Darsakendrudu K.Raghavendra Rao garu needs no introduction. The veteran director is now 70 years old. Born on May 23rd 1942 into an agricultural family, Raghavendra Rao had a very low key childhood. After completing his B.A., he moved into the Telugu Film Industry and made his debut as a director in 1975 with the film ‘Babu’. Raghavendra Rao is widely credited with elevating the commercial stamina of Telugu Cinema with his innovative approach to direction. One can easily find a confluence of good story telling and commercial elements in all his blockbusters.
Famous for his utilization of fruits and flowers in songs, perhaps no other Telugu director can come close when it comes to elevating the beauty of a heroine. Raghavendra Rao has some of the biggest hits in Telugu Cinema to his credit and he has delivered blockbusters with all the major stars like NTR, ANR, Krishna, Shobhab Babu,Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh etc. Raghavendra Rao has also boosted the careers of heroines like Sridevi, Jayaprada, Jayasudha, Vijayasanthi and Ramya Krishna.
Of late, the veteran director has been focusing his energies on making devotional flicks and he struck gold with films such as Annamayya, Sri Rama Dasu and Pandurangadu. He is currently working on another devotional project, ‘Shirdi Sai’ with Nagarjuna. 123telugu.com wishes K. Raghavendra Rao garu a Very Happy Birthday
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