Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu
Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu (11 July 1907 – 8 October 1963), better known as C. S. R. Anjaneyulu or just CSR was an Indian film actor best known for his appearances in Telugu Cinema. He acted in many stage dramas and portrayed heroes and mythological roles in over 175 movies.
He was born on 11 July 1907 in a Telugu 6000 Niyogi Brahmin family at Chilakalapudi near Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. His father was also actor. He later moved to Ponnur in Guntur district. After school final studies, he worked as co-operative supervisor for some time. Instead of pursuing further studies, he choose to enter Drama field. In a short time, he reached a position comparable to Sthanam Narasimha Rao, D. V. Subba Rao, Parupalli, Addanki and others.
He played as Sri Krishna in Sri Krishna Tulabaram and Radhakrishna, Ramadas in Bhakta Ramadasu and Tukaram in Bhakta Tukaram, which got him wide recognition. He used to do justice by hard-work and determination for any character he choose to play. He was also a natural singer, particularly in poems expressively chanting them meaningfully.
He was a National activist. He directed and produced Patita Pavana drama on Untouchability.
Anjaneyulu was an established hero by the late 1930s, preceding the entrance of other Telugu acting legends with whom he acted, NTR and Nageswara Rao (ANR). His performance in the movie Bhaktha Ramadas in 1937 won him many accolades. In the 1950s, starting with Pathala Bhairavi he began acting in character roles. In Pathala Bhairavi, he plays a king worried about his daughter, a princess kidnapped by a wicked magician played by Ranga Rao.
He was famous for portraying mythological and historical roles such as that of Krishna, Ramadas, Sarangadhara, Bhavani Sankar, Tukaram and Satyavantha. He also acted as Lord Venkateswara in Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam one of Director P. Pulliah's first successful films.
His directorial credits include the 1939 allegorical melodrama, Jayapradha.
He had two younger sisters and two younger brothers. One brother, C. S. Nageswara Rao was the Assistant Director for movies including Suvarna Sundari, Gunasundari Katha and Mayabazar. Another brother C.Venkata Rathnam (better known as C.V Rathnam) was with Bharani Pictures & Studios and he was the Production Manager for all the films produced by actress Bhanumathi Ramakrishna.
|1932||Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam|
|1939||Jayapradha||Actor and Director of the film|
|Paduka Pattabhishekam||Sri Rama|
|1950||Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha||Paramanandayya|
|1951||Pathala Bhairavi||Malathi's Father; King of Ujjaini|
|1952||Pelli Chesi Choodu|
|Rojulu Marayi||Zamindar Sagarayya|
|1956||Bhale Ramudu||Gumasta at the Zamindar|
|1958||Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu||Rao Bahadur Ramadasu|
|1961||Jagadeka Veeruni Katha||Badarayani Praggada|
|Bhakta Kuchela||Kuchelan||Malayalam Cinema|
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