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26 December 1924 |
Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Occupation||Film Director, Film Producer, Actress and Singer|
Krishnaveni (born 26 December 1924) is a veteran Telugu actress, singer and producer. She is also known as C. Krishnaveni and M. Krishnaveni.
She hails from Rajamundry in Andhra Pradesh state, India. She was a drama artist before entering into movies. Her debut was as a child artist in Sati Anasuya-Dhruva in 1936. She later acted in 15 Telugu films and also in a few Tamil and Kannada films as the heroine.
She married the Raja of Mirzapuram (birth name Meka Rangaiah), a Telugu movie producer, and later produced many films herself. She presented Telugu traditional values and ethnic songs in her movies. She produced Mana Desam, a milestone film in the Telugu film industry, in 1949. She introduced popular Telugu actors N. T. Rama Rao and S. V. Ranga Rao and famous playback singer Ghantasala as a music director with that film. Since then she had introduced many singers, actors and music directors. She introduced the famous music director Ramesh Naidu with the film Dampatyam in 1957.
- She won the prestigious Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2004 for her lifetime service to the Telugu film industry.
- Sati Anasuya-Druva (1936)
- Mohini Rugmangada (1937)
- Kacha Devayani (1938)
- Malli Pelli (1939)
- Mahananda (1939)
- Jeevana Jyoti (1940)
- Bhishma (1944)
- Brahma Ratham (1947)
- Madalasa (1948)
- Mana Desam (1949)
- Dakshayagnam (1962)
- Her husband's company - Jaya pictures and later renamed as Sobhanachala banners.
- Her own company - MRA productions on their daughter's name Meka RajyaLaksmi Anuradha.
Note: The lists are not comprehensive.
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