Jamuna (actress)

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Jamuna
Native name ಜಮುನಾ
Born (1936-08-30) 30 August 1936 (age 80)[1]
Hampi, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, politician
Years active 1952 - 1990
Spouse(s) Ramana Rao J
(m. 1965 -2014-dead)
Children 2

Jamuna (born 30 August 1936) is a veteran Telugu actress, a director and a politician. She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in Dr. Garikapati Rajarao's Puttillu (1953),[1] and received her breakthrough with L. V. Prasad's Missamma . Her portfolio also includes Tamil movies. [2]

Early life[edit]

Jamuna was born in Hampi, Karnataka, to Nippani Srinivas Rao, a businessman, and Kausalya Devi. She grew up in Duggirala, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, India.[1] When Savitri was performing drama in Duggirala, she stayed in Jamuna's house. Later, Savitri invited Jamuna to act in films. She entered as heroine in movies at the age of 14.[citation needed] Jamuna's mother tongue is Kannada.

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.[1]

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 [Osmania University|Osmania University]], in 1965; he died on 10 November 2014 aged 86 due to cardiac arrest.[3] They have a son, Vamsikrishna and daughter, Sravanthi. They live in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. She now serves as the Board of Director for Abhyasa International Residential Public School, Toopran

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  1. Bangaru Papa (1954)
  2. Donga Ramudu (1955)
  3. Missamma (1955)
  4. Muddu Bidda (1956)
  5. Ilavelpu (1956)
  6. Bhookailas (1958)
  7. Srikakula Andhramaha Vishnu (1962)
  8. Gulebakavali Katha (1962)
  9. Manchi Manishi (1964)
  10. Dorikite Dongalu(1965)
  11. Srikrishna Tulabharam (1965)
  12. Atta o kodalu(1969)
  13. Ekaveera (1969)
  14. Samsaram (1975)
  15. Poolarangadu
  16. Pooja Phalam
  17. Ramu
  18. Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu
  19. Bhagyarekha
  20. Chiranjeevulu (1956
  21. Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)
  22. Bobbili Yuddham (1964)
  23. Illarikam (1959)
  24. Leta Manasulu
  25. Eedu Jodu
  26. Muralikrishna (1964)
  27. Pandanti Kapuram (1972)
  28. Gundamma Katha
  29. Mooga Manasulu (1964)
  30. Adajanma
  31. Puttilu
  32. Keelu Bommalu (1965)
  33. Vanaja Girija
  34. Thasildargari Ammayi
  35. Thodu Needa
  36. Pellinati Pramaralu
  37. Collector Janaki
  38. Mama Allulla Saval
  39. Bangaru Thalli
  40. Gauri
  41. Manushulanta Okkate
  42. Tenali ramakrishna
  43. Kuruskhetram
  44. Ramu
  45. Mangamma Sapadham
  46. Pelliroju
  47. Bobbili Yuddham
  48. Undamma Bottu Pedatha
  49. Gadusu Pilladu
  50. Nirupedalu
  51. Srimanthudu
  52. Manasu Mangalyam
  53. Navarathri
  54. Mooganomu
  55. Bandipotudongalu
  56. Vaddante dabbu
  57. Pelliroju
  58. Amayakudu
  59. Allude menalludu
  60. Mattilo manikyam
  61. Sati Anasuya
  62. Ramalayam
  63. Kaksha
  64. Challani needa
  65. Bangaru sankellu
  66. Nadee adajanme
  67. Palamanasulu
  68. Muhurtabalam
  69. Menakodalu
  70. Mamatha
  71. Snehabandham
  72. Peddalu marali
  73. Manushulu mattibommalu
  74. Adambaralu Anubandhalu
  75. Deerghasumangali

Kannada

  1. Aadarsha sathi (1955)
  2. Bhookailaasa (1956)
  3. Rathnagiri Rahasya (1957)
  4. Sakshatkara(1971)
  5. Guru sarwabhowma sri Raghavendra
   karune (1980)

Tamil[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Narasimham, M. L. (1 September 2013). "PUTTILLU (1953)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 August 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Madhavan, Pradeep (23 January 2015). "அமுதாய்ப் பொழிந்த நிலவு -அந்தநாள் ஞாபகம்" [The immortal Moon – Memories of the good old days]. The Hindu (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.andhrajyothy.com/Artical.aspx?SID=47260&SupID=29

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