EVV Satyanarayana (10-06-1956 to 21-01-2011) was an Indian Director, a producer who predominantly worked in Telugu Films. Being highly influenced by movies, EVV left his education after Intermediate and moved to Chennai for a break in films and after many hardships, he got a chance to work as assistant director to Devadas Kanakala for the film O Inti Bhagavatham and later he joined his mentor and ace film-maker Jandhyala, a director with difference who tickled the ribs of the audience with his humor.
His association with Jandhyala continued for over 8 years before he, himself turning as the director. EVV made his debut as a director with Rajendra Prasad’s Chevilo Puvvu, the movie was a huge disaster.
However, his second film Prema Khaidi turned out to be a blockbuster hit and cemented his place in the industry followed by super hits like Appula Appa Rao, Sitaratnam Gari Abbayi, Alibaba 6 Dongalu, Hello Brother, Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu, Varasudu and Alludua Majaka. EVV continued the legacy of comedy films inherited from his mentor Jandhyala.
In the year 2000, he has set up own banner “EVV Cinema” and produced message-oriented films like Chala Bagundi, Fitting Master, Thotti Gang and Athili Sattibabu LKG. EVV’s sons Rajesh and Naresh are popular actors in Tollywood. The prolific film maker who has directed over 50 films has lasted his breath in 2011 due to throat cancer and cardiac arrest. His film Aame won him the Nandi Award.