Over a period of sixty years Lakshminarayana Sattiraju, popularly known as Bapu, created his own unique style of art and filmmaking that inspired many. His artwork extended from illustrations to cartoons, caricatures, graphics, logos, portraits an paintings.
He, along with his childhood friend Mullapudi Venkataramana, collaborated on several film projects in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil. Bapu directed 47 feature films
He was the recipient of several awards, including the Padma Shri in 2013.