Dasari Narayana Rao Awards
* 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 .