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12.23.2007

S V RANGA RAO


Born July 3, 1918

Nuzvidu, Andhra Pradesh, India

Died July 18, 1974 (aged 56)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Heart attack

Other names SVR, Vishwanata Chakravarthi

Known for Cinema

Spouse Leelavathi

Website www.svrangarao.com



Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao (b. 3 July 1918 - d. 18 July 1974) was an iconic South Indian actor, director and producer. He has an important place in the film history of South India (both in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu). He was an internationally recognised actor and is
popularly known as "Vishwanata Chakravarthi.

" He was considered to be a versatile actor and the first actor of his kind with the famous mannerism "orey dongrey" from the film "Jagath Jettilu" he is the household name in Andhra Pradesh. He died on July 18, 1974 suffering a severe cardiac arrest. But, he continues to live in the annals of Tollywood and Kollywood film history. Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao (S.V. Ranga Rao) was born on July 3, 1918 at Nuzvidu village in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, when the World War I was drawing to a close. His mother, Lakshmi Narasayamma, a staunch devotee of Lord Venkateshwara, christened the boy after Him -- Venkata Ranga Rao. His father, Koteswara Rao, was an excise inspector. The possessive father sent S.V.R. to the erstwhile Madras presidency where he completed his schooling at Hindu College. At an early age of 12, the boy showed immense interest in stage action. Studying B.Sc, but the mind of youthful S.V.R. was always preoccupied with the thoughts of
stage-plays and film acting. Immediately aft
er
graduation, S.V.R. could get a job in the Fire Service in the cadre of an officer.
Two objectives were still clear in his mind, which were to do MSc and to take active part in dramas and films. S.V.R. got an invitation from one of his relatives, B.V. Ramanandam, to play the hero in his film "Varoodhini". He immediately abandoned the job, and left for Salem to join the celluloid world. In fact, it’s a great beginning for the young man. The film "Varoodhini" was released, and in a few days people began to forget that they had ever seen such a movie. No producer dared to offer a role to him. Soon, S.V.R. was disillusioned with the filmdom and left the Madras presidency and reached Jemshedpur,
where he took up the job as a budget
assistant with the Tata Company.

However, his love for dramas began to bloom multifold.
At this juncture, he was married to Leelavathi Vadeti on December 27, 1947. In the days that followed, S.V.R. was given an opportunity to play the villain in the film, "Palletoori Pilla," produced by B.A. Subba Rao. Unfortunately, when S.V.R. was about to take a train to Chennai, his father expired. After performing the final rites, S.V.R. reached Chennai, but somebody had knocked away the villain role. Luck tapped at S.V.R.'s door through Vijaya Pictures, which offered him the most memorable
"Nepala Mantrikudu" role in
"Pathala Bhairavi." Immediately,
he came into the limelight,
followed by "Pellichesi Choodu" (1952).
Its Tamil version was also played by him.
Within a short time, S.V.R. received
appreciation
from both Telugu and Tamil audiences.
He acted almost every character in history.
He showed a kind of recklessness and
arrogance in his dialogue delivery which was especially copied and imitated by MGR, so much so that sometimes a person trying to imitate MGR ends up doing a SVR-mimicry. The iconic status did not reach him so easily. He struggled a lot and from that struggle born a great actor of all times. Maya Bazaar and Missamma are among his famous movies. 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. * His compatriot Gummadi once exclaimed
"Fortunate are we to have
SVR born in India but SVR is unfortunate to have born here...
if he was born in the West he would have
been one of the top 5 actors of all time in
the world"

* S.V.R.'s relatives and
family circles ridiculed him,

saying that he was a fool to go after chances in
cinemas by shunning the government jobs.
* Legendary L.V. Prasad gave S.V.R. the real
break by extending him all the moral support and encouragement.
* 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.
* As Keechaka in "Nartana sala,
" S.V.R. proved himself to be the king when
it comes to acting the mythological films.
* He was a passionate game hunter,
sporting an excellent fire-arm that he
procured from a friend in the British
Indian army. One day, he was hunting a deer.
But suddenly,
the deer stopped running and looked
straight into the eyes of S.V.R.,
as if questioning him "What will you get,
if you kill me?

