Today is EVV.Satyanarayana, renowned tollywood film maker’s Jayanthi. Popularly known as EVV, he earned his reputation as hilarious film maker, director, writer and producer. EVV was born on June 10th, 1956 in Korumamidi, Dommeru, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, to Venkat Rao and Venkata Ratnam. EVV left for Chennai where he faced many hardships. With the help of notable producer Navatha Krishnam Raju, he joined as an assistant director under Devadas Kanakala for the film ‘O inti Bhaghotham’. Later, he worked under director Jandhyala for about 8 years and made 22 films. EVV Satyanarayana’s directorial debut ‘Chevilo Puvvu’ was a major flop. He was so depressed that he contemplated leaving the film industry. But his destiny changed when producer Dr. D. Ramanaidu gave him a chance to direct ‘Prema Khaidhi’ which screened successfully in all centers. He followed in the path of his guru Jandhyala and made successful comedy movies. His first movie in the comedy genre was ‘Appula Apparao’ followed by ‘Aa Okkati Adakku’ and ‘Jamba Lakadi Pamba’. He also directed movies like ‘Hello Brother’, ‘Alluda Majaka’, ‘Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu’, ‘Goppinti Alludu’, ‘Vaarasudu’ apart from the Hindi movie ‘Sooryavansham’ which starred Amitabh Bachan and Soundarya. He also directed critically acclaimed movies like ‘Aame, Thali, Kanyaadhaanam’ and ‘Ammo Okato Tariku’.During the last stage of his life, he directed most of the movies with his sons in the lead roles. His younger son Allari Naresh is a well known comedy hero in the current Telugu industry. EVV turned to successful production under the banner EVV Cinema with ‘Chala Bagundhi’ movie. He is known to take special care in naming his movies. He has directed a total of 51 films in Telugu and Hindi languages and introduced many actors to Telugu cinema. He won Nandi award for his film ‘Aame’ in 1994.He was well known for making comedy films, most of which were very successful at the box- office. He broke movie lovers’ heart when he died on 21st, Jan 2011 due to complications of throat cancer and cardiac arrest.myfirstshow.com pays rich tributes to this talented film maker.