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3.29.2008

RAVU BALASARASWATHI DEVI


PROFILE:

Name: Ravu Balasaraswathi Devi.

Date of Birth: 28-08-1928.

Place of Birth: Bapatla, Guntur District.

Father Name: Pardhasaradhi Rao.

Mother Name: Visalakshi.

First Recorded Song: At the age of 6 years in 1934.(Dorike dorike naku).

First Film: Sathi Anasuya - Bhaktha Dhruva in 1936, directed by Chittajallu Pullaiah.She got 250/- remunaration for this film.

First Film as Heroin: Illalu in 1940 with Saluru Rajeswara Rao.

First Playback: Bhagya Lakshmi in 1943.

Married Life: Venkatagiri Raja's 4th son RajaRao Pradyumna Krishna Mahipathi Suryarao Bahadhoor proposed her to marry, and married 1944. She was second wife to Raja. She got two sons Venkata Raja Gopalakrishna Suryarao and Venkata Gopalakrishna Mahipathi Suryarao.

Favourite Music Directors: C.R.Subbu Raman, Ramesh Naidu and Naushad.

Her Co-singers: Ghantasala, T.M.Soundara Rajan, Govinda Rajan, Honappa Bhagavathar, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, Kasturi Sivarao, A.M.Raja and others.

Her last Playback Film: Sangham chekkina Shilpalu, directed by Vijaya Nirmala.

Later Cine Life: After marriage she singed limited films. After her husband's death in 1974, she settled in Hyderabad.

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3 Comments:

radhakrishna(n). said...

i am 66 year old and am trying to get the recorded versions of the songs:1.Nallanivada gollakanyano,and 2.telugu version of her film song Mallepoolu,music by Saluri Hanumantharaogaru.And both these songs were rendered superbly by Balasaraswatigaru.If you can help me in my search kindly mail krishna_cr@hotmail.com
Radhakrishna(n).

Anonymous said...

I very much appreciate Early Tolly wood's effort for rare compilations like this.
Ravu Balasaraswathi was a hot favourite for yester year music lovers and her soothing voice is cherished by many even today.

Anonymous said...

can u please send any one to my mail prasanna42.mat@gmail.com songs:1.Nallanivada gollakanyano, please send if there is any chance.

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