dada saheb phalke award for 1982
Swaran Kamal, a cash prize of Rs.40,000 and a shawl.
Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 1982 was conferred on AKKINENI LAKSHMI VARAPRASADA RAO, popularly known as L.V.Prasad, for his outstanding contribution to the cause of indian Cinema. Prasads films in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kanada have captured the attention of millions of cinegoers throught the country.
Prasad started his career in the film industry in the year 1930 as junior artist and has risen to the position of an eminent Producer and Director, His recent Hindi film EK DUJE KE LIYE was a superhit. For his outstanding contribution, Prasad has been honoured with numerous awards viz. Filmfare Award in 1970 (kilona), Undyog Patra Award by the Central Government in 1980. Raja Sandow Memorial Award in 1978-79 by Tamil Nadu Government. Raghupathi Vankayya Award by Andhra Pradesh Government in 1980 and Ramnoth Award in 1982 by Cine Technician Association. Some of the outstanding films for which Prasad has been responsible as Producer and/or Director are SHARADA, CHHOTI BAHEN, BETI BETI, HAMRAHI, SASURAL, DAASI MAA, MILAN, RAJA AUR RUNK, JEENE KE RAAH, KHILONA, SHAADI KE BAAD, BIDAAI, UDHAR KA SINDHUR, JAY VIJAY, YEH KAISA INSAF? (all in Hindi)
In Tamil he has produced films like THAYILL PILLAI, IRUVAR ULLAM, IDAYA KAMALAM and PIRIYA VIDAI. In Telugu he has directed films like PALANATI UDDHAM, MANA DESAM, SHAVUKAR, PELLICHESI CHOODU, MISSAMMA, SAMSARAM and MANOHARA in Kannada too, he has produced films MANE BELIGIDA SOSEY and THANDE MAKKALU.
Prasad built the Prasad Studios in 1965, and the Colour Film Laboratory with a 70 mm colour processing plant and sterophonic sound recording theatre in 1976. Actively involved in several trade bodies. Prasad is now the President of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Board of Film Censor.