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The Real Rebel Star Krishnam Raju Journey

The Real Rebel Star Krishnam Raju Journey
The Real Rebel Star Krishnam Raju Journey

Krishnamraju’s original name was Uppalapati Venkata Krishnamraju. Born on 20 January 1940 at Mogaltur in West Godavari district. Wife Shyamala Devi. They have three daughters. He made his debut in 1966 with the film ‘Chilaka Gorinka’. He was last seen in ‘Radheshyam’ which was released this year. He made Rebel movies as per the name. As an actor with different roles, he produced films that raised the level of the industry.

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Acted in more than 180 films in this sequence. His 56-year-long career brought him the name Rebel Star. The real rebel star who entertained us for 56 years has now gone to heaven. Shall we know about his journey this time!!

Kattanduko Janaki…

In those days, NTR, ANR, Krishnamraj was a challenge and competition to Krishna. In those days, the address for men with attitude was Krishnamraju. Do you remember the dialogue ‘Kattanduko Janaki..’? Needless to say that dialogue was spoken by Krishnamraju.

Famous movies

Spanning more than five and a half decades, he acted in ‘Buddhimanthudu’, ‘Manushulu Marali’, ‘Pelli Kuthuru, ‘Mohammed Bin Tughlaq’, ‘Hanthakulu Devanthakulu’, ‘Neethi Niyamalu’ ‘Thalli Kodukulu’ , ‘Bhakta Kannappa’, ‘Tandra Paparayudu’, ‘ He has films like ‘Bobbili Brahmana’, ‘Raraju’, ‘Trishulam’, ‘Rangoon Rowdy’, ‘Mana Uri Pandavulu’, ‘Katakatala Rudrayya’, ‘Sati Savitri’, ‘Palanati Paurusham’, ‘Tatha Manavadu’, ‘Two Town Rowdy’, brought the name.

President Awards

Like the heroes of that time, Krishnamraju was not limited to social films. He also showed his acting skills in folk films. As a producer and actor, his films ‘Bhakta Kannappa’ and ‘Tandra Paparayudu’ under the banner of Gopikrishna Movies became trendsetters in the industry. Krishnamraju, who seemed like a rebel in the movies, also entered politics. Krishnamraj got the President’s Award in 1977 for the movie ‘Amaradeepam’ and in 1978 for the movie ‘Mana Uri Pandavulu’.

More awards

Nandi awards for the films ‘Amaradeepam’ (1977) and ‘Bobbili Brahmanna’ (1984). He won the award for the best supporting actor in 1994 for the movie ‘Jailer Gari Abbai’. From Filmfare.. Best Actor for ‘Amaradeepam’ (1977), Special Jury Award for ‘Dharmatmudu’ (1983), Best Actor Award for ‘Bobbili Brahmanna’ (1984), Best Actor Award for ‘Tandra Paparayudu’ (1986), Filmfare 2006 Received Southern Lifetime Achievement Award. Received Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2014. Apart from these, he received many other awards.

In politics..

Krishnamraju, who joined the Congress in 1991, contested from the Narsapuram Lok Sabha constituency and lost. After that he moved away from politics and entered films. Back in 1998, he contested for the Kakinada Lok Sabha seat from BJP and won. In 1999 by-elections, BJP won from Narsapuram Lok Sabha seat. He also served as a Union Minister in the NDA government.

In the 2004 election, Krishnam Raju, who contested from there, lost. After that Chiranjeevi joined the Praja Rajyam Party. He contested from Rajahmundry and was defeated. After that he came back to BJP. Recently there was news that he would get the post of governor… but it did not happen.

Krishnamraju worked as a journalist in the magazine ‘Andhra Ratna’ before entering films. At that time he also received the state level award as the best secondary photographer. He is very impressive on camera. That is why there is a collection of cameras at home. Krishnam Raju has been made the President of the Disciplinary Committee of the Movie Artist Association (MAA).

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