) S. V. Krishna Reddy (2000)

2001-present

Teja (2001) Krishna Vamsi (2002) Gunasekhar
Gunasekhar
(2003) Sekhar Kammula
Sekhar Kammula
(2004) Krishna Vamsi (2005) Sekhar Kammula
Sekhar Kammula
(2006) Krishna Vamsi (2007) Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi (2008) S. S. Rajamouli
S. S. Rajamouli
(2009) Sunil Kumar Reddy (2010) N. Shankar (2011) S. S. Rajamouli
S. S. Rajamouli
(2012) Daya Kodavaganti (2013) Boyapati Srinu (2014) S. S. Rajamouli
S. S. Rajamouli
(2015) Satish Vegesna (201

.