Rajanala Nageswara Rao

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Rajanala Nageswara Rao better known as R Nageshwara Rao (Telugu: రాజనాల నాగేశ్వరరావు) (1928–1959) was an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema, and was one of the lead actors of his time.[1][2] He is best known for his works in award winning hits such as Devadasu (1953), Kanna Talli (1953), Paropakaram (1953), Raju Peda (1954), Aggi Ramudu (1954), Ilavelupu (1954), Donga Ramudu (1955), Maya Bazaar (1957), and Pelli Naati Pramanalu (1958).[1]

R. Nageswara Rao
రాజనాల నాగేశ్వరరావు
Rajanala Nageswara Rao

(1925-07-01)July 1, 1925

Early lifeEdit

He was born in 1928. He has studied in the Aligarh Muslim University. He joined with the Paramount theater as a manager. He worked under the direction of P. Pullaiah in the film Sankranthi.[1]


He is particularly good at delivering the dialogues with punch. Some of the memorable dialogues are:[3]


Year Film Language Character
1952 Sankranti Telugu
1953 Devadasu Telugu
1953 Kanna Talli Telugu Chalapathi
1953 Paropakaram Telugu
1954 Aggi Ramudu Telugu
1954 Raju Peda Telugu
1955 Cherupukura Chedevu Telugu
1955 Donga Ramudu TElugu Babul
1955 Santosham Telugu
1956 Jayam Manade Telugu
1957 Dongallo Dora Telugu
1957 Maya Bazaar Telugu Dushyasanudu
1957 Sankalpam Telugu
1957 Vinayaka Chaviti Telugu
1958 Anna Tammudu Telugu
1958 Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu Telugu Ram Singh
1958 Bhuloka Ramba Telugu
1958 Inti Guttu Telugu
1958 Mundadugu Telugu
1958 Pelli Naati Pramanalu Telugu Bheemasena Rao's son
1958 Raja Nandini Telugu
1958 Shri Ramanjaneya Yuddham Telugu
1959 Illarikam Telugu Seshagiri
1959 Pelli Sandadi Telugu
1959 Shabash Ramudu Telugu
1960 Anna Chellalu Telugu
1960 Bhakta Shabari
1960 Jagannatakam Telugu
1960 Makkala Rajya
1960 Pillalu Techina Challani Rajyam Telugu
1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam Telugu
1966 Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha Telugu


He died of cancer on 31st octobet1959.(it was the day of deepavali, when at about 9 pm ,my father got a phone call from one mr taraporewala about the demise of mr. R Nageswara rao).At that time i was 9 years old.( Edited by me i.e MB sankara rao on 21st,Jan 2020)


  1. ^ a b c "Blast from the past: Illarikam (1959)". The Hindu. 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  2. ^ telugucinema.com/c/publish/movieretrospect/1953_Kanna_talli_printer.php
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-07-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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