The most notable filmmaker of the industry, K Raghavendra Rao turned 78 today, while Twitter is clocked with the birthday wishes from celebrities to fans. Superstar Mahesh Babu also wished him on his 78th birthday with a sweet birthday message by remembering the old times when the superstar worked with Raghavendra Rao.
Taking to Twitter, Mahesh Babu wished director Raghavendra Rao who made his debut as a lead actor in the film industry. He wrote the birthday wishes as, “Happy birthday, mamayya @Ragavendraraoba. Will always cherish the experience of working with an ingenious director like you… Wishing you the best of health and happiness always.” (Sic)
Happy birthday, mamayya @Ragavendraraoba. Will always cherish the experience of working with an ingenious director like you… 🙏 Wishing you the best of health and happiness always! 😊 pic.twitter.com/brgcxzQ2sg
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) May 23, 2020
Director Raghavendra Rao introduced Mahesh Babu as an actor in the film Rajakumarudu released in 1999 along with Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. This film performed well at the box office and also bagged a Nandi Award for the best home viewing feature film. The songs from this film Rajakumarudu are pure melodies that are still enjoyed by Telugu audiences.
Raghavendra Rao is often called an all-rounder for his impeccable work as a director, producer, screenwriter, and choreographer predominantly in Telugu cinema and a few Hindi and Kannada films. In a film career spanning more than five decades, he has directed more than a hundred feature films, of which around ninety were box office hits, across multiple genres. Some of his famous films in Telugu are, Pelli Sandadi, natural fantasy film Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari, and the romance film Allari Priyudu, Annamayya and Shirdi Sai among many others.