Pattabhi Rama Reddy Tikkavarapu, (February 19, 1919 – May 6, 2006) was an Indian film screen writer, film producer and director, known for his works in Telugu and Kannada industries.
He was born in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. He studied at Shantiniketan, Calcutta University and Columbia University. He has actively participated in the Emergency opposition movement, human rights movement, and child labour movements as founder member of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties. He also founded the organisation Concerned for Working Children (CWC). Pattabhi Rama Reddy died on 06 May 2006, at the age of 92.
Fidelu Ragala Dozen (1939, Telugu), Pattabhi Panchangam (1980), Kaitha Naa Daitha (1978, Telugu) as Writer
Pellinati Pramanalu (1958), Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham (1963), Bhagya Chakram as Producer in Telugu
Samskara (1970), Devara Kaadu (1993), Sringara Masa (1984), Chanda Marutha (1977) as Producer and Director in Kannada
Chandamarutha, Oka Oori Katha, Shrungaramasa, Devarakadu as Producer in Kannada
Samskara was the first Kannada picture to win the National Film Award in 1971, and the film also bagged Bronze Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival (1972).
National Film Awards
National Film Award for Best Film – 1971