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K. Raghavendra Rao (born Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao on 23 May 1941, popularly known as Darsakendra)[1] is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and choreographer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema
Telugu cinema
and a few Hindi and Kannada films. He has garnered seven state Nandi Awards, the IIFA Award, the SIIMA Award, five Filmfare Awards South
Filmfare Awards South
and two CineMAA Awards.[2] In a film career spanning more than five decades, Rao has directed more than a hundred feature films, of which around ninety were box office hits, across multiple genres such as romantic comedy, fantasy, melodrama, action thriller, biographical and romance films.[3][4]

Contents

1 Film craft and style 2 Personal life 3 Awards and honors 4 Filmography

4.1 Director 4.2 Supervisor of direction 4.3 Associate director 4.4 Producer 4.5 Presenter 4.6 Choreographer

5 TV shows 6 References 7 External links

Film craft and style[edit] The 1987 Social problem film Agni
Agni
Putrudu, and the 1988 action thriller Aakhari Poratam, were screened at the 11th and 12th International Film Festival of India
International Film Festival of India
respectively in the mainstream section.[5] In 1992, he directed the melodrama Gharana Mogudu, premiered at the 1993 International Film Festival of India
International Film Festival of India
in the mainstream section,[6] which became the first Telugu film
Telugu film
to gross over ₹ 10 crore at the box office.[7] Next, he directed the instant hit Allari Priyudu, which was also premiered at the 1994 International Film Festival of India
International Film Festival of India
in the mainstream section.[8] In 1997, he scripted and directed the historical biographical film Annamayya, which won two National Film Awards, and was also premiered at the 1998 International Film Festival of India
International Film Festival of India
in the mainstream section.[9] Subsequently, he directed the critically acclaimed biographical devotional films such as Sri Manjunatha
Sri Manjunatha
(2001), Sri Ramadasu (2006), Pandurangadu
Pandurangadu
(2008), Shirdi Sai
Shirdi Sai
(2012) and Om Namo Venkatesaya (2017), which received several state Nandi Awards. On the other hand, Rao has directed several action films which were box office hits, and is known for portraying his lead actresses in a sensuous manner.[2][10] Personal life[edit] Mr. Raghavendra Rao is the son of veteran director Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao and mother Koteswaramma [11] and Rao is the father of actor turned filmmaker Prakash Kovelamudi. Raghavendra Rao is an executive member in the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam
Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam
Board.[12] Awards and honors[edit]

State Nandi Awards

B. N. Reddy National Award for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema (2009) Nandi Award for Best Director – Annamayya
Annamayya
(1997) Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (director) – Annamayya
Annamayya
(1997) Nandi Award for Best Choreographer – Pelli Sandadi
Pelli Sandadi
(1996) Nandi Award for Best Director – Pelli Sandadi
Pelli Sandadi
(1996) Nandi Award for Best Director – Allari Priyudu
Allari Priyudu
(1993) Nandi Award for Best Director – Bobbili Brahmanna
Bobbili Brahmanna
(1984)

Filmfare Awards South

Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Prema Lekhalu (1977) Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990)[13] Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Allari Priyudu
Allari Priyudu
(1993) Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Annamayya
Annamayya
(1997)[14] Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South
(2002)

IIFA Awards

IIFA Award for Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema (2017)[15]

SIIMA Awards

SIIMA Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)

CineMAA Awards

CineMAA Award for Lifetime Contribution – (2012) CineMAA Awards
CineMAA Awards
for Best Film (Jury) – Shirdi Sai – (2013)

Other Awards

Allu Ramalingaiah Award (2016)

Filmography[edit] Director[edit]

