P. Pullaiah

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P. Pullaiah
Born May 2, 1911
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 1985
Occupation Film Director
Film Producer
Spouse(s) P. Santha Kumari

P. Pullaiah or P. Pullayya B.A. (Telugu: పి.పుల్లయ్య) (1911–1985) is a Telugu film director and producer. He was recipient of Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for his contributions to Telugu cinema. He married veteran actress P. Santha Kumari in 1937. They produced films under the banner PadmaSree Pictures named after their daughter Padma.

Family Tree[edit]

Poludasu Pullaiah's one and only sibling is P.Kanthamma. She had 2 children, son Late Thota. Srinivasulu with spouse Bandla Sujatha and 3 children(Thota Sirisha, Thota Sharmila & Late Thota Satish).Daughter late Thota Janabhai with spouse Late Jayaram and 4 children Lakshmi Bhai, Prabhavathi, Devasena & Vijay.


Jayabheri is a 1959 Telugu musical hit film directed by him and starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Anjali Devi in lead roles.[1] The film is based on the 1947 production by V. Shantaram, titled Lokshahir Ram Joshi in Marathi and Matwala Shayar Ram Joshi in Hindi. The songs are both classical Carnatic and Folklore with music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao are memorable for long time.

Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam[edit]

He made Balaji in 1939. Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam is a 1960 magnum opus Telugu film produced and directed by him and starring N. T. Rama Rao.[2] The story is based on the story of Lord Venkateswara (Balaji). Seshasailavasa Srivenkatesha song of Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao is ever melody of Bhaktibhava.


  1. Harishchandra (1935) (director)
  2. Sarangadhara (1937) (director)
  3. Balaji (1939) (director)
  4. Dharmapatni (1941) (director and producer)
  5. Premabandhan (1941) (director)
  6. Subhadra (1941) (director)
  7. Bhagyalaxmi (1943) (director)
  8. Maya Machhindra (1945) (director)
  9. Bhakthajana (1948) (director)
  10. Macha Rekai (1950) (director)
  11. Tirugubatu (1950) (director)
  12. Veetukari (1950) (director)
  13. Dharmadevata (1952) (director)
  14. Manampole Mangalyam (1953) (director)
  15. Rechukka (1954) (director)
  16. Kanyasulkam (1955) (director)
  17. Ardhangi (1955) (director and producer)
  18. Pennin Perumai (1956) (director and producer)
  19. Umasundari (1956) (director)
  20. Vanangamudi (1957) (director)
  21. Illarame Nallaram (1958) (director)
  22. Jayabheri (1959) (director)
  23. Adisaya Thirudan (1959) (director)
  24. Banda Ramudu (1959) (director)
  25. Kalaivanan (1959) (director)
  26. Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam (1960) (director and producer)
  27. Siri Sampadalu (1962) (director and producer)
  28. Murali Krishna (1964) (director)
  29. Aasai Mugam (1965) (director)
  30. Preminchi Choodu (1965) (director and producer)
  31. Thaye Unakkaga (1966) (director)
  32. Prana Mithrulu (1967) (director and producer)
  33. Alludu Menalludu (1970) (director and producer)
  34. Koduku Kodalu (1972) (director and producer)
  35. Andaru Bagundali (1975) (director)


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards

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