Pasupuleti Kannamba

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Pasupuleti Kannamba
PKannamba.jpg
Kannamba in 1949
Born 5 October 1911
Eluru,
Andhra Pradesh,
Madras Presidency
Died 7 May 1964(1964-05-07) (aged 52)
Madras,
India
Occupation Actor, singer, film producer
Spouse(s) Kadaru Nagabhushanam

Pasupuleti Kannamba (Pasupulēţi Kannāṃba) (5 October 1911 – 7 May 1964) was an Indian actress, playback singer and film producer of Telugu cinema, Andhra Pradesh, India. She acted in more than 170 films and produced about 25 films in Telugu and Tamil languages during the 1930s to the 1960s.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Kannamba was born in Eluru and lived in Kadapa and Madras. She started acting in dramas at the age of 13. She performed many characters such as Sati Savitri, Anasuya, Chandramati.

Her film career began with the Chandramati character in Harischandra (1935) of Star combines. She acted in about 150 films and won accolades for her roles in Draupadi Vastrapaharanam, Kanakataara, Saranagadhara, Gruhalakshmi, and Chandika. She acted in the title role of Kannagi in Tamil and in Palnati Yudham as Nayakuralu Nagamma opposite Govindarajula Subba Rao. She acted in Ashok Kumar (1941) as Queen opposite another great actor, Chittor V. Nagaiah.[3] She acted together P. U. Chinnappa in many movies, such as Kannagi, Mahamaya, Harischandra and Tulasi Jalandhar.[4]

She married Kadaru Nagabhushanam in 1941. They established "Raja Rajeswari Films" and produced about 30 films, including Sumati, Padhuka Pattabhishekam, Saudamani, Peda Raitu, Lakshmi, Sri Krishna Tulabharam, Sati Sakkubhai, and Sati Anasuya. Their Navajeevanam (1949) was awarded as the best film by Combined Madras state.

She died at the age of 51 on 7 May 1964 at a nursing home in Chennai.

Filmography[edit]

Actress[edit]

This is the complete list of her films compiled by H. Ramesh Babu.[5]

Year Film Language Character
1934 Seeta Kalyanam
1935 Harishchandra Telugu Chandramathi
1936 Draupadi Vastrapaharanam Telugu Draupadi
1937 Kanakatara (film) Telugu
1937 Sarangadhara (1937 film) Telugu
1938 Gruhalakshmi Telugu Radha
1939 Mahananda
1940 Krishnan Thoothu Tamil Draupadhi
1940 Bhoja Kalidasa
1940 Chandika Telugu Chandika
1941 Ashok Kumar Tamil Tishyaralshithai
1941 Talliprema Telugu Santha
1942 Kannagi Tamil Kannagi
1942 Sumati
1944 Mahamaya Tamil Mahamaya
1944 Harichandra Tamil Chandramathi
1945 Mayalokam Telugu
1945 Maya Machhindra Telugu
1945 Paduka Pattabhishekam Telugu Kaikeyi
1946 Mugguru Maratilu Telugu
1947 Palnati Yudham Telugu Naagamma
1947 Tulasi Jalandhar Tamil
1947 Deivaneethi Tamil
1948 Gnana Soundari Tamil Gnana Soundari
1949 Navajeevanam Tamil
1949 Mangaiyarkarasi Tamil
1951 Saudamini Tamil
1951 Saudamini Telugu
1951 Sudarshan Tamil
1952 Ezhai Uzhavan Tamil
1952 Peda Rytu Telugu
1952 Mugguru Kodukulu Telugu
1952 Moondru Pillaigal Tamil
1953 Lakshmi Tamil
1953 Lakshmi Telugu
1954 Manohara Hindi Queen
1954 Manohara Tamil Queen
1954 Manohara Telugu Queen
1954 Sati Sakkubai Telugu
1955 Anarkali Telugu Jodha Bai
1955 Anarkali Tamil Jodha Bai
1955 Chella Pillai Tamil
1955 Pennarasi Tamil Queen
1955 Shri Krishna Tulabharam Telugu
1955 Vadina Telugu
1956 Charana Daasi Telugu
1956 Naga Panchami Tamil
1956 Naga Panchami Telugu
1956 Umasundari Telugu
1956 Mathar Kula Manickam Tamil
1956 Thaikkupin Tharam Tamil Meenatchi
1957 Makkalai Petra Magarasi Tamil Angamma
1957 Todi Kodallu Telugu Kamala
1957 Engal Veettu Mahalakshmi Tamil
1957 Neelamalai Thirudan Tamil
1957 Vanangamudi Tamil Mangalam
1958 Aadapettanam Telugu
1958 Avan Amaran Tamil
1958 Anna Thammudu Telugu
1958 Kaathavaraayan Tamil
1958 Karthavarayani Katha Telugu
1958 Kudumba Gauravam Tamil
1958 Kutumba Gauravam Telugu
1958 Shri Krishna Maya Telugu
1958 Periya Koyil Tamil
1958 Uthama Puthiran Tamil Queen
1958 Vanjikottai Valiban Tamil Sivakami
1958 Mangalya Balam Telugu
1959 Manjal Magimai Tamil
1959 Raja Makutam Telugu
1959 Raja Magudam Tamil
1959 Raja Sevai Tamil
1959 Rechukka Pagatichukka Telugu
1959 Veera Bhaskaradu Telugu
1959 Nalla Theerpu Tamil
1959 Uthami Petra Rathinam Tamil
1959 Thaai Magalukku Kattiya Thaali Tamil Thanabakkiam
1959 Uzhavukkum Thozhilukkum Vandhanai Seivom Tamil
1959 Vaazha Vaitha Deivam Tamil
1960 Abhimanam Telugu Mother
1960 Dharmame Jayam Telugu
1960 Jalsarayudu Telugu
1960 Maa Babu Telugu
1960 Padikkadha Medhai Tamil
1961 Jagadeka Veeruni Katha Telugu Parvathi Devi
1961 Krishna Kuchela Telugu
1961 Bhagyalakshmi Tamil
1961 Nichaya Thamboolam Tamil
1961 Pelli Thambulam Telugu
1961 Pendli Pilupu Telugu
1961 Usha Parinayam Telugu Wife of Banasura
1961 Marudha Naattu Veeran Tamil
1961 Thirudadhe Tamil
1962 Atma Bandhuvu Telugu
1962 Dakshayagnam Tamil Daksha's wife
1962 Dakshayagnam Telugu Daksha's wife
1962 Swarnamanjari Telugu
1962 Padithaal Mattum Podhuma Tamil Mangalam
1963 Apta Mithrulu Telugu
1963 Idhu Sathiyam Tamil
1963 Lava Kusha Tamil Kousalya
1963 Lava Kusha Telugu Kousalya
1963 Paruvu Prathishta Telugu
1964 Aatma Balam Telugu
1964 Ramadasu Telugu Ramadasu's wife
1965 Antastulu Telugu
1965 Chaduvukunna Bharya Telugu
1965 Keelu Bommalu Telugu

