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Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao (1922–1974)

The legend in telugu music, Ghantasala was born in 1922. His father Surayya was also a famous singer. During his childhood, Ghantasala used to dance to his father's Tarangams. After his father's death, his maternal Uncle Ryali Pitchi Ramaiah brought up Ghantasala. As he wished to learn classical music, he went to the only Music College in ... See full bio »

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Bhakta Raghunath Music Department
(1960)
Laila Majnu Music Department
(1949)
Goodachari 116 Music Department
(1967)

Filmography

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 1974 Alluri Seetharama Raju (playback singer)
 1973 Bhakta Tukaram (playback singer)
 1973 Deshoddharakulu (playback singer)
 1973 Devudu Chesina Manushulu (playback singer)
 1973 Jeevana Tarangalu (playback singer)
 1973 Palletoori Chinnodu (playback singer - as Ghantasala)
 1973 Kanna Koduku (playback singer)
 1973 Bangaru Babu (playback singer)
 1973 Pandav Banvas (music supervisor)
 1972 Badi Panthulu (playback singer)
 1972 Bala Bharatam (playback singer)
 1972 Dattaputhrudu (playback singer)
 1972 Iddaru Ammayilu (playback singer)
 1972 Koduku Kodalu (playback singer)
 1972 Pandanti Kapuram (playback singer)
 1972 Tata Manavadu (playback singer)
 1972 Papam Pasivaadu (playback singer)
 1972 Sampoorna Ramayanam (playback singer)
 1971 Chinnanaati Snehithulu (playback singer)
 1971 Dasara Bullodu (playback singer)
 1971 Raitu Kutumbam (playback singer)
 1971 Rajakota Rahasyam (playback singer)
 1971 Shri Krishna Satya (playback singer)
 1971 Shrimanthudu (playback singer)
 1971 Prem Nagar (playback singer)
 1970 Alibaba 40 Dongalu (playback singer)
 1970 Ammakosam (playback singer)
 1970 Balaraju Katha (playback singer)
 1970 Dharma Daata (playback singer)
 1970 Kathanayika Molla (playback singer)
 1970 Thalli Thandrulu (playback singer)
 1969 Aadarsa Kutumbam (playback singer)
 1969 Aatmiyulu (playback singer)
 1969 Ekaveera (playback singer)
 1969 Mooga Nomu (playback singer)
 1969 Nindu Hridayalu (playback singer)
 1969 Saptaswarulu (playback singer)
 1969 Vichitra Kutumbam (playback singer)
 1969 Manushulu Marali (playback singer)
 1969 Buddimantudu (playback singer)
 1969 Adrushtavanthalu (playback singer)
 1968 Bagdad Gajadonga (playback singer)
 1968 Bandhavyalu (playback singer)
 1968 Bangaru Gaajulu (playback singer)
 1968 Kalisochchina Adrushtam (playback singer)
 1968 Niluvu Dopidi (playback singer)
 1968 Pedarasi Peddamma Katha (playback singer)
 1968 Umachandi Gauri Shankarula Katha (playback singer)
 1968 Undamma Bottu Pedata (playback singer)
 1968 Varakatnam (playback singer)
 1968 Veeranjaneya (playback singer)
 1968/II Brahmachari (playback singer)
 1967/I Bhakta Prahlada (playback singer)
 1967 Bhama Vijayam (playback singer)
 1967 Chadarangam (playback singer)
 1967 Goodachari 116 (playback singer)
 1967 Kambojaraju Katha (playback singer)
 1967 Poola Rangadu (playback singer)
 1967 Prana Mithrulu (playback singer)
 1967 Privetu Mastaru (playback singer)
 1967 Rahasyam (playback singer)
 1967 Saakshi (playback singer)
 1967 Shri Krishnavataram (playback singer)
 1967 Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna (playback singer)
 1967 Sudigundaalu (playback singer)
 1967 Ummadi Kutumbam (playback singer)
 1967 Kanchukota (playback singer)
 1966 Aastiparulu (playback singer)
 1966 Adugu Jaadalu (playback singer)
 1966 Bhakta Potana (playback singer)
 1966 Chilaka Gorinka (playback singer)
 1966 Kanne Manasulu (playback singer)
 1966 Letha Manasulu (playback singer)
 1966 Navarathri (playback singer)
 1966 Palnati Yudham (playback singer)
 1966 Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha (playback singer)
 1966 Potti Pleader (playback singer)
 1966 Rangula Ratnam (playback singer)
 1966 Shri Krishna Pandaviyam (playback singer)
 1966/I Shri Krishna Tulabharam (playback singer)
 1965 Aatma Gowravam (playback singer)
 1965 Antastulu (playback singer)
 1965 Bangaru Panjaram (playback singer)
