Dasari Narayana Rao

  • Dasari Narayana Rao

    Dasari Narayana Rao (born 4 May 1944, Palakollu, West Godavari), is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. Most of his films emphasise social injustice, corruption and gender discrimination.

    He holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films. During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages. He has introduced actors and directors like Mohan Babu, R. Narayana Murthy, Raviraja Pinisetty, Muthyala Subbaiah to Telugu film industry.

  • Dasari Narayana Rao
    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. Balipeetham (1975)
    9. Bharatamlo Oka Ammayi (1975)
    10. Devude Digivaste (1975)
    11. Manushulanta Okkate (1976)
    12. Muddabanti Puvvu (1976)
    13. O Manishi Tirigi Choodu (1976)
    14. Paadavoyi Bharateeyuda (1976)
    15. Toorpu Padamara (1976)
    16. Yavvanam Katesindi (1976)
    17. Bangarakka (1977)
    18. Chillarakottu Chittamma (1977)
    19. Idekaddi Nyayam (1977)
    20. Jeevitame Oka Natakam (1977)
    21. Kanya Kumari (1978)
    22. Devadasu Mallee Puttadu (1978)
    23. Katakataala Rudraiah (1978)
    24. Sivaranjani (1978)
    25. Swarg Narak (1978)
    26. Gorintaku (1979)
    27. Kalyani (1979)
    28. Korikale Gurralaite (1979)
    29. Needa (1979)
    30. Peddillu Chinnillu (1979)
    31. Ramude Ravanudaite (1979)
    32. Rangoon Rowdy (1979)
    33. Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
    34. Bandodu Gundamma (1980)
    35. Bhola Shankarudu (1980)
    36. Buchchi Babu (1980)
    37. Circus Ramudu (1980)
    38. Deepaaradhana (1980)
    39. Edantastula Meda (1980)
    40. Ketugaadu (1980)
    41. Natchathiram (1980)
    42. Paalu Neellu (1980)
    43. Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980)
    44. Sita Ramulu (1980)
    45. Shrivaari Muchchatlu (1980)
    46. Swapna (1980) (Director)
    47. Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980)
    48. Pyaasa Sawan (1981) (Director)
    49. Addala Meda (1981)
    50. Premabhishekam (1981)
    51. Prema Mandiram (1981)
    52. Prema Simhasanam (1981)
    53. Bobbili Puli (1982)
    54. Golconda Abbulu (1982)
    55. Jagannatha Rathachakralu (1982)
    56. Jayasudha (1982)
    57. Krishnarajunulu (1982)
    58. Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
    59. O Aadadi O Magadu (1982)
    60. Raga 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. Oorantaa Sankranti (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 Chakravarti (1984)
    78. Police Papanna (1984)
    79. Yuddham (1984)
    80. Zakhmi Sher (1984)
    81. Wafadaar (1985) (Director)
    82. Brahma Mudi (1985)
    83. Edadugula Bandham (1985)
    84. Lanchavataram (1985)
    85. Pelli Meeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985)
    86. Tirugubatu (1985)
    87. Aadi Dampatulu (1986)
    88. Dharma Peetham Daddarillindi (1986)
    89. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)
    90. Ugra Narasimham (1986)
    91. Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987)
    92. Brahma Nayudu (1987)
    93. Majnu (1987)
    94. Nene Raju Nene Mantri (1987)
    95. Hitler (1997) (Actor)
    96. Vishwanatha Nayakudu (1987)
    97. Brahma Puthrudu (1988)
    98. Intinti Bhagavatam (1988)
    99. Kanchana Seeta (1988)
    100. Praja Pratinidhi (1988)
    101. Lankeswarudu (1989)
    102. Black Tiger (1989)
    103. Naa Mogudu Naake Sontam (1989)
    104. Two Town Rowdy (1989)
    105. Mama Alludu (1990)
    106. Amma Rajinama (1991)
    107. Niyanta (1991)
    108. Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu (1991)
    109. Ahankaari (1992)
    110. Surigaadu (1992)
    111. Subbarayudu Pelli (1992)
    112. Mamagaaru (1991)actor
    113. Venkanna Babu (1992)
    114. Santaan (1993)
    115. Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993)
    116. Kunti Putrudu (1993)
    117. Mama Kodalu (1993)
    118. Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
    119. Nannagaaru (1994)
    120. Punyabhoomi Naa Desham (1994)
    121. Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995)
    122. Maya Bazaar (1995)
    123. Orey Rickshaw (1995)
    124. Vishwamitra (1995)
    125. Kalyana Praptirastu (1996)
    126. Osey Ramulamma (1997)
    127. Greeku Veerudu (1998)
    128. Adavi Chukka (2000)
    129. Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
    130. Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
    131. Chinna (2001)
    132. Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002)
    133. Rifles (2002)
    134. Fools (2003)
    135. Maisamma IPS (2007)
    136. Aadivaram Adavallaku Selavu (2007)
    137. Mestri (2009)
    138. Young India (2010)
    139. Parama Veera Chakra (2011)
    140. Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda (2014)
    141. Erra Bus (2014)
  • Dasari Narayana Rao

    National Film Awards

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

    Filmfare Awards

    1. Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Gorintaku (1979)
    2. Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Premabhishekam (1981)
    3. Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) – Meghasandesam (1982)
    4. Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Osey Ramulamma (1997)
    5. Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South (2001)

    Nandi Awards

    1. NTR National Award – Life Time contribution to Indian Cinema

    Nandi Award for Best Actor

    1. Mesthri
    2. Mamagaru

    Nandi Award for Best Feature Film

    1. Kante Kuthurne Kanu – 1998
    2. Bangaru Kutumbam – 1994
    3. Meghasandesam – 1982
    4. Swargam Narakam – 1975
    5. Samsaram Sagaram – 1973
    6. Tata Manavadu – 1972

    CineMAA Awards

    1. CineMAA Award for Life Time Contribution – 2003

    Other Awards

    1. Vamsee Berkeley, Kalasagar, Siromani, Madras Film Fans Awards and Cine Herald Awards
    2. Jyothi Chitra Super Director Award – six times
    3. Ancient Andhra Patrika Best Director Award – six times
    4. Sobhan Babu first memorial award in 2009

    Honours

    1. Doctorate "Kalaprapoorna" from Andhra University for his contribution to Telugu Culture and Telugu Cinema in 1986.