Pithapuram Nageswara Rao

Pithapuram Nageswara Rao (5 May 1930 – 5 March 1996) was an Indian playback singer who worked in the early period of Telugu cinema. He sang thousands of songs, mostly of a comedic nature, in the 1950s and 1960s along with Madhavapeddi Satyam and others. He also sang for a couple of movies in Kannada.

Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Birth namePatharlagadda Nageswara Rao
Born5 May 1930
Pithapuram, East Godavari
OriginAndhra Pradesh, India
Died5 March 1996
GenresComedy
Occupation(s)Playback singer
Years active1950s–1970s

Brief life sketchEdit

Nageswara Rao was born on 5 May 1930 to Viswanadham and Appayyamma in Pithapuram, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. His surname is "Patharlagadda"; but known since childhood with his birthplace Pithapuram. His father was a good drama actor. He also developed interest in acting during the school days. He not only acts but also used to sing from behind the screen to other less capable artists. He wanted to try his luck in cinema and ran away from home to Madras.

He got a chance to sing in Mangala Sutram (1946) at the age of 16 years. He later sang in Chandralekha (1948) of Gemini Studios, and since established in the field. He sang some thousands of songs mostly for Comedy characters. Ayyayyo Jebulo Dabbulu Poyene (Kula Gothralu, 1962), Maa Oollo Oka Paduchundi (Ave Kallu, 1967) He last time sang in Bommarillu (1978) as Challani Ramayya Chakkani Seetamma.

He died on 5 March 1996.

FilmographyEdit

These are some of the important songs he has voiced:

