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World Famous Actor Sarvabhauma Nataratna Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao


Childhood of world famous actor Natasarvabhauma Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao was born on May 28, 1923, at 4:32 in the evening to Lakshmaiah and Venkata Ramamma in Nimmakuru village, Pamarru mandal, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh state. At first, the mother wanted to name him Krishna, but uncle Taraka said it would be better if he was named Rama. Later it became Taraka Rama Rao. Schooling He studied at Vijayawada Municipal High School. Later Vijayawada S.R.R. He joined the college. Viswanatha Satyanarayana is the head of the Telugu department here. Once Rama Rao was asked to dress up as a woman in a play. But Rama Rao said ‘Sasemira’ to remove his mustache. He was nicknamed “Mesala Nagamma” because of his acting with a moustache. In the month of May 1942, at the age of 20, he married Basavatarakam, the daughter of his uncle. He failed the exams twice after getting married as a failure in education. Later joined Guntur Andhra Christian College. There too he actively participated in the activities of drama societies. At that time, he established a theater company called National Art Theater Group (NAT) and performed many plays like Kongara Jaggaiah, Mukkamala, Nagabhushanam, Sin with KVS Sharma and others. Later this company also produced some films. NTR is also a good painter. He also won prizes in state-wide painting competitions.



Taraka Rama Rao and Basavatarakam have 11 children. Seven sons and four daughters out of eleven. Jayakrishna, Saikrishna. Harikrishna, Mohanakrishna, Balakrishna, Ramakrishna, Jayashankar were sons of Krishna; Daughters of Lokeshwari, Daggubati Purandhareshwari, Nara Bhuvaneshwari and Kantamaneni Umamaheswari.

Film Life

When Rama Rao was studying in college, his entire property was drained due to some reasons. Rama Rao, who was then a teenager, did many things for a living.

He ran a milk business for days, then a grocery store, and then a printing press. He is not a borrower despite financial difficulties. Rama Rao graduated in 1947. Subsequently he appeared for the Madras Service Commission Examination.
He was one of the seven selected from 1100 candidates. Then he got a job as a sub-registrar in Mangalagiri. But he could not stay in that job for more than three weeks due to his ambition to join films.

Famous producer BA Subbarao saw NTR’s photo with LV Prasad and immediately called him to Madras and selected him as the protagonist in the film ‘Palleturi Pilla’. For this, Rama Rao was given a reward of one thousand and one hundred thousand. Soon he resigned from his post as sub-registrar. But the production of the film did not start immediately. In the meantime, he acted in a movie called Manadesam when he got an opportunity. So Manadesam was his first film in front of the camera. He played the role of a police inspector in the 1949 film. Village Boy was released in 1950. LV Prasad’s Shaukaru was also released in the same year. Thus Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s film career began. After two films, NTR shifted his residence to Madras. He used to rent a small room in the Thousand Lights area. Yoganand (who later became a producer) was also present in that room with him.

KV Reddy’s Pathalbhairavi in 1951, followed by BN Reddy’s Malleeswari in the same year, LV Prasad’s Pelli Chesi Chudu in 1952 and Kamalakara Kameswara Rao’s Chandraharam which followed brought him great fame as an actor. All these movies are successful. A salary of 500 rupees per month and a bonus of 5000 rupees were given for each film. Patalbhairavi played for 100 days in 10 centers.

7500 rupees is considered the highest salary he took for Mayabazar released in 1956. In 1959, Rama Rao played the role of RavanaBrahma in the film Bhukailas produced and released by AVM Productions. Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam released in 1960 was a huge success. He played five roles in Srimadvirata Parvam. Thus NTR became a very popular actor in the 1950s. He used to act in 10 films per year. Lavakusa, released in 1963, was a huge hit. Till 22 years when NTR entered films, his salary was in 4 or 5 figures. Since 1972, his remuneration has reached lakhs.

The first film directed by NTR was Sitarama Kalyanam released in 1961. The film was released under the banner of “National Artu Productions’ ‘ owned by his brother Trivikrama Rao. In the 1977 release Dana Veera Soora Karna, he acted in three roles and directed himself. He also directed the movie Sri Rama Pattabhishekam which was released in 1978. NTR’s social films Adivaramudu and Yamago were huge box office successes. Brahmarshi Vishwamitra, which he acted and directed for the 1991 election campaign, was released in 1990. NTR was very strict in discipline. He used to practice every day on the Madras Marina beach to maintain his majestic voice. He learned Kuchipudi from Vempati Chinasatyam for the film Nartanasala. Such is his commitment to the profession. It is said that there is no record of NTR faltering in front of the camera as he used to memorize the dialogues in advance. In his 44 years of film life, NTR has done 13 historical films, 55 folk films, 186 social films and 44 mythological films. 1968 Received Padma Shri Award from Government of India. Received Honorary Doctorate ‘Kala Prapoorna’ from Andhra University in 1978.

