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Dasari Narayana Rao was born on May 4, 1942, and died on May 30, 2017.
He was an Indian film director, dialogue writer, actor, and lyricist.
He was known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films.
Rao has directed more than one hundred and fifty feature films in a variety of genres.
Rao’s 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 life time Achievement.
Throughout his career, he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages.
Rao holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films.
He also 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 (2000) which received the National Film Award Special Mention Feature Film.
During 1983, Dasari Narayana Rao directed Meghasandesam which received critical acclaim at the Indian panorama, Tashkent Film Festival, 1983 Cannes Film Festival, and Moscow film festival.
That film had also received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.
He died due to prolonged illness.
Dasari Narayana Rao paased away at 75 years old,