" And thereafter S.V.R. never took up the
gun again.
* 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





SVR WITH N.T.R AND A.N.R














AWARD TAKING FROM LAL BAHADUR
SASHTRY












S .V. R .FAMILY













SVR FILMS
TELUGU

*
1946
o Varudhini
* 1948
o ManaDesam
*
1950
o PallituriPilla
o Shavukaru
o Thirugubatu
*1951
o Akasaraju
o Pathalabhairavi
* 1952
o Dasi
o PelliChesiChudu
o Pallaytooru
* 1953
o Brathuku Teruvu

o Chandirani

o Devadasu

o Paradesi
o Pempudukoduku

o Rohini
* 1954
o Antha Manavalley
o JathakaFalam
o Aanadatha

o Raju-Peda
o Rajee Naa Prananm
o Sangham
o Chandraharam

* 1955
o Bangaru Paapa

o AAnarkali

o Jayasimha
o Missama
o Santhanam
* 1956
o Kanakathara

o Chinthamani
o Harishchadra
o Charanadhasi
* 1957
o Thodikodalu

o Sathisavithri
o Mayabazar

o AAlauddin Adbutha Dipam

o Sarangadhara
o Repuneedhe
*
1958
o Bommala Pelli

o Bhukilas
o Chenchulakshmi
o Pellinati Pramanalu
*
1959
o Krishnaleelalu

o Mangalyabalam

o Appuchesi pappukuudu

o Jayaberi
o Rechuka Pagatichuka
o Balanagama
o Bhaktha Ambarisha
o Soubagayavathi

* 1960
o NaminaBantu

o Mahakavi Kalidasu
o Deepavali
o Bhati Vikramarka
o Maamaku Thagaa Alludu
o Devanthakudu
*
1961
o Velugu Needalu
o Krishna Prema
o Satheesulochana
o Ushaparinayam
o Kalasi Unte Kaladu Sukham
*
1962
o Gallimedalu

o Tiger Ramudu
o Pelli Thambulam

o Manchi Manasulu
o Dakshayagnam
o Gundama Katha

o Athmabanduvu

o Padhandi Munduku
o Vishabinduvu

*
1963
o Narthanasala
o Thobhutuvulu
*
1964
o Muralikrishna

o Ramudu-Bhimudu
o BobbiliYudham

*
1965
o Naadhi AAdajanme

o Pandava Vanavasam
o Thodu-Needa
o Sathi Sakkubhai

o AAdabrathuku

* 1966
o Monagalaku Monagadu
o AAtabommalu
o Srikakula Andhra Mahashishnu Katha

o Chilaka-Gorinka
o Bhaktha Pothana
o AAdugu Jaadalu
o Mohini Bhasmasura

* 1967
o Bhaktha Prahalada

o Chadharangam

o Ghruhalakshmi

o Lakshminivasam

o Punyavathi
o Rahasayam

o Sukhadhukalu

o Vasthasena

*
1968
o Baandhavayalu

o bandipotu Dhongalu
o Bhalekodalu

o Chinari papalu

o Kunkumabharini
o Ramu
o Veeranjaneya

*
1969
o Jagath Kiladilu
o Maamaku Thaga Kodalu
o Muganomu
o Bandhipotu Bhimana

*
1970
o Sambarala Rambabu
o Jagath Jatilu

o EEdaru Ammayelu
o Desamante Manshuloye
o Basthi Kiladilu
o Kiladi Singana
*
1971
o Vikramarka Vijayam
o Anuradha
o Debaku Taa Dongala Mutta
o Roudi Rangadu

