Artist, Film Director
Bapu Art Collection
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Perhaps one of the most celebrated Telugu artists and film makers, Bapu has devoted his life to pursue his passion for creativity through cartoons, portraits, caricatures, illustrations, calligraphy, graphics, paintings, films and TV serials.
Bapu has a unique style of paintings. He is known for his economy of strokes which indicate no background litter and an absolutely free hand drawing. His works are at once simple and deeply evocative. Steeped in tradition, they depict the true Indian and Telugu culture.
In recognition of his contribution to the field of Art in general and Telugu Culture in particular, Bapu was honoured by various Govt and non Govt organisations. To name a few
- Honoured by the Rajalakshmi Foundation, Chennai in 1982
- Honoured by A.P. Kala Vedika in 1987
- RaghupathivVenkaiah Memorial Award by Govt of Andhra Pradesh in 1987
- "Kala Prapoorna" by Andhra University in 1991
- "Siromani" award by the American Telugu Association (ATA) in 1992
- Honoured by the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) in 1995 in recognition of his 50 years contribution to the Telugu art, films, literature and culture
- Visishta Puraskaaramu on 2nd December 2002 by Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu university
Bapu's film Sundarakanda released 8th Feb 2008
Sundarakanda, starring Charmi and Allari Naresh and directed by Bapu was released on 8th Feb 2008. Script is by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana and Music is by Vidyasagar.
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Sundarakanda Audio released
The audio of Sundarakanda, a Bapu directed film with script of Mullapudi Ramana, is released tonight at Ramanaidu studios, Hyderabad. Charmi spoke at length saying: "I am lucky to be working with Bapu, which is my life's dream. Bapu is my darling and I will continue to be grateful for giving me a new lease of life and fame with this project."