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Master Venu

BirthDate:
Saturday, January 01, 1916

Master Venu is music composer of Telugu and Tamil cinema.

He is born in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

He is the Father of actor Bhanu Chander.

 

Telugu music composer born in Bandar, AP. Learnt music from a relative, Ramaiah Naidu, and later Chebrolu Venkatarathnam. Concert vocalist as a teenager. Introduced by Dr Giri of the Giri Museum in Madras to music director B. Narasimha Rao (1938), whom he assisted on Raitu Bidda (1939) and Meerabhai (1940). Also worked in Vasant Desai's orchestra. Employed as chief conductor of the Vijaya Studio orchestra, pioneering the use of electronic synthesisers in Telugu films. First film as composer, Anta Manavalle, at Sarathi Studio. Became a star with Rojulu Marayi, esp. with the folk number Eruvaaka sagaloi. The song, enacted by Waheeda Rehman in her screen debut, caused major debates regarding its origins. It was adapted into Tamil and S.D. Burman made its Hindi version  for Bambai KaBabu (I960).

 

Telugu Movies:

Prema Kanuka (1980)

Adugu Jaadalu (1966)

Preminchi Choodu (1965)

Murali Krishna (1964)

Siri Sampadalu (1962)

Kalasivunte Kaladu Sukham (1961)

Batasari (1961)

Pellikani Pillalu (1961)

Nammina Bantu (1959)

Raja Makutam (1959/I)

Mangalya Balam (1958)

Todi Kodallu (1957)

Edi Nijam (1956)

Rojulu Marayi (1955)

Vali Sugriva (1950)

Malapilla (1938)

 

Tamil Movies

 
KALAM MARI POCHU-1956
ENGE VETTU MAHALETCHUMI-1957
NATTUKKORU NALLAVAN-1959
BAGYADEVATHA-1959
PEN KULATHIN PON VILAKKU-1959
MANJAL MAHIMAI-59
PATTALIYIN VETRI-1960 (WITH S.RAJESWARARAO)
PUTHIYA PATHAI-1960
RAJA MAGUDAM-1960
KANAL NEER-1961

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