No. Title Year Artists Notes

1 Babu 1975 Sobhan Babu, Vanisri, Laxmi & Aruna irani

2 Jyothi 1976 Jayasudha, Murali Mohan, Gummadi remake of the Hindi film
Hindi film
Mili (1975)

3 Raja Shoban Babu, Jayasudha

4 Aame Katha 1977 Jayasudha, Murali Mohan, Rajanikanth

5 Amara Deepam Krishnam Raju, Jayasudha, Murali Mohan remake of Tamil film Dheepam (1977)

6 Prema Lekhalu Jayasudha, Deepa Ananth Nag & Murali Mohan

7 Kalpana Jaya Chitra, Murali mohan Remake of Hindi film
Hindi film
Anamika

8 Adavi Ramudu N.T.Rama Rao, Jayaprada, Jayasudha remake of 1973 Kannada blockbuster film Gandhada Gudi

9 Padaharella Vayasu 1978 Sridevi, Chandramohan Remake of Bharathi Raja's 16 Vayathinile (Tamil)

10 Simha Baludu NTR, Vanisri & Jayamalini

11 Radha
Radha
Krishna Shoban babu & Jayaprada

12 Kedi No. 1 N.T.Rama Rao, Jayasudha

13 Nindu Noorellu

14 Driver Ramudu 1979 N.T.Rama Rao, Jayasudha

15 Vetagaadu N.T.Rama Rao, Sridevi

16 Nippulaanti Nijam 1980

17 Nishana Jeetendra, Poonam Dhillon

18 Bhale Krishnudu Krishna, Jayaprada
Jayaprada
& Sangeetha

19 Gharana Donga Krishna, Sridevi
Sridevi
& Geeta

20 Mosagadu Sobhan Babu, Chiranjeevi, Sridevi

21 Rowdy Ramudu Konte Krishnudu N.T.Rama Rao, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sridevi, Ralyalakshmi

22 Satyabhama 1981 Remake of Bhagyaraja's Tamil Film.Chandra mohan & Jayasudha

23 Ragile Jwala Krishnam Raju, Sujatha, Jaya Prada

24 Gajadonga N.T.Rama Rao, Jayasudha

25 Ooriki Monagadu Krishna, Jaya Prada, Rao Gopal Rao

26 Tirugu Leni Manishi N.T.Rama Rao, Chiranjeevi, Rati Agnihotri

27 Satyam Shivam Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sridevi
Sridevi
Kapoor, Rati Agnihotri

28 Prema Kanuka Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sridevi

29 Kondaveeti Simham N.T.Rama Rao, Sridevi, Jayanthi, Mohan Babu

30 Madhura Swapnam 1982 Krishnam Raju, Jayasudha, Jaya Prada

31 Trishulam Krishnam Raju, Sridevi, Jayasudha, Raadhika

32 Justice Chowdary N.T.Rama Rao, Sridevi

33 Farz Aur Kanoon Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Rati Agnihotri

34 Devata Sobhan Babu, Sridevi, Jaya Prada

35 Himmatwala 1983 Jeetendra, Sridevi

36 Adavi Simhalu Krishnam Raju, Krishna, Jaya Prada, Sridevi

37 Jaani Dost Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Parveen Babi, Sridevi

38 Justice Chaudhury Jeetendra, Sridevi, Hema Malini, Moushumi Chatterjee

39 Shakti Krishna, Jayasudha & Giribabu

40 Tohfa 1984 Jeetendra, Sridevi, Jaya Prada

41 Bobbili Brahmanna Krishnam Raju, Sharada, Jayasudha

42 Kaamyab Jeetendra, Shabana Azmi, Radha

43 Naya Kadam Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Prada, Padmini Kolhapure, Sridevi

44 Iddaru Kodukulu

45 Iddaru Dongalu

46 Hoshiyar 1985 Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Jayaprada, Meenakshi Sheshadri

47 Pattabhishekam Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vijayashanti

48 Adavi Donga Chiranjeevi, Radha

49 Masterji Rajesh Khanna, Sridevi

50 Mera Saathi Jeetendra, Rajiv Kapoor, Jaya Prada, Mandakini 50th FIlm

51 Agni
Agni
Parvatam Krishna, Vijayashanti, Radha

52 Vajrayudam Krishna, Sridevi

53 Apoorva Sahodarulu 1986 Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vijayashanti, Bhanupriya

54 Kaliyuga Pandavulu Venkatesh, Khushboo

55 Dharm Adhikari Dilip Kumar, Jeetendra, Rohini Hattangadi, Sridevi

56 Ravana Brahma Krishnam Raju, Radha, Lakshmi, Raadhika

57 Kondaveeti Raja Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti, Radha

58 Suhaagan Jeetendra, Sridevi, Padmini Kolhapure

