Tollywood singers

Pendyala Nageswara Rao

Year of Birth: 1917, Kattur, Andhra Pradesh, India

 Year of Death: 1984

Pendyala Nage "swara" Rao is one of the greatest music directors of Tollywood.

He was born in a musicins family and his first music teacher was none other than his father, he learned hormonium from his father Seetharamaiah, He created several new tunes on his hormonium and eventually noticed by Tollywood.  He used to be the music director for nataka samajam. As a statge artist he  played several roles including female charectors . He was given his first chance as a music director by K.S.Prakasa Rao for the movie Dhrohi  in 1948.

He used to admire Salluri Rajeswara Rao's music as well as  Ghantasala's voice. He is the one who introduced greatest singers like P.Suseela (Kanna talli 1953) and S. Janaki (M.L.A 1957) to Tollywood. He had craeted number of melodious songs like Idemi lahiri , Konda gaali tirigindi, Siva shankari, Chigurakulalo chilakamma, Anu raagam virisena oho raaja... are just a few   of his great compositons, He had spent 15 days to compose the song  Shiva shankari song for the movie Jagadeka veeruni katha, he never used to hurry when it comes to compose a song. He used to take his own time.

 

1. Deeksha (1974)
2. Manasu Mangalyam (1970)
3. Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)
4. Velugu Needalu (1964)
5. Paruvu Prathishta (1963)
6. Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham (1963)
7. Karna (1963)
8. Karnan (1963)
9. Mahamantri Timmarasu (1962)
10. Kula Gothralu (1962)
11. Sri Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnuvu Katha (1962)
12. Jagadeka Veeruni Katha (1961)
13. Vagdanam (1961)
14. Bhatti Vikramarka (1960)
15. Harishchandra (1960)
16. Mahakavi Kalidasu (1960)
17. Sri Venkateswara Mahatmyam (1960)
18. Jayabheri (1959)
19. Bhagya Rekha (1957)
20. M.L.A. (1957)
21. Muddu Bidda (1956)
22. Donga Ramudu (1955)
23. Menarikam (1954)
24. Kanna Talli (1953)
25. Vali Sugriva (1950)
26. Drohi (1948)

As an actor

1. Velugu Needalu (1964) .... (guest role)

 

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