Dasari Narayana Rao was an Indian film director, dialogue writer, actor, politician, and lyricist known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has the record of making 16 films hit continuously in his beginning of the career. He is also known to have completed a movie in just 9 days. The director has introduced many newcomers and helped them become heroes. Dasari directed more than one hundred and fifty feature films in a variety of genres. Dasari 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.