Rajababu was born at Rajahmundry Town in East Godavari district of A P on 20th of October 1937. A school teacher by profession ruled the Telugu cinema as a popular comedian for about 2 decades. He was a stage artiste at school celebrations.
He was a comedian with an excellent diction of dialogue delivery. He has created his own style of comedy which the cine goers liked and considered him as a comedian along with Chalam, Balakrishna, Padmanabham. He was at his best acting with the great comedian Alu Ramalingaiah. In most of his movies, he paired with the actress Rama Prabha. Rama Prabha, Rajababu comedy combination was best in late 60’s and in seventies.
He acted as a hero and produced the film “Yevariki vare Yamuna theere”.
In Bapu’s film “Andala Ramudu (Dr.A N R starrer) as Appa Rao he lived in the role. The dialogue “Theetha” (theesesina tasildaru) addressing at Allu Ramalingaiah was superb.
In the film “Illu-Illalu” the comedy sequence with a song along with Rama Prabha can be metered as his best action in his career. Uttering the word ”Thathayya….Thaka Thakathayya”…”evadadu” his dance and the face expression is still remembered by many.
For about a decade “Rajababu” entertained the cinema lovers in his own style.
List of selected movies of Rajababu:-
- Chittithammudu(1962)(Master V Venkata Ramana(son of Playback singer Vakkalanka Sarala) acted in the Title role)
- Sathya Harischandra(1965)
- Paramanadayya sishyula katha(1966)
- Goodachari 116(1967)
- Bangaru picchuka(1968)
- Undamma Bottupedatha(1968)
- Kodaludiddina kapuram(1970)
- Inspector Bharya(1972)
- Sabhash Papanna(1972)
- Nippulanti Manishi(1974)
- Mahakavi Kshetrayya(1976)
- Adavi Ramudu(1977)
- Thayaramma Bangarayya(1979)
This great comedian of Telugu cinema died of heart attack at Hyderabad on 7th of February 1983 at an early age.
Business of Tollywood.com salutes at Rajababu on his 74th Birth anniversary.