Bhanumathi Ramakrishna

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Bhanumati Ramakrishna
Born (1925-09-07)7 September 1925
Doddavaram, near Ongole, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 24 December 2005(2005-12-24) (aged 80)
Chennai, India
Occupation Actress
Singer
Writer
Music Director
Director
Spouse(s) P. S. Ramakrishna Rao

Paluvayi Bhanumathi Ramakrishna (7 September 1925 – 24 December 2005) was a multilingual Indian film actress, director, music director, singer, producer, book writer and songs writer.[1] [2] Most of her works are in Telugu and Tamil languages. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003 for her contribution towards Indian cinema. [3]

Early life[edit]

She was born as third child to Saraswatamma and Bommaraju Venkata Subbaiah, in Doddavaram village of Prakasam district, near Ongole, Andhra Pradesh. She grew up watching her father perform in various stage shows. Her father, Venkata subbiah, was a staunch lover of classical music and trained her in music from an early age. [4] [5]

Career[edit]

Bhanumathi entered the film industry in 1935, and acted in over 200 films in Telugu and Tamil. She was also called as Ashtavadhani by the film industry people as she was a writer, actor, director, producer, singer, music director, editor and studio owner. She also had a good knowledge of Astrology and philosophy.

Vara Vikrayam film poster, the debut film of Bhanumathi

Film career[edit]

She made her debut in Telugu cinema in 1939 as Kalindi in Vara Vikrayam (Telugu), directed by C. Pullaiah. She had acted in Malathi Madhavam, Dharma Patni and Bhaktimala. Her first popular film was Krishna Prema. Her next popular film was Swargaseema, a milestone film in her career. She later acted in many memorable movies like Chakrapani, Laila Majnu, Vipranarayana, Malliswari, Batasari and Anthastulu. Her first film in Tamil was Ratnakumar in the year 1949,along with the famous hero of those day P.U.Chinnappa.This film was directed by Krishnan-Panju .In 1953, she made her directorial debut with Chandirani (made simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi). Her last film was made in 1998, entitled Pelli Kanuka. C. N. Annadurai gave her a title "Nadippukku Ilakkanam" (Grammar for acting) that suits her aptly. Even veteran actors Sivaji Ganesan and the later on Chief minister of Tamil Nadu M.G.Ramachandran who acted with her were afraid on the sets of her bold and prolific versatility.One of her memorable movie in Tamil was "Annai",in the year 1962,directed by Krishnan-Panju, where her acting was appreciated by all and also got the National Award for the film.

For the movie Anthasthulu (1964), VB Rajendra Prasad had approached Bhanumati for the role of Akkineni Nageswara Rao’s sister. She liked the subject and agreed to do the film immediately. The crew booked a room in "Ritz-Carlton" in Hyderabad and she didn’t want to waste money, so she offered to stay at Sarathi Studios, which had an open area and snakes. The next morning she woke up with her nails bitten by rats. The director decided to cancel the shoot, VB Rajendra Prasad rushed to see Bhanumati applying iodine casually on the nails and asking when she could start work. While continuing with the shooting, she said, “If you cancel shoot for small things how will I be a Bhanumati (which means ‘shining like the sun’ in Sanskrit).”[6]

Apart from being an exceptional actress, she was also a very talented musician. She is one of the fine actress of Telugu film industry. She was adept in both Carnatic and Hindustani music. She gave voice to her songs despite it being the norm to use playback singers for actors. Some of her songs are still popular like Pilichina biguvatara, Kila Kila Navvulu, Oh Pavurama, Preme Nerama. She also provided music to a lot of her films.[7] [8] [9]

During her later years she served on various movie related organizations. She was a Member of State Film Awards Committee for two years. She was also a Visiting Professor at the Film Institute for one year. She was Member of Children Film Society for 5 years, from 1965 to 1970.

