Krishnam Raju

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Birthday
20, 1940
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
20, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
India

About

Known for his roles in numerous 1970s and 1980s Tollywood (Telugu cinema) films, he was the recipient of a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, two Nandi Awards, and numerous other honors. Also a politician, he served in the Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian Parliament) in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Before Fame

He made his film debut in the 1966, Kotayya Pratyagatma-directed feature, Chilaka Gorinka.

Trivia

He won Filmfare Awards for his roles in Amaradeepam, Tandra Paparayudu, and several other movies.

Family Life

His marriage to Shyamala Devi began in the mid 1990s. His brother, Suryanarayana Raju, had a career as a movie producer, and his nephew, Prabhas, became a popular film actor.

Associated With

He starred in the 1994 film Palnaati Pourusham, which featured a soundtrack by Indian composer A.R. Rahman.

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