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Dr. Yandamuri Veerendranath is one of the best known contemporary novelists and literary genius in the Telugu language. He influenced younger generations with his socially relevant writings.
Dr. Yandamuri Veerendranath penned many successful novels such as "Tulasidalam", “Vennello Aadapilla”, “Antarmukham” and wrote about 50 novels to his credit in Telugu literature. His works include fiction & non-fiction and are translated into different languages like Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Hindi, and Marathi etc. He is a multi talented and multifaceted person being an Author, Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist, Movie Director, Lyricist, Personality Development Motivator and has good command over traditional music. Dr. Yandamuri has composed couple of music albums too.
His personality development book “Vijayaniki 5 metlu” (Success in Five Steps) has broken the all time record of Telugu literature, by crossing a turnover of rupees two crores. He is associated with more than 30 Telugu films that include 'Abhilasha', 'Challenge' and JagadekaVeerudu-AthilokaSundari'.
His first film as a dialogue writer 'Oka Vori Katha’ won Best Regional Film Award from the President of India. He has also won many awards for his work like:
• State Sahitya Academy Award for “RaghupatiRaghavaRajaram” in 1982.
• Nandi Award as Best Director for the TV serial “VennelloAdapilla” in 1996.
• Film Fare Award for “Vennello Adapilla” movie.
• Nandi Award as Best Socially Relevant Film Director for “VijayamVaipu Payanam” (Journey Towards Success) in 2002 and many more.
• Bapu Ramana Academy Award
• Lifetime Achievement Award from MAA TV
He is an outstanding speaker, who challenges, inspires & transforms thousands of children, youth, entrepreneurs and many others through his speeches and workshops. He helped young minds in unleashing the inner champion in them. Talking on changing people’s mindsets, he believes, books have a more lasting effect than speeches. Hundreds of thousands got influenced by his writings and leading a very successful life. To name a few:
Film Industry: Directors-Trivikram Srinivas, Harish Shankar, K Dasarath, Puri Jagannath, Krishana Vamsi, Janardhan Maharshi, Singer-Raghu, Actress-Roja Ramani etc.,
Entrepreneurs: Harish-Vaghdevi Educational Institutions Karnataka, Anand Mudiyarao--Film producer & social activist, Sirish Turlapati--iris florets chain of schools, Chiranjeevi-Medha Institutions, Mallikarjun-National Handwriting Academy and
Many more IAS, IPS, Doctors and Politicians etc.,
He started Saraswati Vidya Peetham in Kakinada by investing rupees 1 crore to educate the poor and tribal students in academics as well as personality development, free of cost. He has given many donations, which are uncountable. Recently, he has donated 3 lakhs to PR College, Kakinada, for renovation of meeting hall, the college where he studied.
He delivered motivational speeches at Australia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Singapore, US and UK. He has trained the youth and children through his workshops at over 2000 Colleges and schools, including many Government and tribal residential schools, free of cost and influenced more than 20 lakh students.
He adopted scientific approach to educate parents and his powerful program “The Art of Parenting” is quite popular among parents community. He authored “How to Study”, which provides simple, yet powerful techniques and solutions to the students.
Dr. Yandamuri Veerendranath has been conferred Doctorate for his tremendous contribution to literary and social work on September 13th, 2015. In an opinion poll, conducted by a leading Telugu magazine, “Andhra Jyothi” in 1988, he was elected as one of the four most popular persons in the state, others being Sri NT Rama Rao etc.,
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