Political entry

The Congress party that came to power in Andhra Pradesh in 1978 was marred by infighting. The Chief Ministers changed often. Four Chief Ministers have changed in a span of five years. The Chief Minister was decided in Delhi and elected nominally by the legislators of the state. Due to this situation, the government became unpopular.

A reporter during a break from shooting Sardar Paparayudu in Ooty in 1981, you are turning 60 in 6 months, are you making any decisions about your life? He asked her. Answer: I was born in a small village called Nimmakuru. Telugu people have supported me so much. I owe them a lot. So he said that from my next birthday, I will dedicate 15 days in every month for the service of Telugu people. That was the first sign of his upcoming political journey.

Since then, NTR has quickly completed the films he was supposed to act in. When he arrived in Hyderabad on March 21, 1982, fans gave him a red carpet welcome. On March 29, 1982 at 2:30 pm he said that he was throwing a new party. At that time he decided and announced the name of his party as Telugu Desam. He repaired his old Chevrolet van and turned it into a mobile stage for party campaigns. He used to deliver his speeches from it. He called it “Chariot of Consciousness”. On that chariot “Telugu desam is calling, come! Move!!” He wrote the slogan. This chariot of consciousness was the inspiration for many chariots that ran in Indian politics in the later period.

The Campaign boom

NTR made the people aware and went on a campaign trip to all corners of Andhra Pradesh on Chaitanyaratham. Chaitanyaratha has become a campaign platform and a residence. Dressed in khaki like a laborer, he traveled and lectured constantly and won the hearts of the people. He influenced the sentiments of the people by taking up a passionate topic of preservation of the self-respect of Andhras. It was a propaganda campaign that took away the power of the Congress.

NTR’s speeches are passionate and passionate and really impress people. He tailored his speeches targeting things such as changing Chief Ministers frequently, unless it was decided by the Delhi elders, and the lack of value in the words of legislators. He lashed out at the Congress leaders as mouthpieces, Kojjalas, liars, crooks and puppets in the hands of the leadership. Criticizing that the self-respect of the Telugu people has been damaged due to the Congress party and it has been put as a hostage in Delhi, he said that he came into politics to restore that self-respect. Already fed up with Congress rule, people were attracted to his slogan.

On January 7, 1983, the election results were announced in the afternoon. Telugu Desam won 199 seats, Congress 60, CPI 4, CPM 5 and BJP 3 seats. The Congress party with a long history of 97 years lost in the hands of the Telugu Desam Party for 9 months. His success was greatly aided by the dailies of the time.

Political ups and downs

Barring the minor hiccups faced in the 1970s, NTR’s film career went on successfully and unchallenged. However, his political career did not go like that. It oscillated between spectacular successes and humiliating failures. Due to NTR’s accusations against the Congress leaders during the election campaign and the heavy defeat of the Congress at the hands of Telugu Desam in the election, the feeling of enmity between the two parties has increased. Instead of rivalry between the political parties, there was a sense of enmity. This went on to become a conflict between the Telugu Desam-ruled Andhra Pradesh and the Congress-ruled Centre. NTR went as far as Kendra Mithya.

His unprecedented victory in the 1983 assembly elections marked the high point of his political career. After assuming power, he took many controversial decisions. Chief among these is the reduction in retirement of government employees.
Due to these decisions he lost popularity very fast. On August 16, 1984, Nadendla Bhaskara Rao, the then Governor Ramlal, and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi removed Rama Rao from power with the collusive cooperation and went back
to the people of Rama Rao with his own sledgehammer. He pointed out the injustice that had happened. Allies helped him a lot in this democratic restoration movement. As a result, on September 16, Rama Rao was reinstated as the Chief Minister. Within months, he was back on the summit.

After being sworn in as the first non-Congress Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, he undertook many initiatives. In 1984, he implemented the “slab policy” in the film industry. He dissolved the Legislative Council as useless except as a cost to the government (the Council was officially dissolved on 1 June 1985). He erected statues of famous Telugu people on Hussainsagar Embankment (Tankuband Nandu) in Hyderabad. He went for a by-election in March 1985 seeking a plebiscite with the intention of regaining his reduced lead in the Legislative Assembly due to the Nadendla Conspiracy. He returned to power after winning 202 seats in that election.