Year Film Language Song Music Director Co-Singer
1950 Palletoori Pilla Telugu Vaddura Baboi P. Adinarayana Rao
Chitapata Chinukulu Jikki
1950 Shavukaru Telugu
1951 Mayakkari Tamil Kanbeno Kanbeno P. Adinarayana Rao R. Balasaraswathi Devi
Kaavinil Koovum Kogilam Thaano R. Balasaraswathi Devi
Raajaa Koluvaai Vandhaar R. Balasaraswathi Devi
1951 Mayalamari Telugu Ledemo Ledemo P. Adinarayana Rao R. Balasaraswathi Devi
Koyila Koose R. Balasaraswathi Devi
Raju Vedaale R. Balasaraswathi Devi
Miyav Miyav K. Rani
1951 Patala Bhairavi Tamil Naan Maaten Neeyum Ghantasala T. G. Saraswathi
1951 Patala Bhairavi Telugu Ranante Rane Ranu Ghantasala T. G. Saraswathi
1952 Daasi Telugu Jorse Chal Naa Raja C. R. Subburaman & S. Dakshinamurthi
Maarajula P. Leela
1952 Kalyanam Panni Paar Tamil Kalyaanam Seidhu Kaattiduvom Ghantasala K. Rani
Engu Sendraayo Priyaa P. Leela & K. Rani
Azhuvaadhe Azhuvaadhe P. Leela & Udutha Sarojini
Maalai Soodi Kondu Ghantasala
1952 Palletooru Telugu Ghantasala
1952 Pelli Chesi Choodu Telugu Pelli Chesi Choopisthaam Ghantasala
Yekkadoyi Priya P. Leela
1953 Chandirani Telugu Swadesaniki Samajaaniki C. R. Subburaman A. P. Komala
1953 Paradesi Telugu Nenenduku Raavali P. Adinarayana Rao Jikki
1953 Pitchi Pullaiah Telugu Rarara T. V. Raju A. P. Komala
1954 Chandraharam Telugu Enchesthe Adhi Ghanakaryam Ghantasala
1954 Manohara Telugu Sandeham Ledu Sandeham Ledu S. V. Venkatraman S. V. Venkatraman
Adadhanivena S. V. Venkatraman
Rathi Manmatha S. V. Venkatraman
1954 Sangham Telugu Pelli Pelli R. Sudharsanam
1954 Todu Dongalu Telugu T. V. Raju
1955 Rojulu Marayi Telugu Ellipotundi Elli Master Venu
1955 Jayasimha Telugu Are Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Lokam Mosam T. V. Raju
Nadiyeti Painadachu
1955 Santosham Telugu Dhanamu Moolamura Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy Ghantasala
1956 Jayam Manade Telugu Veeragandham Pettinamaya Ghantasala Jikki
1956 Sri Gauri Mahatyam Telugu Neevakkada Ogirala Ramachandra Rao & T. V. Raju
Vallona Sikkindira Jikki
1956 Uma Sundari Telugu Bhale Raju Vedale G. Aswathama
Pooni Bandi Pooni
Raave Raave Sinnadana
Jeeva Thommidi
Idhi Maya Sasaamtham
Verri Mudiri
Nammakuraa Ghantasala
1957 Dongallo Dora Telugu Undali Undali Nuvvu Nenu M. Subrahmanyam Raju
1957 Kutumba Gowravam Telugu Anandale Nindali Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy P. Leela & S. Janaki
Padavoi Raithanna L. R. Eswari & Satyavathi
1957 Manamagan Thevai Tamil Vennilaa Jodhiyai Veesudhe G. Ramanathan P. Bhanumathi & Ghantasala
1957 Mayabazar Telugu Dayacheyandi S. Rajeswara Rao & Ghantasala Ghantasala, K. Rani & P. Susheela
1957 Panduranga Mahatyam Telugu Chebithe Vintivaa Guru Guru T. V. Raju Madhavapeddi Satyam
Ekkadoyi Muddula Bava Chandamama A. P. Komala
Tholu Thitthi Idhi Madhavapeddi Satyam
1957 Sankalpam Telugu Aaliki Magade Vashamayye S. Dakshinamurthi
Thappudu Panulu S. Dakshinamurthi
1957 Sarangadhara Telugu Ghantasala
1957 Suvarna Sundari Telugu Eraa Manathoti Geliche Veerulevvaruraa P. Adinarayana Rao
1957 Varudu Kavali Telugu Andachandala O Jabili G. Ramanathan P. Bhanumathi & Ghantasala
1957 Veera Kankanam Telugu Hamsa Bhale Raam S. Dakshinamurthi
Intikipothanu Swarnalatha
Annam Thinna Intike
1957 Veguchukka Telugu Thempunnadi Vedha Ghantasala, P. B. Sreenivas & Madhavapeddi Satyam
1958 Aada Pettanam Telugu Om Namashivaya Master Venu & S. Rajeswara Rao P. Susheela
1958 Anna Thammudu Telugu Ayyo Paapam G. Aswatthama
1958 Atha Okinti Kodale Telugu Mayadaari Keesulaata Pendyala Nageswara Rao Swarnalatha
Saira Saira Thimmannaa Jikki
1958 Badi Pantulu Telugu Neevu Nenu Jodu T. G. Lingappa Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1959 Bala Nagamma Telugu Appudune Thippadandi Puli Mamgoru T. V. Raju
