Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao

Date of Birth : 28 May 1923
Date Of Death : 18 January 1996

Mini Biography :

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (born Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh; 28 May 1923–18 January 1996), also known as NTR, was an actor, director, producer, and politician. He is the founder of Telugu Desam Party and served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1968, recognizing his contribution to Telugu cinema. After his career in movies, Rao became a political activist and a political party leader. He is known as an advocate of Andhra Pradesh’s distinct cultural identity, distinguishing it from Madras State with which it was often associated.

As an actor

He started his career playing a police inspector in the movie Mana Desam (1949). He portrayed Lord Krishna in Maya Bazaar, Sri Krishnaarjuna Yuddham, Dana Veera Sura Karna, Lord Rama (Lava Kusa), Bheeshma (Bheeshma), Ravana (Bhookailasa), and Arjuna (Nartanasala).

He actively campaigned for the construction of a large number of movie theaters in rural locations and was influential in designing and implementing a financial system that funded the production and distribution of movies.

Rao produced four movies after he formally retired from the movie industry during the five years he was voted out of power. These movies “Samrat Ashoka”, “Srimad virat veerabramhendra swami charita”, “Srinadha Kavi Samrat”, “Vishwamitra”

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