| Dasari Padma|
Indian National Congress
| Film director|
| 4 May 1942 1944-05-04) Palakollu, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India|
30 May 2017(age 75)
Arun Kumar Dasari, Hari Hara Prabhu
Srimathi Mahalaxmi, Sri D. Sairaju
Erra Bus, Parama Veera Chakra, Osey Ramulamma, Meghasandesam, Kante Koothurne Kanu
Mohan Babu, Murali Mohan, Sobhan Babu, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishnam Raju
Dasari Narayana Rao Wikipedia
Dasari Narayana Rao (4 May 1947 – 30 May 2017) was an Indian film director, dialogue writer, actor, politician, and lyricist known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed more than one hundred and fifty feature films in a variety of genres. His works emphasize social injustice, corruption and gender discrimination. Rao has received two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards including the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, and four Filmfare Awards South including the lifetime Achievement. During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages. He gained national fame, when he directed Rajesh Khanna in two completely different roles in successful films like Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar and Asha Jyoti in 1984.
He holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films. He directed works such as Tandra Paparayudu, (1986), and Surigaadu (1992), screened at International Film Festival of India in the panorama section, and Kante Koothurne Kanu (1998) which received the National Film Award Special Mention Feature Film. In 1983, he directed Meghasandesam which received critical acclaim at the Indian panorama, Tashkent Film Festival, 1983 Cannes Film Festival, and Moscow film festival. The film has also received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.
He launched a popular daily newspaper named Udayam to counter the effect of Ramoji Rao's newspaper Eenadu.
Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha in the year2006. 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.
On 11 June 2013 Central Bureau of Investigation booked Dasari Narayana Rao for receiving Rs. 2.25 crores from Naveen Jindal in connection with Coalgate scam, and filed FIR against both.
Rao died on 30 May 2017 (at around 7pm) due to prolonged illness. He was aged 70 at the time of his death. His last rites were performed with full state honor. The funeral took place at his farmhouse at Moinabad village, falling under Ranga Reddy district, where his wife Padma was cremated.National Film AwardsSpecial Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) – Kante Kuthurne Kanu – 1998National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu – Meghasandesam – 1982Filmfare AwardsBest Director – Gorintaku (1979)Best Director – Premabhishekam (1981)Best Film – Meghasandesam (1982)Lifetime Achievement (2001)Nandi AwardsNTR National AwardBest Actor – Mestri (2009)Best Actor – Mamagaru (1991)Best Feature Film – Kante Kuthurne Kanu (1998)Best Feature Film – Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)Best Feature Film – Meghasandesam (1982)Best Feature Film – Swargam Narakam (1975)Best Feature Film – Samsaram Sagaram (1973)Best Feature Film – Tata Manavadu (1972)Special Jury – Premabhishekam (1981)CineMAA AwardsLifetime Contribution – 2003Other honoursVamsee Berkeley, Kalasagar, Siromani, Madras Film Fans Awards and Cine Herald AwardsJyothi Chitra Super Director Award – six timesAncient Andhra Patrika Best Director Award – six timesSobhan Babu first memorial award in 2009Bollimunta Sivaramakrishna Sahithi Kala Award-2016Doctorate "Kalaprapoorna" from Andhra University for his contribution to Telugu Culture and Telugu Cinema in 1986FilmsTV seriesVishwamitra (1995)Mohammed-bin-Tughluq (1972)Hantakulu Devantakulu (1972)Matrimoorti (1972)Panjaramlo Pasipapa (1973)Kudi Edama Ayite (1979)Bangaaru Koduku (1982)Nampally Nagu (1986)Rotation Chakravarti (1987)Aadivaram Aadavallaku Selavu (2007)Maisamma IPS (2007)Aadi Vishnu (2008)Mestri (2009)Bangaru Babu (2009)FilmsTV seriesAbhishekam (ETV)Gokulamlo Sita (ETV)Young India (2010)Rangula Ratnam (1966)