Nagabhushanam (actor)

C. Nagabushanam (c.1922 – 5 May 1995[1]) was a comedian and character actor of the Telugu cinema.[2] His first film was Palletooru (1951), directed by Tatineni Prakash Rao. He acted in approximately 395 films from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Nagabhushanam
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Nagabhushanam in a scene from Kalyana Mandapam (1971)
Born1922
Died5 May 1995[1]
OccupationActor
ChildrenChundi Raghava Rao

One of his most popular stages roles was as Raktakanneru Nagabhushanam in Raktha Kanneeru, which he also produced.[3] He acted along with Vemavarapu Gowtham Kumar. Nagabushanam gave more than 5,000 performances of the drama. Along with Vemavarapu Gowtham Kumar (Present Deputy M.R.O. of Gudivada) gave more than 100 stage shows in Hyderabad.

He played the lead in Edi Nijam (1956), a film directed by Sundaram Balachander and produced by Ghantasala Krishnamurthy of Pratibha Films.[4]

Nagabushanam produced a handful of films, including Natakala Rayudu and Oke Kutumbam.

Nagabushanam died on 5 May 1995.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Nagabhushanam was born in Anakarlapudi Village, Kondepi Mandalam, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. Nagabhushanam has three sons and two daughters and seven grand children. None of them are into film industry.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Character
1952 Palletooru Kondaiah
1954 Rechukka Chitti Veeranna
1955 Ardhangi Veeraiah
1956 Edi Nijam Kondaiah
1956 Penki Pellam
1956 Uma Sundari Lord Siva
1957 Bhagya Rekha Kotaiah
1957 Maya Bazaar Satyaki
1958 Bhookailas Lord Siva
1958 Chenchu Lakshmi Lord Siva
1960 Bhatti Vikramarka Prachandudu
1962 Bhishma Parasurama
1962 Manchi Manasulu
1964 Mooga Manasulu Rajendra
1965 Zamindar
1965 Thodu Needa
1965 Visala Hrudayalu Pattabhi
1966 Aame Evaru?
1967 Ave Kallu Doctor
1967 Ummadi Kutumbam Zamindar Bhavani Prasad
1967 Upayamlo Apayam
1967 Aada Paduchu Rao Bahadur Ranga Rao
1968 Bandipotu Dongalu
1968 Bhale Kodallu Shankaram
1968 Bangaru Gajulu
1968 Ranabheri
1968 Varakatnam Meesala Venkaiah
1968 Nenante Nene
1968 Vintha Kapuram
1968 Brahmachari (1968 Telugu film)
1968 Thalli Prema Viswaroopam
1969 Aadarsa Kutumbam
1969 Aatmiyulu Justice Rajaram
1969 Bhale Rangadu Zamindar
1969 Vichitra Kutumbam Nagaraju
1969 Buddhimantudu Seshayya
1969 Natakala Rayudu Bujjibabu
1969 Mathru Devata
1969 Sabash Satyam
1969 Sipayi Chinnayya Chokka Rao
1970 Thalla? Pellama? Prabhakar
1970 Balaraju Katha
1970 Oke Kutumbam Marthandam
1970 Dharma Daata Zamindar Bhujanga Rao
1970 Jai Jawan
1970 Pettandarulu
1970 Mayani Mamata Jagannatham
1970 Ali Baba 40 Dongalu
1971 Chelleli Kapuram
1971 Dasara Bullodu Chandrakala's Father
1971 Adrusta Jathakudu Raja Raghunatha Rao
1971 Mosagallaku Mosagadu Nakkajittula Naganna
1971 Pattukunte Laksha
1971 Amaayakuraalu Ananda Rao
1971 Sri Krishna Vijayamu Paundraka Vasudeva
1971 Tahsildar Gari Ammayi Venkataramaiah
1972 Mohammad Bin Tuglaq
1972 Datta Putrudu
1972 Badi Panthulu Papa Rao
1972 Bala Mitrula Katha Papaiah
1972 Anta Mana Manchike[5] Phanibhushana Rao
1972 Collector Janaki
1972 Praja Nayakudu
1973 Desoddharakulu Rajabhushanam
1973 Andala Ramudu J.B. Rao
1973 Bangaru Babu Jagannatham
1973 Palletoori Bava
1973 Marapurani Manishi Varaalu
1973 Vaade Veedu Kodandam
1974 Manchi Manushulu
1974 Andaru Dongale Bujji Babu
1974 Chakravakam Jagapati
1975 Moguda Pellama Lingaiah
1976 Bhale Dongalu Chinna
1976 Paadi Pantalu
1976 Maa Daivam
1977 Aalu Magalu Raja Raghavendra Bahadoor
1977 Adavi Ramudu
1977 Dongalaku Donga Seethapati
1977 Kurukshetram Shakuni
1978 Vichitra Jeevitham
1978 Dudu Basavanna Meesala Sivaramakrishnaiah
1978 Sri Rama Raksha Chakrapani
1978 Melu Kolupu Dayanidhi
1979 Iddaru Asadhyule
1979 Dongalaku Saval Paramatma
1980 Gopala Rao Gari Ammayi Zamindar Gajapathi Raju
1980 Jathara
1980 Gayyali Gangamma [6]
1980 Sirimalle Navvindi
1980 Bhale Krishnudu Karunakaram
1981 Guru Sishyulu Bhujangam
1981 Ragile Jwala Bhushanam
1981 Gadasari Attaha Sosagara Kodalu Gajapathi Raju
1981 Jathagadu Lakshmipati
1982 Pagabattina Simham Picheswara Rao
1982 Korukunna Mogudu Prabhakar Rao
1983 Neti Bharatam
1984 Nayakulaku Saval
1989 Rajakeeya Chadarangam President Parandhamaiah
1994 Number One

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Important people of Nellore- Nagabhushanam". www.maachittoor.com. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Nagabhushanam biography at Early Tollywood.com". www.earlytollywood.com. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  3. ^ "The Forgotten Jewel". The Hans India. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  4. ^ Edi Nijam in Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006; pp: 134-5.
  5. ^ Anta Mana Manchike (1972) - IMDb, retrieved 26 July 2021
  6. ^ FilmiClub. "Gayyali Gangamma (1980) Complete Cast & Crew". FilmiClub. Retrieved 9 July 2021.

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