by kommana280 | created - 16 Feb 2011 | updated - 17 Feb 2011 | Public

1. S.V. Ranga Rao

Actor | Maya Bazaar

S.V. Ranga Rao was born on July 3, 1918 in Nuziweedu, Andhra Pradesh, India as Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao. He was an actor and producer, known for Maya Bazaar (1957), Maya Bazaar (1957) and Chadarangam (1967). He was married to Leelavathi. He died on July 18, 1974 in Madras, India.

He is greatest actor of all timein telugu industry .He is one of the best actors in Indian cinema.He acted almost every character in history. He showed a kind of recklessness and arrogance in his dialogue delivery. The iconic status did not reach him so easily. He struggled a lot and from that struggle born a great actor of all times. He won the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Keechaka in Narthansala at the Indonesian Film Festival. It the first time an Indian actor received an international award in acting. Surprisingly, this fact is not well-known among many people.After getting the award he felt very sad that his own country couldn't honor his talent even though it is accepted by all Indian film fraternity that no one can ever match to SVR acting talent. His dialogue delivery cannot be matched with that of any film personality in the world as he can deliver dialogues even written in Sanskrit with so ease and with complete emotions that no one can ever come close to him in this aspect,it is said that even N.T.R who was great at delivering dialogues in telugu use to stammer in front of S.V.R. Maya Bazaar and Missamma are among his famous movies. The very mention of "Maya Bazaar" brings the picture of S.V.R. as Ghatothkacha in the minds of Andhras and Tamilians. His role as "Nepali Mantrik" in "Pathala Bhairavi" will continue to be remembered by millions of people.

2. Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri

Actor | Daana Veera Soora Karna

Born into a farmer's family, Rama Rao Taraka Nandamuri got his bachelors of arts degree and took a job with the government. Married to Nandamuri Basavatarakam, he began acting in films, his first being Mana Desam (1949), in which he played a police officer. His first movie as a hero was Palletoori ...

3. Chiranjeevi

Actor | Indra

This Telugu Star was a student at the Madras Film Institute and an amateur stage actor. His first public performance was in the Republic Day parade ballet of Andra Pradesh on 26 January, 1976. His film debut was Punadhirallu (1978). His brother-in-law is producer Allu Aravind. His success started ...

he is true icon of indian film industry today... every actor should be perfect at action,drama,dance,mass action....all stuff ..which in influences in every film industry there are star being like him to be superstar...(hrithik, vijay , allu arjun, n.t.r .jr)

4. Akkineni Nageshwara Rao

Actor | Laila Majnu

Akkineni Nageshwara Rao was born on September 20, 1923 in Venkataraghavapuram, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He was an actor and producer, known for Laila Majnu (1949), Maya Bazaar (1957) and Seeta Rama Jananam (1944). He was married to Annapurna Akkineni. He ...

5. Chittor V. Nagaiah

Actor | Thyagayya

Chittor V. Nagaiah was born on March 28, 1904 in Repalle Taluk, Andhra Pradesh, India as Uppalam Nageswaram. He was an actor and composer, known for Thyagayya (1946), Naa Illu (1953) and Grihalakshmi (1938). He died on December 30, 1973 in Madras, India.

He was the first South Indian actor to receive Padma Sri award from the Government of India. He remains one of the most notable actors of Indian Cinema.

The film ‘Thyagiah’ was released in the year 1946 was a fabulous classic film of the South Indian film history.Nagiah became the highest paid actor in that time for the film ‘Beedalapatlu’.

6. Mahesh Babu

Actor | 1 - Nenokkadine

Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to prominent Telugu Cinema Actor Krishna Ghattamaneni and Smt. Indira Devi on August 9, 1975. He is the younger brother of actor turned producer Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni. He also has two elder sisters, Padmavathi and actress-producer Manjula...