59 Chanakya Shapadham Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti

60 Bharatamlo Arjunudu 1987 Venkatesh, Kushboo

61 Sahasa Samrat Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vijayashanti

62 Agni
Agni
Putrudu Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sarada, Rajani, Sivaji Ganesan

63 Janaki Ramudu 1988 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Vijayashanti

64 Donga Ramudu Nandamuri Balakrishna, Radha

65 Manchi Donga Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti, Suhasini Mani Ratnam

66 Aakhari Poratam Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sridevi, Suhasini

67 Yuddha Bhoomi Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti

68 Agni 1989 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Shantipriya

69 Rudranetra Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti, Radha

70 Ontari Poratam Venkatesh, Swetha, Rupini

71 Alludugaru 1990 Mohan Babu, Ramya Krishna, Shobana

72 Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari Chiranjeevi, Sridevi

73 Coolie No.1 1991 Venkatesh, Tabu

74 Rowdy Alludu Chiranjeevi, Shobana, Divya Bharati

75 Sundarakanda 1992 Venkatesh, Meena, Aparna

76 Allari Mogudu Mohan Babu, Meena, Ramya Krishna

77 Gharana Mogudu Chiranjeevi, Nagma remake of the Rajkumar's superhit Kannada film, Anuraga Aralithu

78 Aswamedham Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shobhan Babu, Meena, Nagma

79 Allari Priyudu 1993 Rajasekhar, Ramya Krishna, Madhoo

80 Major Chandrakanth N.T.Rama Rao, Mohan Babu, Sharada, Ramya Krishna, Nagma

81 Allari Premikudu 1994 Jagapati Babu, Rambha, Soundarya, Kanchan

82 Muddula Priyudu Venkatesh, Ramya Krishna, Rambha

83 Mugguru Monagallu Chiranjeevi, Nagma, Roja, Ramya Krishna

84 Raja Simham 1995 Rajasekhar, Ramya Krishna, Soundarya

85 Gharana Bullodu Akkineni Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishna, Aamani

86 Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya 1996 Venkatesh, Shilpa Shetty, Malashree

87 Bombay Priyudu J. D. Chakravarthy, Rambha

88 Pelli Sandadi Srikanth, Ravali, Deepti Bhatnagar

89 Annamayya 1997 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Suman, Mohan Babu, Ramya Krishna, Bhanupriya, Roja, Kasturi

90 Mere Sapno Ki Rani Urmila Matondkar, Sanjay Kapoor

91 Shrimati Vellosta 1998 Jagapati Babu, Devayani, Poonam

92 Love Story 1999 Prabhu Deva, Vadde Naveen, Ramya Krishna, Rambha, Laila

93 Paradesi Viswa, Tanuja, Madhav, Monet Quick, Brahmanandam

94 Iddaru Mitrulu 1999 Chiranjeevi, Sakshi Sivanand, Ramya Krishna

95 Raja Kumarudu Mahesh Babu, Preity Zinta

96 Pelli Sambandham 2000 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sumanth, Sakshi Shivanand

97 Moodu Mukkalaata Jagapati Babu, Soundarya, Rambha, Raasi

98 Sri Manjunatha 2001 Chiranjeevi, Ambareesh, Abhijeeth, Arjun Sarja, Meena, Soundarya, Sumalatha

99 Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh, Johnny Lever, Vinay Anand, Isha Koppikar, Ketki Dave

100 Gangotri 2003 Allu Arjun, Aditi Agarwal 100th FIlm

101 Subash Chandra Bose 2005 Venkatesh, Shriya Saran, Genelia D'Souza

102 Allari Bullodu Nitin, Trisha, Rathi

103 Sri Ramadasu 2006 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sneha, Suman

104 Pandurangadu 2008 Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sneha, Tabu

105 Jhummandi Naadam 2010 Manoj Manchu, Tapsee Pannu

106 Shirdi Sai 2012 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Srikanth, Sayaji Shinde, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Sarath Babu, Sai Kumar

