Singeetam Srinivasa Rao


Name: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao

Profession:  Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, composer, singer, lyricist and actor

Birth: September 21, 1931

Movies

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Jai Gantalu Thrilok Sundhari Haalu Jenu Chalisuva Modagalu
Eradu Nakshatragalu Shravana Banthu Sangeetha Samrat Mayuri
Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma Jwaalamukhi Anand Naache Mayuri
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Ksheera Sagara Belliyappa Bangarappa Brundavanam Phool
Madam Magalir Mattum Bhairava Dweepam Chinna Vathiyar
Shri Krishnarjuna Vijayam Kaathala Kaathala Raja Hamsa Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi
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Prince of Peace

Awards:

Film Federation of India
Life Time Achievement Award
National Film Awards
1974 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil - Dikkatra Parvathi
1988 - National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Pushpaka Vimana
Nandi Awards
1977 - Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Silver) - Tharam Marindhi
1985 - Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold) - Mayuri
1985 - Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer - Mayuri
1985 - Nandi Award for Best Director - Mayuri
1986 - Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer - Brundavanam
1994 - Nandi Award for Best Director - Bhairava Dweepam
2012 - "Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy National Award" for Life Time Achievement.
Karnataka State Film Awards
1982 - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film - Haalu Jenu
1985 - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay - Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma
1986 - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay - Anand
Filmfare Awards South
1974 - Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil - Dikkatra Parvathi
1985 - Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) - Mayuri
1987 - Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada - Pushpaka Vimana

Brief Profile:

He graduated with a Physics Degree from University of Madras. Rao worked as associate director and singer to Harindranath Chattopadhyay, K. V. Reddy, and Pingali Nagendrarao, for films like Mayabazar (1957), Pelli Naati Pramanalu (1958), Jagadeka Veeruni Katha (1961), Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham (1963), Sathya Harischandra (1965) etc. In 1972, subsequently Rao ventured into direction, and directed about sixty films in various languages including Hindi and English.

Rao was the executive director of the 1970 Kannada movie Samskara directed by Pattabhirama Reddy. He composed lyrics for films like Bhairava Dweepam (1994), and sound tracks for few Kannada films. He edited many magazines in Telugu such as Bharati, and scripted plays like Brahma, Antya Ghattam, and Chitrārjuna. Chitrārjuna was also translated into English, and was telecasted in American Television