Peketi Sivaram

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Peketi Sivaram
Born8 October 1918
Died30 December 2006(2006-12-30) (aged 88)
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Spouse(s)Geetha Shivaram
RelativesThiagarajan(Son in law)
Prashanth (grandson)

Peketi Sivaram (Telugu: పేకేటి శివరాం) (8 October 1918 – 30 December 2006) was an Indian actor and director.[1][2]

Life sketch[edit]

He was born on 8 October 1918 in Pekeru village, East Godavari district in the erstwhile Madras Presidency of British India, present day Andhra Pradesh.

He acted in many Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films, receiving recognition for the character Bhagavan in Devadasu (1953).

He directed a few Telugu and Kannada films including Chuttarikalu (1968), Bhale Abbayilu (1969), Kula Gouravam (1972) starring N. T. Rama Rao and Rajkumar.

He received the H. M. Reddy award in 2002.

He died in Chennai on 30 December 2006.

Personal life[edit]

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.

Filmography (partial)[edit]

Year Film Language Credits
1953 Kanna Talli Telugu Actor
Devadasu Telugu Actor/Bhagawan
Gumasta Telugu Actor
1954 Rechukka Telugu Actor
Vaddante Dabbu Telugu Actor
1955 Kanyasulkam Telugu Actor/Police Inspector
Anarkali Telugu Actor
1956 Chiranjeevulu Telugu Actor/Ratnam
Edi Nijam Telugu Actor/Guest
1957 Suvarna Sundari Telugu Actor/Vasanthudu
Bhagya Rekha Telugu Actor
Panduranga Mahatyam Telugu Actor
Veera Kankanam Telugu Actor
Vaddante Pelli Telugu Actor/Johnny
1958 Pelli Naati Pramanalu Telugu Actor/M.V.Hal
1959 Illarikam Telugu Actor
Jayabheri Telugu Actor
1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam Telugu Actor
1961 Velugu Needalu[3] Telugu Actor
Usha Parinayam Telugu Actor
1962 Gulebakavali Katha Telugu Actor
1964 Babruvahana Telugu Actor
Murali Krishna Telugu Actor
1967 Chakra Theertha Kannada Director
1968 Chuttarikalu Telugu Director
1969 Punarjanma Kannada Director
Bhale Abbayilu Telugu Director
1971 Kula Gourava Kannada Director
Baala Bandana Kannada Director
1974 Alluri Seetarama Raju Telugu Actor/Dy. Collector
1975 Daari Tappida Maga Kannada Director
1976 Sutrada Bombe Kannada Director
1978 Maathu Thappadha Maga Kannada Director
1988 Aakhari Poratam Telugu Actor


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  2. ^ Staff Reporter (31 December 2006). "Telugu actor dead". The Hindu. Kasturi and Sons. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  3. ^ Narasimham, M.L. (13 May 2015). "Velugu Needalu (1961)". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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