|Born||10 October 1908
Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||24 January 1980(aged 71)|
Mudigonda Lingamurthy, shortly Lingamurthy (Telugu: ముదిగొండ లింగమూర్తి) (10 October 1908 – 24 January 1980), was an Indian film character actor known for his works in Telugu cinema, and theater.
He is born in a Shaivite family in Tenali, Andhra Pradesh. He used to play in school dramas in childhood. He is used to like arts and introduced to Sthanam Narasimha Rao. He has joined Rama Vilasa Sabha of Tenali and played different characters in Kanyasulkam, Pratapa Rudreeyam and other dramas. He has become popular and earned fame for his portrayal of Ramappa Pantulu character in Kanyasulkam drama.
He has moved to filmdom in 1937 and acted in Tukaram along with Chittor V. Nagaiah. He joined Vauhini pictures, associated with them for about 7 years and acted as Ajamisa in Bhakta Potana, Gangadu in Swarga Seema, Abirama in Yogi Vemana and Ramadas in Peddamanushulu. He was closely associated with Nagaiah and acted in his films like Tyagayya, Naa Illu and Ramadasu. He has acted in about 70 films during his career.
Lingamurthy wrote some playlets including Venkanna Kapuram, Pelli Choopulu, Thyagam. They are played widely and won many prizes. Some of them translated to other languages.
He was founder member of Cine Technicians Association. He has held the posts of its Secretory and Chairperson of this Association for sometime. He has taken retirement after his Sashtiabdhapoorthi celebrations.
After the death of his wife Durgavardhanamma in 1974, he took Sanyasa . He died in 1980.He has 4 sons and 1 daughter, Mudigonda Prabhakar rao, Mudigonda Chandrasekar, Mudigonda Thyagaraju, Mudigonda Sivashankar. There is a mini hall named after him at the place where he lived in Nana Street, T.nagar, Chennai.
This is partial list of his films. Please help expand the list.
|1945||Swargaseema||Telugu||Father of Subbalaxmi|
|1954||Bedara Kannappa||Kannada||Kailasanatha Sastry|
|1954||Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam||Telugu||Kailasanatha Sastry|
|1961||Batasari||Telugu||Diwan at Zamindari|
|1962||Sri Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnuvu Katha||Telugu||Mahendrajit, the minister|
- A Compelling Character Actor - Lingamurthy (Part I) by Satyasai Karavadi at Cinegoer.com
- A Compelling Character Actor - Lingamurthy (Part II) by Satyasai Karavadi at Cinegoer.com
- Mudigonda Lingamurthy in Nata Ratnalu, Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy, Second edition, Sitaratnam Granthamala, Vijayawada, 2002, pp: 484-6.
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