Playback singer[edit]

These are some of the Telugu songs voiced by her for the films.

Year Film Songs
1935 Harishchandra Jananamu Dhanyata Gaada, Karunakara, Sritajana Bandhu
1937 Kanakatara Ee Vasantha Sobha
1938 Gruhalakshmi Badha Sahaname, Naa Premaye, Sagamu Rathiri Ayyane, Yashoda Nandana
1940 Chandika Anandamaye Naho, Eme O Koyila, Nene Raninaithe
1941 Talliprema Jo Jo Nandabala, Prema Nidhanamu
1942 Sumati Jayahe Thrishooladhari
1945 Maya Machhindra Dhanyambayyenu Janmamu, Haayiga Paadedanu, Meluko, O Malathi
1946 Mugguru Maratilu Stree Bhagyame Bhagyamu, Teerugada Asha Nedu
1947 Palnati Yudham Evaravaya Deva, Thana Pantamu Naathona, Thera Teeyagarada

Producer[edit]

She has produced about 25–30 films along with her husband Kadaru Nagabhushanam under the banners of Sri Rajarajeswari films, Rajasri pictures and Sri Varalakshmi films.

Year Film Language
1941 Talliprema Telugu
1942 Sumati Telugu
1944 Harishchandra Tamil
1945 Paduka Pattabhishekam Telugu
1946 Bhakta Tulasidas Telugu
1949 Navajeevanam Tamil
1949 Navajeevanam Telugu
1949 Tulasi Jalandhar Tamil
1951 Saudamini Tamil
1951 Saudamini Telugu
1952 Ezhai Uzhavan Tamil
1952 Peda Rytu Telugu
1953 Lakshmi Tamil
1953 Lakshmi Telugu
1954 Sati Sakkubai Telugu
1955 Shri Krishna Thulabaram Telugu
1956 Naga Panchami Tamil
1956 Naga Panchami Telugu
1958 Sri Krishna Maya Telugu
1959 Veera Bhaskarudu Telugu
1960 Dharmame Jayam Telugu
1961 Usha Parinayam Telugu
1962 Dakshayagnam Tamil
1962 Dakshayagnam Telugu
1963 Apta Mithrulu Telugu
1965 Chaduvukunna Bharya Telugu

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.totaltollywood.com/profiles/profiles.php?category=2&id=kannamba
  2. ^ Raman, Mohan V. (30 September 2011). "She walked tall in tinsel town". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 
  3. ^ "Ashok Kumar 1941". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 25 January 2008. 
  4. ^ "Harishchandra 1944". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 3 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Dhruvatara Kannamba (telugu), Compilation by H. Ramesh Babu, Chinni Publications, Nagar Kurnool, 2008

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