Remember the Punjabi movie Singh vs Kaur which came in the year 2013? Directed by Navaniat Singh the movie was a romantic thriller which had Gippy Grewal and Surveen Chawla in the lead. The movie had done quite well but most of us don’t know about the producer of this film. The movie was produced by a South Indian producer! Bankrolled by Late D Ramanaidu, this producer of Singh vs Kaur has a world record in his name.
Ramanaidu has been a famous producer in the south Indian industry. The Guinness world record that he has earned is for having most films produced by an individual. The man has produced more than 150 films in 13 different Indian languages. He has made movies in Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Odiya, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu and many other languages. The man has also tried acting in few of the movies that he produced but the work he is known for is the one which touched important social issues. His Telegu movie Hope was about teenage suicide due to educational stress and it garnered a lot of appreciation. The movie also won a National Award.
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D Ramanaidu has many other records in his kitty. The man was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan in the year 2012 for a significant contribution to Indian cinema. This producer has also received Dada Saheb Phalke award for his contributions. Other than these he has many other awards from the south industry for the work that he has done. The man passed away on 18th February 2015.
A big producer like him making a Punjabi movie was a big deal back then and even today. Men like him have raised the grandeur of the Punjabi film industry. Another surprise is that he is the father of the Baahubali fame actor Rana Daggubatti!(Pic Courtesy: GhaintPunjab)