Intiloni Pooru Inthintha
1958 Bhooloka Rambha Telugu Dandakaavani Seethayu C. N. Pandurangan Madhavapeddi Satyam, A. G. Rathnamala & K. Rani
O Babu O Amma, Erragiri Vaasulam Madhavapeddi Satyam & K. Rani
1958 Bommala Pelli Telugu Chitti Baava K. V. Mahadevan Swarnalatha
Chikkave Chinadana
1958 Inti Guttu Telugu Mandu Kaani Mandu M. S. Prakash
Manasaina Vaada Jikki
1958 Karthavarayuni Katha Telugu Kaluva Rekula G. Ramanathan & G. Aswathama Ghantasala, A. P. Komala & P. Leela
1958 School Master Kannada Naanu Neenu Jodi T. G. Lingappa Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1958 Raja Nandini Telugu Srigirilinga T. V. Raju
1959 Banda Ramudu Telugu Rakarakala Poolu S, Dakshinamurthi & N. D. V. Prasada Rao
1959 Jayabheri Telugu Unnaaraa Jodunnaaraa Pendyala Nageswara Rao P. Susheela, Ghantasala & Madhavapeddi Satyam
1959 Krishna Leelalu Telugu S. Dakshinamurthi
1959 Maa Inti Mahalakshmi Telugu Nuvvantene Naaku Moju
1959 Raja Malaya Simha Telugu Magamu Choosi Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Madhavapeddi Satyam
Chinnavaadaa O Vannetaadaa L. R. Eswari
Katthi Kannaa S. Janaki
1959 Rechukka Pagatichukka Telugu Pantham Patti T. V. Raju
Aadu Pilla S. Janaki
Bhala Bhale Devuda Madhavapeddi Satyam
1959 Sabhash Ramudu Telugu Hello Darling Maataadavaa Ghantasala K. Jamuna Rani
1959 Sipayi Kuthuru Telugu Mokkajonna Thotalo K. Rani
1960 Annapurna Telugu Rathammo Rathammo Ramani Muddula Gumma S. Dakshinamurthi Swarnalatha
Yentho Chakkani Challani Seema K. Jamuna Rani
1960 Kadeddulu Ekaram Nela Telugu Yugalu Marina C. M. Raju
1960 Sahasra Siracheda Apoorva Chinthamani Telugu K. V. Mahadevan
1960 Santhi Nivasam Telugu Chakkanidaana Ghantasala Swarnalatha
1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam Telugu Chilako Chikkave Pendyala Nageswara Rao Swarnalatha
1960 Vimala Telugu Takkari Daana S. M. Subbaiah Naidu K. Jamuna Rani
1961 Intiki Deepam Illale Telugu Ammayigariki Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari
1961 Santha Telugu Attu Attu Ramesh Naidu Swarnalatha
1961 Taxi Ramudu Telugu Mamaiah Tirunaalaku T. V. Raju S. Janaki
1961 Usha Parinayam Telugu Ottesuko Ottesuko S. Hanumantha Rao K. Jamuna Rani
1961 Vagdanam Telugu Maa Kittaya Puttina Dinam Pendyala Nageshwara Rao S. Janaki & B. Vasantha
1961 Vijayanagarada Veeraputhra Kannada Maathina Malla Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari
1962 Aradhana Telugu Emantav Emantavoye Bava S. Rajeswara Rao Swarnalata
1962 Bhishma Telugu Namo Tyaga Charitha S. Rajeswara Rao
1962 Gaali Gopura Kannada Neene Kilaadi Hennu T. G. Lingappa K. Rani
1962 Gaali Medalu Telugu Tea Shopuloni Pilla T. G. Lingappa K. Rani
1962 Gulebakavali Katha Telugu Vinnava Tatvam Guruda Joseph & Vijaya Krishna Murthy
1962 Kula Gotralu Telugu Nee Nallani Jadalo Poolu S. Rajeswara Rao K. Jamuna Rani
Ayyayyo Chethilo Dabbulo Poyane Madhavapeddi Satyam
1962 Siri Sampadalu Telugu Kondammo Bangarapu Kondammo Master Venu S. Janaki
1962 Swarna Gowri Kannada Kannada Naadinaa M. Venkataraju
1963 Constable Koothuru Telugu Pudithenu Purusuduga R. Govardhanam L. R. Eswari
1963 Lava Kusha Kannada Edhakku Ee Paariyaa Kopam Ghantasala A. P. Komala
Vallenolli Maavaa Neena Magalani J. V. Raghavulu, Jikki & K. Rani
1963 Lava Kusha Telugu Yendhuke Naa Meedha Kopam Ghantasala A. P. Komala
1963 Nanda Deepa Kannada Ondu Goodide M. Venkataraju Jikki
1963 Savati Koduku Telugu C. Satyam
1964 Dagudu Moothalu Telugu Divvi Divvi Divvattam K. V. Mahadevan Swarnalatha
1964 Desa Drohulu Telugu Oo Rangula Guvva S. Rajeswara Rao
Chikkevule Dora S. Janaki
1964 Kalavari Kodalu Telugu Nee Sogase T. Chalapathi Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
