* Received Nandi Award in 1974 for the Film Thatha Manavadu. * Received Golden Nandi award for the best Film Swargam Narakam (remade in Hindi as Swarg Narak) * Best director Nandi award for Meghasandesam in 1983. * Best actor Nandi award for Mamagaru in 1992. * Doctorate "Kalaprapoorna" from Andhra University for his contribution to Telugu Culture and Telugu Cinema in 1986. * Received several awards from social organizations of repute, such as Vamsee Berkeley, Kalasagar, Shiromani Institute to name a few; won, Filmfare Award six times, Madras Film Fans Award five times, Cine Herald continuously for ten years. * He won Jyothi Chitra Super Director three times. * Ancient Andhra Patrika Best Director Award six times. * NTR national award for the year 2007 * Shoban Babu first memorial award 2009 * Apart from this his films won many awards .