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1952- 1990s

Actor, politician

Jamuna Rao



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30 August 1936 (

Juluri Ramana Rao (m. 1965–2014)

Vamsikrishna Rao, Sravanthi Rao

Kausalya Devi, Nippani Srinivas Rao

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27 January 2023 (aged 86) Hyderabad, India

Jamuna (30 August 1936 – 27 January 2023;) was a veteran Telugu actress, a director and a politician. She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in Dr. Garikapati Rajarao's Puttillu (1953), and received her breakthrough with L. V. Prasad's Missamma . Her portfolio also includes Tamil movies.


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Early life

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Jamuna was born in Hampi, Karnataka, to Nippani Srinivas Rao, a businessman, and Kausalya Devi. She grew up in Duggirala, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, India. When Savitri was performing drama in Duggirala, she stayed in Jamuna's house. Later, Savitri invited Jamuna to act in films. She entered as heroine in movies at the age of 14. Jamuna's mother tongue is Kannada.


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Jamuna was a stage artist in school. Her mother taught her vocal music and harmonium. Dr. Garikipati Raja Rao (see Indian People's Theatre Association IPTA) watched her stage show Maa Bhoomi and gave her offer to act in his movie Puttillu in 1952.

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She acted in 198 films in Telugu and other south Indian languages. She also acted in Hindi films, winning the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Milan (1967), repeating her role from the original Telugu film Mooga Manasulu (1964).

She also established Telugu artist association and doing social service through it for the last 25 years.

She joined Congress party in 1980s and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rajahmundry constituency in 1989. She then retired from politics but briefly campaigned for the B.J.P. in 1990s.

Personal life

She married Professor Juluri Ramana Rao, a zoology professor in Osmania University, in 1965; he died on 10 November 2014 aged 86 due to cardiac arrest. They have a son, Vamsikrishna and daughter, Sravanthi. They lived in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. She served as the Board of Director for Abhyasa International Residential Public School, Toopran


  • 1968: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award - Milan
  • 1999: Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award - MGR Award
  • 2008: NTR National Award
  • Kannada

    1. Aadarsha sathi (1955)
    2. Bhookailaasa (1956)
    3. Rathnagiri Rahasya (1957)
    4. Sakshatkara(1971)
    5. Guru sarwabhowma sri Raghavendra
    6. Karune (1980)


    1. Miss Mary (1957) Gemini Ganeshan, Meena Kumari
    2. Ek Raaz (1963), Kishore Kumar
    3. Hamrahi (1963), Rajendra Kumar
    4. Beti Bete (1964), Sunil Dutt, Mehmood
    5. Rishte Nate (1965), Raaj Kumar
    6. Milan (1967), Sunil Dutt .... Wins FilmFare Best Supporting Actress award


    Jamuna died at her home in Hyderabad on 27 January 2023, at age 86.


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