Bommireddy Nagi Reddy

Occupation:
Director, Story Writer, Dialogue Writer
Bommireddy Nagi Reddy
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Bommireddy Nagi Reddy (2 December 1912 - 25 February 20041) was a Telugu movie producer from Pottipadu Village in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. He set up Vijaya Vauhini Studios in Chennai, which was then Asia's biggest film studio.1 As his elder brother (who was also a director) had the same initials and was known as B. N. Reddy, Nagi Reddy was popularly known as B. Nagi Reddy. Some of the movies produced by Nagi Reddy include Patala Bhairavi (1951), Missamma (1955), Maya Bazaar (1957), Gundamma Katha (1962), Ram Aur Shyam, Shriman Shrimati, Julie (1975), and Swarg Narak (1978), the latter two of which were in Hindi. His heir is Venkatramana Reddy. A new award was incorporated, commemorating his 100th birth year, the Nagi Reddy, memorial Award for the best Telugu and Tamil family entertainersNagi Reddy along with his friend and partner Alur Chakrapani produced over fifty films in four decades in the four South Indian languages and Hindi.1 He made mythological, devotional, and historical Telugu movies. Some of his more notable films include Pathala Bhairavi, Maya Bazaar, and Missamma. He made most of his films in association with screen writer Chakrapani. Nagi Reddy closed down Vijaya-Vahini after the Tamil film industry moved out of studios in the 1970s, and started the Vijaya Hospital and Vijaya Health Centre. He stopped producing movies after the death of his friend and partner Chakrapani.