L. V. Prasad

Film director

1908 – 1994


Who was L. V. Prasad?

Akkineni Lakshmi Vara Prasada Rao, known popularly as L. V. Prasad was an Indian film producer, actor, director, cinematographer and businessman. He was one of the pioneers of Indian cinema and is the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest Award for films in India.

The Prasad Studios, Prasads IMAX and L V Prasad Eye Institute were founded by L. V. Prasad's group. L.V.Prasad was the chairman of the 27th National Film Awards Selection Committee held at New Delhi in 1980. He was the chairman of the All India Selection Panel of Indian Panorama section for the 8th International Film Festival of India from January 3 to 17, 1981.

Prasad was also the chairman of the International Jury for Children’s Film Festival held in November 1981 at Madras. He was elected as the President of The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce for the year 1982-83.

He was the Member of the Board of Film Censors from October 1980 to February 1987. L.V.Prasad was Chairman of the Studio Owners, Council, a wing of Film Federation of India. The Government of India released a Commemorative postage stamp in his memory in 2006.

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Jan 17, 1908
Also known as
  • Akkineni Lakshmi Vara Prasada Rao
  • Shri L.V. Prasad
  • Prasad
  • Mr. L.V. Prasad
  • అక్కినేని లక్ష్మీవరప్రసాదరావు
  • Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao
  • India
  • Andhra University
Jun 22, 1994

on July 23, 2013


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