Krishnam Raju filmography

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Krishnam Raju in 2016

Krishnam Raju is an Indian actor who acted more than 190 films. Krishnam Raju entered Tollywood in 1966 with the film Chilaka Gorinka directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma alongside Krishna Kumari. The film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Silver for that year. Later he acted in the mythological film Shri Krishnavataram which also starsN. T. Rama Rao. He acted in many films with the established actos N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He also acted in many films with the established actresses Krishna Kumari, Rajasulochana, Jamuna and Kanchana.[1]

Krishnam Raju acted alongside Kanchana in Nenante Nene and later he acted in Bhale Abbayilu, the Telugu remake of Yash Chopra's 1965 film Waqt. Later he acted in films such as Buddhimantudu, Manushulu Marali, Mallee Pelli and Jai Jawan. He acted opposite Bollywood actress Rekha in Amma Kosam which was her first film as an actress. Later he acted in films such as Anuradha, Bhagyavantudu and Bangaru Talli, the remake of critically acclaimed 1957 Hindi film Mother India. Later he acted in films such as Muhammad bin Tughluq portraying the role of Islamic scholar Ibn Battuta, Raj Mahal, Hantakulu Devaantakulu opposite Rajasulochana, Manavudu Danavudu opposite Krishna Kumari, Neeti Nijayitee opposite Kanchana and Vinta Dampatulu opposite Jamuna. Later he acted in films such as Badi Panthulu, Bala Mitrula Katha, Jeevana Tarangalu and Kanna Koduku. In most of the films he acted as antihero, villain and supporting roles and in lead roles in a few films.

Krishnam acted in Bantrotu Bharya which marks the first collaboration of Krishnam Raju with Dasari Narayana Rao. Later he acted in the critically acclaimed film Krishnaveni opposite Vanisri directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao. The film marks the debut of Krishnam Raju as a producer made under his own production house Gopi Krishna Movies. Later he acted in Parivartana opposite Jamuna, Kanchana and Lakshmi and in Bharati opposite Jamuna, Iddaru Iddare and Yavvanam Katesindi. Later he acted in Bhakta Kannappa portraying the roles of Arjuna and Kannappa Nayanar directed by Bapu which is the unique Telugu film to win National Film Award for Best Audiography. Later he acted in Kurukshetram portraying the role of Karna directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao. Later he acted in Amaradeepam which marks the first collaboration of Krishnam Raju with K. Raghavendra Rao. The film earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) and Nandi Award for Best Actor for the year 1977. Later he acted in films such as Jeevana Teeralu, Manushulu Chesina Dongalu and Sati Savitri. Later he acted in the lavishly made Katakataala Rudraiah which grossed 75 lakh (US$110,000) made on a budget of 18 lakh (US$26,000). Later he acted in Mana Voori Pandavulu which was produced by him and Jaya Krishna. The film garnered Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) for the year 1978 and Krishnam Raju shared the award with Jaya Krishna. Katakataala Rudraiah and Mana Voori Pandavulu were released within a gap of 10 days and both the films became blockbusters.[2] Later he acted in films such as Ramabanam, Andadu Aagadu in which he acts in a role of a spy which is parallel to James Bond and the film became a smash hit. Later he acted in Rangoon Rowdy, Shri Vinayaka Vijayamu portraying the role of Lord Shiva. Later he acted in films such as Shivamettina Satyam, Kalyana Chakravarti and Alludu Pattina Bharatam which was directed by K. Viswanath. Later he acted in Sita Ramulu, Bebbuli and Prema Tarangalu, the Telugu remake of 1978 Bollywood blockbuster Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. In 1981, he acted in Aadavaallu Meeku Joharlu directed by K. Balachander. In the same year he acted in Agni Poolu which was based on Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani's novel of the same name. Later he acted in the musical hit, Puli Bidda, Taxi Driver, Ragile Jwala, Guvvala Janta, Rama Lakshmanulu, Madhura Swapnam, Talli Kodukula Anubandham, Nipputo Chelagaatam, Golconda Abbulu, Jaggu, Pralaya Rudrudu and critically acclaimed Trishulam. Later he acted in Nijam Chebite Nerama!, Adavi Simhalu, Puli Bebbuli, Kotikokkadu and Dharmaatmudu.

