Dasari Narayana rao is a multi-faceted personality from Andhra Pradesh. He is a film personality with huge success ratio, politician, director, lyricist, producer, writer, publisher and also a journalist. He served as a minister of state for coal and mines in Central cabinet and was a member of Rajya Sabha from 2006 - 2012. He is not re-elected to Rajya Sabha by the Congress Party in 2012. Instead, the Congress has nominated Chiranjeevi to Rajya Sabha as part of it's merger arrangement with the Praja Rajyam party (PRP). Here is a brief profile cum biodata of Dasari Narayana Rao:
Dasari's parents are D. Sairaju and Shrimati Mahalaxmi. He born on 4 May 1947 at Palakole of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. He married Dasari Padma and they have two sons and one daughter. He was conferred Honorary Doctorate by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam recently. His permanent address is at H. No. 8-2- 574/A, Road No. 7, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Dasari sereved as a Rajya Sabha member from 2000 - 2012 for two consecutive terms. Dasari was a founder editor of Udayam, a Telugu daily and Sivaranjani and Meghasandesam, both film journals. He also publisehd Bobbilipuli, a Political weekly.
Dasari Narayana Rao has directed more than 150 films and received various state and national level awards. His most popular and award winning films are Thatha Manavadu, Samsaram Saagaram, Swargam Narakam, Megha Sandesam, Kante Koothurne Kanu etc. He received prestigious Raghupati Venkaiah Award by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh in 1991. He received Best Actor awards for Mamagaru and Mesthri. Other popular movies of Dasari are Bangaru Kutumbam, Nanna Garu, Osey Ramulamma, Riskhavodu etc. Dasari Narayana Rao served in various positions in the film bodies such as Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce, South Indian Film Directors Association, Film Employees Federation of South India, South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, etc.