Literary career[edit]

Bhanumati was also a talented writer with a number of short stories to her credit. Her autobiography Nalo Nenu was published in Telugu and later, released in English as Musings. Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy awarded her as the best short story writer for her popular short stories "Attagari Kathalu".[10] She was a Member of Lalit Kala Academy for 5 years, and Sahitya Academy, Andhra Pradesh for 10 years. She served as Director and Principal of the Tamil Nadu Government Music College,

Philanthropy[edit]

She was an eminent social worker who was closely associated with a number of Social Service Organizations. She was the founder member and treasurer of Madras branch of Altrusa International Inc., Chicago for lifelong starting from 1963. She was a life member of the 'Red Cross Society'. She established an educational institution named as "Dr. Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Matriculation School" at Saligramam, Chennai providing free education to the poor.

Personal life[edit]

During the shooting of the film Krishna Prema, she met P. S. Ramakrishna Rao, an assistant director for that film. He was a film producer, director and editor of Telugu and Tamil Films. The couple later married on 8 August 1943 and later launched a popular production company, Bharani Pictures on their son's name. She died at the age of 80 years in Chennai.[11][12]

Awards[edit]

Civilian honors
Rashtrapati Award in acting
National Film Awards
  • Government National Award for Best writer for the book "Nalo Nenu" an autobiography in 1994.
Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards
State Awards
Other honors

Filmography[edit]

This is partial list of her films.

