K. Raghavendra Rao


Raghavendra Rao has directed commercial films and devotional films throughout his career. He is also known for portraying navel in a sensuous manner. He used to include the navel of the heroine in every possible frame and exploit it in song sequences such as dropping of water, flowers, fruits, ice cubes etc., on the navel.

Name: K. Raghavendra Rao popularly known as Darshakendra

Profession: Indian film director, screenwriter and choreographer

Family:

Sarala (Spouse)
Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao (Father)
Garikapati Varalakshmi (Mother)
Prakash Kovelamudi (Son)
Madhavi (Daughter)

Movies

Babu Jyothi Raja Aame Katha
Amara Deepam Prema Lekhalu Kalpana Adavi Ramudu
Padaharella Vayasu Simha Baludu Radha Krihna Kedi No. 1
Nindu Noorellu Driver Ramudu Vetagaadu Nippulaanti Nijam
Nishana Bhale Krishnudu Gharana Donga Mosagadu
Rowdy Ramudu Konte Krishnudu Satyabhama Ragile Jwala Gajadonga
Ooriki Monagadu Tirugu Leni Manishi Satyam Shivam Prema Kanuka
Kondaveeti Simham Madhura Swapnam Trishulamv Justice Chowdary
Farz Aur Kanoon Devata Himmatwala Adavi Simhalu
Jaani Dost Justice Chaudhury Shakti Tohfa
Bobbili Brahmanna Kaamyab Naya Kadam Iddaru Kodukulu
Iddaru Dongalu Hoshiyar Pattabhishekam Adavi Donga
Masterji Mera Saath Agni Parvatam Vajrayudam
Apoorva Sahodarulu Kaliyuga Pandavulu Dharm Adhikari Ravana Brahma
Kondaveeti Raja Suhaagan Chanakya Shapadham Bharatamlo Arjunudu
Sahasa Samrat Agni Putrudu Janaki Ramudu Donga Ramudu
Manchi Donga Aakhari Poratam Yuddha Bhoomi Agni
Rudranetra Ontari Poratam Alludugaru Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari
Coolie No.1 Rowdy Alludu Sundarakanda Allari Mogudu
Gharana Mogudu Aswamedham Allari Priyudu Major Chandrakanth
Allari Premikudu Muddula Priyudu Mugguru Monagallu Raja Simham
Gharana Bullodu Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya Bombay Priyudu Pelli Sandadi
Annamayya Mere Sapno Ki Rani Shrimati Vellosta Love Story 1999
Paradesi Iddaru Mitrulu Raja Kumarudu Pelli Sambandham
Moodu Mukkalaata Sri Manjunatha Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa Gangotri
Subash Chandra Bose Allari Bullodu Sri Ramadasu Pandurangadu
Jhummandi Naadam Shirdi Sai Intintaa Annamayya Om Namo Venkatesaya

Awards:

Nandi Awards

B. N. Reddy National Award for life time contribution to Indian cinema
Nandi Award for Best Director – Annamayya
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (director) – Annamayya
Nandi Award for Best Choreographer – Pelli Sandadi
Nandi Award for Best Director – Pelli Sandadi
Nandi Award for Best Director – Allari Priyudu
Nandi Award for Best Director – Bobbili Brahmanna

Filmfare Awards South

Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Prema Lekhalu
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Allari Priyudu
Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) – Annamayya
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South

SIIMA Awards

SIIMA Lifetime Achievement Award

CineMAA Awards

CineMAA Award for Life Time Contribution
CineMAA Awards for Best Film (Jury) – Shirdi Sai

Other Awards

Allu Ramalingaiah Award

Brief profile:

Mr. Raghavendra Rao is the son of late Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao who was also a famous film director who made super hit movies like Prem Nagar, etc. Mr. Rao started his career, working under his father. Rao is the father of actor turned film maker Prakash Kovelamudi. Raghavendra Rao is an executive member in the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam Board.

Raghavendra Rao has directed commercial films and devotional films throughout his career. He is also known for portraying navel in a sensuous manner. He used to include the navel of the heroine in every possible frame and exploit it in song sequences such as dropping of water, flowers, fruits, ice cubes etc., on the navel.

he directed, critically acclaimed devotional films like Sri Manjunatha, Sri Ramadasu Pandurangadu, and Shirdi Sai, which received several state Nandi Awards.