DV Narasa Raju is an Indian writer, playwright, actor, and director of South Indian films. He was born as Datla Venkata Narasa Raju on July 15, 1920, in Krosuru Mandal, Guntur District in 88 Thalluru. DV Narasa Raju is associated with ANR, ATR, and two production houses that define the Telugu cinema from the 1950s to 1970s.
He entered Tollywood in 1951 and debuted as a film writer in the 1954 Telugu film, Peddamanushulu. This film was directed by
Kadiri Venkata Reddy
, who had seen him in his stage performance in Natakam and had introduced him to the film industry. DV Narasa Raju has written over 92 stories including
, Yamagola, Bhaktha Prahalada, Rangula Ratnam, Donga Ramudu, and Manasu Mamatha. During the 80s, DV Narasa Raju could not write massive work; so his friend, Ravi Adabala, advised him to record his stories on audio tapes. He requested Ravi to record and completed 10 Micro cassettes.
Later on, these recordings were transcribed, published, and was released in 2006 by
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
. In 1986, he directed the Telugu comedy film, Karu Diddina Kapuram. In 1990, he made a cameo role as Ranga Rao in EVV Satyanarayana’s Chevilo Puvvu. DV Narasa Raju also worked in the 2006 socio-fantasy Telugu film, Mayabazar; this was his last project. He died due to illness on August 28, 2006, and survived by his daughter, Kavitha.