Dasari Narayana Rao

Occupation:
Actor, Director, Producer, Lyricist, Screenplay, Story Writer, Supporting Cast, Dialogue Writer, Cinematographer
Awards:
Received Nandi Award in 1974 for the Film Thatha Manavadu, Received Golden Nandi award for the best Film Swargam Narakam (remade in Hindi as Swarg Narak), Best director Nandi award for Meghasandesam in 1983, Best actor Nandi award for Mamagaru in 1992, Doc
Dasari Narayana Rao
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Real/Other Names:: Dasari
Date of Birth:: May 04, 1947(Age-63)
Place of Birth:: Palakol,West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

Family and Relations

Spouse:Dasari Padma
Son:Dasari Arun Kumar

Mini Biography

Career:

Dr.DasariNarayanaRao is an Indianis a politician, film director, and film producer. Narayana Raodirected about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in above 250films as a dialogue writer and as a lyricist .
Beside graduating with a BA degree, he used to take part in scores of drama competitions. He was soon recognised as a potential stage artiste, screenwriter and director. During his career he also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages. He won Andhra Pradesh State Best actor award for his acting.
His Thatha Manavadu, Swargam Narakam, Megha Sandesam, and Mamagarubought him awards. He mainly took films on Anti Dowry issue and ladyoriented, message oriented films . His Bobbili Puli and Sardar Paparayudu films played an important role in NTR’s political entry .
His acting Maaru, Soorigadu, and Osey Ramulamma are some of the examples for his acting talent. They won critics praises and many awards. His other memorable films include Chillara Kottu Chittemma and Premabishekam. Muralimohan and Jayasudha were regulars in his movies. He introduced many artists into Tollywood notable among them being Mohan Babu.
His 149th film Mesthri is scheduled to be released on March 6 2009.

Journalist:
He launched a popular daily Newspaper Udayam to counter the effect of Ramoji Rao's newspaper Eenaadu. He created a sensation by interviewing PWG founder Kondapalli Seetharamayya.

Politics:
During Rajiv gandhi period, Dasari took active election campaigning for the Indian National Congress.After the assassination of Rajiv gandhi, he felt he was being distancedin the party circles. In the late 1990s, he planned to start his ownpolitical party Telugu Talli.
Later, Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha thanks to the Congress party. He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal. Said to be a confidante of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Dasari once again became active in politics after Congress Party came back to power in 2004.


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Dasari Narayana Rao 71st Birthday
Dasari Narayana Rao 71st Birthday