1964 Manchi Manishi Telugu Dopidi Dopidi Dopidi S. Rajeswara Rao & T. Chalapathi Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
1964 Prathigne Telugu Naa Ninna Mohise S. Hanumantha Rao K. Jamuna Rani
1964 Server Sundaram Telugu Parabrahma Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari & Madhavapeddi Satyam
1964 Sri Tirupatamma Katha Telugu Aadamule Natakam Pamarthi Jikki
Chilakalanchu Cheeradana Jikki
1964 Veera Sankalpa Kannada Haadu Baa Kogile Rajan-Nagendra
1965 Aada Brathuku Telugu Kali Muvvalu Ghallumane Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy L. R. Eswari
1965 Antastulu Telugu Aa Devudu Manishiga K. V. Mahadevan Madhavapeddi Satyam
1965 Naadi Aada Janme Telugu Kallallo Gantulu R. Sudarsanam P. Susheela
Naa Mata Nammitivela
1965 Naga Pooja Kannada Kannada Naadinaa T. G. Lingappa
1965 Prameelarjuneeyam Telugu Cheppandi Chuddam Pendyala Nageswara Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam & Swarnalata
1965 Sri Simhachala Kshetra Mahima Telugu Oppula Kuppa Vayyari Bhama T. V. Raju Swarnalata
1965 Visala Hrudayalu Telugu Emantunnadi Ni Hrudayam T. V. Raju S. Janaki
1966 Aggi Barata Telugu Mallelamma Mallelu Vijaya Krishna Murthy Ghantasala & Swarnalatha
1966 Dr. Anand Telugu Thaluku Beluku Cheeradhana K. V. Mahadevan Swarnalatha
1966 Emme Thammanna Kannada Kaththarisu Kaththarisu T. G. Lingappa
1966 Leta Manasulu Telugu Hello Madam Satyabhama M. S. Viswanathan P. B. Sreenivas
1966 Monagallaku Monagadu Telugu Chusanoi Neelanti Vedha L. R. Eswari
Kannu Chedhiri Poyinadhoi L. R. Eswari
1966 Palnati Yudham Telugu S. Rajeswara Rao
1966 Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha Telugu Parama Gurudu Cheppinavadu Ghantasala J. V. Raghavulu, K. Chakravarthy, Bhadram & Krishna Murthy
1966 Potti Pleader Telugu Andamannadi Neelo Chudali S. P. Kodandapani S. Janaki & Madhavapeddi Satyam
1966 Rangula Ratnam Telugu Desa Bhaktulam Memandi S. Rajeswara Rao & B. Gopalam Madhavapeddi Satyam
1966 Sri Krishna Tulabharam Telugu Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1966 Shakuntala Telugu Paathaa Kaalam Naati Ghantasala Madhavapeddi Satyam & J. V. Raghavulu
1966 Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam Telugu T. V. Raju
1967 Anubhavichu Raja Anubhavinchu Telugu Madrasu Vinta Madrasu M. S. Viswanathan
Andalucinde Jagatilo S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
1967 Ave Kallu Telugu Chakkani Parku Vundhi Vedha L. R. Eswari
Maa Oorlo Oka Paduchundhi Ghantasala
1967 Bhakta Prahlada Telugu Hiranyakashipuni Divya Charithamu S. Rajeswara Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
Pamulollamayya L. R. Eswari
1967 Chakra Theertha Kannada Hagalu Hariyithu T. G. Lingappa
O Beli Leso
1967 Gopaludu Bhoopaludu Telugu Maradhala S. P. Kodandapani L. R. Eswari
1967 Kanchu Kota Telugu Bham Bham Bham K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani
1967 Private Master Telugu Ekkadikellave Pilla K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela
1967 Sri Krishnavataram Telugu T. V. Raju
1967 Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna Telugu Mangideelu Mangideelu S. P. Kodandapani P. Susheela
1967 Stree Janma Telugu Basandi Naditeeram Ghantasala L. R. Eswari
1968 Adda Dari Kannada Nanna Ninna Kannu Seridande Rajan-Nagendra
1968 Amma Kannada Raathriyali Malebandu T. G. Lingappa L. R. Eswari
1968 Baghdad Gaja Donga Telugu Mere Bulbul Pyaaree T. V. Raju L. R. Eswari
1968 Bhagya Chakramu Telugu Rajakumari Pendyala Nageswara Rao Swarnalata
Manaswamy Naamam Madhavapeddi Satyam
1968 Bhale Kodallu Telugu Nene Vachanu M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Eswari
Akkada Choosina L. R. Eswari
1968 Kalisochchina Adrishtam Telugu Ayyo Ayyo Thaapam T. V. Raju K. Jamuna Rani
1968 Kula Gowravam Telugu Kulam Kulam T. G. Lingappa L. R. Eswari