NTR became very unpopular due to his monopolistic rule between 1985-89. He led everything in the party and in the government. This was the main reason for the feeling of protest among the people. A few months before the elections in 1989, he unilaterally dissolved the entire cabinet and appointed new ministers. Some of the caste conflicts that took place during this period also damaged the image of the government. In the 1989 elections, it had a profound effect. Congress came back to power after defeating Telugudesa in a landslide. Although he lost the election, NTR succeeded in forming a coalition called the National Front as an alternative to the Congress by bringing together all the regional parties in India and the Communists. In 1991, when the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao stood as a candidate on behalf of the Congress in the Nandyal Lok Sabha by-election, NTR did not field anyone as a mark of respect for a Telugu man who was the Prime Minister.

The period between 1989-94 is the lowest point in NTR’s political history. As the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, he was insulted by the ruling Congress Party. The extent of the conflict between the ruling and opposition parties in the Legislative Assembly is that during this period, members of the opposition Telugu Desam Party were expelled from the House 9 times. He also acted in four films during this period. He married Lakshmi Parvati in September 1993, who is writing his biography. This was a crucial turning point in Rama Rao’s personal life. His personal life and his relationships with family members seemed to be overshadowed by this marriage.

In 1994, he came back to power with promises like two rupees per kilo of rice, complete prohibition of alcohol, and won more seats than any party had ever won before. NTR has implemented his promises no matter how much it burdened the government exchequer. However, his second wife, Lakshmi Parvati, was heavily involved in party and government matters, leading to a feeling of insecurity among the celebrities. As the MLAs of the Telugu country elected Chandrababu as Chief Minister, he was removed from the post of Chief Minister. With that, NTR’s political career seems to have ended. Later, NTR died of a heart attack on 18 January 1996 at the age of 73. NTR, who shone as a leader in thirty-three years of screen life and thirteen years of political life, is memorable. Sridhar’s [2] post in Enadu magazine when he died reflects the love for NTR in people’s hearts.

NTR National Award

In 1996, the Government of Andhra Pradesh instituted the NTR National Award in the name of NTR in recognition of his lifetime service to cinema celebrities. The award, which was given till 2002, was later stopped by the government. The government decided to revive this award on January 18, 2006 on the occasion of NTR’s death anniversary.

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NTR is unique

NTR is a real public leader. In Andhra Pradesh, there was no other public leader like him among his contemporaries. NTR is the best thing in Andhra Pradesh that has created a viable alternative to the banyan Congress party. He is a person known for perseverance and discipline. It is because of these reasons that they have been able to provide a stable government and an effective opposition to the people of the state against the Congress party. He brought recognition to the Telugu nation and the Telugu language across the country.

The person is NTR. Rama Rao is credited with bringing the law that women should have a share in property. He got the honor of building lakhs of houses for the weaker sections. He promised a kilo of rice for two rupees and endured many financial difficulties and kept his promise. NTR is also credited with insisting on the inclusion of Rayalaseema irrigation in the Telugu Ganga project. He was the leader who brought together the main opposition parties in the country. Many newcomers, well-educated.

He was a public leader who introduced them to politics and single-handedly won them over. Leaders like Devender Goud, K. Chandrasekhara Rao etc. were introduced by him. “Naxalites are also patriots brother” is a privilege. When he was in Madras, the Telugu pilgrims who had gone to Tirupati used to visit him in Madras. Some bold decisions: Right to property for women, reservation for backward castes, priesthood

Babas and Matalas are not crazy for Rama Raogar that there may be anyone. There is devotion to God. There is great respect for the Buddha. When he became the chief minister, he appointed the well-known journalist and editor Narla Venkateswara Rao as his cultural adviser. List of programs held under the leadership of Rama Rao: As the Congress party in the state of Andhra Pradesh till then restricted all the political posts to the Reddy caste only, NTR was the other caste.

NTR appeared as a ray of hope for them. For the first time, NTR gave high positions to all the castes, especially the Badugu weaker sections in the Telugu Desam Party. Patel abolished the Patwari systems which oppressed the Badugu weaker sections in Telangana and became the idol of the Badugu weaker sections in Telangana.


As an actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao has excelled in the Telugu cinema industry for more than 50 years. Here is a list of his roles.

1. Our Country (1949)

Film career - 50s

Mana Desam, a social Telugu movie released in 1949. In this film, N.T. Rama Rao British Police will appear in a small role. It is directed by LV Prasad. Famous actress Krishnaveni is the producer of this movie. The movie is based on the Bengali novel “Vipradas”. Indian freedom struggle is the background of this movie story.

N.T., who was introduced through this film. Rama Rao later became very famous in the Telugu film industry. Also, this film is the first film directed by Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao. Singer P. Leela also entered the background singing of the Telugu film industry through this film. Rama Rao dressed as a policeman in this.

