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|Born||8 October 1918|
|Died||30 December 2006 (aged 88)|
|Spouse(s)||Geetha Shivaram |
|Relatives||Thiagarajan(Son in law)|
He received the H. M. Reddy award in 2002.
He died in Chennai on 30 December 2006.
He has five sons from two marriages, the second one to the actress Jayanthi. His sons are Krishna Mohan, Peketi Ranga Rao, Venku and Gopal Peketi (with his first wife) and with second wife Jayanthi - Krishna Kumar (ex-husband of Anu Prabhakar). With his first wife, he had four daughters: Laxmi, Shanti (wife of Thiagarajan), Rani Kumar Tindal (CA) and Poornima.
Peketi Ranga Rao is an art director while Thiagarajan is a film actor, producer and director. His grandson Prashanth, son of Thiagarajan, is also an actor in Tamil movies.
|1958||Pelli Naati Pramanalu||Telugu||Actor/M.V.Hal|
|1960||Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam||Telugu||Actor|
|1974||Alluri Seetarama Raju||Telugu||Actor/Dy. Collector|
|1975||Daari Tappida Maga||Kannada||Director|
|1978||Maathu Thappadha Maga||Kannada||Director|
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