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Pendyala Nageswara Rao (Telugu: పెండ్యాల నాగేశ్వరరావు) (6 March 1917 – 31 August 1984) was an Indian composer, multi instrumentalist, conductor singer-songwriter, actor, music producer, and musician known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and Kannada cinema.[1][2][3][4][5]

Pendyala Nageswara Rao
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Background information
Born6 March 1917
OriginVanukuru, Penamaluru mandal, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died31 August 1984
GenresIndian film scores
Occupation(s)Composer
InstrumentsHarmonium
Tabla
Dholak
Mrudangam
Flute
Electric Guitar
Piano
Violin
Years active1934–1984

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Early life and careerEdit

He was born at Vanukuru near Vijayawada and later shifted to Katur. He was closely associated with Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy as they were students of Kapilavai Ramanatha Sastry.[2][6]

His ancestors including his father Sitaramaiah were music exponents. Similarly Nageswara Rao also showed interest in music since childhood. He used to accompany his father playing Harmonium for dramas and learned techniques to play with it since the age of 13 years. He acted for the first time as Jambavati in Krishna Tulabharam play. He later played Rukmini, Narada characters in Tulabaram play along with Jonnavitula Sheshagiri, Rshyendramani, Lakshmirajyam and got the applause of the viewers.[4]

During that period Kadaru Nagabhushanam seeing his talents, invited to him to work in his orchestra for Talli Prema (1941) film. He went to Madras and joined Rajarajeswari Films and worked as assistant director to Dinakar Rao and S V Venkataraman for that film. With the beginning of Second World War he returned home. Later he was invited by Gudavalli Ramabrahmam to work for Mayalokam as Harmonist under Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao. K. S. Prakash Rao gave him the independent Music Director change for his film Drohi, which brought him good fame. He has provided music for about 100 films some of them are memorable hits.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Director Banner Notes
1948 Drohi Telugu L. V. Prasad Debut film
1950 Modati Raatri Telugu K. S. Prakash Rao Prakash Productions
1950 Vaali – Sugreeva Telugu Jampanna
1951 Deeksha Telugu K. S. Prakash Rao Prakash Productions
1951 Anni Tamil K. S. Prakash Rao Prakash Productions
1953 Kanna Talli Telugu K. S. Prakash Rao Prakash Productions Introduced P. Susheela
1953 Petrathai Tamil K. S. Prakash Rao Prakash Productions Remake of Kanna Talli
1954 Jyothy Telugu
1954 Menarikam Telugu Jampana Nandhi Productions
1954 Kudumbam Tamil Jampana Nandhi Productions
1955 Ante Kavali Telugu K. S. Prakash Rao Prakash Productions
1955 Donga Ramudu Telugu K. V. Reddy Annapurna Studios
1955 Thiruttu Raman Tamil K. V. Reddy Annapurna Studios
1956 Melukolupu Telugu K. S. Prakash Rao Prakash Productions
1956 Marumalarchi Tamil K. S. Prakash Rao Prakash Productions
1956 Muddu Bidda Telugu K. B. Tilak Annapurna Studios
1956 Penki Pellam Telugu Kamalakara Kameswara Rao Sahini Art Productions
1957 Bhagya Rekha Telugu B. N. Reddi Ponnaluri Brothers Pvt Ltd
1957 Veettukku Vandha Varalakshmi Tamil B. N. Reddi Ponnaluri Brothers Pvt Ltd
1957 Rayara Sose Kannada R. Ramamurthy & K. S. Murthy Sri Panduranga Productions with R. Diwakara
1957 M.L.A. Telugu K. B. Tilak
1957 M.L.A. Tamil K. B. Tilak
1957 Soubhagyavati Telugu Jampanna Nandhi Pictures
1957 Soubhagyavathi Tamil Jampanna Nandhi Pictures with M. S. Gnanamani
1958 Atha Okinti Kodale Telugu K. B. Tilak Annapurna Studios
1958 Ganga Gouri Samvadam Telugu V. N. Reddy
1958 Krishna Garudi Kannada Hunsur Krishnamurthy Nandi Pictures
1958 Sri Krishna Garadi Telugu Hunsur Krishnamurthy Nandi Pictures
1958 Sree Ramanjaneya Yuddham Telugu
1959 Jayabheri Telugu P. Pullaiah Sarada Productions
1959 Kalaivaanan Tamil P. Pullaiah Sarada Productions
1959 Naan Valartha Thangai Tamil Ch. Narayanamurthy Saravanabhava Unity Pictures
1960 Bhakta Sabari Telugu Ch. Narayanamurthy