 1965 C.I.D (playback singer)
 1965/I Chandrahasa (playback singer)
 1965 Gudi Gantalu (playback singer)
 1965 Manchi Kutumbam (playback singer)
 1965 Naadi Aada Janme (playback singer)
 1965 Pandava Vanavasam (playback singer)
 1965 Preminchi Choodu (playback singer)
 1965/II Satya Harishchandra (playback singer)
 1965 Sumangali (playback singer)
 1965 Todu Needa (playback singer)
 1965 Uyyala Jampala (playback singer)
 1965/II Devatha (playback singer)
 1965 Tene Manasulu (playback singer)
 1965 Manashulu Mamatalu (playback singer)
 1964 Aatma Balam (playback singer)
 1964 Amarshilpi Jakanna (playback singer)
 1964 Babruvahana (playback singer)
 1964 Bobbili Yudham (playback singer)
 1964 Daagudumootalu (playback singer)
 1964 Dr. Chakravarthy (playback singer)
 1964 Manchi Manishi (playback singer)
 1964 Murali Krishna (playback singer)
 1964 Poojaphalam (playback singer)
 1964 Ramadasu (playback singer)
 1964 Ramudu Bheemudu (playback singer)
 1964 Velugu Needalu (playback singer)
 1964 Vivaha Bandham (playback singer)
 1964 Mooga Manasulu (playback singer)
 1964 Karna (playback singer)
 1963 Apta Mithrulu (playback singer)
 1963 Chaduvukunna Ammayilu (playback singer)
 1963 Eedu Jodu (playback singer)
 1963 Penchina Prema (playback singer)
 1963 Punarjanma (playback singer)
 1963 Yedureetha (playback singer)
 1963 Manchi Chedu (playback singer)
 1963 Narthanasala (playback singer)
 1963 Tirupathamma Katha (playback singer)
 1963 Lakshadhikari (playback singer)
 1963 Bandipotu (playback singer)
 1963 Paruvu Prathishta (playback singer)
 1963/I Lava Kusa (playback singer)
 1963 Savati Koduku (playback singer)
 1963/I Valmiki (playback singer)
 1963 Irugu - Porugu (playback singer)
 1963 Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham (playback singer)
 1962 Aradhana (playback singer)
 1962 Constable Koothuru (playback singer)
 1962 Kula Gothralu (playback singer)
 1962 Manchi Manasulu (playback singer)
 1962 Padandi Munduku (playback singer)
 1962 Pavithra Prema (playback singer)
 1962 Siri Sampadalu (playback singer)
 1962 Sri Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnuvu Katha (playback singer)
 1962 Atma Bandhuvu (playback singer)
 1962 Raktha Sambandham (playback singer)
 1962 Swarnamanjari (playback singer)
 1962 Mahamantri Timmarasu (playback singer)
 1962 Gundamma Katha (playback singer)
 1962/I Dakshayagnam (playback singer)
 1962 Bhishma (playback singer)
 1962 Tiger Ramudu (playback singer)
 1962 Gaali Medalu (playback singer)
 1962 Gulebakavali Katha (playback singer)
 1961 Batasari (playback singer)
 1961 Bharya Bharthalu (playback singer)
 1961 Iddaru Mitrulu (playback singer)
 1961/II Krishna Kuchela (playback singer)
 1961 Papa Pariharam (playback singer)
 1961 Sabash Raja (playback singer)
 1961 Usha Parinayam (playback singer)
 1961 Vagdanam (playback singer)
 1961 Taxi Ramudu (playback singer)
 1961 Kalasivunte Kaladu Sukham (playback singer)
 1961 Jagadeka Veeruni Katha (playback singer)
 1961 Santa (playback singer)
 1961 Pendli Pilupu (playback singer)
 1961 Sati Sulochana (playback singer)
 1961 Intiki Deepam Illalu (playback singer)
 1961 Sri Seetha Rama Kalyanam (playback singer)
 1960 Bhakta Raghunath (playback singer)
 1960/I Bhakta Shabari (playback singer)
 1960 Chivaraku Migiledi (playback singer)
 1960 Deepavali (playback singer)
 1960 Harishchandra (playback singer)
 1960 Magavari Mayalu (playback singer)
 1960/I Mahakavi Kalidasu (playback singer)
 1960 Mangalyam (playback singer)
 1960 Runanubandham (playback singer)
 1960 Sahasra Siracheda Apoorva Chinthamani (playback singer)
 1960 Samajam (playback singer)
 1960 Shantinivasam (playback singer)
 1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahathyam (playback singer)
 1960 Vimala (playback singer)
 1960 Bhatti Vikramarka (playback singer)
 1960 Nammina Bantu (playback singer)
 1959 Bhagya Devatha (playback singer)
 1959 Krishna Leelalu (playback singer)
 1959 Maa Inti Mahalakshmi (playback singer)
 1959 Pelli Sandadi (playback singer)
 1959/I Raja Makutam (playback singer)
 1959 Rechukka Pragatichukka (playback singer)
