J. V. Somayajulu
| J. Ramana|
| 20-May-1933Vizianagaram district|
Jonnalagadda Venkata Ramana Murthi
Saptapadi, Gorintaku, Ananda Bhairavi, Maro Charitra, Aakali Rajyam
J V Somayajulu, K V Mahadevan, Kasinathuni Viswanath, Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry, K Balachander
Jonnalagadda Venkata "J. V." Ramana Murthi (Telugu: జె. వి. రమణమూర్తి; 20 May 1933 – 22 June 2016) was an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema, and Telugu drama. Murthi made his film debut with K. B. Tilak's sociopolitical film M. L. A. in 1957. Subsequently, he was starred in about one fifty feature films in a variety of roles, and has received the Nandi Natakotsavam Award for Life Achievement in theater and drama.
He was born on 20 May 1933 in Vizianagaram district, Murthi holds a degree in science, Murthi is the younger brother of J. V. Somayajulu. Before making his foray into theatre and films, Murthi has worked in academics as a senior lecturer.
He got the best performance award for "Vishwa Shanti" of Athreya in Inter University Competition. He acted in many plays such as "N.G.O.", "Evaru Donga", "Kappalu", "Natakam", "Keerthi Seshulu", "Kaala Rathri", "Phani" and "Katamraju Katha" and toured the state. His most notable performance is Gireesham in Kanyasulkam of Gurajada Appa Rao. He directed the production and appeared in a record number of performances.
Murthi died on 22 June 2016 due to cardiac arrest in Hyderabad, India. He was 83 when he died. He was hospitalized due to heart-related ailment and difficulty in breathing.
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