M. S. Reddy

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M. S. Reddy
Mallemala Sundara Rami Reddy

(1924-08-15)15 August 1924
near Nellore, India
Died11 December 2011(2011-12-11) (aged 87)
OccupationWriter, producer, lyricist,director,photographer and artist
Years active1962–2011

Mallemala Sundara Rami Reddy (15 August 1924 – 11 December 2011), popularly known as M. S. Reddy and Mallemala, was an Indian film producer, director, screen writer and lyricist in Telugu cinema and a writer known for his contribution to Telugu Literature. He also served as President of the Telugu Film Producers Council, South Indian Film Writers Association, and Film Nagar Co-operative Housing Society, as well as Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Film Development Corporation.[1]

Early life[edit]

M. S. Reddy was born in the village of Alimili, near to Nellore. His date of birth is usually given as 15 August 1924.[1][2] He died at the age of 87 at his home in Film Nagar, Hyderabad, the city that he had been instrumental in making the hub of the Telugu cinema industry.[3]

Aside from his work, Reddy was also a campaigner for various social causes and had Gandhian views. Telugu film producer Shyam Prasad Reddy is his son.[4]


Reddy began his career with a photographic studio in Chennai. His first movie was dubbed version of Kanne Pilla, in 1966, and his first production was the 1968 film, Bharya.[2] He then produced many other movies, such as Srikrishna Vijayam (1971),Ooriki Upakari (1972) Kodenaagu (1974),Ramayya Thandri (1974) Doralu Dongalu (1976)Mutayala Pallaki (1977),Naidu Bava (1978), Thathayya Premaleelalu (1980), Eklavya (1982), Kalyana Veena (1983) Palnati Simham (1985), O Prema Katha (1986)Aahuthi (1987), Ankusham (1989), Ammoru (1995) and Ramayanam (1997). He also wrote poetry and was an artist.

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  1. ^ a b Telugu film producer MS Reddy passes away Archived 8 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "M S Reddy is no more!". TeluguCinema. 11 December 2011. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  3. ^ Veteran Telugu film producer MS Reddy dies – Hindustan Times Archived 13 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Raghupathi Venkaiah award for M. S. Reddy". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2007.