1968 Lakshmi Nivasam Telugu Soda Soda Andhra Soda K. V. Mahadevan
1968 Manchi Kutumbam Telugu Nera Nera Nerabandi S. P. Kodandapani
1968 Niluvu Dopidi Telugu Nee Bandaram Paina Pataaram K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
Nene Dhanalakshmini Ghantasala & L. R. Eswari
1968 Nindu Samsaram Telugu Joru Joruga Saanu Master Venu
My Dear Thulasammakka
1968 Ramu Telugu Thaaraa Shashaankam R. Goverdhanam Madhavapeddi Satyam, L. R. Eswari & R. Tilakam
1968 Thalli Prema Telugu Hello Hello Doragaru R. Sudarsanam L. R. Eswari
Veedhi Natakam L. R. Eswari
1969 Aatmiyulu Telugu Empillo Tattara Bittaragunnavu S. Rajeswara Rao
1969 Bhale Mastaru Telugu Ye Daari Godari T. V. Raju L. R. Eswari
1969 Bhale Rangadu Telugu Abbabba Chali K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
1969 Buddhimantudu Telugu Allari Pedataru Pilla Allari Pedatare K. V. Mahadevan Swarnalata
1969 Gandikota Rahasyam Telugu Thagulukunte T. V. Raju L. R. Eswari
1969 Mooga Nomu Telugu Gonthu Vippi R. Govardhanam P. Susheela
1969 Kathanayakudu Telugu 'Ravela Dayaleda Baala Intiki Raaraada T. V. Raju Madhavapeddi Satyam
1969 Mathru Devata Telugu Ninnu Chuchithe K. V. Mahadevan Swarnalatha
1969 Natakala Rayudu Telugu Rayuda Na Rayuda Natakala Rayuda G. K. Venkatesh
Pattu Panpuna fVennela P. Susheela
Rathamu Siddhamu Nee P. Susheela
1969 Nindu Hrudayalu Telugu T. V. Raju
1969 Varakatnam Telugu Gilakala Mancham Undi T. V. Raju K. Jamuna Rani
Malle Poola Panditlona K. Jamuna Rani
1969 Vichitra Kutumbam Telugu Erra Erranidana Burra Buggaladana T. V. Raju L. R. Eswari
1970 Chitti Chellelu Telugu S. Rajeswara Rao
1970 Jai Jawan Telugu S. Rajeswara Rao
1970 Kodalu Diddina Kapuram Telugu Om Sachidaananda Ee Sarvam Govinda T. V. Raju Madhavapeddi Satyam
1970 Mayani Mamata Telugu Oo Orori Chinnoda G. Aswattama L. R. Eswari
1970 Sambarala Rambabu Telugu Vinnaaraa Vinnaaraa V. Kumar P. Leela, K. Swarna, Madhavapeddi Satyam, K. Jamuna Rani & J. V. Raghavulu
1970 Sri Krishnadevaraya Kannada Baa Veera Kannadiga T. G. Lingappa
1971 Amaayakuraalu Telugu Chilakalanti Chinadana S. Rajeswara Rao B. Vasantha
1971 Dasara Bullodu Telugu O Mallayyagaari K. V. Mahadevan Ghantasala
1971 Iddaru Ammayilu Telugu Eppudu Eppudu K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela
1971 Kula Gourava Kannada Naavikanaaro T. G. Lingappa
1971 Manasu Mangalyam Telugu Elaa Unnadhi Pendyala Nageswara Rao Swarnalata
1971 Mattilo Manikyam Telugu Vasthe Istha Naa C. Satyam L. R. Eswari
1971 Neerum Neruppum Tamil Virundho Nalla Virundhu M. S. Viswanathan K. Veeramani, Pattom Sadan, L. R. Eswari, T. A. Mothi & J. V. Raghavalu
1971 Pavitra Bandham Telugu Tantrala Bavayya S. Rajeswara Rao Swarnalatha
1971 Raitu Bidda Telugu S. Hanumantha Rao
1971 Sri Krishna Vijayamu Telugu Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1972 Sri Krishnanjaneya Yuddham Telugu Gopala Krishna Jayaho Balarama T. V. Raju P. Leela
1972 Sri Krishna Satya Telugu Kotukotandira Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1973 Dabbuki Lokam Dasoham Telugu Chepalani Vunadi K. V. Mahadevan L. R. Eswari
Dabbuku Lokam Daasoham Madhavapeddi Satyam, Mohan Raju, P. Benerjee
1974 Ammayi Pelli Telugu Gudu Gudu Chedugudu P. Bhanumathi & C. Satyam Madhavapeddi Satyam
1974 Bangaaru Kalalu Telugu Taanagandira S. Rajeswara Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
1975 Balipeetam Telugu Yesukundam Buddoda Yesukundamu K. Chakravarthy Madhavapeddi Satyam
1976 Mahakavi Kshetrayya Telugu Sri Manmahodeva P. Adinarayana Rao P. Susheela & Anand
1978 Bommarillu Telugu Challani Ramayya Chakkani Seetamma
1991 Rowdy Gaari Pellam Telugu Aakundaa Vakkistaa Bappi Lahiri K. Jamuna Rani

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