Jamuna (actress)

Jamuna (born 30 August 1936) is an Indian actress, director and politician who appeared mainly in Telugu films.[2] She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in Dr. Garikapati Rajarao's Puttillu (1953),[1] and received her breakthrough with L. V. Prasad's Missamma. Her portfolio also includes Tamil movies.[3] She won a Filmfare Award and a award at Filmfare Awards South. She was a Member of Parliament in the 9th Lok Sabha (1989–1991) representing the Rajahmundry constituency.

Jamuna
Jamuna Telugu Actress.jpg
Born (1936-08-30) 30 August 1936 (age 84)[1]
Other namesN. Jamuna
OccupationActor, politician
Years active1954–1983
Spouse(s)
Juluri Ramana Rao
(m. 1965; died 2014)
Children2, including Vamsee Juluri

Early lifeEdit

Jamuna was born in Hampi of present-day Karnataka to Nippani Srinivasan Rao, a Madhwa Brahmin and a businessman, and Kowsalyadevi, a Vaishya. She was named Jana Bai. She grew up in Duggirala, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, India.[1] When Savitri was performing drama in Duggirala, she stayed in Jamuna's house. Later, Savitri invited Jamuna to act in films. She entered as heroine in movies at the age of 14.[citation needed] Jamuna's mother tongue is Kannada.[4][5]

Film careerEdit

Jamuna was a stage artist in school. Her mother taught her vocal music and harmonium. Dr. Garikipati Raja Rao (see Indian People's Theatre Association IPTA) watched her stage show Maa Bhoomi and gave her offer to act in his movie Puttillu in 1952.[1]

She acted in 198 films in Telugu and other south Indian languages. She also acted in Hindi films, winning the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Milan (1967), repeating her role from the original Telugu film Mooga Manasulu (1964).

She also established Telugu artist association and doing social service through it for the last 25 years.

Political careerEdit

Jamuna joined the Congress party in 1980s and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rajahmundry constituency in 1989.[6] She lost the 1991 election and quit politics but briefly campaigned for the BJP in the late 1990s during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Jamuna married Professor Juluri Ramana Rao, a zoology professor in Osmania University, in 1965; he died on 10 November 2014 aged 86 due to cardiac arrest. They have a son, Vamsee Juluri and daughter, Sravanthi. They live in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

AwardsEdit

FilmographyEdit

TeluguEdit

  1. Puttilu (1952)
  2. Maa Gopi (1954)
  3. Bangaru Papa (1954)
  4. Nirupedalu (1954)
  5. Vaddante Dabbu (1954)
  6. Iddaru Pellalu (1954)
  7. Donga Ramudu (1955)
  8. Santosham (1955)
  9. Missamma (1955)
  10. Chiranjeevulu (1956)
  11. Muddu Bidda (1956)
  12. Chintamani (1956)
  13. Bhagya Rekha (1957)
  14. Sati Anasuya (1957)
  15. Maa Inti Mahalakshmi (1958)
  16. Bhookailas (1958)
  17. Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu (1959)
  18. Illarikam (1959)
  19. Jalsa Rayudu (1960)
  20. Pelli Kani Pillalu (1961)
  21. Gulebakavali Katha (1962)
  22. Gundamma Katha (1962)
  23. Srikakula Andhramaha Vishnu (1962)
  24. Pooja Phalam (1964)
  25. Bobbili Yuddham (1964)
  26. Manchi Manishi (1964)
  27. Mooga Manasulu (1964)
  28. Muralikrishna (1964)
  29. Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)
  30. Dorikithe Dongalu(1965)
  31. Keelu Bommalu (1965)
  32. Thodu Needa (1965)
  33. Sri Krishna Tulabharam (1965)
  34. Leta Manasulu (1966)
  35. Chadarangam (1967)
  36. Poola Rangadu (1967)
  37. Chinnari Paapalu (1968)
  38. Bandipotu Dongalu (1968)
  39. Ramu (1968)
  40. Atta O Kodalu (1969)
  41. Ekaveera (1969)
  42. Mattilo Manikyam (1971)
  43. Pandanti Kapuram (1972)
  44. Samsaram (1975)
  45. Kuruskhetram (1977)
  46. Eedu Jodu
  47. Adajanma
  48. Puttilu
  49. Vanaja Girija
  50. Tahsildar Gari Ammayi
  51. Collector Janaki
  52. Mama Allulla Saval
  53. Bangaru Thalli
  54. Gauri
  55. Manushulanta Okkate
  56. Tenali Ramakrishna (film)
  57. Mangamma Sapadham
  58. Pelliroju
  59. Bobbili Yuddham
  60. Undamma Bottu Pedatha
  61. Gadusu Pilladu
  62. Srimanthudu
  63. Manasu Mangalyam
  64. Navarathri
  65. Mooganomu
  66. Pelliroju
  67. Amayakudu
  68. Allude Menalludu
  69. Sati Anasuya
  70. Ramalayam
  71. Kaksha
  72. Challani Needa
  73. Bangaru Sankellu
  74. Nadee Adajanme
  75. Palamanasulu
  76. Muhurtabalam
  77. Menakodalu
  78. Mamatha
  79. Snehabandham
  80. Peddalu Marali
  81. Manushulu Mattibommalu
  82. Adambaralu Anubandhalu
  83. Deerghasumangali
  84. Annapurnamma gari manavadu

TamilEdit

KannadaEdit

  1. Aadarsha Sathi (1955)
  2. Tenali Ramakrishna (1956)
  3. Bhookailasa (1956)
  4. Rathnagiri Rahasya (1957)
  5. Sakshatkara (1971)
  6. Mayeya Musuku (1980)
  7. Guru Sarwabhowma Sri Raghavendra Karune (1980)
  8. Police Matthu Dada (1991)

HindiEdit

  1. Miss Mary (1957)
  2. Ek Raaz (1963)
  3. Hamrahi (1963)
  4. Beti Bete (1964)
  5. Rishte Nate (1965)
  6. Milan (1967) as Wins FilmFare Best Supporting Actress award
  7. Lady Tarzan (1990)
  8. Ramu Dada (1961)
  9. Dulhan (1975)
  10. Naukar Biwi Ka (1983)
  11. Raaj Tilak (1984)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Narasimham, M. L. (1 September 2013). "PUTTILLU (1953)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 August 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. ^ "I Love Hyderabad". archive.vn. 24 June 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. ^ Madhavan, Pradeep (23 January 2015). "அமுதாய்ப் பொழிந்த நிலவு -அந்தநாள் ஞாபகம்" [The immortal Moon – Memories of the good old days]. The Hindu (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Koffee with Yamuna Kishore#11 - Jamuna - Idreams - Published 10Apr2017".
  5. ^ "Veteran actor Jamuna imitates younger self missamma song". The News Minute. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: Star wars in Andhra Pradesh". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  7. ^ Rao, GVR Subba (2 March 2015). "Actor Jamuna keen to be active in politics again". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  8. ^ "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who". 1973.
  9. ^ "multi lingual actress jayanti wins b saroja devi national award". Retrieved 11 September 2020.

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