Dasari Narayana Rao is a well known filmmaker in the Telugu film industry. A veteran film director and an influential personality, Dasari Narayana is now celebrating the completion of forty years of his careers. Having debuted as a director in the industry with film Thaatha- Manavadu which featured S.V. Ranga Rao, Raja Babu, Vijaya Nirmala, Kaikala Satyanarayana among others, Dasari has crossed the 40 year benchmark of his celebrated career.

To celebrate the important event, a grand felicitation event was conducted and prominent personalities of the TFI were all invited which included Krishna, Krishnam Raju, Jaya Sudha, Vijay Nirmala, Rama Naidu, C. Narayana Reddy, Kaikala among others. They congratulated Dasari on his successful completion of forty years in the industry and showed their appreciation to him for all his services and contributions.