T. Kanakam

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T. Kanakam
Born 1926/1927
Kharagpur
Died 21 July 2015 (aged 88)
Vijayawada
Occupation Actor, singer
Awards NTR Art Award - 2004

T. Kanakam (c. 1927 – 21 July 2015) was an Indian Telugu drama and film actress and singer between the 1940s and 1960s. She acted in some of the best known and most popular hit films of that period.[1]

Biography[edit]

Kanakam was born in Kharagpur in 1927[2] and later shifted to Vijayawada. She started singing folk songs in All India Radio since childhood. She became famous for playing Nayakuralu Nagamma in Palnati Yudham and Sri Krishna in Kurukshetram dramas. She also played as Srirama, Chintamani and many more and toured the entire state playing the dramas. She is contemporary to Peesapati Narasimha Murty, Shanmukhi Anjaneya Raju, Kalyanam Raghuramaiah, Relangi Venkataramaiah, Madhavapeddi Satyam and others.

She sang some songs in the films including Cheyi Cheyi Kalupukora in Raksharekha and Bhale Doralaku in Shavukaru.[3]

She received Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao Theatre Art Award for 2004 from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.[4] Kanakam died in 2015, aged 88.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Character
1946 Gruhapravesam Telugu
1947 Brahma Ratham Telugu
1949 Gunasundari Katha Telugu Yakshini
Keelu Gurram Telugu
Raksharekha Telugu
1950 Shavukaru Telugu Raami
1951 Patala Bhairavi Telugu
1952 Daasi Telugu Durgi
1966 Letha Manasulu Telugu
1967 Bhakta Prahlada Telugu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, tollywoodsingers.com; accessed 31 July 2015.
  2. ^ Nata Ratnalu, Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy, Second edition, 2002; pp: 598-99.
  3. ^ T. Kanakam songs at Music India Online.
  4. ^ "Andhra Pradesh News : Briefly". The Hindu. 2005-01-19. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  5. ^ "అలనాటి నటి కనకం కన్నుమూత". Sakshi.com. 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 

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