Krishnaveni (actress)

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Born (1924-12-26) 26 December 1924 (age 94)
OccupationFilm 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.


Selected filmography[edit]

  1. Sati Anasuya-Druva (1936)
  2. Mohini Rugmangada (1937)
  3. Kacha Devayani (1938)
  4. Malli Pelli (1939)
  5. Mahananda (1939)
  6. Jeevana Jyoti (1940)
  1. Bhishma (1944)
  2. Brahma Ratham (1947)
  3. Madalasa (1948)
  4. Mana Desam (1949)
  5. Gollabhama
  6. Dakshayagnam (1962)


Production companies managed by Krishnaveni[edit]

  • 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.

Movies produced by Krishnaveni[edit]

Note: The lists are not comprehensive.


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