|Spouse(s) Dasari Padma|
Upcoming movie Vaddikaasulavaadu
Party Indian National Congress
|Role Film director|
Name Dasari Rao
|Born 4 May 1942 (age 75)1944-05-04) Palakollu, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India|
Died 30 May 2017(age 75)
Occupation JournalistFilm MakerActor
Children Arun Kumar Dasari, Hari Hara Prabhu
Parents Srimathi Mahalaxmi, Sri D. Sairaju
Movies Erra Bus, Parama Veera Chakra, Osey Ramulamma, Meghasandesam, Kante Koothurne Kanu
Similar People Mohan Babu, Murali Mohan, Sobhan Babu, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishnam Raju
Chiranjeevi's Emotional Speech at Dasari Narayana Rao's Condolence Meeting || NTV
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.
- Chiranjeevis Emotional Speech at Dasari Narayana Raos Condolence Meeting NTV
- Telugu film industry mourns demise of filmmaker dasari narayana rao ani news
- Early life
- Political career
- Writer only
- Assistant director
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.
Telugu film industry mourns demise of filmmaker dasari narayana rao ani news
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.
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.