Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao
[ Indian National Congress-Andhra Pradesh ]

Father's Name : Shri D. Sairaju
Mother's Name : Shrimati Mahalaxmi
Date of Birth : 1947-05-04
Place of Birth : Palakole, Distt. West Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati Dasari Padma
Children : one daughtersTwo Sons
Educational Qualifications : Honorary Doctorate from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 1986
Profession : Artiste (Film Director/Producer), Journalist/Writer, Publisher, Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address : H. No. 8-2-574/A, Road No. 7, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Telephone : {040} 23314356
Present Address : 44, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110003 Telephone : 24648785, 24655959, 24643134, Mobile: 9868181002
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
April 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha 2000-Feb. 2004 Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology Member, Consultative Committee, South Central Railways Aug. 2000 - May 2004 Member, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 2001 - Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development May 2002 - 2004 Member, Committee on Official Language May 2004 - 27 Nov. 2004 Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Mines 27 Nov. 2004 - Feb. 2006 Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines 7 Feb. 2006 onwards Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal April 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Books Published :  
Founder Publisher and Editor, "UDAYAM", a Telugu daily; "SIVARANJANI" and "MEGHASANDESAM", film journals; "BOBBILIPULI" (Political weekly)
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
A multifaceted personality, he has contributed to 148 films as a Director, with a success ratio of 82 per cent, 53 films as a Producer, 250 films as a Dialogue Writer, 1000 lyrics and 66 celluloid hits as an Actor, par excellence; through his films he has championed the cause of women, girl child and the downtrodden and has raised issues such as eradication of dowry, bonded labour and other social evils; conferred, Silver Nandi Award for the Film "Thatha Manavadu" (Govt. of A.P.), 1974; Silver Nandi and Best Story Award for his film "Samsaram Saagaram" (Govt. of A.P.), 1975; Golden Nandi Award for the Best Film "Swargam Narakam" (Govt. of A.P.), 1976; Golden Nandi Award for the film "Megha Sandesam" (nine Awards for other technicians and artistes), screened at Indian Panorama at Moscow Festival, 1982; Best Director Nandi Award for "Megha Sandesam", 1983; "Bhishma" Award from Kalasagar for his life time contribution to the prosperity of the film industry, 1983; Best Producer Nandi Award for "Megha Sandesam", 1983; Doctorate - "Kalaprapoorna" from Andhra University for his contribution to Telugu culture and cinema, 1986; Raghupati Venkaiah Award by the Govt. of A. P, 1991; Best Actor Nandi Award for "Mamagaru", 1992; Golden Nandi Award for film "Bangaru Kutumbam" and Best Story Writer for Film "Nanna Garu", 1994; Lifetime Achievement Award by "TSR Kalapeetham", 1995; Nandi Award for "Kante Koothurne Kanu", 1999; National Award for "Kante Koothurne Kanu", 1999; received several awards from social organizations of repute, such as Vamsee Berkely, Kalasagar, Shiromani Institute to name a few; won, Filmfare Award, six times, Madras Film Fans Award, five times, Cine Herald, continuously for ten years, Jyothi Chitra Super Director, three times, Ancient Andhra Patrika Best Director Award, six times; produced and directed a serial "Viswamitra" in Hindi for television; made a film on Late Shrimati Indira Gandhis 20 Point Programme; entered and enrolled in the Limca Book of World Records as the Director of highest number of films in the world and very soon expecting a certificate from Guinness Book of World Records for the same record
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
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Countries Visited :  
U.S.A., as a journalist on Governments invitation, 1988, U.S.S.R., with a film delegation on Governments invitation, 1988 and U.K. on a private visit, 2002
Other Information :  
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