|Years active 1950–89|
Name B. Reddy
|Role Movie producer|
Children Venkatramana Reddy
|Born 2 December 1912 (1912-12-02) Pottipadu Village, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh|
Occupation producer, presenter, editor, director, business man, hospitals, philanthropy
Died February 25, 2004, Chennai
Siblings Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy, Konda Reddy B.N.
Awards Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Movies Mayabazar, Patala Bhairavi, Missamma, Gundamma Katha, Julie
Similar People Aluri Chakrapani, Kadiri Venkata Reddy, Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy, L V Prasad, Pingali Nagendrarao
Producer b nagi reddy death anniversary tv5
Bommireddy Nagi Reddy (2 December 1912 – 25 February 2004) was a Telugu movie producer. He set up Vijaya Vauhini Studios in Chennai, which was then Asia's biggest film studio. 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), Maduve Madinodu (1965-Kannada), Ram Aur Shyam, Shriman Shrimati, Julie (1975), and Swarg Narak (1978), the latter two of which were in Hindi. Reddy has served as the president of Film Federation of India twice during 1960-61 and 1962-63.
- Producer b nagi reddy death anniversary tv5
- ETV Talkies B Nagi Reddy Vardhanthi Special 26th February 2014
- Early life
- Film career
- Personal life
- Other businesses and philanthropy
- As Producer
- As Presenter
- In Editorial Department
- As Director
ETV Talkies - B. Nagi Reddy Vardhanthi Special 26th February 2014
B. Nagi Reddy was born in Andhra Pradesh.
Nagi Reddy along with his friend and partner Alur Chakrapani produced over fifty films in four decades in the four South Indian languages and Hindi. 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 screenwriter 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.
A new award was incorporated, commemorating his 100th birth year, the Nagi Reddy, memorial Award for the best Telugu and Tamil family entertainers.
He was married and has a 3 sons,one of producer Venkatramana Reddy.
Other businesses and philanthropy
Nagi Reddy served as chairman of the board of Trustees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams between 1980 and 1983, and is credited for building the Vaikuntam Queue Complex that now serves to regulate pilgrims for darshan in the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. Nagi Reddy founded the Vijaya Medical & Educational Trust in 1972. The trust runs the Vijaya Hospital (1972), Vijaya Health Center (1987) and Vijaya Heart Foundation (1996). Nagi Reddy headed the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce four times and the All-India Film Sammelan for two terms.
Nagi Reddy started the Andhra Jyothi newspaper in 1945. He also established the children's magazine Chandamama in July 1947. The magazine was eventually printed in nearly a dozen different languages.
He was the founder of Vijaya Hospitals in Vadapalani, Chennai.