Dasari was an active politician during the time of Rajiv Gandhi. After the leader’s assassination, he planned to start a party called Telugu Thalli. Later, Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha. He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal. Said to be a confidante of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Dasari once again became active in politics after Congress Party came back to power in 2004.
Veteran film director Dasari Narayana Rao’s debut directorial Thatha Manavadu will be completing 40 years in March this year. Dasari had wielded megaphone for 150 movies in the period of this 40 years. On the occasion of completing 40 years in the industry, Dasari will be commencing his 151st directorial venture.