Pithapuram Nageswara Rao

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Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Birth name Patharlagadda Nageswara Rao
Born 5 May 1930
Pithapuram, East Godavari
Origin Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 5 March 1996
Genres Comedy
Occupation(s) Playback singer
Years active 1950s–1970s

Pithapuram Nageswara Rao (Telugu: పిఠాపురం నాగేశ్వరరావు) (5 May 1930 - 5 March 1996) is a popular playback singer during the early period of Telugu cinema. He sang thousands of songs, mostly of a comedic nature, in the 1950s and 1960s along with Madhavapeddi Satyam and others.

Brief lifesketch[edit]

Nageswara Rao was born on May 5, 1930 to Viswanadham and Appayyamma in Pithapuram, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. His surname is "Patharlagadda"; but known since childhood with his birthplace Pithapuram. His father was a good drama actor. He also developed interest in acting during the school days. He not only acts but also used to sing from behind the screen to other less capable artists. He wanted to try his luck in Cinema field and ran away from home to Madras.

He got a chance to sing in Mangala Sutram (1946) at the age of 16 years. He later sang in Chandralekha (1948) of Gemini Studios, and since established in the field. He sang some thousands of songs mostly for Comedy characters. Ayyayyo Jebulo Dabbulu Poyene (Kula Gothralu, 1962), Maa Oollo Oka Paduchundi (Ave Kallu, 1967) He last time sang in Bommarillu (1978) as Challani Ramayya Chakkani Seetamma.

He died on March 5, 1996.

Filmography[edit]

These are some of the important songs he has voiced:

Year Film Popular Song/Songs
1951 Patala Bhairavi Ranante Rane Ranu
1952 Pelli Chesi Choodu Pelli Chesi Choopisthaam
1954 Chandraharam Enchesthe Adhi Ghanakaryam
1955 Jayasimha Are Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Lokam Mosam
1955 Santosham Dhanamu Moolamura
1956 Jayam Manade Veera Gandham
1956 Uma Sundari Maaya Samsaram Tammudu
1957 Panduranga Mahatyam Chebithe Vintivaa Guru Guru
Ekkadoyi Muddula Bava Chandamama
1957 Suvarna Sundari Eraa Manathoti Geliche Veerulevvaruraa
1957 Varudu Kavali Andachandala O Jabili
1958 Atta Okinti Kodale Budhocchena Neeku Manasa
1959 Bala Nagamma Appudune Thippadandi Puli Mamgoru
1959 Maa Inti Mahalakshmi Nuvvantene Naaku Moju
1960 Annapurna Vagalaadi Vayyaram Bhale Joru Nee Vayyaram Olikinchu Once Moru
Yentho Chakkani Challani Seema Paadipantala Vanaseema
1961 Vagdanam Maa Kittaya Puttina Dinam
1962 Aradhana Emantav Emantavoye Bava
1962 Gulebakavali Katha Vinnava Tatvam Guruda Kanugunnava Satyam Narudo Naruda
1962 Kula Gothralu Ayyayo Chetilo Dabbulu Poyene
Mama Sathru Bayankara Naama Andaniki Chandamama
1962 Siri Sampadalu Kondammo Bangarapu Kondammo
1963 Lava Kusha Yendhuke Naa Meedha Kopam Yemite Nee Paritapam
1965 Manchi Kutumbam Nera Nera Nerabandi Jara Jara Nilupubandi
1965 Sri Simhachala Kshetra Mahima Oppula Kuppa Vayyari Bhama Magaadu Pilichade
1966 Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha Parama Gurudu Cheppinavadu Peddamanishi Kaadura
1966 Rangula Ratnam Desa Bhaktulam Memandi
1969 Aatmiyulu Empillo Tattara Bittaragunnavu
1969 Budhimantudu Allari Pedataru Pilla Allari Pedatare
1969 Kathanayakudu Ravela Dayaleda Baala Intiki Raaraada
1969 Natakala Rayudu Rayuda Na Rayuda Natakala Rayuda
1969 Vichitra Kutumbam Erra Erranidana Burra Buggaladana
1970 Kodalu Diddina Kapuram Om Sachidaananda Ee Sarvam Govinda
1971 Dasara Bullodu O Mallayyagaari
1975 Balipeetam Yesukundam Buddoda Yesukundamu

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