Ogirala Ramachandra Rao

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Ogirala Ramachandra Rao
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Background information
Born 10 September 1905
Origin Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 17 June 1957(1957-06-17) (aged 51)
Genres Indian film scores
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Harmonium
Years active 1939–1956

Ogirala Ramachandra Rao (Telugu: ఓగిరాల రామచంద్రరావు) (1905–1957) was an Indian film actor, music director and multi instrumentalist, predominant in Telugu cinema.

Early Life and career[edit]

Ogirala was born on 10 September 1905 at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh to Ogirala Janardhana Sharma and Subbamma. He started his career as an actor in Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam (1939), where he played the role of Lord Shiva. His debut as Music director was Malli Pelli in the same year produced by Y. V. Rao. He was also playback singer for Y.V.Rao and sang with Kanchanamala in the film.

He was also the music director for his next film Vishwamohini (1940). He has played key role for the success of Bejawada Rajaratnam as playback singer. He has assisted Chittor V. Nagaiah for Swargaseema (1945) and Yogi Vemana (1947) for Vijaya Pictures.

Personal life[edit]

His son Ogirala Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy and daughter Machiraju Kalpakavalli are settled in Hyderabad, India. They used to sing in All India Radio Hyderabad and also in DD National Channel for Hyderabad in 1980's.

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Name Credits
1939 Malli Pelli Playback singer and Music director
1940 Vishwamohini Music director
1941 Parvati Kalyanam Music director
1945 Swargaseema Music director
1946 Mugguru Maratilu Music director
1947 Yogi Vemana Music director
1949 Gunasundari Katha Music director
1949 Raksharekha Music director
1950 Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha Music director
1954 Peddamanushulu Music director
1964 Ramadasu Music director

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