Jamuna (actress)

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This article is about the Telugu actress. For other meanings, see Jamuna.
Jamuna
జమున
Born (1936-08-30) 30 August 1936 (age 78)
Hampi, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, politician
Years active 1952- 1990s
Religion Hindu
Spouse(s) Ramana Rao
(m. 1965 - 2014; dead)
Children 2

Jamuna (Telugu: జమున; born 30 August 1936) is a veteran Telugu actress, a director and a politician.

Early life[edit]

Jamuna was born in Hampi, Karnataka, to Nippani Srinivas Rao, an Andhra Madhwa Brahmin business man, and Kausalya Devi, an Arya Vysya. She grew up in Duggirala, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, India. When Savitri was performing drama in Duggirala, she stayed in Jamuna's house . As said Later Savitri invited Jamuna to act in films . She entered as heroine in movies at the age of 14

Career[edit]

Jamuna was a stage artist in school. Her mother taught her vocal music and harmonium. Dr. Garikipati Raja Rao (see Indian People's Theatre Association IPTA) watched her stage show Maa Bhoomi and gave her offer to act in his movie Puttillu in 1952.

She acted in 198 films in Telugu and other south Indian languages. She also acted in Hindi films, winning the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Milan (1967), repeating her role from the original Telugu film Mooga Manasulu (1964).

She also established Telugu artist association and doing social service through it for the last 25 years.

She joined Congress party in 1980s and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rajahmundry constituency in 1989. She then retired from politics but briefly campaigned for the B.J.P. in 1990s.

Personal life[edit]

She married Professor Juluri Ramana Rao, a zoology professor in S.V. University, in 1965; he died on 10 November 2014 aged 86 due to cardiac arrest.[1] They have a son, Vamsikrishna and daughter, Sravanthi. They live in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  1. Bhookailas
  2. Samsaram
  3. Atta o kodalu(1969)
  4. Dorikite Dongalu
  5. Ekaveera (1969)
  6. Bangaru Papa (1954)
  7. Srikakula Andhramaha Vishnu
  8. Donga Ramudu (1955)
  9. Muddu Bidda (1956)
  10. Srikrishna Tulabharam
  11. Manchi Manishi
  12. Ilavelpu (1956)
  13. Gulebakavali Katha (1962)
  14. Poolarangadu
  15. Pooja Phalam
  16. Ramu
  17. Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu
  18. Bhagyarekha
  19. Chiranjeevulu (1956)
  20. Buddhimantudu
  21. Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)
  22. Bobbili Yuddham (1964)
  23. Illarikam (1959)
  24. Leta Manasulu
  25. Eedu Jodu
  26. Muralikrishna (1964)
  27. pandanthi kapuram(1972)
  28. Gundamma Katha
  29. Missiamma
  30. Mooga Manasulu (1964)
  31. Adajanma
  32. Puttilu
  33. Keelu Bommalu (1965)
  34. Milan (1967)(HINDI)
  35. Vanaja Girija
  36. Thasildargari Ammayi
  37. Thodu Needa
  38. Pellinati Pramaralu
  39. Collector Janaki
  40. Mama Allulla Saval
  41. Bangaru Thalli
  42. Gauri
  43. Manushulanta Okkate
  44. Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu
  45. Kuruskhetram
  46. Ramu
  47. Mangamma Sapadham
  48. Bebbuli Yuddham
  49. Seeta Kalyanam
  50. Undamma Bottu Pedatha
  51. Gadusu Pilladu
  52. Kodalu Diddina Kapuram

Tamil[edit]

  1. Thangamalai Ragasiyam (1957)
  2. Nichaya Thaamboolam (1962)
  3. Kuzhanthaiyum Deivamum (1965)
  4. Nalla Theerpu
  5. Marutha Naatu Veeran
  6. Thaai Magalukku Kattiya Thaali7

Hindi[edit]

  1. Miss Mary (1957) Gemini Ganeshan, Meena Kumari
  2. Ek Raaz (1963), Kishore Kumar
  3. Hamrahi (1963), Rajendra Kumar
  4. Beti Bete (1964), Sunil Dutt, Mehmood
  5. Rishte Nate (1965), Raaj Kumar
  6. Milan (1967), Sunil Dutt .... Wins FilmFare Best Supporting Actress award


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