Dhoolipala Seetharama Sastry was born at Dachepalli ,in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh on 24th of September 1921. He was a great stage and film actor. He was a character actor in 1960’s and 70’s. He was best suited for mythological characters. With a commanding voice and big eyes his diction of dialogues and face expressions was very impressive.
For about a decade Dhoolipala was amongst the group of S V Ranga Rao, Gummadi, Nagaiah, Mikkilineni, Mukkamala, the great character actors of the Telugu Cinema.
Dhoolipala’s list of films:-
- Maya Bazar(1957)
- Mahamanthri Thimmarasu(1962)
- Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham(1963)
- Bobbili Yuddham(1964)
- Srikrishna Pandaveeyam(1965)
- Sri Krishnavatharam(1967)
- Undamma Bottupedatha(1968)
- Balaraju Katha(1970)
- Mosagallaku Mosagadu(1971)
- Andala Ramudu(1973)
- Sri Ramanjaneya Yuddham(1974)
- Seetha Kalyanam(1976)
- Mahakavi Kshetrayya(1976)
- Dana Veera Soora Karna(1977)
- Chhodalani vundi(1998)
Nandi Award 1968 as best actor for the film Bandhavyalu.
Dhoolipala died on 13th of April 2007 at Guntur.
Today is the 90th Birth anniversary of this great actor.
Business of Tollywood recollects his memories and salutes this versatile actor.