1960 Bhakta Sabari Tamil Ch. Narayanamurthy
1960 Bhakta Sabari Kannada Ch. Narayanamurthy
1960 Bhatti Vikramarka Telugu Jampana Nandhi Productions
1960 Patti Vikramathithan Tamil Jampana Nandhi Productions
1960 Mahakavi Kalidasu Telugu Kamalakara Kameswara Rao Sarani Productions
1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam Telugu P. Pullaiah Padmasri Pictures Silver Jubilee
Musical film
1960 Srinivasa Kalyanam Tamil P. Pullaiah Padmasri Pictures
1961 Jagadeka Veeruni Katha Telugu K. V. Reddy Vijaya Productions
1961 Jagathalaprathapan Tamil K. V. Reddy Vijaya Productions
1961 Jagadekaveerana Kathe Kannada K. V. Reddy Vijaya Productions
1961 Krishna Prema Telugu Adurthi Subbarao
1961 Mamiyarum Oru Veetu Marumagale Tamil K. B. Tilak Annapurna Studios
1961 Vagdanam Telugu Acharya Athreya Kavitha Chitra
1961 Velugu Needalu Telugu Adurthi Subba Rao Annapurna Studios
1961 Thooya Ullam Tamil Adurthi Subba Rao Annapurna Studios
1962 Chitti Tammudu Telugu K. B. Tilak Poorna Pictures Film based on Oliver Twist
1962 Mahamantri Timmarusu Telugu Kamalakara Kameswara Rao Vauhini Studios
1962 Srikakula Andhra Maha Vishnu Katha Telugu A. K. Sekhar Sri Sambhu Films
1963 Anuragam Telugu G. Ramineedu
1963 Paruvu-Prathishta Telugu M. Appa Rao Valta Productions
1963 Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham Telugu K. V. Reddy Jayanthi Pictures
1963 Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham Tamil K. V. Reddy Jayanthi Pictures
1964 Ramudu Bheemudu Telugu Tapi Chanakya Suresh Productions
1964 Sabhash Suri Telugu I. N. Murthy R. R. Pictures
1965 Prachanda Bhairavi Telugu C. S. R. Rao
1965 Satya Harishchandra Kannada K. V. Reddy Vijaya Productions
1965 Satya Harishchandra Telugu K. V. Reddy Vijaya Productions
1965 Uyyala Jampala Telugu
1966 Sri Krishna Tulabharam Telugu Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao
1968 Bandipotu Dongalu Telugu K. S. Prakash Rao Madhavi Pictures
1968 Bhagya Chakram Telugu K. V. Reddy Jayanthi Pictures
1968 Gramadevatalu Telugu
1968 Papa Kosam Telugu G. V. R. Seshagiri Rao
1968 Uma Chandi Gowri Shankarula Katha Telugu K. V. Reddy Vijaya Productions
1970 Maa Nanna Nirdhoshi Telugu K. V. Nandana Rao
1970 Manasu Mangalyam Telugu K. Pratyagatma Uttama Chitra
1970 Shri Krishna Vijayamu Telugu Kamalakara Kameswara Rao Kaumudi Art Pictures
1970 Pelli Sambandham Telugu K. Varaprasad Rao
1971 Ananda Nilayam Telugu
1971 Naa Tammudu Telugu K. S. Prakash Rao
1971 Sri Krishna Satya Telugu K. V. Reddy R. K. Brothers
1972 Mathru Murthy? Telugu
1974 Bhoomi Kosam Telugu K. B. Tilak
1974 Deeksha Telugu K. Pratyagatma Sri Padmaja Films
1974 Kode Nagu Telugu K. S. Prakash Rao Kowmudi Pictures
1976 Vemulawada Bheemakavi Telugu D. Yoganand Ramakrishna Studios
1976 Shri Rajeshwari Vilas Coffee Club Telugu
1976 Suprabhatam Telugu
1977 Daana Veera Soora Karna Telugu N. T. Rama Rao Ramakrishna Studios
1977 Chanakya Chandragupta Telugu N. T. Rama Rao Ramakrishna Studios
1978 Sati Savitri Telugu B. A. Subba Rao Lalitha Siva Jyothi Studios
1978 Sri Rama Pattabhishekam Telugu N. T. Rama Rao Ramakrishna Studios
1979 Sri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam Telugu N. T. Rama Rao Ramakrishna Studios
1979 Priya Bandhavi Telugu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Entertainment Hyderabad / Music : Golden melodies of Pendyala". The Hindu. 24 June 2005. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Nata Ratnalu, Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy, Second edition, 2002; pp:582-4.
  3. ^ "Blast from the past: Jayabheri (1959)". The Hindu. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b https://sarasabharati.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/pendyala-nageswara-rao.pdf
  5. ^ "Pendyala Nageswara Rao : Kannada Singer Movies, Biography". Chiloka.com. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  6. ^ Your Personal Radio (?). "Remembering Legends - Pendyala Nageswara Rao (2014) - Pendyala Nageshwara Rao - Listen to Remembering Legends - Pendyala Nageswara Rao songs/music online - MusicIndiaOnline". Mio.to. Retrieved 26 May 2016.

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