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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (born Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh; 28 May 1923–18 January 1996), also known as NTR and fondly referred to as Anna Garu, was an Indian film actor, director, producer, and a politician. Rama Rao made his debut as an actor in Mana Desam, a Telugu social film directed by L. V. Prasad in 1949. He first gained popularity in the 1950s when he became well-known for his portrayals of Hindu deities, especially Lord Krishna and Lord Rama, roles which have made him a mythic figure among the Telugu-speaking people of Andhra Pradesh. He later became known for portraying antagonistic characters and cementing leading roles in films. In total he starred in over 320 Telugu films and has become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Telugu cinema. After his career in movies, Rama Rao became a political activist and a political party leader. Rao founded the Telugu Desam Party in 1982 and served three tumultuous terms as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh between 1983 and 1994. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1968, recognizing his contribution to Telugu cinema. He is known as an advocate of Andhra Pradesh's distinct cultural identity, distinguishing it from Madras State with which it was often associated. Besides Telugu, he has also acted in a few Tamil and Kannada films. Description above from the Wikipedia article N. T. Rama Rao, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (born Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh; 28 May 1923–18 January 1996), also known as NTR and fondly referred to as Anna Garu, was an Indian film actor, director, producer, and a politician. Rama Rao made his debut as an actor in Mana Desam, a Telugu social film directed by L. V. Prasad in 1949. He first gained popularity in the 1950s when he became well-known for his portrayals of Hindu deities, especially Lord Krishna and Lord Rama, roles which have made him a mythic figure among the Telugu-speaking people of Andhra Pradesh. He later became known for portraying antagonistic characters and cementing leading roles in films. In total he starred in over 320 Telugu films and has become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Telugu cinema. After his career in movies, Rama Rao became a political activist and a political party leader. Rao founded the Telugu Desam Party in 1982 and served three tumultuous terms as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh between 1983 and 1994. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1968, recognizing his contribution to Telugu cinema. He is known as an advocate of Andhra Pradesh's distinct cultural identity, distinguishing it from Madras State with which it was often associated. Besides Telugu, he has also acted in a few Tamil and Kannada films. Description above from the Wikipedia article N. T. Rama Rao, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1923-05-28

Day of Death 1996-01-18

Place of Birth Nimmakuru

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Rama Rao Taraka Nandamuri
  • Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri
  • N. T. Rama Rao
  • NTR
  • N.T.Rama Rao

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1993 Major Chandrakanth as Major Chandrakanth
1982 Justice Chowdhary as Justice Chowdhary
1981 Kondaveeti Simham as Inspector Ranjit Kumar & Raju
1981 Tiruguleni Manishi
1980 Superman as Superman / Raja
1979 Tiger
1978 Yugapurushudu as As Rajesh and Kalyan
1977 Daana Veera Sura Karna as Karna / Arjun / Krishna
1977 Adavi Ramudu as Ramu
1976 Aaradhana as Gopi
1975 Annadammula Anubhandam
1975 Annadammula Anubandham as Vijay
1975 Sri Ramanjaneya Yuddham
1972 Badi Panthulu as Head Master Raghava Rao
1970 Alibaba 40 Dongalu as Alibaba
1969 Nindu Hrudayalu
1968 Kanavan
1968 Varakatnam as Devasimha
1967 Shri Krishnavataram
1966 Paramanandayya Sishyula Katha
1966 Aggibarata
1965 Pandava Vanavasam
1964 Ramudu Bheemudu as Ramudu & Bheemudu
1964 Karnan as Krishna
1963 Narthanasala as Arjuna /Brihannala
1963 Bandipotu as Narasimham
1963 Aaptha Mithrulu as Prakash
1963 Lava Kusa as Lord Rama
1962 Aatma Bandhuvu as Ranga
1962 Bhishma
1962 Gundamma Katha as Anji
1961 Kalasi Unte Kaladu Sukham as Kishtayya
1960 Sri Venkateshwara Mahatyam
1959 Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu as Raja Rao
1958 Sampoorna Ramayanam as Raman
1958 Bhookailas as Ravanudu
1957 Mayabazar as Krishna
1957 Bhagyarekha as Ravi
1956 Tenali Ramakrishna
1955 Missamma
1954 Parivartana as Ananda Rao
1952 Kalyanam Panni Paar
1951 Malliswari as Nagaraju
1951 Pathala Bhairavi as Thota Ramudu

Directing

1977 Daana Veera Sura Karna Director
1968 Varakatnam Director

Writing

1977 Daana Veera Sura Karna Writer

Production

1977 Daana Veera Sura Karna Producer

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