107 Intintaa Annamayya 2013 Reventh, Ananya (actress), Sanam Shetty Not Released

108 Om Namo Venkatesaya 2017 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Anushka Shetty, Saurabh Raj Jain, Pragya Jaiswal, Vimala Raman

Supervisor of direction[edit]

Student No. 1 (2001) Pallakilo Pellikuturu (2004)

Associate director[edit]

Vagdanam
Vagdanam
(1961)

Producer[edit]

Naya Kadam (1984) Allari Priyudu
Allari Priyudu
(1993) Iddaru Mitrulu (1999) Pelli Sambandham (2000) Okato Number Kurradu (2002) Morning Raga
Morning Raga
(2004) Bommalata (2004)

Presenter[edit]

Sarigamalu (1992) Student No. 1 (2001) Bobby (2002) Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011) Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017)

Choreographer[edit]

Pelli Sandadi
Pelli Sandadi
(1996)

TV shows[edit]

2002 Shanti Nivasam (writer) 2014 Soundrya Lahari 2016 Koyilamma (MAA TV)

References[edit]

^ Telugu Cinema Celebrity Bio Data – K Raghavendra Rao ^ a b CINEmaa Lifetime Achievement Award for Raghavendra Rao – The Hindu ^ Candid and confident – The Hindu ^ " Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao Photo Gallery - Telugu Cinema Director". Cineherald. Archived from the original on 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2017-12-17.  ^ http://iffi.nic.in/Dff2011/Frm12IIFAAward.aspx?PdfName=12IIFA.pdf ^ http://iffi.nic.in/Dff2011/Frm24IIFAAward.aspx?PdfName=24IIFA.pdf ^ First Telugu film
Telugu film
to gross 100 million – Times Of India ^ http://iffi.nic.in/Dff2011/Frm25IIFAAward.aspx?PdfName=25IIFA.pdf ^ http://iffi.nic.in/Dff2011/Frm29IIFAAward.aspx?PdfName=29IIFA.pdf ^ Saroja Devi, Ramoji Rao among recipients of A.P. film awards – The Hindu ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLbxJiJ5TQ ^ When the stars descended – The Hindu ^ http:// Refer Filmfare Magazine August 1991, 38th filmfare awards south ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-05.  ^ IANS (30 March 2017). "'Janatha Garage', 'Kirik Party' bag top honours at IIFA Utsavam
IIFA Utsavam
2017" – via Business Standard. 

External links[edit]

K. Raghavendra Rao on IMDb

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 26647292

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Films directed by K. Raghavendra Rao

1970s

Babu (1975) Jyothi (1976) Aame Katha (1977) Amara Deepam (1977) Adavi Ramudu (1977) Padaharella Vayasu
Padaharella Vayasu
(1978) Driver Ramudu
Driver Ramudu
(1979) Vetagaadu
Vetagaadu
(1979)

