Gummadi 88th Birth Anniversary

Published On: July 9, 2013   |   Posted By:


Today, 9th July happens to be the birth day of versatile Telugu character actor Gummadi Venkateshwara Rao. Gummadi born at village Ravikampadu
In Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh on 9th July, 1925.
He has finished his Intermediate at Hindu College; Guntur in the year 1947.His passion for action made him a stage actor playing
Father’s role. In the year 1950 his fortune clicked with a role in Soundara Rajans film “Adrushta Deepudu”. He tried his Luck as Hero in the film “santha” his own production. But failed to impress as a hero.He played the role of Balaramudu in Maya Bazar. He has acted in the role of Dasaratha Maharaju in the films Seetha Kalyanam and Sampoorna Ramayanam both being directed by Bapu.
His dignified figure and commanding voice suited for the roles of Zamindar, Police Officer, Rich Father or A diwan.
Gummadi was such a great actor used to enter in to the givencharectors, live in them, explore the best action in him and presented the best performance in 500 plus films spanning 6 decades.
As a Diwan in the film Lakshadhikari he was impressive.
As a shaken father in the film Panthalu-Pattimpulu he lived in the role with the song “Inukora Inukora EE mall
anna mata “.
He narrated the sequences as a mad guy with the song”Evaro vastharani yedo chestarani” in the film “Bhoomikosam”
Directed by K B Tilak.
In the film “Pellipusthakam” by Bapu A Dialogue”Nenoooo” presented by gummadi in peculiar diction has impressed one and all.
He was similar in age of N T R and A N R. In most of the films with them, he acted in elderly roles.
Gummadi expressed his satisfaction at the Preview of Coloured version of evergreen Telugu film “Maya Bazar”.
From a long list of the movies he lived in we mention a few which are his best Movies

  • Santha
  • Kanyasulkam
  • Ardhangi
  • Chiranjeevulu
  • Ilavelpu
  • Illarikam
  • Premnagar
  • Bharya Bharthalu
  • Maya Bazar
  • M L A
  • Jayabheri.
  • Sipayi Koothuru
  • Panthalu-Pattimpulu
  • Chenchulakshmi
  • Anthasthulu
  • Bhaktha Pothana
  • Kanne Manasulu
  • Pranamithrulu
  • Jeevana Tharangalu
  • Kurukshetram
  • Aradhana
  • Punarjanma
  • Atmabalam
  • Dagudumoothalu
  • Dr.Chakravarthi
  • Loguttu Perumallukeruka
  • Annapoorna
  • Pelli Pusthakam

What Bal Raj Sahni to the Hindi films Gummadi can be termed as the same to Telugu Films
In recognition of his great service to the telugu cinema the AP Government has awarded him the prestigious”Raghupathi Venkaiah Award” in the year 1998.
He was honored with Kala Prapurna by Pottisreeramulu University
He has received the Nandi Award for his best action in the Movie”Maro Malupu” in the year 1982.
Gummadi was a close friend of popular Telugu poet/lyricist Dr.C Narayana Reddy
This great son of Telugu Cinema died of Heart failure on 26th January 2010 at Hyderabad. wish everybody to remember “Gummadi” on his 88th birth day.