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Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu

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Name  Chilakalapudi Rama
Role  Film actor
Died  October 8, 1963, Chennai

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Siblings  C.Venkata Rathnam, C. S. Nageswara Rao
Movies  Mahakavi Kalidasu, Kanyasulkam, Suvarna Sundari, Rojulu Marayi, Mayabazar
Similar People  Vedantam Raghavaiah, P Pullaiah, Kadiri Venkata Reddy, Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Samudrala Raghavacharya

CSR Anjaneyulu Real Life Story | Telugu Film Actor Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Biography

Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu (11 July 1907 – 8 October 1963), better known as C. S. R. Anjaneyulu or just CSR, was an Indian film method actor, and thespian best known for his works in Telugu cinema, and Telugu theater. He acted in many stage dramas and portrayed lead characters and mythological roles in over 175 movies. He was one of the lead actors of his time. Anjaneyulu was an established lead actor by the late 1930s, preceding the entrance of actors such as N.T.R. and A.N.R.. His performance in the super-hit Bhaktha Ramadasu in 1937 won him many accolades. In the 1950s, starting with Pathala Bhairavi screened at the first International Film Festival of India, he began acting in character roles. In Pathala Bhairavi, he plays a king worried about his daughter, a princess kidnapped by a wicked magician played by Ranga Rao.


Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Indian film actor Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu CSR

He was noted for portraying mythological and historical roles such as Krishna, Ramadasu, Sarangadhara, Bhavani Sankar, Tukaram and Satyavantha. He also acted as Lord Venkateswara in Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam, one of director P. Pulliah's first successful films. In the 1953 film Devadasu, he portrayed an aged widower zamindar, alongside Savitri, who acts as his wife. His other acclaimed character roles include Sakuni (a character from Mahabharatha) in Mayabazar. His other acclaimed acting credits include Rojulu Marayi, Gruhapravesam, Illarikam, Kanyasulkam and Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu. His directorial credits include the 1939 allegorical melodrama, Jayapradha.

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Early life

He was born on 11 July 1907 in a Telugu Brahmin family at Chilakalapudi near Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. His father was also actor. He later moved to Ponnur in Guntur district. After school final studies, he worked as a co-operative supervisor for some time. Instead of pursuing further studies, he choose to enter the field of drama. In a short time, he reached a position comparable to Sthanam Narasimha Rao, D. V. Subba Rao, Parupalli, Addanki and others.

He played Sri Krishna in Sri Krishna Tulabaram and Radhakrishna, Ramadas in Bhakta Ramadasu and Tukaram in Bhakta Tukaram, which got him wide recognition. He was also a natural singer, particularly in poems. He was a national activist. He directed and produced Patita Pavana, a drama on Untouchability. He contributed Rs.10,000 to the Indian National Army of Subhas Chandra Bose collected through donations by playing his Tukaram drama.

Personal life

He had two younger sisters and two younger brothers. One brother, C. S. Nageswara Rao, was the assistant director for movies including Suvarna Sundari, Gunasundari Katha and Mayabazar. Another brother, C. Venkata Rathnam (better known as C. V. Rathnam), was with Bharani Pictures & Studios and was the production manager for all the films produced by actress Bhanumathi Ramakrishna.


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