In 1984, Krishnam Raju acted in Yuddham, Sardar, Babulugaadi Debba, Kondaveeti Nagulu and S. P. Bhayankar. Later, he acted in the Tollywood industrial hit Bobbili Brahmanna which earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) and Nandi Award for Best Actor.[3] He also remade the film in Hindi as Dharm Adhikari with Dilip Kumar and Jeetendra in 1986. Later, he acted in films such as Raraju, Bharatamlo Shankaravam, Rowdy, Bandee, Tirugubatu, Aggi Raju, Bullet, Ukku Manishi, Ravana Brahma, Neti Yugadharmam and Ugra Narasimham. In 1986, he acted in Tandra Paparayudu portraying the role of Tandra Paparayudu which earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award for the year 1986. The film was premiered at the 11th International Film Festival of India. Later, he acted in films such as Brahma Nayudu, Sardar Dharmanna and Marana Shasanam which earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award for the year 1987. In 1987, he acted in Vishwanatha Nayakudu portraying the role of Srikrishnadevaraya. Later, he acted in films such as Maarana Homam, Kirai Dada, Maa Inti Maha Raju, Antima Teerpu, Prithvi Raj, Prachanda Bharatam, Dharma Teja, Prana Snehitulu, Simha Swapnam, Shri Ramachandrudu, Bhagawan, Two Town Rowdy, Yama Dharma Raju and Neti Siddhartha.

In 1991, Krishnam Raju acted in Vidhata, Bava Bavamaridi, Jailor Gaari Abbayi, Andaroo Andare, Gangmaster. In 1994, he acted in Palnati Pourusham which earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu). Later he acted in Rikshaw Rudraiah, Simha Garjana, Nayudugaari Kutumbam, Tata Manavadu, Kutumba Gowravam and Maa Nannaki Pelli which won Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film. In 1997, he entered Sandalwood and acted in two Kannada films viz Hai Bangalore and Simhada Mari. Later he acted in Sultan, Vanshoddharakudu and Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu which won Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film. Later he acted in Raam and Billa, a film of the Don film series and acted with Prabhas for the first time. Later he acted in Thakita Thakita and Rebel. Rebel marks the second innings of his production house, Gopi Krishna Movies. Krishnam Raju said in an interview that he would produce films continuously under the banner. Later he acted in Chandee and India's first 3D historical film, Rudramadevi where he portrays the role of Ganapati Devudu, the father of Rudramadevi.

