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B N Reddy
B N Reddy

Bommireddy Nagi Reddy (Telugu:  (2 December 1912 - 25 February 2004) was a famous Telugu movie producer from the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. He set up Vijaya Studios in Chennai, which was then the Asia's biggest film studio.  Some of the famous movies produced by Nagi Reddy include Patala Bhairavi (1951), Missamma  (1955), Maya Bazaar (1957), Gundamma Katha (1962) Ram Aur Shyam and Julie (1975 - Hindi), Swarg Narak- Hindi ( 1978) and Shriman Shrimati. His heir is Venkatramana Reddy.

B Nagi Reddy has produced over 50 films in the four South Indian languages as well as Hindi.He has made many mythological, devotional and historical Telugu movies for four decades. Films produced by him like Pathala Bhairavi, Maya Bazaar, Missamma  are classics. He made most of his films in association with screen writer Chakrapani. He closed down Vijaya-Vahini after the Tamil film industry moved out of studios in the 1970s and started the Vijaya Hospital and Vijaya Health Centre. Stopped producing movies after the death of his friend and partner Chakrapani.

Other Businesses and Philanthropy

B Nagi Reddy served as the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams between 1980 and 1983 and is credited for building the Vaikuntam Queue Complex that now serves to regulate pilgrims for darshan in the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. Nagi Reddy founded the Vijaya Medical & Educational Trust in 1972. The trust runs the Vijaya Hospital (1972), Vijaya Health Center (1987) and Vijaya Heart Foundation (1996). Nagi Reddy headed the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce for four times and All-India Film Sammelan for two terms.

Nagi Reddy started the Andhra Jyothi newspaper in 1945. He also established the children's magazine Chandamama in July 1947.

Filmography

Producer

Shriman Shrimati (1982) (producer) (as B. Nagi Reddi) Swayamvar (1980) (producer) (as B. Nagi Reddi)

Swarg Narak (1978) (producer) (as B. Nagi Reddi) Yehi Hai Zindagi (1977) (producer) (as B. Nagi Bedi) ... aka Yehi Hai Zindagi (India: Hindi title: video box title) Shri Rajeshwari Vilas Coffee Club (1976) (producer) Julie (1975) (producer) (as B. Nagi Reddi-Chakrapani) Ganga Manga (1973) (producer) Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1970) (producer) (as B. Nagi Reddy)

Ram Aur Shyam (1967) (producer) (as B. Nagi Reddi) Gundamma Katha (1962) (producer) Manithan Maravillai (1962) (producer)

Rechukka Pragatichukka (1959) (producer) Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu (1958) (producer) Maya Bazaar (1957/I) (producer) Maya Bazaar (1957/II) (producer) Missamma (1955) (producer) Missiamma (1955) (producer) Chandraharam (1954) (producer) Pelli Chesi Choodu (1952) (producer) ... aka Get Married and See! (India: English title) Patala Bhairavi (1951) (producer) ... aka The Goddess from Below the Earth Shavukaru (1950) (producer) Showkar (1950) (producer) Shriman Shrimati (1982) (presenter) (as B. Nagi Reddi) Swayamvar (1980) (presenter) (as B. Nagi Reddi)

Swarg Narak (1978) (presenter) (as B. Nagi Reddi) Yehi Hai Zindagi (1977) (presenter) (as B. Nagi Reddi) ... aka Yehi Hai Zindagi (India: Hindi title: video box title) Julie (1975) (presenter) (as B. Nagi Reddi) Prem Nagar (1974) (presenter) (as B. Nagi Reddi)

Ram Aur Shyam (1967) (presenter) (as B. Nagi Reddi) Editorial Department: Hai Hai Nayaka (1989) (assistant editor) Director: Enga Veetu Penn (1965) Thanks: Ram Tere Kitne Nam (1985) (sincere thanks) (as Shri Nagi Reddy)

Awards and Recognition

For his contributions to Indian, telugu and Tamil cinema, he received various awards

 GoI awarded him the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1986.
 Government of Andhra Pradesh awarded the Raghupathy Venkaiah award in 1987.
 Government of Tamil Nadu awarded the Kalaimamani Award in 1972.
 Was awarded the honorable doctorate by Srikrishnadevaraya University and Sri Venkateswara University.
 Owns the famous children book Chandamama printed in nearly 10 Indian languages.
 


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