Year Film Language Character Co-Star Song Music Banner
1939 Vara Vikrayam Telugu Kalindi Chittor V. Nagaiah Prabhala Satyanarayana East India Film Company
1940 Malathi Madhavam Telugu East India Film Company
1941 Bhaktimala Telugu Radha Bhaskar Films
1941 Dharmapatni Tamil Famous Films
1941 Dharmapatni Telugu * Anuraagam Leka Anandamunda
* Nilu Niluma Neelavarnaa
Famous Films
1943 Garuda Garvabhangam Telugu Pratiba
1943 Krishna Prema Telugu Chandravali Galipenchala Narasimha Rao Famous Films & Star Combines
1944 Tahsildar Telugu Kamala
1945 Swargaseema Telugu Subbi/Sujatha Devi Chittor V. Nagaiah * Oho Ho Pavurama, Oho Tapodhana Chittor V. Nagaiah Vijaya Studios
1946 Gruhapravesam Telugu Janaki Sarati Films
1947 Ratnamala Telugu Ratnamala C. S. R. Anjaneyulu C. R. Subburaman Bharani Pictures
1948 Raja Mukthi Tamil Kannika M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar * Sarasa Sallabam Seiyya Arugil Vaarumaiyya
* Swami Arunkanigal Ivaiye Paareer (with
M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar)
* Sandhoshamaai Anbar Varuvaaradi (with
M. L. Vasanthakumari)
C. R. Subburaman Narendra Pictures
1949 Laila Majnu Telugu Laila A. Nageswara Rao * Neevene Naa Chaduvu (with Ghantasala) & P. Leela)
* Aaha Pahliyanchega
* Viri Tavula Lona (with Ghantasala)
* Chera Raavo (with Ghantasala)
* Raavo Naanu Marachitivo (with Ghantasala)
* Ninu Basi Povudana
* Preme Neramounaa
* Chelunigani Nijamidani Telupuma O Jaabili (with Ghantasala)
* Taanedano
C. R. Subburaman Bharani Pictures
1949 Laila Majnu Tamil Laila A. Nageswara Rao * Nee Thaane Ennasai (with Ghantasala & P. Leela)
* Aaha Palan Vandhadhe
* Iga Vaazhvinil Kaadhal Mahajothiye Maarumaa (with Ghantasala)
* Jothi Minnum (with Ghantasala)
* Vaaraayo Enai Marandhanaiyo (with Ghantasala)
* Unnai Paarkka Pogirenaa Oru Maasilladha Kaif
* Premaithaan Polladhaa
* Enadhu Uyir Urugum Nilai Solluvaai Nee Vaanmathi (with Ghantasala)
C. R. Subburaman Bharani Pictures
1949 Nallathambi Tamil Pushpa N. S. Krishnan * Enadhu Uyir Egypttu
* Malarthanil Oru Azhagu Mayil (with Ghantasala)
* Varuvaare Dear Varuvaare
* Naan Vanangum Deivam
C. R. Subburaman NSK Films & Uma Pictures
1949 Raksharekha Telugu Princess Kalavathi A. Nageswara Rao Ogirala Ramachandra Rao &
H. R. Padmanabha Sastri
1949 Devamanohari Tamil Devamanohari C. Honnappa Bhagavathar G. Ramanathan Arkays Pictures
1949 Apoorva Sagodharargal Tamil Kanchana M. K. Radha * Aaha Aaduvene Geetham Paaduvene (with T. A. Mothi)
* Laddu Laddu Mittai Venumaa
* Maanum Mayilum Aadum Solai
* Manamohaname Vana Vaasame
S. Rajeswara Rao Gemini Studios
1949 Apoorva Sahodaralu Telugu Ranjana M. K. Radha * Aaha Sukhadayi (with T. A. Mothi) S. Rajeswara Rao Gemini Studios
1949 Nishaan Hindi Kanchana M. K. Radha S. Rajeswara Rao Gemini Studios
1949 Rathnakumar Tamil P. U. Chinnappa Bhagavathar * Ganavaangale Vaango (with
P. U. Chinnappa)
* Andhi Nerame Inbame (with
P. U. Chinnappa)
* Sollarum Anandam Enadhu Vaazhvil Indre Duraiye (with P. U. Chinnappa)
* Ananda Vellam (with P. U. Chinnappa)
* Varattum, Vandhaal Vazhi Solven
* Nin Paadham Varave Thaaye Nee Dhayai Purivaaiye
* Vizhudhu Vittu Thazhaithongi
* Muzhuthunnai Nambinen
* Aadavar Kaadhal Idhudhaano
G. Ramanathan &
C. R. Subburaman
Murugan Talkies
1950 Maya Rambha Telugu
1951 Malleeswari Telugu Malleeswari N. T. Rama Rao * Manasuna Mallera Maalaloogene
