Atluri Purnachandra Rao

Atluri Poornachandra Rao (4 April 1925 – 29 October 2017) was an Indian film producer and communist leader. He was influenced by left ideology and participated in the rationalist movement led by Gora. He was a member of united Communist Party and was arrested multiple times.

Atluri Poornachandra Rao
Born(1925-04-04)4 April 1925
Died29 October 2017(2017-10-29) (aged 92)[1]
OccupationFilm producer, Communist leader
ChildrenTwo sons

As a film producer he produced several films between 1950 and 1970. Aadabaduchu (1967), Mathrudevata (1969), Sthree were some of his notable films.[2] Aunanna Kadanna (2005) starring Uday Kiran was his last film as a producer.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Purnachandra Rao was born in a middle-class family on 4 April 1925 in Vanapamula village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.[1]

He moved to Hyderabad in late 1950s and shifted to Chennai later to pursue a career in films.

He married Marudwati and the couple has two sons.



He died on 29 October 2017 because of liver cancer in Hyderabad.


  1. ^ a b "Film producer Purnachandra Rao dead". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Producer Atluri Poornachandra Rao passes away". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "ప్రముఖ నిర్మాత పూర్ణ చంద్రరావు కన్నుమూత". Sakshi. Sakshi. 29 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.