Jamuna (actress)

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This article is about the Telugu actress. For other meanings, see Jamuna.
Jamuna Juluri
Born (1936-08-30) August 30, 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 (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, a 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. Dorikite Dongalu
  4. Ekaveera (1969)
  5. Bangaru Papa (1954)
  6. Srikakula Andhramaha Vishnu
  7. Donga Ramudu (1955)
  8. Muddu Bidda (1956)
  9. Srikrishna Tulabharam
  10. Manchi Manishi
  11. Ilavelpu (1956)
  12. Gulebakavali Katha (1962)
  13. Poolarangadu
  14. Pooja Phalam
  15. Ramu
  16. Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu
  17. Bhagyarekha
  18. Chiranjeevulu (1956)
  19. Buddhimantudu
  20. Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)
  21. Bobbili Yuddham (1964)
  22. Illarikam (1959)
  23. Leta Manasulu
  24. Eedu Jodu
  25. Muralikrishna (1964)
  26. pandanthi kapuram(1972)
  27. Gundamma Katha
  28. Missiamma
  29. Mooga Manasulu (1964)
  30. Adajanma
  31. Puttilu
  32. Keelu Bommalu (1965)
  33. Milan (1967)(HINDI)
  34. Vanaja Girija
  35. Thasildargari Ammayi
  36. Thodu Needa
  37. Pellinati Pramaralu
  38. Collector Janaki
  39. Mama Allulla Saval
  40. Bangaru Thalli
  41. Gauri
  42. Manushulanta Okkate
  43. Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu
  44. Kuruskhetram
  45. Ramu
  46. Mangamma Sapadham
  47. Bebbuli Yuddham
  48. Seeta Kalyanam
  49. Undamma Bottu Pedatha
  50. Gadusu Pilladu
  51. 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 Thaali

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