Anjali Devi Birth Anniversary
Anjali Devi was a popular actress of Telugu Cinema. Anjali Devi born on 24th of August 1927 at Peddapuram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
To day is her 94th Birth Anniversary.
Businessoftollywood.com salutes at this talented actress on her birth date recollecting her past glory.
She was a theater artist prior to entering cine world.She has made her entry through the film Gollabhama as Mohini directed by C.Pulliah released in the year 1947. Then acted along with ANR in the super hit film Balaraju directed by ghantasala Balaramaiah released in the year 1948.
In the film Keelugurram she acted as a princes and also as a demon(Rakshasi) with ANR as hero directed and produced by Raja of Mirzapur in the year 1949.
She has portrayed the role of Sita in the first Telugu Geva Colour movie Lava kusa with NTR as Rama directed by C S Rao. This was a super hit box office movie.
She married the popular music director Adinarayana Rao and they have established Anjali Pictures for film production.
The film Anarkali produced by Anjali Picutres was a musical hit.
Adinarayana Rao provided melodious tunes. The song”Rajasekhara Neepai moju theeraledura rajasala yelara” is one of the best songs of Telugu films.
“Hayi hayiga aamani sagi voogi povu madi vuyyalaga jumpalaga “ and “Piluvakura alugakura nalugurilo nanu o raja” are unforgettable songs from the film Suvarnasundari.
As a heroine her last movie was “Kunkuma Bharani” with Kantha Rao in male lead. This is the last picture of Anjalidevi as Glamorous heroine.
She has acted as Sathi Sakkubai, Sathi Sumathi ,Sathi Anasuya in title roles of the films.
In the film Badipanthulu she lived in the role playing NTR’s wife.
List of Anjali Devi acted popular Telugu films:-
Sri Shiridi Saibaba Mahathyam(1986)
List of Telugu films produced by Anjali Pictures
1. Pardesi (1953)
3. Suvarna Sundar(1957
5. Kunkuma Bharina(1968)
8. Bhaktha Thukaram(1973)
Anjali devi has acted in all the movies produced by adinarayana rao on anjali pictures. Adinarayana Rao has provided music for all the films.
Anjali Devi has received the Prestigious Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for the year 2005 for her contribution to the Telugu Cinema
Anjali Devi got the ANR National Award for the year 2008.
Anjali Devi has acted in about 350 films (includes few Tamil and Kannada and Hindi )
Anjali Devi’s granddaughter Saila Rao is also an actress.
Anjali Devi stopped acting in films. Her husband P Adinarayana Rao(Great music director) died in the year 1991.
Anjali Devi died on 13th January 2014 after a Cardiac arrest.