Allu Rama Lingaiah

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Allu Rama Lingaiah
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Born 1 October 1922
Palakollu, Godavari Taluk Madras Presidency, British India (now Palakollu, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died 30 July 2004 (aged 81)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Character actor, comedian
Years active 1953–2004
Spouse(s) Kanaka Rathnam
Children Allu Aravind, Surekha Konidala, Vasantha Lakshmi, Nava Bharathi.
Parent(s) Allu Venkanna (father)
Sathemma (mother)
Relatives Chiranjeevi (son-in-law)
Allu Venkatesh ( grandson)
Allu Arjun (grandson)
Ram Charan Teja (grandson)
Allu Sirish (grandson)
Pawan Kalyan (brother of son-in-law)
Nagendra Babu (brother of son-in-law)

Allu Rama Lingaiah (1 October 1922 – 31 July 2004) was an Indian Telugu comedic actor from Palakol, who appeared in over two hundred Tollywood films.

Film career[edit]

Rama Lingaiah began his film career in 1953 with Puttillu and his last film Jai was in the year before his death. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1990 by the Government of India, and received the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2001.

Rama Lingaiah played memorable roles in classics like Mayabazar (as one of the Sarma-Sastry duo), Missamma, Muthyala Muggu, Sankarabharanam (his speech preceding the song "Dorakunaa Ituvanti Seva" commenting on the downfall of modern-day music, and the scene where he admonishes Somayajulu), Saptapadi, Yamagola ("Taalamu vesitini, gollemu marachitini!"), and numerous movies of the 80s, where he played a soft and unhated villain with the likes of Raogopal Rao and Nagabhushanam. His comedic timing and his nasal voice distinguished his many comic performances...

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  • Was awarded the prestigious Raghupathy Venkaiah award by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana for his outstanding contribution to Telugu cinema in the year 2001.
  • Was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award by Government of India for his outstanding contribution to Telugu cinema for the year 1990.
  • A statue of Rama Lingaiah has been recently unveiled on Ramakrishna Beach in Visakhapatnam.








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