7. Satyanarayana Kaikala

Actor | Kurukshetramu

Satyanarayana Kaikala was born on July 25, 1935 in Kauthavaram, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Kurukshetramu (1977), Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham (1963) and Daana Veera Soora Karna (1977).

8. Pawan Kalyan

Actor | Jalsa

Pawan Kalyan's actual name is Konidela Kalyan Babu. He began to call himself as Pawan Kalyan when he worked on his first film, Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi, in 1996. He has worked in several critically and commercially successful films and has established himself as one of the leading actors in ...

9. Shobhan Babu

Actor | Kurukshetra

Shobhan Babu was born on January 14, 1937 in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Sobhana Chalapathi Rao. He was an actor, known for Kurukshetra (1977), Kurukshetramu (1977) and Khaidi Kalidasu (1977). He died on March 20, 2008 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

10. Krishna Ghattamaneni

Director | Singhasan

Krishna was born to Veeraraghavayya Chowdhary and Nagaratnamma Ghattamaneni in a remote village called Burripallem, near Tenali in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was the eldest of the five children from a middle income agrarian family. He could not afford to have convent education, so ...

11. Relangi Venkatramaiah

Actor | Bala Nagamma

Relangi Venkatramaiah was born on August 9, 1909 in Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is known for his work on Bala Nagamma (1942), Maya Bazaar (1957) and Mahamantri Timmarasu (1962). He died on November 26, 1975 in Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh.

12. Brahmanandam

Actor | Dookudu

Considered as the greatest comedian Telugu film industry ever produced Brahamanandam is a native of Muppala village near Sattenapalli, Brahmanandam completed his M.A (Telugu) and worked as a Lecturer in Telugu before Jandhyala introduced him to the silver screen with a role in the movie '...

13. Rajendraprasad

Actor | Julayi

Rajendraprasad was born on July 19, 1956 in Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Babu Rajendra Prasad Gadde. He is known for his work on Julayi (2012), Nannaku Prematho (2016) and Supreme (2016).

14. Nagabhushanam

Actor | Adavi Ramudu

Nagabhushanam is an actor, known for Adavi Ramudu (1977), Maya Bazaar (1957) and Kurukshetra (1977).

15. Srinivasa Rao Kota

Actor | Dookudu

Srinivasa Rao Kota was born on July 10, 1944 in Kankipadu, Madras Presidency, British India. He is known for his work on Dookudu (2011), Athadu (2005) and Saamy (2003).

16. Allu Arjun

Actor | Race Gurram

Allu Arjun nicknamed Bunny was born on April 8, 1983. His father, Allu Aravind, is a famous producer and his uncle, Chiranjeevi is one of the top actors in the Telugu industry. Also, he is the grandson of late comedian Padmashree Allu Ramalingaiah. He is well-known as stylish star for his unique ...

17. Nutan Prasad

Actor | Veta

Nutan Prasad was born on December 12, 1945 in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Tadivada Varaprasad. He was an actor, known for Veta (1986), Kiraathakudu (1986) and Manthrigari Viyyankudu (1983). He died on March 30, 2011 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

18. Nagarjuna Akkineni

Actor | Ninne Pelladatha

Nagarjuna did his schooling at Hyderabad Public School and later went to Little Flower Junior College to do his intermediate. After that, he went on to do mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and later got a masters degree in automobile engineering at San Jose State ...

19. Venkatesh Daggubati

Actor | Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu

Venkatesh Daggubati was born on December 13, 1960 in Karamchedu, Andhra Pradesh, India as Daggupati Venkatesh. He is an actor, known for Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013), Masala (2013) and Gharshana (2004).

20. Nandamuri Bala Krishna

Actor | Simha

Nandamuri Bala Krishna was born on June 10, 1960 in Madras, Madras State, India as Nandamuri Balakrishna. He is an actor and producer, known for Simha (2010), Sri Rama Rajyam (2011) and Legend (2014). He has been married to Smt Vasundhara Devi since 1982. They have three children.