Adurthi Subba Rao

Director, Writer, Producer

Born: Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, British India [now India]


Adurthi Subba Rao (16 December 1912 – 1 October 1975) was an Indian film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. Rao is widely regarded as the intellectual fountain head of Indian drama films. He has also directed Bollywood, Tamil and Kannada films. He has garnered nine National Film Awards.Nammina Bantu received critical reception at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The courtroom drama film Sudigundalu was screened at the Tashkent and Moscow Film Festival. Most of his films have been featured at various international film festivals such as Tashkent Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, and International Film Festival of India. Subba Raos Biography has been published by veteran actor Krishna, who made his Telugu film debut under the direction of Subba Rao. Veteran director K. Viswanath has worked as an associate director of Subba Rao for many years. The Telugu film chamber of commerce has instituted the Adurthi Subba Rao Award in his honor.

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