C. H. Narayana Rao (Telugu: సి.హెచ్. నారాయణరావు) (d: 14 February 1984) was an Indian actor, producer and thespian known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema, and Theater. He starred in more than fifty films in a variety of roles. His notable works include classics such as Mana Desam, Mugguru Marathilu, Lakshmamma, Veelunama, Rahasyam, Chenchu Lakshmi, Jeevitham to name a few.
C. H. Narayana Rao
|Died||14 February 1984|
|Awards||Andhra Kalakshethram Award|
He was one of the most sought after actors for the Telugu screen before the introduction of Akkineni Nageswara Rao and N. T. Rama Rao to Telugu film Industry. He produced Manjari in 1953 directed by Y. V. Rao.
He has been working in Indian Railways in 1939. He started theater with Miss Prema B.A. written by Malladi Krishna Sharma directed by Thimmaraju Siva Rao and garnered rave reviews. At this stage, He was found by Dronamraju Kameswara Rao who introduced him to Telugu screen with the 1940 classic Jeevana Jyoti.
- Jeevana Jyothi (1940)
- Devatha (1941) as Sukumar
- Bhakta Potana (1942) as Lord Rama
- Chenchu Lakshmi (1943) as Vishnu
- Tahsildar (1944) as Narasayya
- Swargaseema (1945)
- Mugguru Maratilu (1946)
- Jeevitham (1949) as Murthi
- Mana Desam (1949)
- Tirugubatu (1950)
- Paramanandayya Sishyulu (1950)
- Aada Janma (1951)
- Manavati (1952)
- Manjari (1953)
- Menarikam (1954)
- Rojulu Marayi (1956)
- Ganga Gauri Samvadam (1958)
- Pelli Sandadi (1958)
- Veelunama (1965)
- Rahasyam (1967)
- Oke Kutumbam (1970)
- Vintha Samsaram (1971)
- Desoddharakulu (1973)
- Manchi Vallaki Manchivadu (1973)
- Kottapeta Rowdy (1980)
- Chandipriya (1980)
- Madhura Swapnam (1982)
- Narayana Rao CH, Luminaries of 20th Century, Part I, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 318–9.
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