As an actor[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Name Role Director Notes Ref.
1966 Chilaka Gorinka Raja Kotayya Pratyagatma
1967 Shri Krishnavataram Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao
1968 Nenante Nene Anand/Raj Kumar[a] V. Ramachandra Rao
1969 Bhale Abbayilu Babji / Raja[a] Peketi Sivaram
1969 Bhale Master S.D. Lal
1969 Buddhimantudu Krishna Moorti Bapu
1969 Manushulu Marali V. Madhusudhan Rao
1970 Malli Pelli Chandra Shekhar C. S. Rao
1970 Jai Jawan Ramu/Raghu[a] D. Yoganand
1970 Amma Kosam Anand B. V. Prasad
1970 Tali Bottu T. Madhavarao
1970 Pelli Sambandham Krishna K. Varaprasada Rao
1970 Pelli Kooturu  
1970 Allude Menalludu P. Pullaiah
1970 Drohi Police Inspector K. Bapaiah
1971 Pavitra Bandham Shekhar V. Madhusudhan Rao
1971 Anuradha Bhaskar P. Chandrasekhar Reddy
1971 Bhagyavantudu C. S. Rao
1971 Bangaru Talli Tapi Chanakya
1972 Sabhash Vadina M. Mallikumar
1972 Muhammad bin Tughluq Ibn Battuta B. V. Prasad
1972 Raithu Kutumbam Tatineni Rama Rao
1972 Raj Mahal Ratan Kumar / Raghu B. Harinarayana
1972 Anta Mana Manchike Krishna Gopal Bhanumati Ramakrishna
1972 Manchi Rojulu Vachayi Raja V. Madhusudhan Rao
1972 Hanthakulu Devanthakulu K. S. R. Das
1972 Manavudu Danavudu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy
1972 Bhale Mosagadu P. Sambasiva Rao
1972 Neeti Nijayitee Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
1972 Vintha Dampathulu K. Hemambaradara Rao
1972 Inspector Bharya Raju PV Sathyanarayana
1972 Sabhash Baby  
1972 Mathrumurthi Ramesh M. Apparao
1972 Badi Panthulu Venu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy
1972 Illu Illalu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy
1972 Ooriki Upakari Jaggu P. Sundaram
1973 Bala Mitrula Katha Bhanu K. Varaprasad Rao
1973 Stree Kotayya Pratyagatma
1973 Jeevana Tarangalu Chandram Tatineni Rama Rao
1973 Jeevitham K. S. Prakash Rao
1973 Vaade Veedu D. Yoganand
1973 Talli Kodukulu P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1973 Sreevaru Maavaru B. S. Narayana
1973 Sneha Bandham P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1973 Gandhi Puttina Desam Shivaiah P. Lakshmi Deepak
1973 Mamatha P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1973 Mayadari Malligadu Lawyer Adurthi Subba Rao
1973 Vishali A. Sanjeevi
1973 Inti Dongalu K. Hemambaradara Rao
1973 Memu Manushalame K. Bapaiah
1973 Poolamala Vasantha Reddy
1973 Abhimanavantulu Ramu KS Ramireddy
1973 Kanna Koduku Gopi V. Madhusudhan Rao
1974 Palletoori Chinnodu Prasad B. Vitthalacharya
1974 Jeevitharangam PD Prasad
1974 Gundelu Teesina Monagadu Chakravarthy
1974 Manushullo Devudu Murali B. V. Prasad
1974 Chandana  
1974 Stree Gouravam SS Devidas
1974 Tulasi Baburao
1974 Bantrotu Bharya Dasari Narayana Rao
1974 Anaganaga Oka Tandri C. S. Rao
1974 Krishnaveni Satyanarayana Murty V. Madhusudhan Rao
1974 Nithya Sumangali MS Arya
1974 Adapillala Tandri K. Vasu
1974 Inti Kodalu  
1974 Harathi P. Lakshmi Deepak
1974 Palle Paduchu K. Satyam
1974 Jeevithasayam K. Kameshwara Rao
1975 Chinnanati Kalalu T. Leninbabu
1975 Parivartana K. Hemambaradara Rao
