Biography :

Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao(born on May 4, 1947, Palakol, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh) , is an Indian, is a politician, film director, and film producer. Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in above 250 films as a dialogue writer and as a lyricist.

Beside graduating with a BA degree, he used to take part in scores of drama competitions. He was soon recognized as a potential stage artiste, script writer and director. During his career he also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages. He won Andhra Pradesh State Best actor award for his acting.

His Thatha Manavadu, Swargam Narakam, Megha Sandesam and Mamagaru bought him awards. He mainly took films on Anti- Dowry issue and lady oriented, message oriented films. His Bobbili Puli and Sardar Paparayudu films played an important role in NTR’s political entry.

His acting Mamagaru, Soorigadu and Osey Ramulamma are some of the examples for his acting talent. They won critics praises and many awards. His other memorable films include Chillara Kottu Chittemma and Premabhishekam. He introduced many artists into Tollywood.

Detailed Profile: Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao


Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao

Father's Name

Sri D. Sairaju

Mother's Name

Srimathi Mahalaxmi

Date of Birth


Birth Place

Palakol, Dist. West Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)

Marital Status


Spouse Name

Srimathi Dasari Padma

No. of Children

One Daughter & Two Sons

State Name

Andhra Pradesh

Party Name

Indian National Congress

Permanent Address

H. No. 900A, Road No. 46, Beside Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

Educational Qualifications

Honorary Doctorate from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P (1986).


Film Director,
Film Producer,
Magazine Editor,
Political and Social Worker.

Books Published

Founder, Publisher and Editor, "UDAYAM", a Telugu daily; "SIVARANJANI" and "MEGHASANDESAM", Film Journals; "BOBBILIPULI" (Political weekly).

Dasari Narayana Rao