[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The doyen of Telugu Cinema, Gummadi, who swept the Telugu celluloid screen with his inimitable acting style for over five decades, has left and everlasting impression on the silver screen.
With his elderly looks and his phenomenal talent, Gummadi became the face of character roles of Telugu cinema during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Adding to his charisma was the meaningful roles he played in films like ‘Mayabazar‘, ‘Pattukunte Padivelu‘, ‘Dasrabullodu‘, ‘Pandanti Kapuram‘ and several others.
Today is the Birth Anniversary of the most senior actor who has his everlasting impression on the film industry. Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, popularly known as Gummadi was a film actor who worked predominantly in Telugu cinema and also a few Tamil films. He was a versatile character actor in sociopolitical and mythological movies who acted in nearly 500 movies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”205479″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a career spanning over five decades, he teamed up as a co-star with the legendary heroes, Sr.NTR and Akkineni Nageswara Rao in several films. His portrayal as Bheeshma, Dashratha, and Balram in various mythological films won him many laurels. He is best known for his films such as ‘Thodu Dongalu’, ‘Kanyasulkam’, ‘Missamma’, ‘Chiranjeevulu’, ‘Maya Bazaar’, ‘Illarikam’, ‘Jayabheri’, ‘Raja Makutam’, ‘Pandava Vanavasam’, ‘Kula Gothralu’, ‘Mooga Manasulu’, ‘Maro Malupu’, ‘Gaaju Bommalu’, ‘Pelli Pustakam’. ‘Jagadguru Sree Kasi Nayana Charitra’ remained his last film.
He received the erstwhile Rashtrapati Award-Best acting for ‘Mahamantri Timmarusu’. He was awarded Prestigious Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for contribution to Telugu cinema and Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film ‘Maro Malupu’. He felt very happy for watching his film ‘Maya Bazar after it has been colorized. He has written his memoirs of Telugu cinema in Teepi Gurthulu and Chedu Gnapakalu.
On 88th Birth Anniversary of the honorable artist Gummadi, thetelugufilmnagar.com pay rich tributes to his memory.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQLQ349iORE”][/vc_column][/vc_row]