Kotayya Pratyagatma

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Koganti Pratyagatma
Born(1925-10-31)31 October 1925
Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died8 June 2001(2001-06-08) (aged 75)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
GenreJournalist, Writer, Director, Producer
ChildrenK. Vasu, Tejolatha, Kalidas

Kotayya Pratyagatma (born Kolli Kotayya Pratyagatma), also known as K. P. Atma (b: 31 October 1925 - d: 8 June 2001) was an Indian film journalist, director and producer known for his works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. He has garnered three National Film Awards.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

He was born on 31 October 1925 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Director K. Vasu is his son. He is also survived by his wife Satyavati, a daughter Tejo Latha in Bangalore and a son Kalidas in the United States. He died on 8 June 2001 in Hyderabad, India.

Journalist[edit]

Before entering film industry, he worked as a journalist for magazine Prajashakti in 1952 and as an editor for the magazine Jwala.

Cinema[edit]

His debut film was Bharya Bhartalu in 1961. He has directed about 30 films in Telugu and Hindi and also produced a few films under Atma Arts. His film Raja Aur Runk went on to become a silver jubilee. He introduced Krishnam Raju to the film industry with his Nandi Award winning Telugu film Chilaka Gorinka in 1966.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Telugu
  1. Nayakudu Vinayakudu (1980)
  2. Kamalamma Kamatam (1979)
  3. Kannavaari Illu (1978)
  4. Manchi Manasu (1978)
  5. Gadusu Ammayi (1977)
  6. Alludochchaadu (1976)
  7. Attavaarillu (1976)
  8. Deeksha (1974)
  9. Mugguru Ammayilu (1974)
  10. Palletoori Bava (1973)
  11. Stree (1973)
  12. Shrimantudu (1971)
  13. Manasu Mangalyam (1970)
  14. Aadarsha Kutumbam (1969)
  15. Maa Vadina (1967)
  16. Chilaka Gorinka (1966)
  17. Manashulu Mamatalu (1965)
  18. Manchi Manishi (1964)
  19. Punarjanma (1963)
  20. Kula Gotralu (1962)
  21. Bharya Bhartalu (1961)
Hindi
  1. Do Ladkiyan (1976)
  2. Mehmaan (1973)
  3. Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari (1971)
  4. Bachpan (1970)
  5. Tamanna (1969)
  6. Raja Aur Runk (1968)
  7. Chhota Bhai (1966)

Writer[edit]

  1. Alludochchaadu (1976)
  2. Bachpan (1970)
  3. Raja Aur Runk (1968)
  4. Punarjanma (1963)
  5. Illarikam (1959)
  6. Jayam Manade (1956)
  7. Nirupedalu (1954)

Producer[edit]

  1. Bachpan (1970)
  2. Chilaka Gorinka (1966)

References[edit]

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