* Parugulu Teeyali O Gittalu Urakalu Veyali (with Ghantasala)
* Pilachina Biguvatara Auraura
* Eda Thanunnado Baava (with Ghantasala)
Adepalli Rama Rao &
S. Rajeswara Rao
Vijaya Studios
1951 Mangala Telugu Mangala Gemini Studios
1951 Mangala Hindi Mangala Gemini Studios
1952 Prema Telugu Mothi A. Nageswara Rao * Divya Premaku Satiaune (with Ghantasala) C. R. Subburaman Bharani Pictures
1952 Kadhal Tamil Mothi A. Nageswara Rao * Inba Kaaviyam Aagum Vaazhve (with Ghantasala)
* Jeevidhamellaam (with Ghantasala)
* Aahaa Inbame Aahaa Engume Aahaa Pongudhe
* Kanavu Thaano Ninaivu Yaavum Kaanal Neeraamo
C. R. Subburaman Bharani Pictures
1952 Rani[14] Tamil S. Balachander C. R. Subburaman Jupiter Pictures
1952 Rani[14] Hindi Anoop Kumar C. R. Subburaman Jupiter Pictures
1953 Chandirani Tamil Champa & Chandi N. T. Rama Rao * En Vaazhvinile Naan Magizhum Naal Iidhuve Thaan
* Innadhendru Ariyaamal
* En Vaazhvellaam Siraivaasamo
* Nilaa Nilaa Odi Vaa Nillaamal Odi Vaa
* Vaan Meedhile Inba Then Maari Peyuthe (with Ghantasala)
* Meow Meow
C. R. Subburaman, Assistants:
M. S. Viswanathan &
T. K. Ramamoorthy
Bharani Pictures
1953 Chandirani Telugu Champa & Chandi N. T. Rama Rao * Eeroju Bhale Roju Ide Prema Idena
* Enduko Teliyani Ennadu Anukoni Ee Sambaraalemiti
* Evaraalakinturu Naamora Enaleni Vedana
* Kilaa Kilaa Navvulaa Kurisene Vennelaa
* O Taraka (with Ghantasala)
C. R. Subburaman, Assistants:
M. S. Viswanathan &
T. K. Ramamoorthy
Bharani Pictures
1953 Chandirani Hindi Champa & Chandi Dilip Kumar C. R. Subburaman, Assistants:
M. S. Viswanathan &
T. K. Ramamoorthy
Bharani Pictures
1954 Aggi Ramudu Telugu Saradha N. T. Rama Rao S. M. Subbaiah Naidu Pakshiraja Studios
1954 Malaikkallan Tamil Poonkothai M. G. Ramachandran * Unnai Azhaithathu Yaaro
* Pengale Ulangalile
* Nalla Sagunam Nokki
* Naane Inba Roja
* Naalai
S. M. Subbaiah Naidu Pakshiraja Studios
1954 Chakrapani Telugu Granddaughter A. Nageswara Rao * Pakkala Nilabadi Kolichemu
* Uyyala Jampalaloogaravaya
* O Malathi Lata
* Mella Mellaga
[P. Bhanumathi]
1955 Vipranarayana Telugu Devadevi A. Nageswara Rao * Anuraagalu Dhooramu (with
A. M. Rajah)
* Endhukoyi Thotamali
* Evvade Athadevvade
* Madhura Madhuramee (with
A. M. Rajah)
* Nanu Vidanaadakura
* Raa Raa Naa Swamy
* Ranga Rangayani
* Saavirahe Thava Dheena
* Thillana
* Yela Naapai Dhaya Choopavu
* Slokams
S. Rajeswara Rao Bharani Pictures
1955 Vipranarayana Tamil Devadevi A. Nageswara Rao * Malaril Madhuvellaam (with
A. M. Rajah)
* Ini Aagatha Sogam (with
A. M. Rajah)
* Naayagane Jaya Geeta Radha
S. Rajeswara Rao Bharani Pictures
1955 Kalvanin Kadhali Tamil Kalyani Sivaji Ganesan * Manadhil Urudhi Vendum (with
T. M. Soundararajan)
* Nallathor Veenai Seidhe
* Alli Malar Solai Inba Valli Ival Thaane
* Veyilukketha Nizhalundu (with Ghantasala)
G. Govindarajulu Naidu &
Ghantasala
Revathi Productions
1956 Alibabavum Narpadhu Thirudargalum Tamil Marjina M. G. Ramachandran * Masila Unmai Kadhale (with
A. M. Rajah)
* Azhagaana Ponnu Naan
* Unnaivida Maatten
* Anbinaale Aalavandha
* En Aattamellaam
S. Dakshinamurthy Modern Theatres
1956 Alibaba 40 Dongalu Telugu Marjina M. G. Ramachandran S. Dakshinamurthy Modern Theatres
1956 Chintamani Telugu Chintamani
1956 Madurai Veeran Tamil Princess Bommi M. G. Ramachandran * Avarkkum Enakkum G. Ramanathan Krishna Pictures
