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Overview (2)

Born in Morampudi, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died in Chennai, India  (cardiac arrest)

Mini Bio (1)

The famous character artiste, who was an indespensible actor in films for 3 decades from the 50s to the 70s, Kongara Jaggaiah started his career as a radio announcer in All India Radio after leaving his job. Noted for his unique and powerful voice acted in many films along with the top heroes of his time NTR & ANR. He acted in all characters ranging from hero to villian to comedy artist. A noted literary figure, he translated Ravindranath Tagore's Gitanjali into Telugu. He was awarded Padma Sri and Padma Bhushan.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: parthu3@netscape.net

Trivia (5)

Given the title Kalavachaspathi.
Awarded both Padma Sri & Padma Bhushan by the Govt of India.
Translated Ravindranth Tagpre's Geetanjali into Telugu.
Worked as an assistant editor for Desabhimani-a telugu newspaper. Worked as an editor for the weekly Andhra Republic. Was elected to Lok Sabha from Ongloe consituency.
Retired and living in Chennai. [December 2002]

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