PV SATYANARAYANA RAO

PROFESSOR OF ACTING

A well-known acting mentor who is popularly known as Satyam Yabi to his fellow-associates, students and others in film industry has been involved in acting since his childhood days fruitfully spent in a variety of stage plays.  After his graduation, he worked as a journalist in Ratna Gharba, a daily newspaper for almost a decade in Eluru.  Never giving up his passion for acting, he continued to perform on stage dramas during his leisure hours. Later he joined Praja Natya Mandali as writer, director and chief organizer.  

PAPPU VENKATA SATYANARAYANA RAO
  • During the same phase he founded Balandanda Sangam conducted numerous eye-opening stage shows against a variety of superstitions that plague our society. He brought awareness about good-health when he conducted several health camps on behalf of Alluri Seetharama Raju Yuvajana Sangam  which he headed. Later, he migrated to Vijayawada, joined Vishalandara Daily Newspaper as a Proof Reader, and then became a Senior Reporter. He also worked for Telugu Velugu, a weekly magazine.

  • It is the well-known film distributor Shri Katragadda Narsaiah of Nava Yuga Films who introduced Mr. Satyam Yabi to the film industry in 1977. Since then as an Asst. Director, he has worked for several feature films, viz. Radha Krishna directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, Pennin Vazhkai directed by Vijay and Vishwaroopam directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.  His journey in this direction continued for two more decades as he worked in many other feature films such as O Adadi O Magadu, Brahma Chari, Tirugubatu, Brahmanaidu, Adi Dampatulu, Bangaru Kutumbam, and many more.

  • Renowned film personalities, Srihari, Sada, Dr. Kiran, Bhanu Prakash, Indranath, Jaya Shree, Karuna, Dhan Raj, Chandra and many other film artists owe their success to his mentorship. The veteran director Shri B. Gopal also learned acting techniques from him. He was instrumental in establishing a Dubbing Academy in Hyderabad during the migration of Telugu film industry from Chennai. Through this institution, more than 150 Dubbing Artists emerged in the Telugu film industry owing to his efforts. Presently he is also associated with Telugu Cine Writers Association as its Organizing Secretary and he is a founder member of Telugu Film Directors Association. Mr. Yabi is an expert in imparting skills in voice culture, diction, understanding character and developing appropriate emotional expression.