Cultural art forms like Burra Katha, Ogku Katha, street dramas and puppet shows are used in the narrative of the film. Also used are devotional songs, tampu songs, bhajans and other folk songs. In the movie, Gandhi’s ideals and values ​​were shown which deteriorated after independence.

It is Bengali The first Telugu movie based on the story. Later many Bengali novels like Devadasu and Aaradhana were turned into Telugu film stories and became successful. It was started before independence but due to some reasons it was completed and released after independence. NTR, who played the role of a police inspector in this film, was given a reward of Rs.2000.

Film career - 60s

The story of Jagadekaveer

NT Rama Rao, the eldest of the two sons of a king who rules a kingdom, in an attempt to get the medicine needed to cure a king’s dysentery, turns into a dragon maiden, another fairy maiden and another princess and with their help brings the divine medicine to his kingdom.

Knowing that it is impossible, he regains it and continues to rule as a king. Udayagiri Maharaja had two sons. The eldest is Pratap. The youngest is Jagajjittu. A single dream that shines. Goddesses Indrakumari, Nagakumari, Varunakumari and Agnithanaya gathered around him on the slopes of the Chaluvarathi Meda.

Desire to experience life happily while doing it. The father gets angry and exiles him. After going out, Pratap is looking for the fairies. Along the way, with the help of the ghosts he met, he went to the place where the fairies lived and mistakenly turned into a rock. But with his mother’s prayers Delighted Parvati gives him human form. One day on Indraputrika’s birthday, an angry sage curses him for some mistake. According to it she has to marry the one who stole her clothes. For a short time, Jayanthi rains on Pratap who stole his valuables.

After that both go to Kamakuta kingdom. The lustful king of that country saw Jayanti’s beauty and married them both He tries to break it and falls himself. As part of the king’s conspiracy, Pratap, who went to Mullokala, married Indrakumari Jayanti’s girlfriend and returned to earth. While being happy with everyone.

One day when Pratap is away, Jayanti tricks her mother-in-law and takes her sari which Pratap has hidden. When she gets it, she will be freed from the curse. To heaven with her girlfriends will leave But all those fairies cannot kill their love for their husband. Finally, in the test set by the gods, Neggi Pratap comes to earth with his wives and rules happily.

Film career - 70s

Sri Krishnarjuna War

Sri Krishnarjuna Yudhamu is a Telugu mythological movie produced in 1963. The theme of this movie is that due to a gandharva named Gayadu, there is a war between Krishna and Arjuna, who are close friends and brother-in-laws. In this film, NTR played the role of Krishna and ANR played the role of Arjun. B. Saroja played the role of Devi Subhadra, 

S. Varalakshmi also played the roles of Satyabhama. Dhulipala played the role of Gayudi, the cause of Krishnarjuna’s war. Mukkamala, who played the role of Duryodhana in the film Mayabazaar, is back to play the role of Duryodhana in this film as well.


Film career - 80s

Bobbili Puli songs

It is bus number one.. I know its schedule Chance is your chance Janani Janmabhoomischa Swargadapi Gariyasi How shy in a white saree 

The lion of the hills

Shivaji Ganesan’s Tamil film ‘Thangapataka’ was dubbed into Telugu as ‘Bangaru Medalam’ and became a hit. A decade later the same story came out in Telugu as ‘Kondaveeti Simham’ with minor changes. A year later, the movie ‘Shakti’ came out in Hindi with almost the same story, with the combination of Dilip Kumar and Amitabh, and the story of Salim Javed.

Film career - 90s

Major Chandrakant

Major Chandrakant is a Telugu language film released in 1993. [1] It was produced by Mohan Babu under his Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner. Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. In this N. T. Rama Rao, Mohan Babu, Sharada, Ramya Krishna and Nagma acted in the lead roles.[2] M.M.

Music by Keeravani, V. Cinematography by Jayaram. N. T. Chhatrapati Shivaji, Veerapandya Kattabommanna, Alluri Sitaramaraju and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose played the roles of Rama Rao Punyabhoomi Nadesham in the song. The film became a blockbuster at the box office. It celebrated Silver Jubilee celebrations.

Brahmarshi Vishwamitra

Brahmarshi Vishwamitra Movie Directed by Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, his own production company N.A.T. A 1991 Telugu film produced under the banner Pictures. Based on the mythological story of Vishvamitra, Rama Rao made the film critically on contemporary social and political issues.


the roots

"Yugapurushudu" Author:U. Vinayaka Rao Publisher: Jaya Publications.