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Kotayya Pratyagatma (born Kolli Kotayya Pratyagatma), also known as K. P. Atma (b: 31 October 1925 - d: 8 June 2001) was an Indian film journalist, director and producer known for his works in Bollywood
Bollywood
and Telugu cinema. He has garnered three National Film Awards.[1][2]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Journalist 3 Cinema 4 Awards 5 Filmography

5.1 Director 5.2 Writer 5.3 Producer

6 References 7 External links

Personal life[edit] He was born on 31 October 1925 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Director K. Vasu is his son. He is also survived by his wife Satyavati, a daughter Tejo Latha in Bangalore and a son Kalidas in the United States. He died on 8 June 2001 in Hyderabad, India. Journalist[edit] Before entering film industry, he worked as a journalist for magazine Prajashakti in 1952 and as an editor for the magazine Jwala. Cinema[edit] His debut film was Bharya Bhartalu
Bharya Bhartalu
in 1961. He has directed about 30 films in Telugu and Hindi and also produced a few films under Atma Arts. His film Raja Aur Runk went on to become a silver jubilee. He introduced Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
to the film industry with his Nandi Award winning Telugu film Chilaka Gorinka in 1966. Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

1961: President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Bharya Bharthalu[3] 1962: Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film in Telugu - Kula Gothralu[4] 1965: Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film in Telugu - Manushulu Mamathalu[5]

Filmography[edit] Director[edit]

Telugu

Nayakudu Vinayakudu (1980) Kamalamma Kamatam (1979) Kannavaari Illu (1978) Manchi Manasu (1978) Gadusu Ammayi (1977) Alludochchaadu (1976) Attavaarillu (1976) Deeksha (1974) Mugguru Ammayilu (1974) Palletoori Bava (1973) Stree (1973) Shrimantudu
Shrimantudu
(1971) Manasu Mangalyam (1970) Aadarsha Kutumbam (1969) Maa Vadina (1967) Chilaka Gorinka (1966) Manashulu Mamatalu (1965) Manchi Manishi (1964) Punarjanma (1963) Kula Gotralu
Kula Gotralu
(1962) Bharya Bhartalu
Bharya Bhartalu
(1961)

Hindi

Do Ladkiyan (1976) Mehmaan (1973) Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari
Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari
(1971) Bachpan
Bachpan
(1970) Tamanna (1969) Raja Aur Runk (1968) Chhota Bhai (1966)

Writer[edit]

Alludochchaadu (1976) Bachpan
Bachpan
(1970) Raja Aur Runk (1968) Punarjanma (1963) Illarikam
Illarikam
(1959) Jayam Manade (1956) Nirupedalu (1954)

Producer[edit]

Bachpan
Bachpan
(1970) Chilaka Gorinka (1966)

References[edit]

^ The Hindu : The stamp of honour ^ K Pratyagatma Birth Anniversary Today - Business of Tollywood ^ "9th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved September 8, 2011.  ^ "10th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved September 9, 2011.  ^ "13th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Kolli Pratyagatma on IMDb

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 122338928

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