1975 Moguda? Pellama? B. A. Subba Rao
1975 Puttinti Gouravam P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1975 Bharathi Veturi
1975 Naaku Swathanthram Vacchindi P. Lakshmi Deepak
1976 Iddaru Iddare Naga Raju V. Madhusudhan Rao
1976 Yavvanam Kaatesindhi Dasari Narayana Rao
1976 Bhakta Kannappa Arjuna/Kannappa Nayanar[b] Bapu
1976 Adavallu Apanindalu B. S. Narayana
1976 Amma Nanna S. Madhav T. Leninbabu
1976 Suprabhatam K. S. Prakash Rao
1976 Manchiki Maro Peru Kiran C. S. Rao
1977 Kurukshetram Karna K. Kameshwara Rao
1977 Oke Raktham Prakash P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1977 Geetha Sangeetha MS Kota Reddy
1977 Mahanubhavudu K. Hemambaradara Rao
1977 Bhale Alludu Raju P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1977 Amaradeepam Hari Prasad/Krishna[a] K. Raghavendra Rao
1977 Jeevana Teeralu G.C.Sekhar
1977 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu M. Mallikarjuna Rao
1978 Sati Savitri Satyavanta B. A. Subba Rao
1978 Manchi Manasu Raju Kotayya Pratyagatma
1978 Katakataala Rudraiah Dasari Narayana Rao
1978 Mana Voori Pandavulu Krishna Bapu
1978 Ramudu Rangadu Ramudu P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1979 Ramabanam Y. Eeswar Reddy
1979 Kamalamma Kamatam Ramudu Kotayya Pratyagatma
1979 Cheyetti Jaikottu Kommineni
1979 Andadu Aagadu S.D. Lal
1979 Rangoon Rowdy Raju Dasari Narayana Rao
1979 Shri Vinayaka Vijayamu Lord Shiva K. Kameshwara Rao
1980 Shivamettina Satyam Satyam V. Madhusudhan Rao
1980 Kalyana Chakravarti Kalyana Chakravarti MS Reddy
1980 Alludu Pattina Bharatam K. Viswanath
1980 Sita Ramulu Ramu Dasari Narayana Rao
1980 Bebbuli V. Madhusudhan Rao
1980 Prema Tarangalu Vijay SP Chittibabu
1981 Aadavaallu Meeku Joharlu Narsimha K. Balachander
1981 Agni Poolu Virupaksha Raja / Krishna Chaitanya[b] K. Bapaiah
1981 Puli Bidda V. Madhusudhan Rao
1981 Taxi Driver Raja SP Chittibabu
1981 Ragile Jwala Krishna / Raja[b] K. Raghavendra Rao
1981 Guvvala Janta K. Vasu
1981 Rama Lakshmanulu R. Tyagaraj
1982 Madhura Swapnam K. Raghavendra Rao
1982 Talli Kodukula Anubandham K. S. R. Das
1982 Nipputo Chelagaatam Shankar / Mohan[b] Kommineni Seshagiri Rao
1982 Golconda Abbulu Dasari Narayana Rao
1982 Jaggu Jaggu P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1982 Pralaya Rudrudu A. Kodanda Rami Reddy
1982 Trishulam Ramu K. Raghavendra Rao
1983 Nijam Chebite Nerama M. Balaiah
1983 Adavi Simhalu Raju K. Raghavendra Rao
1983 Puli Bebbuli Raj Kumar K. S. R. Das
1983 Kotikokkadu Raja Kotikokkadu
1983 Dharmaatmudu B. Bhaskar Rao
1984 Yuddham Arjuna Rao / Raja[b] Dasari Narayana Rao
1984 Sardar Nandam Harischandra Rao
1984 Babulugaadi Debba Venu/Babulu[a] K. Vasu
1984 Kondaveeti Nagulu Nagu Rajasekhar
1984 S.P. Bhayankar V. B. Rajendra Prasad
1984 Bobbili Brahmanna Brahmanna/Ravi[b] K. Raghavendra Rao
1984 Raraju Raraju G. Rammohan Rao
1984 Bharatamlo Shankharavam B. Bhaskar Rao
1984 Rowdy A. Mohan Gandhi
1985 Bandi Kodi Ramakrishna
1985 Tirugubatu Dasari Narayana Rao
1985 Aggi Raju Raju B. Bhaskar Rao
1985 Bullet Ch.V.V. Varahala Raju/Bullet[a] Bapu
