Tollywood singers


Sriranjani Sr. Date of Birth 1906,

 Died in 1940 due to cancer.

Elder sister of actress Sriranjani. Mother of director M., Mallikharjuna Rao.

Sriranjini (Sr), who had acted as Seetha in lavakusa. A major singing star of the 1930s, she shot into prominence through her private albums in the 1920s and 1930s. As was with all the famous artists of early movies, she was a stage actress acting mainly in male roles in mythological dramas before coming into movies. She first acted in P. Pullaiah 's Lava Kusha (1935) and later did 8 films in all.

 She is a major singing star of 30's . she is born in narsaraopet taluk. She is became known through her record albums and audio releases of plays by the gramophone company of India, stage actress (often playing male roles like abhimanyu, satyavan, krishna ) in Krishna vilas nataka samajam which produced mythologicals. Debuted in C.Pullaiah's lavakusha. Thereafter with vel pictures in sreekrishna leelalu and mayabazar. She died 4 years later from cancer. Her son is the noted director M.Mallikarjuna Rao who gave a super hit film like Gudhachari 116 with Krishna.

  1. Vande Mataram (1939)
  2. Vara Vikrayam (1939) .... Bhramaramba
  3. Sarangadhara (1937/I)
  4. Sasirekha Parinayam (1936) .... Subhadra
  5. Sati Tulasi (1936)
  6. Shri Krishna Leelalu (1935) .... Yashoda
  7. Silver King (1935)
  8. Lava Kusha (1934/I) .... Seeta
Music Department:
  1. Sarangadhara (1937/I) (playback singer)


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