1956 Rangoon Radha Tamil Rangam Sivaji Ganesan * Thalai Vaari Poochoodi Unnai
* Kaatril Aadum Mullaikkodiye
* Thamizhe Thene Kanne Thaalelo
* Kaiyil Pirambedutthu (with
N. S. Krishnan)
T. R. Papa Mekala Pictures
1956 Tenali Ramakrishna Telugu Rangasaani N. T. Rama Rao &
A. Nageswara Rao
* Kannulu Ninde Kannela Vinna Mannanaleera Raja
* Teerani Naa Korikale Teerenu Ee Roju
Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Vikram Productions
1956 Tenali Raman Tamil Krishnasani N. T. Rama Rao &
Sivaji Ganesan
* Kangalil Adidum Penmaiyin Nadagam
* Kannamirandum Minnidum Annam
* Pirandha Nal Mannan Pirandha Nal
* Vinnulagil Minni Varum Tharagaiye Po Po
Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Vikram Productions
1956 Sadharam Tamil Sadharam Gemini Ganesan &
K. R. Ramaswamy
* Ponggi Varum Pudhu Nilave (with
T. M. Soundararajan)
G. Ramanathan Kasturi Films
1956 Thaaikkuppin Thaaram Tamil Sivakami M. G. Ramachandran * Aaha Nam Aaasai Niraiveruma (with
T. M. Soundararajan)
* Asaindhaadum Thendrale
* En Kaadhal Inbam (with
A. M. Rajah)
K. V. Mahadevan Devar Films
1956 Rambaiyin Kaadhal Tamil Ramba K. A. Thangavelu * Kannaala Kaadhal Poithaana
* Kannaala Kaadhal Poithaana (with
P. Suseela)
T. R. Papa Kalpana Pictures
1957 Makkalai Petra Magarasi Tamil Rangamma Sivaji Ganesan * Sonna Pechcha Ketkanum
* Vandhadhu Yaar Endru Theriyuma
* Poravale Poravale (with
T. M. Soundararajan)
K. V. Mahadevan Sri Lakshmi Pictures
1957 Manamagan Thevai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan * Nenjinile Pugundhu
* Yengo Kulukku Thalukku Thevalaiya
* Velavare Ummai Thedi
* Vennila Jothiyai Veesuthe (with
T. M. Soundararajan & Pithapuram Nageswara Rao)
* Naanthaan Un Kaadhalan (with Seerkazhi Govindarajan)
* Krishna Nee Begane Vaarai
G. Ramanathan Bharani Pictures
1957 Varudu Kavali Telugu K. Jaggaiah G. Ramanathan Bharani Pictures
1957 Rani Lalithangi Tamil Sivaji Ganesan * Inbam Perinbam
* Madhunilai Maaradha Manadhodu
* Ennai Ariyaamal Thulludhu Manam
G. Ramanathan TNR Productions
1957 Ambikapathy Tamil Princess Amaravati Sivaji Ganesan * Kannile Iruppathenna Kanni
* Maasila Nilave Nam (with
T. M. Soundararajan)
* Vaada Malare (with
T. M. Soundararajan)
G. Ramanathan ALS Productions
1957 Nala Dhamayanthi Telugu Dhamayanthi Kemparaj Urs * Sarasam Seiyadhe Maname
* Jai Bavani Dhayaarpari
* Nan kanda Koyil Endha
B. Gopalam Kemparaj Productions
1957 Sarangadhara Telugu Chitrangi Devi N. T. Rama Rao * Adugadugo Alladugo
* Manasemo Maatalo Dinusemo
* Raja Naaraja
* Allana Gaadhiraajasutudarmili (with Ghantasala)
G. Ramanathan Minerva Pictures
1958 Sarangadhara Tamil Chitrangi Devi Sivaji Ganesan * Arpudha Kaatchi Ondru Kanden
* Kannaal Nalla Paaru (with
A. P. Komala & K. Ranee)
* Vandhiduvaar Avar En Manam Pole
G. Ramanathan Minerva Pictures
1958 Nadodi Mannan Tamil Madhana M. G. Ramachandran * Sammadhamaa Naan Ungal
* Summaakkidandha Nilathai Koththi (with T. M. Soundararajan)
S. M. Subbaiah Naidu Emgeeyar Pictures
1959 Manimekalai Tamil Manimekalai T. R. Mahalingam * Kangalin Vennilave (with
T. R. Mahalingam)
G. Ramanathan Shekhar Art Film
1960 Raja Bakthi Tamil Madharasai Sivaji Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala None G. Govindarajulu Naidu Revathi Productions
1960 Raja Desingu Tamil Ranibhai M. G. Ramachandran * Sarasaraani Kalyani (with
