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July 9, 2006


1 Name Dr. Gummadi Venkateswara Rao
2 Father's name Sri Gummadi Basavaiah
3 Native place Ravikampadu Village, Tenali (tq), Guntur dt
4 Date of Birth 09-07-1927
5 Education Intermediate - Hindu College, Guntur
6 Stage Experience Between 1947-1950 acted in Mythological and Historical Dramas with great artists like Sri Madavapeddi Venkataramanaiah
7 Yea of entering film 1950 with Adrustadeepudu
8 Number of films acted in Nearly 500
9 Films won state and central government awards 1. Thodudongalu
2. Ardhangi
3. Edi Nijam
4. Maa Inti Mahalakshmi
5. Namminabantu
6. Illarikam
7. Keelu Bommalu
8. Mahamantri Timmarusu
9. Padandi Munduku
10. Anthastulu
11. Jyothy
12. Maro Malupu
13. Ee Charitra Ye Siratho
10 Foregn visits 1. San - sebastian film festival - Spain with Nammina Bantu film in 1960
2. Mascow Film Festival with Padandi Munduku film in 1966
3. Toured in Malaysia and Japan in connection with Expo' 70 in 1970
4. Toured in USA in connection with Telugu film festival in 1973
5. Visited Tashkant Film Festival as official delegate from South India in 1978 & 1982.
6. Visited Indian Film Festival held in Mauritius as official delegate in 181.
11 Award Committee 1. Jury member thrice in National Film Award Committee
2. Jury member twice in Nandi Awards Committee
3. Selection Committee Member of Raghupati Venkaiah Award
4.Chairman twice in Nandi Awards Committee
5. Selection Committee members of NTR National Award
12 Doctorate Honoraru Doctorate from Telugu University for Mahamantri Timmarusu in 1963
13 Awards 1. President of India Silver Medal for Mahamantri Timmarusu in 1963
2. Best Actorfor Maromalupu
3. Supporting actor for Ekalavya
4. Supporting actor for Ee Charitra Ye Siratho
5. Supporting actor for Nelavanka
6. Supporting actor for Gaju Bommalu
7. Special Film Fare award for Jyothy in 1977
8. Continuously for seven consecutive years as Best Supporting Artiste from Madras Film Fans from 1968 to 1974
9. Raghupati Venkaiah award from Government of AP in 1999
14 Social Activities 1. Elected as first Telugu Film Artistes Association and collected funds (nearly Rs. 30 lacs) for organizing First World Telugu Conference held at Hyderabad in 1975.
2. Organised many Relief Programmes during natural calamities in AP.
3. On behalf of elugu Film Artiste Association collected Rs. 15 lacs and started a trust to help 40 needy Artiists with monthly pension.
4. Donated money for construction of Open Air Theater in the Kollur High School, Tenali where he studied.
5. Construction of library building a Ravikampadu, Tenali his native village
15 Permanant Address Plot No. 5, Road No.1, Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 34, Ph: 040 - 23548688




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