 1959 Sabhash Ramudu (playback singer)
 1959 Balanagamma (playback singer)
 1959 Illarikam (playback singer)
 1959 Jayabheri (playback singer)
 1958 Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu (playback singer)
 1958 Atha Okinti Kodale (playback singer)
 1958/I Chenchu Lakshmi (playback singer)
 1958 Mundadugu (playback singer)
 1958 Shri Krishna Maya (playback singer)
 1958 Pelli Naati Pramanalu (playback singer)
 1958 Raja Nandini (playback singer)
 1958 Bhookailas (playback singer)
 1958 Mangalya Balam (playback singer)
 1957 Aalu Magalu (playback singer)
 1957 Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp (playback singer)
 1957 Bhagya Rekha (playback singer)
 1957 Bhale Bava (playback singer)
 1957 Dongallo Dora (playback singer)
 1957 M.L.A. (playback singer)
 1957 Nala Damayanti (playback singer)
 1957 Panduranga Mahatyam (playback singer)
 1957 Preme Daivam (playback singer)
 1957/I Sarangadhara (playback singer)
 1957/I Sati Savitri (playback singer)
 1957 Todi Kodallu (playback singer)
 1957 Varudu Kavali (playback singer)
 1957 Vinayaka Chaviti (playback singer)
 1957/I Suvarna Sundari (playback singer)
 1957 Maya Bazaar (playback singer)
 1956/I Bhakta Markandeya (playback singer)
 1956 Bhale Ramudu (playback singer)
 1956 Charana Daasi (playback singer)
 1956 Chintamani (playback singer)
 1956 Jayam Manade (playback singer)
 1956 Kanakatara (playback singer)
 1956 Muddu Bidda (playback singer)
 1956 Sontha Ooru (playback singer)
 1956 Chiranjeevulu (playback singer)
 1956 Alibabhavum Narpathu Thirudargalum (playback singer)
 1956/I Tenali Ramakrishna (playback singer)
 1955 Anarkali (playback singer)
 1955 Ardhangi (playback singer)
 1955 Rani Ratnaprabha (playback singer)
 1955/I Shri Krishna Tulabharam (playback singer)
 1955 Vadina Gari Gajulu (playback singer)
 1955 Jayasimha (playback singer)
 1955 Donga Ramudu (playback singer)
 1955 Kanyasulkam (playback singer)
 1955 Santanam (playback singer)
 1955 Rojulu Marayi (playback singer)
 1955 Missamma (playback singer)
 1954 Bangaru Papa (playback singer)
 1954 Chakrapani (playback singer)
 1954 Peddamanushulu (playback singer)
 1954 Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam (playback singer)
 1954 Parivartana (playback singer)
 1954 Raju-Peda (playback singer)
 1954 Rechukka (playback singer)
 1954 Todu Dongalu (playback singer)
 1954 Vaddante Dabbu (playback singer)
 1954 Chandraharam (playback singer)
 1953 Bratuku Theruvu (playback singer)
 1953/I Chandirani (playback singer)
 1953 Jatakam (playback singer)
 1953 Jatakaphalam (playback singer)
 1953 Kanna Talli (playback singer)
 1953 Oka Talli Pillalu (playback singer)
 1953 Pardesi (playback singer)
 1953 Pempudu Koduku (playback singer)
 1953 Prapancham (playback singer)
 1953 Pratigna (playback singer)
 1953/II Chandirani (playback singer)
 1953 Pitchi Pullaiah (playback singer)
 1953 Devadasu (playback singer)
 1952 Palletooru (playback singer)
 1952 Pelli Chesi Choodu (playback singer)
 1952 Prema (playback singer)
 1952 Tingu Ranga (playback singer)
 1951 Navvite Navaratnalu (playback singer)
 1951 Malliswari (playback singer)
 1951 Patala Bhairavi (playback singer)
 1950 Samsaram (playback singer)
 1950 Swapna Sundari (playback singer)
 1950 Palletoori Pilla (playback singer)
 1950 Showkar (playback singer)
 1949 Gunasundari Katha (playback singer)
 1949 Mana Desam (playback singer)
 1949/I Laila Majnu (playback singer)
 1949 Raksharekha (playback singer)
 1948 Balaraju (playback singer)
 1948 Vindhyarani (playback singer)
 1947 Palnati Yudham (playback singer)
 1947 Ratnamala (playback singer)
 1945 Swargaseema (playback singer)
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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

Awarded "Padmasri" by the Govt of India. Was the first "Asthana Vidwan" of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam. Participated in the 'Quit India Movement', and was arrested and imprisoned for 18 months.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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