Nirmalamma (18 July 1920 – 19 February 2009) was an Indian actress in the Telugu cinema. She has acted in more than 800 films. She was well known for her grandmother roles in several films.She won two Nandi Awards.

Nirmalamma
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Born18 July 1920
Died19 February 2009
(aged 89)
OccupationActress and Producer
Years active1956-2002

Early lifeEdit

She was born in Machilipatnam, Madras Presidency, British India.

Film careerEdit

Her debut film was Garuda Garvabhangam in 1950. Nirmalamma has worked along with almost all famous artists in Telugu Cinema like NTR, ANR, Krishna, S. V. Ranga Rao, Rajendra Prasad, P. B. Srinivas, Chiranjeevi, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Venkatesh [Nagarjuna akkineni] and many more. She is one of the artists who appears in almost all of the movies of S. V. Krishna Reddy and E. V. V. Satyanarayana. In a career spanning over five decades, she worked in over 700 films and bagged Nandi award for best supporting actress for her role in ‘Mayuri’. Her roles in films like ‘Sankarabharanam’, ‘Yamagola’, ‘Padaharella Vayasu’, ‘Swathi Muthyam’, ‘Maavi Chiguru’ and ‘Subha Sankalpam’ remain unforgettable. She has had memorable roles in the films Chinnodu Peddodu, Padaharella Vayasu, Kanakamahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe, Gang Leader, Mayalodu, Egirey Paavurama, Rendilla Poojari, Devatha (Shoban babu's movie), Chinnarayudu, Dalapathi, Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu, Sitharatnam Gaari Abbayi, Mamagaaru, Aa Okkati Adakku, Karthavyam, Chalaki Mogudu and Chadastapu Pellam.

She has established Nirmala Arts and produced Chalaki Mogudu Chadasthapu Pellam, starring Rajendra Prasad, directed by Relangi Narasimha Rao.

Her last movie was Premaku Swagatham, directed by famous director S. V. Krishna Reddy.[1] Her last public appearance was at the Vajrothsava celebrations of Telugu cinema where many celebrities remembered her for the fact that she has played as mother/grandmother for many generations of Telugu Cinema.

Personal lifeEdit

She had no children of her own, but adopted a daughter, Kavitha.[2]

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards[3]

Selected FilmographyEdit

This is partial list of her films.

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Obituary: Nirmalamma, The Hindu, 20 February 2009
  2. ^ "Archived copy". www.hindu.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)

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