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Pithapuram Nageswara Rao

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Origin  Andhra Pradesh, India
Role  Playback Singer
Occupation(s)  Playback singer
Died  March 5, 1996
Years active  1950s–1970s
Genres  Comedy
Name  Pithapuram Rao

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Birth name  Patharlagadda Nageswara Rao
Similar People  Madhavapeddi Satyam, Ghantasala, J V Raghavulu, P Susheela, Bhanumathi Ramakrishna


Pithapuram Nageswara Rao (Telugu: పిఠాపురం నాగేశ్వరరావు) (5 May 1930 - 5 March 1996) is a popular playback singer during the early period of Telugu cinema. He sang thousands of songs, mostly of a comedic nature, in the 1950s and 1960s along with Madhavapeddi Satyam and others.


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Brief lifesketch

Nageswara Rao was born on May 5, 1930 to Viswanadham and Appayyamma in Pithapuram, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. His surname is "Patharlagadda"; but known since childhood with his birthplace Pithapuram. His father was a good drama actor. He also developed interest in acting during the school days. He not only acts but also used to sing from behind the screen to other less capable artists. He wanted to try his luck in Cinema field and ran away from home to Madras.

He got a chance to sing in Mangala Sutram (1946) at the age of 16 years. He later sang in Chandralekha (1948) of Gemini Studios, and since established in the field. He sang some thousands of songs mostly for Comedy characters. Ayyayyo Jebulo Dabbulu Poyene (Kula Gothralu, 1962), Maa Oollo Oka Paduchundi (Ave Kallu, 1967) He last time sang in Bommarillu (1978) as Challani Ramayya Chakkani Seetamma.

He died on March 5, 1996.


These are some of the important songs he has voiced:

  • Palletoori Pilla (1950)
  • Shavukaru (1950)
  • Palletooru (1952)
  • Pitchi Pullaiah (1953)
  • Todu Dongalu (1954)
  • Rojulu Marayi (1955)
  • Sarangadhara (1957)
  • Jayabheri (1959)
  • Krishna Leelalu (1959)
  • Sabhash Ramudu (1959)
  • Shantinivasam (1960)
  • Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam (1960)
  • Iddaru Mitrulu (1961)
  • Sabash Raja (1961)
  • Tirupathamma Katha (1963)
  • Palnati Yudham (1966)
  • References

    Pithapuram Nageswara Rao Wikipedia