C. S. Jayaraman)
* Iyalodu Isai Pole (with
C. S. Jayaraman)
G. Ramanathan Krishna Pictures
1961 Batasari Telugu Madhavi A. Nageswara Rao * Kanulakudoche Chetikandani Endamavulunnai (with Jikki)
* Lokamerugani Baala Deeni Pokada Chitramu Chaala
* O Batasari Nanu Maruvakoyi
* Kanera Kamandhulai Manera Unmadulai
Master Venu Bharani Pictures
1961 Kaanal Neer Tamil Madhavi A. Nageswara Rao * Kannil Therindhum Kaikku Varaatha (with Jikki)
* Ulagam Theriyaa Payire
* Anbaana Enname Paavama
* Vazhi Thedi Vandhaai
Master Venu Bharani Pictures
1962 Annai Tamil Savithri S. V. Ranga Rao * Annai Enbadhu Neethaana
* Poovaagi Kaayaagi
R. Sudharsanam AVM Productions
1963 Kalai Arasi Tamil Vani & Valli M. G. Ramachandran * Singara Vaa Vaa
* Kalaiye Un Ezhil Meni (with Seerkazhi Govindarajan)
* Aasai Vaikkiara Idam (with Jikki)
* Ninaikkum Podhu Nenjum Kannum
K. V. Mahadevan Sarodi Brothers
1963 Anuragam * Sannajaji Teeveloi Sampenga Poovuloi
1963 Arivaali Tamil Manorama Sivaji Ganesan * Koovatha Inbakkuyil
* Venkata Ramana
* En Kobam Pollathadhu (with
T. M. Soundararajan)
S. V. Venkatraman A. T. K. Productions
1963 Penchina Prema Telugu
1963 Kaanchi Thalaivan Tamil M. G. Ramachandran * Mayangatha Manamyaavum Mayangum K. V. Mahadevan Mekala Pictures
1964 Bobbili Yudham Telugu Mallamma N. T. Rama Rao * Srikara Karunalavala Venugopala S. Rajeswara Rao
1964 Vivaha Bandham Telugu Bharati * Vinnava Vinnava Manasulona Dagivunna Madhurageeti
1965 Antastulu Telugu A. Nageswara Rao * Dulapara Bulloda Dummu Dulapara Bulloda
* Vinara Vissanna Ne Vedam Cheputa Vinaranna
K. V. Mahadevan
1965 Todu Needa Telugu * Enno Ratrulu Vastayi Kaani Idiye Toli Reyi
* When I was just a little girl - I asked my mother what will I be
1966 Palnati Yudham Telugu Nagamma N. T. Rama Rao S. Rajeswara Rao Sri Anuroopa Films
1967 Grihalakshmi Telugu Laxmi * Laali Laali Gopala Bala Laali Laali
* Melukovayya Kaveti Ranga Sriranga
1967 Pattatthu Rani Tamil Gemini Ganesan * Munnale Oru Ponnu
* Sitthan Pokku Sivan Pooku
T. K. Ramamoorthy
1968 Poovum Pottum Tamil Padmavathi S. V. Ranga Rao None R. Govardhanam Vasu Films
1971 Mattilo Manikyam Telugu Lalitha * Saranam Nee Divya Charanam
1972 Anta Mana Manchike Telugu Savitri
1973 Kattila Thottila Tamil Gemini Ganesan Arul Films
1973 Vichitra Vivaham Telugu * Ammayilu Abbayilu Naa Matalo Nijam Vintara Meeru
1974 Ammayi Pelli Telugu * Vandanamu Raghunandana Sethu Bandhana Bhakta Chandana
1974 Tatamma Kala Telugu
1975 Ippadiyum Oru Penn Tamil P. Bhanumathi Bharani Pictures
1975 Pathu Maadha Bandham Tamil S. A. Asokan
1977 Manavadi Kosam Telugu
1984 Mangamma Gari Manavadu Telugu Mangamma * Sree Suryanarayana Meluko (with Vani Jayaram) K. V. Mahadevan
1986 Muddula Manavaraalu Telugu
1986 Kannukku Mai Ezhuthu Tamil Sujatha, Sarath Babu * Vaadaa Malliye Naan Sooda Mullaiye[15] Ilaiyaraaja
1988 Attagaru Swagatham Telugu
1990 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Telugu Bamma * Dilli Ki Raja Aina Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata
1992 Peddarikam Telugu Adusumilli Basavapunnamma
1992 Samrat Ashok Telugu
1992 Chembaruthi Tamil Prashanth, Roja * Sembaruthi Poovu (with S. Janaki & Mano) Ilaiyaraaja Motherland Movies
1992 Chamanthi Telugu Bhuvaneswari Prashanth, Roja Ilaiyaraaja Motherland Movies
1998 Pelli Kanuka Telugu Savithramma

