Mukkamala (actor)

Mukkamala Krishna Murthy (1920–1982), known mononymously by his surname as Mukkamala (Telugu: ముక్కామల), was a lawyer turned actor who was active in Telugu films in the 1950s and the 1960s. He was a stage actor in his student days and was popular in the role of French General Bussy in Bobbili Yuddham, a stage play based on the historical Battle of Bobbili (Bobbili Yuddham). He joined the Telugu film industry in the late 1940s in Madras and played a variety of character roles in a career lasting for about 35 years. He died in 1982 (in Bobbili Puli movie titles, we can see "Swargeeya Mukkamala").

Mukkamala Krishnamurthy
Born1920 (1920)
Guntur, India
Died1982 (aged 61–62)
Occupation(s)Actor, Director




Facilitations performed by Kalarajyam, Hyderabad and Mukkammala was crowned as "Natabrahma" which means a creator of acting.[citation needed]

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He was survived by four children: a son and three daughters. His eldest son is Subba Rao, eldest daughter Sita Rajya Lakshmi (an additional district judge at Nellore), second daughter Padmavathi (residing at Guntur), youngest daughter Seshamma (practising High Court advocate in Chennai).[1]


  1. ^ As per Andhra Jyothi magazine.

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