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Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy

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Years active  1939-69
Nephews  Venkatramana Reddy
Died  November 8, 1977, Chennai
Role  Film director
Name  Bommireddy Reddy

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Born  16 November 1908 (1908-11-16) Kadapa
Occupation  producer, presenter, story writer, business man, hospitals, philanthropy
Siblings  B. Nagi Reddy, Konda Reddy B.N.
Awards  Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Movies  Malliswari, Rangula Ratnam, Pooja Phalam, Swarga Seema, Raja Makutam
Similar People  B Nagi Reddy, Chittor V Nagaiah, S Rajeswara Rao, Moola Narayana Swamy, Samudrala Raghavacharya

Bommireddy narasimha reddy


Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy (16 November 1908 – 8 November 1977) was an Indian film director and an early figure in the Telugu cinema.

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He was eldest of the three brothers; others are B. Nagi Reddy and B. N. Konda Reddy. He was popularly known as B. N. Reddy. He is the director who balances artistic values and business needs in the right proportion. Many of his earlier films like Vande Mataram, Devatha had Chittor V. Nagaiah as lead.

His Malliswari (1951 film) starring N T Rama Rao and Bhanumathi is considered a timeless Indian film classic. He was the first person to receive the prestigious 'Dada Saheb Phalke Award' from South India. He was the first Indian film personality to receive the Doctor of Letters honor

Childhood

He was born on 16 November 1908 in a farmer family at Kothapalli village, Pulivendula, Kadapa district. His father Narasimha Reddy Rangoon(Yangoon)used to export onions from Chennai for a living.

Awards

National Film Awards
  • 1955 - President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Bangaru Papa
  • 1957 - Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Bhagya Rekha
  • 1966 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Rangula Ratnam
  • 1974 - Dadasaheb Phalke Award
  • Filmfare Awards
  • Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) - Bangaru Panjaram (1969)
  • Civilian Honours

    Padmabhushan

    Other Honours

    Doctor of letters

    Director

  • Vande Mataram (1939)
  • Sumangali (1940)
  • Devatha (1941)
  • Swargaseema (1945)
  • Malliswari (1951)
  • Bangaru Papa (1954)
  • Bhagya Rekha (1957)
  • Raja Makutam (1959)
  • Pooja Phalam (1964)
  • Rangula Ratnam (1966)
  • Bangaru Panjaram (1969) Winner: Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu)
  • Story and/or screenplay writer

  • Vande Mataram (1939) (story)
  • Sumangali (1940) (story)
  • Swargaseema (1945) (screen play)
  • Bangaru Papa (1954)
  • Bhagya Rekha (1957)
  • Raja Makutam (1959)
  • Producer

  • Gruhalakshmi (1938)
  • Vande Mataram (1939)
  • Sumangali (1940)
  • Devatha (1941)
  • Bhakta Potana (1942)
  • Swargaseema (1945)
  • Yogi Vemana (1947)
  • References

    Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy Wikipedia