D RamaNaidu

Date of Birth: June 06, 1936
Dadasaheb Phalke Award
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D. Ramanaidu
Born Daggubati Ramanaidu
June 6, 1936
Occupation Producer
Spouse Daggubati Rajeswari
Awards Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Dr. Daggubati Ramanaidu (Telugu: దగ్గుబాటి రామానాయుడు) (born 6 June 1936) is an Indian movie producer and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner for the year 2009. The Guinness Book of Records lists him as the most prolific producer with 130 films.1 Apart from producing Telugu movies, he has also produced movies in languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali.

He was born on 6 June 1936 to Daggubati Venkateswarlu and Lakshmi Devamma in Karamchedu in the present-day Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.2 In 1963, he produced his first Telugu film Anuragam, followed by a very successful Ramudu Bheemudu starring N. T. Rama Rao in 1964.1 He is a member of the Telugu Desam Party and represented Baptala constituency in Guntur District in the 13th Lok Sabha from 1999-2004. He lost in the elections to the same seat for the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004.34

D.Ramanaidu has been married to Rajeshwari. His elder son D.Suresh Babu runs one of the most prestigious production house of Telugu film industry, Suresh Productions.His other son D.Venkatesh also called as Victory Venkatesh is a very prominent actor with over 65 films to his name.He also has a daughter called Lakshmi who was briefly married to Akkineni Nagarjuna.

He had worked with a number of stalwarts of Indian film industry such as N. T. Rama Rao, A. Nageswara Rao, Sivaji Ganesan, Pandari Bai, Jamuna, Padmini (actress), Sobhan Babu, Kamal Haasan, Jayaprada, Chiranjeevi, Rajnikanth, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Rekha, Jeetendra and Sreedevi.Prominent artistes introduced by him include his son Venkatesh, Harish, Vanisri, Aryan Rajesh, Tabu, Kushboo Sundar, Allari Naresh and Malasree. Ramanaidu has also set up studios, recording, preview and dubbing theatres and laboratories in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.

His film Surigadu was selected for the Indian Panorama in 1993. Asukh, a Bengali film, won the National Award for the Best Film in 1999. Apart from this, his films have been honoured with several awards by the Andhra Pradesh government.He has also produced a film titled 'Hamari Beti' in Hindi which focuses on how handicapped people can lead a normal life and achieve their goals. The protagonist in the film is a girl who is severely handicapped in real life. This film has been screened in International Film Festivals like Chicago and Venice.

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