Dasari Narayana Rao

Active - 1976 - 1985  |   Born - May 4, 1944   |  

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  • Won the Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) in three different decades, for Gorintaku (1979), Prembhishekam (1981) and Osey Ramulamma (1997).
  • Directed around 150 films - a Guinness World Record.
  • Has been involved in several chariatable endeavours, including organising a cricket match in 1998 with Indian film stars which raised Rs. 3 crores in aid of the Cyclone relief fund.
  • Was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South in 2001.
  • Member of the Indian National Congress and has held the position of Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines and the Ministry of Coal.
  • Founded the Telugu daily newspaper Udayam.