S. Hanumantha Rao

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Saluri Hanumantha Rao
Born1917
OriginSivaramapuram, Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Died27 May 1980
GenresVocalist, Music composer
Occupation(s)Music composer
InstrumentsHarmonium
Years active1944-1976

Saluri Hanumantha Rao (1917–1980) (Telugu: సాలూరు హనుమంతరావు) was a music composer of South Indian films. He is son of Sri.Saluri Sanyasi Raju who was a mridangam player for the concerts of Sri. Dwaram Venkataswami Naidu and also a lyricist. Rao was born in 1917 at Sivaramapuram, near Salur (Vijayanagaram district). He is elder brother of Saluri Rajeswara Rao. He started his early life as a student of Sri. Dwaram Venkataswami Naidu. He was trained in Carnatic and Hindusthani classical music. He became music composer for Golla Baama in the year 1944. He has composed music for around 75 movies.

Rao married Raja Mani with whom he had three daughters and one son. Rao died 27 May 1980.

Films[edit]

  1. Radhika (1947)
  2. Golla Baama (1947)
  3. Rajee Naa Pranam (1954) (Telugu)
  4. Rajee En Kanmani (1954) (Tamil)
  5. Charana Daasi (1956) (background music)
  6. Allauddin Adhbhuta Deepam (1957)
  7. Veera Bhaskarudu (1959)
  8. Usha Parinayam (1961)
  9. Dakshayagnam (1962)
  10. Chandrahasa (1965) (Telugu, Kannada)
  11. Bandhavyalu (1968)
  12. Raithu Bidda (1971)
  13. Muhammad bin Tughluq (1972)
  14. Panjaramlo Pasi Paapa (1973)
  15. Aadadani Adrushtam (1974)
  16. Moguda? Pellama? (1975)
  17. Aradhana (1976)
  18. Poornamma Katha
  19. Swami Dhrohulu (1976)
  20. Manushullo Devvudu
  21. Pratheegna (Kannada)
  22. Sathi Anasuya (Kannada)

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