Playback singer[edit]

Bhanumati gave her voice for herself and many actors to sing many songs.[16]

Year Film Songs
1939 Vara Vikrayam
1941 Dharma Patni Anuraagam Leka Anandamunda
Nilu Niluma Neelavarnaa
1943 Krishna Prema
1945 Swarga Seema Oho Ho Pavurama, Oho Tapodhana
1949 Laila Majnu Preme Neramouna Maapai Ee Pagela
1951 Malliswari Manasuna Mallera Maalaloogene
Parugulu Teeyali O Gittalu Urakalu Veyali (with Ghantasala)
Pilachina Biguvatara Auraura
Eda Thanunnado Baava (with Ghantasala)
1952 Prema Divya Premaku Satiaune (with Ghantasala)
1953 Chandirani Eeroju Bhale Roju Ide Prema Idena
Enduko Teliyani Ennadu Anukoni Ee Sambaraalemiti
Evaraalakinturu Naamora Enaleni Vedana
Kilaa Kilaa Navvulaa Kurisene Vennelaa
O Taraka (with Ghantasala)
1954 Chakrapani Pakkala Nilabadi Kolichemu
Uyyala Jampalaloogaravaya
O Malathi Lata
Mella Mellaga
1954 Vipra Narayana Raa Raa Naa Swamy
1956 Chintamani
1956 Tenali Ramakrishna Kannulu Ninde Kannela Vinna Mannanaleera Raja
Teerani Naa Korikale Teerenu Ee Roju
1961 Batasari Oh Baatasaari Nanu Maruvakoyi
1963 Anuragam Sannajaji Teeveloi Sampenga Poovuloi
1964 Bobbili Yuddham Srikara Karunalavala Venugopala
1964 Vivaha Bandham Vinnava Vinnava Manasulona Dagivunna Madhurageeti
1965 Antastulu Dulapara Bulloda Dummu Dulapara Bulloda
Vinara Vissanna Ne Vedam Cheputa Vinaranna
1965 Todu Needa Enno Ratrulu Vastayi Kaani Idiye Toli Reyi
When I was just a little girl - I asked my mother what will I be
1967 Grihalakshmi Laali Laali Gopala Bala Laali Laali
Melukovayya Kaveti Ranga Sriranga
1971 Mattilo Manikyam Saranam Nee Divya Charanam
1973 Vichitra Vivaham Ammayilu Abbayilu Naa Matalo Nijam Vintara Meeru
1974 Ammayi Pelli Vandanamu Raghunandana Sethu Bandhana Bhakta Chandana
1984 Mangamma Gari Manavadu Sree Suryanarayana Meluko (with Vani Jayaram)
1986 Muddula Manavaralu
1986 Kannukku Mai Ezhuthu Vaadaa Malliye Naan Sooda Mullaiye[15]
1990 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Dilli Ki Raja Aina Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata
1998 Pelli Kanuka

Producer[edit]

  • Ratnamala
  • Prema
  • Chakrapani (1954)
  • Laila Majnu
  • Batasari
  • Vipra Narayana

Music Director[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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