R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian actor, film director and film producer who primarily works with Telugu Cinema. He owns a film production company called Sneha Chitra Pictures. He is known for his 'Erra','red' or left-oriented films that expose the exploitation of society's lower strata. His films tend to revolve around themes like the atrocities of the hegemonic classes against the helpless or the poor and the triumph of the proletariat. His films are very popular in the villages where they are very successful. Having donated lakhs of rupees for the poor and needy whenever he made hit films, he leads a very simple life and often avoids media.