1980s

Nishana (1980) Bhale Krishnudu (1980) Mosagadu (1980) Rowdy Ramudu Konte Krishnudu
Rowdy Ramudu Konte Krishnudu
(1980) Ragile Jwala (1981) Gaja Donga
Gaja Donga
(1981) Ooriki Monagadu
Ooriki Monagadu
(1981) Tirugu Leni Manishi
Tirugu Leni Manishi
(1981) Satyam Shivam
Satyam Shivam
(1981) Kondaveeti Simham
Kondaveeti Simham
(1981) Madhura Swapnam
Madhura Swapnam
(1982) Trishulam (1982) Justice Chaudhury
Justice Chaudhury
(1982) Farz Aur Kanoon
Farz Aur Kanoon
(1982) Devata
Devata
(1982) Himmatwala (1983) Adavi Simhalu (1983) Jaani Dost
Jaani Dost
(1983) Justice Chaudhury
Justice Chaudhury
(1983) Tohfa
Tohfa
(1984) (Hindi) Bobbili Brahmanna
Bobbili Brahmanna
(1984) Kaamyab
Kaamyab
(1984) (Hindi) Naya Kadam (1984) (Hindi) Hoshiyar
Hoshiyar
(1985) Pattabhishekam (1985) Adavi Donga
Adavi Donga
(1985) Masterji
Masterji
(1985) Mera Saathi
Mera Saathi
(1985) Agni Parvatam
Agni Parvatam
(1985) Apoorva Sahodarulu
Apoorva Sahodarulu
(1985) Kaliyuga Pandavulu
Kaliyuga Pandavulu
(1985) Dharm Adhikari
Dharm Adhikari
(1986) Ravana Brahma (1986) Kondaveeti Raja (1986) Suhaagan
Suhaagan
(1986) (Hindi) Chanakya Shapadham
Chanakya Shapadham
(1986) Bharatamlo Arjunudu
Bharatamlo Arjunudu
(1987) Sahasa Samrat
Sahasa Samrat
(1987) Agni Putrudu
Agni Putrudu
(1987) Janaki Ramudu
Janaki Ramudu
(1988) Donga Ramudu
Donga Ramudu
(1988) Manchi Donga
Manchi Donga
(1988) Aakhari Poratam
Aakhari Poratam
(1988) Yuddha Bhoomi
Yuddha Bhoomi
(1988) Agni
Agni
(1989) Rudranetra
Rudranetra
(1989) Ontari Poratam
Ontari Poratam
(1989)

1990s

Alludugaru
Alludugaru
(1990) Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990) Coolie No. 1 (1991) Rowdy Alludu
Rowdy Alludu
(1991) Sundarakanda (1992) Allari Mogudu (1992) Gharana Mogudu
Gharana Mogudu
(1992) Aswamedham (1992) Allari Priyudu
Allari Priyudu
(1993) Major Chandrakanth (1993) Allari Premikudu (1994) Muddula Priyudu
Muddula Priyudu
(1994) Mugguru Monagallu
Mugguru Monagallu
(1995) Raja Simham (1995) Gharana Bullodu
Gharana Bullodu
(1996) Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya
Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya
(1996) Pelli Sandadi
Pelli Sandadi
(1996) Bombay Priyudu (1996) Annamayya
Annamayya
(1997) Mere Sapno Ki Rani (1998) (Hindi) Srimathi Vellostha
Srimathi Vellostha
(1998) Love Story 1999 (1998) Iddaru Mitrulu (1999) Raja Kumarudu
Raja Kumarudu
(1999)

2000s

Pelli Sambandham (2000) Moodu Mukkalaata
Moodu Mukkalaata
(2000) Sri Manjunatha
Sri Manjunatha
(2001) (Kannada/Telugu) Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa
Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa
(2001) (Hindi) Gangotri
Gangotri
(2003) Subash Chandra Bose
Subash Chandra Bose
(2005) Allari Bullodu (2005) Sri Ramadasu
Sri Ramadasu
(2006) Pandurangadu
Pandurangadu
(2008)

2010s

Jhummandi Naadam
Jhummandi Naadam
(2010) Shirdi Sai
Shirdi Sai
(2012) Om Namo Venkatesaya
Om Namo Venkatesaya
(2017) Intintaa Annamayya
Annamayya
(-)

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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
Krishna
Reddy (1994) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1995) Krishna
Krishna
Vamsi (1996) Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(1997) Krishna
Krishna
Vamsi (1998) B. Gopal (1999) K. Vijaya Bhaskar (2000)

2001–2010

Teja (2001) Krishna
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)

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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
Krishna
& Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi
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)

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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
Krishna
Reddy (2000)

2001-present

Teja (2001) Krishna
Krishna
Vamsi (2002) Gunasekhar
Gunasekhar
(2003) Sekhar Kammula
Sekhar Kammula
(2004) Krishna
Krishna
Vamsi (2005) Sekhar Kammula
Sekhar Kammula
(2006) Krishna
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

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