Yadavalli Suryanarayana

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Yadavalli Suryanarayana
Born 1888
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Died 1939
Occupation Actor

Yadavalli Suryanarayana (Telugu: యడవల్లి సూర్యనారాయణ) (b: 1888 - d: 1939) was an eminent Theater and Cinema Actor.[1] He has contributed to the Telugu theatre for over three decades.

He was born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh in a rich family. He successfully completed Matriculation and learned Sanskrit and Telugu along with the Panchakavyas. He has started playing on stage from his student days. His healthy body with dignity used to suit very well for the roles of Maharaja characters. He toured Andhra Pradesh with Mylavaram Balabharati Nataka Samajam of Bezawada and Seetharamanjaneya Nataka Samajam of Eluru and earned lasting fame. He portrayed Satyavan in Savithri, Rama in Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam, Dushyant in Shakuntala, Sarangadhara in Sarangadhara, Arjuna in Gayopakhyanam, Bahuka in Chitranaleeyam, and as Duryodhana in Veni Samharam, Draupadi Vastrapaharanam and Pandava Udyoga Vijayam plays.

He has entered the Telugu cinema field in 1932. He died at the age of 50 years in 1939.



  1. ^ Suryanarayana Yadavalli, Luminaries of 20th Century, Part 2, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 1012.

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