D Ramanaidu wins Phalke Award
The veteran producer of South India, D Ramanaidu won the greatest award of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke Award. This is an annual award given by the Government of India for the life time contribution to Indian cinema. The award will be given to him next month at Goa. Phalke award includes the Golden Lotus Statue and an award sum of Rs. 10 lakhs.
D Ramanaidu was born on 1936 in Andhra Pradesh. His first marking on the silver screen was through movie “ Anuragam” in the year 1963. His first super hit was N.T Ramarao’s “Ramundo Bhimundo”. D Ramanaidu have produced about 130 films in various languages such as Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Guajarati, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Bengali etc. His film “Surigodu” was nominated to Indian panorama for the year 1993 and his Bengali movie “Asukh” won the National award for the year 1999. He introduced many new directors and technicians to Indian cinema.
His famous works include Shrikrishna Tulabharam, Bobble Raja, Preminchu, Hamar Bedi, Andhra Vaibhavm etc