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|Born||8 October 1918|
|Died||30 December 2006 (aged 88)|
He acted in many Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films, receiving recognition for the character Bhagavan in Devadasu (1953).
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 Krishna Kumar (with Jayanthi). With his first wife, he had four daughters: Laxmi, Shanti (wife of Thiagarajan), Rani Kumar Tindal (CA) and Poornima.
Filmography (partial)1974 Alluri Seetha Rama Raju Dy. Collector
|1958||Pelli Naati Pramanalu||Telugu||Actor/M.V.Tesam|
|1960||Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam||Telugu||Actor|
|1975||Daari Tappida Maga||Kannada||Director|
|1978||Maathu Thappadha Maga||Kannada||Director|
- Staff, Reporter. "Telugu actor dead". thehindu.com. Kasturi and Sons. Retrieved 23 July 2016.