o Bhale Paapa

o Jathakarathna Midatham Bhotulu

o Premnagar
o Srikrishna Sathya
o Dasarabulodu

o Srikrishna Vijayam

*
1972
o Srikrishnajaneya Yudham

o Papam Pasivadu

o Pandanti Kapuram

o sampurna Ramayanam
o Santhi Nilayam

o Vichitra Bandham

o vamsodharakudu

o Kathula Rathaya

o Koduku-Kodalu
o Balabharatham
* 1973
o Bangaru Babu

o Marapurani Manishi
o Thatha Manvadu

o Dabuku Lokam Dhasoham

o Ramarajayam

o RamudeDevudu

o Varasuralu
o Minorubabu

o Devudu Chesina Manashulu

o Dr.Babu
* 1974
o Premalu-Pelilu
o Bangaru Kalalu
o Chakravaakam
o Gaalipatalu
o Andaru Dongale

o Yasodha Krishna

Tamil

*
1951
o Pathala Bhairavi

*
1952
o Kalyanam PaniPar
*
1953
o chandirani
o Pungodai
o Devadas
o Rohini
*
1954
o Raji-yan-Kanmani

o Thulivishayam

o Chandraharam

*
1955
o Gunasundari
o Missiyama

*
1956
o Madarkul Manikyam
* 1957
o Emgal Vetu Mahalaksmi
o Alaudin Aarputh Vilaku
o Mayabazar
o Soubhagyavathi
o Pathindivam
* 1958
o Kadan vangen Kalyanam
o Manjal mahimai
o Bomaikalyanam
o Chenchulakshmi
o Valakai Vopandam
o Anubu enge
o Anayan Anai

o Sebash Meena

o Thirumanam

o Sarangadhara

* 1959
o Patalian Vettri
o Kalai Vanan
o Aavalyar
o Rajseavai
* 1960
o Nan Kandaswaragam

o Thuya Ualam
o Erumbuthria

o Padikada Media
o Parthiban Kanabu
o VediPelli
oPetramanam
* 1961
o Pangalikal

o Kumudam

o Kupalotiya Tamilan

o Yellam Unakaga

* 1962
o Sarada

o Anai
o Daivathin Divam

o Muthu Mandapam

o Padiotal Mutum Poduma

o Kavitha
o Panda Pasam
o Kathirinda Kalngal
o Niathya Tambulam

o Manidan Marvillaye

o Dakshayagnam
* 1963
o Karpagam

o Neediku Pinpasam

o Anai Eelam

o Nanum oorupen
o Kalayaniyan Kanvan

o Kumakum

o Eeruvar uulam

* 1964
o sarvar Sundaram

o Pachai Viluku
o Ghruhalakshmi
o KaikoduthaDaivam

* 1965
o Paditha Manvai

o Madevitu Elai

o Vazkai Padaku

*
1966
o kumarepan

o Tedivantha Tirumangal

o Selvam

o Thatuamgal Tirukapadum

* 1967
o Pesham Diavam

o Bhaktha Prahalada
o Kankanda Diavam

o Thayak Thalaimangan

* 1968
o Puam Potum

* 1969
o Kuluandai ualam

o Sivandaman

o Naamnadu
o Kulavilaku

*
1971
o Prapatham

o TenumPalam
o Erulam oliam
o Aadhiparasakthi
* 1972

o vasnthamaligai
o Raja

o Vajaiyadi Vajai

* 1973
o Anab Sahodargal


Kanadam

o Bhukialas
o Mayabazar

Malayalam

o Puja Pushpam
o Vidayagale Ethile Ethile

o Kavitha

Hindi
o Pathal Bhairavi

o Chandirani
o Maibee Ladikihu

AS A Director

* Bandhavyalu (1968)
* Chadarangam (1967)


AS A Producer

* Bandhavyalu (1968)

* Chadarangam (1967)

* Naadi Aada Janme (1965)

Awards
* He won an international award for acting for portraying Keechaka in the movie Nartana Saala (1963) at the Jakarta Film Festival in Indonesia.



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puduvai siva said...

thanks for S .V. R rare photo and I'm fan of S .V. R acting but I watch all his movie in Tamil.

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