Prathivadi Bhayankara Srinivas was born at Kakinada Town in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh on 22nd September 1930. He is a commerce graduate from Kakinada.
As a playback singer P B Srinivas made entry into Telugu films with the film “Jathakaphalam” produced and directed by R Nagendra Rao released in the year 1953.
As a singer he has lent his voice to Telugu actor Haranath for many of his songs on celluloid.He is a very popular singer in Karnataka since most of his songs are in Kanada films.He has written and recorded many Telugu ghazzals with his voice.
Some popular Telugu songs of P B Srinivas:-
- “Sri raghuram jayaraghuram seethamanobhi ram” (film:-Santhinivasam)
- “Chigurakula vooyalalo ila marachina o chiluka” (film:-Conistable Koothuru)
- “Vennelakela naapai kopam segalai virisinadi” (film:-Conistable Koothuru)
- “Bujji bujji papayi bulli bulli papayi Nee bosi navvulatho pooche punnami vennelalone” (film:-Adabrathuku)
- “Thalachinade jariginada daivam endulaku jariginade thalachithiva santhi ledu neeku” (film:-Manasemandiram)
- “Andala o chiluka anduko naa lekha” (film:-Lethamanasulu)
- “Bujji bujji navvu buggallu ruvvu jajimalle poovu bajjora nuvvu” (film:-Satthekalapu Sattheyya)
- “Neevunnadi Nalone Nenunnadi Neelone Na swasavu Neevele Nee Voopiri nenele” (film:-Mongallaku Monagadu)
- “Chakkani pilla sarasaku rave okkasari navvina chale vukkiri bikkiri aipothane” (film:-Iddaru Mithrulu)
- “Thanuvukenni gayalaina masipovu elagaina manasukokka gaya maina maasipodu chithilonaina”
- “Ningilona Neetilona Neeve vunnavule kanulalona kalalalona kalasivundamule” (film:-Vivahabhandam)
- “Naa mata nammithivela Na meeda kopamadela nanu veedi povuta mela ye natiki ninnu vidajala” (Film: Naadi adajanme)
- “Vennela reyi entho chali chali vecchanidana rave naa cheli” (film: Preminchichoodu)
- “Palavanka seemalo pasidi chilaka kulikindi…pasidi chilaka kulukulalo palamanasu dorikindi (film:-Palamanasulu)
- “Anaganaga okka chinnadi andala banthilantidi nakosam vecheivunnadi nannele rammannadi” (film:-Challani Needa)
- As a singer he has done playback for Telugu, Tamil (Suitable voice for Gemini Ganesh), and Kanada (For Dr.Rajakumar). He was also a playback singer for Hindi and Malayalam films.
- He has the distinction for lending his voice to C.Nagaiah (Actor-Singer) in the film “Santhinivasam”.
List of noted Films of singer P B Srinivas:-
- Rani Rathnaprabha(1955)
- Bhale Ramudu (1956)
- Iddaru Mithrulu(1961)
- Intikideepam Illalu(1961)
- Constable Koothuru(1962)
- Athma Bandhuvu(1962)
- Lava Kusa(1963)
- Naadi Adajanme(1965)
- Manchi Manishi(1965)
- Preminchi choodu(1965)
- Sri Krishnapandaveeyam(1966)
- Mongallaku Monagadu(1966)
- Manase Mandiram(1966)
- Satthekalapu Sattheyya(1968)
- Challani needa(1968)
- Sampoorna Ramayanam(1971)
This popular and talented singer completes 81 years on 22.09.2011.
The businessoftollywood.com conveys its wishes through a small writing on this singer remembering his best Telugu film songs.