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Ms Krishnaveni (b. 1924) is a veteran Telugu actress, singer and producer. She is also known as C. Krishnaveni and M. Krishnaveni.


She hails from Rajamundry in Andhra Pradesh state, India. She was a drama artist before entering into movies. Her debut was as a child artist in Sati Anasuya-Dhruva in 1936. She later acted in 15 Telugu films and also in a few Tamil and Kannada films as the heroine.

She married Raja of Mirzapuram (birth name Meka Rangaiah), a Telugu movie producer and later produced many films herself. She presented Telugu traditional values and ethnic songs in her movies. She produced Mana Desam, a milestone film in Telugu film industry in 1949. She introduced popular telugu actors N. T. Rama Rao, S. V. Ranga Rao with that film. She also introduced famous playback singer Ghantasala as a music director with that film. Since then she had introduced many singers, actors and music directors. Another famous music director Ramesh Naidu was introduced with film Damptayam in 1957.


* She won the prestigious Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2004 for her life time service to Telugu film industry.

Movies in which Krishnaveni acted

1. Sati Anasuya-Druva (1936)
2. Mohini Rugmangada (1937)
3. Kacha Devayani (1938)
4. Malli Pelli (1939)
5. Mahananda (1939)
6. Jeevana Jyoti (1940)
7. Dakshayagnam (1941)
8. Bhishma (1944)
9. Brahma Ratham (1947)
10. Madalasa (1948)
11. Mana Desam (1949)
12. Gollabama

Krishnaveni as producer

Production companies managed by Krishnaveni

* Her husband's company - Jaya pictures and later renamed as Sobhanachala banners.
* Her own company - MRA productions on their daughter's name Meka RajyaLaksmi Anuradha.

Movies produced by Krishnaveni

* Mana Desam (1949)
* Lakshmamma
* Dampatyam, 1957
* Gollabama
* Bhakta Prahlada

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