Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu thanked K. Viswanath for making clean and family oriented films. The Minister made these comments on the occasion of 64th National Film Awards ceremony event at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. Veteran Telugu director K.Viswanath, received Dadasaheb Phalke Award, from President Pranab Mukherjee, at 64th National Awards Presentation. Sankarabaram and Swathi Muthyam are some of his notable films. The director, screenwriter, and character actor known for his works in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi cinema is the recipient of five National Film Awards, six state Nandi Awards, ten Filmfare Awards South, and a Bollywood Filmfare Award.