1986 Ukku Manishi Raj Bharat
1986 Ravana Brahma K. Brahma Nayudu/K. Raghunath[b] K. Raghavendra Rao
1986 Neti Yuga Dharmam Vijay G. Rammohan Rao
1986 Ugra Narasimham Dasari Narayana Rao
1986 Tandra Paparayudu Tandra Paparayudu Dasari Narayana Rao
1987 Brahma Nayudu Brahma Nayudu Dasari Narayana Rao
1987 Sardar Dharmanna B. Bhaskar Rao
1987 Trimurtulu K. Murali Mohana Rao
1987 Marana Shasanam Balaram S. S Ravichandra
1987 Vishwanatha Nayakudu Srikrishnadevaraya Dasari Narayana Rao
1987 Maarana Homam
1987 Kirai Dada Krishna Raja Varma A. Kodandarami Reddy
1988 Maa Inti Maharaju
1988 Antima Teerpu J. Krishna Moorti Joshiy
1988 Prithviraj Prithviraj  
1988 Prachanda Bharatam  
1988 Dharma Teja Dharma Teja  
1988 Prana Snehitulu V. Madhusudhan Rao
1989 Simha Swapnam Balaram / Krishnarjun / Simha Swapnam V. Madhusudhan Rao
1989 Shri Ramachandrudu  
1989 Pape Maa Pranam V. Madusudhan Rao
1989 Bhagawan  
1989 Sumangali J. Krishna Babu "J. K. B." Vijaya Bapineedu
1989 Two Town Rowdy Ranjit Kumar Dasari Narayana Rao
1990 Guru Sishyulu Raja S.P. Muthuraman
1990 Yama Dharma Raju Relangi Narasimha Rao
1990 Neti Siddhartha Krishna Prasad Kranthi Kumar
1991 Indrabhavanam Kumar Krishna
1991 Vidhata Harishchandra Prasad / Sudarshana Chakram  
1993 Bava Bavamaridi Raghava Rao Sarath
1993 Anna Vadina P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
1994 Jailor Gaari Abbayi Chakrapani Sarath
1994 Andaru Andare Chhatrapati Mouli
1994 Gangmaster B. Gopal
1994 Palnati Pourusham Mutyala Subbaiah
1994 Riksha Rudraiah KS Nageswara Rao
1995 Simha Garjana  
1995 Leader P. N. Ramachandra Rao
1996 Nayudugaari Kutumbam Nayudu Boina Subba Rao
1996 Tata Manavadu Kakani Koteshwara Rao K. Sadasiva Rao
1997 Kutumba Gouravam Mahendra Varma K. Ajay Kumar
1997 Maa Nannaki Pelli Raja Kalidindi Raghava Raju E.V.V. Satyanarayana
1997 Hai Bangalore Anand P. Raju
1997 Simhada Mari Om Prakash Rao
1998 Qaidi Gaaru Krishna Prasad Om Sai Prakash
1999 Sultan Mustafa Sarath
2000 Vanshoddharakudu Raja Sarath
2003 Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu Raghavaiah Rajasekhar
2006 Raam Dasharatha Ramaiah N. Shankar
2009 Srisailam K.V. Krishna Devarayalu KS Nageswara Rao
2009 Billa Krishna Moorti Meher Ramesh
2009 Samarthudu J.K. Arjun Reddy
2010 My Name Is Amrita Anthony
2010 Thakita Thakita Sreehari Nanu
2012 Rebel Bhoopati Raghava Lawrence
2013 Chandee Ashok Gajapati Raju V. Samudra
2015 Yevade Subramanyam Ramaih Nag Ashwin
2015 Rudhramadevi Ganapati Devudu Gunasekhar

As a producer[edit]

S No Year Film Name
1 1974 Krishnaveni
2 1976 Bhakta Kannappa
3 1977 Amara Deepam
4 1978 Mana Voori Pandavulu
5 1982 Madhura Swapnam
6 1982 Trishulam
7 1984 Bobbili Brahmanna
8 1986 Dharm Adhikari
9 1986 Tandra Paparayudu
10 2009 Billa
11 2020 Prabhas21

As a presenter[edit]

Sita Ramulu (1980)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Krishnam Raju played a single character in the film who has two different names.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Krishnam Raju performed dual roles in the film.

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