Saturday, May 26, 2012

KANTA RAO

Tadepally Lakshmi Kanta Rao who was well known as T.L.Kanta Rao(born in 1923) was a very famous Telugu film actor who also appeared in several Hindi films and Tamil Films.He appeared in 
three  Malayalam films and  one  Kanta Rao  Telugu film was dubbed to Malayalam in 1972 also.

He  was very much appreciated for his roles he acted in mythological films in Telugu and Tamil.
He was excellent as Narada but also he earned accolades for his roles as

 Krishna,Rama,Arjuna,Lakshmana  etc also. He had portrayed historical

 characters also brilliantly and was an expert in sequences of fencing, sword fighting etc.

During 60's he was the third exponent only  behind N.T.Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara
 Rao to portray 
mythological and historical characters  on the screen.

He was the producer of five Telugu films  in which he acted in suitable roles also.
He acted in 'Bhakta Kuchela', a 1961  Malayalam film Produced and directed by
 P.Subramanyam
in which another Telugu film star C.S.R. Anjaneyalu was the main actor as 'Kuchela.'

Later in 1972 when P.Subramanyam produced and directed 'Shri Guruvayoorappan' film

in that film also he was given a role.
In another film 'Devi Kanyakumari' produced and directed by P.Subramanyam he invited

Kanta Rao to act in it.Thus many of the spectators of films in Kerala would be remembering
him.
In 1972 a mythological Telugu film by name 'Sathi Anasooya' was dubbed to Malayalam

and released in Kerala.In that film Kanta Rao was in a good role and 'Sharada'  who is loved much  more
than  a Malayali actress by Kerala viewers  was acting in it.Abhayadev wrote the dialogues in Malayalam

and songs were written by P.Bhaskaran.
He won Rashtrapathi Award for his performance in the film 'Lava Khusa' as 'Lakshmana'.

He was given 'Raghupathi Venkaiah Award from Government of Andhrapradesh  for his
achievements and contributions to cinema.
He could act in more than 400 films in a long span of his career as an actor.
He died at Hyderabad on March 22, 2009.
Selected Filmography
Nirdoshi
Pratigna
Jayasimha
Sabhash Ramudu
Janmabhoomi
Bhakta Ambarisha
Mangalyam
Deepavali
Bhatti Vikramaditya
Bhishma
Varalakshnmi Vratham
Lava Khusha
America Alludu
Pyar ka Sindoor
Jhansi Rani
Vamsa Vriksham
Shri Rajeswari Vilas Coffee club
Usha Parinayam
Bheemanjaneya Yudham
Navagraha Pooja Mahima
Vishnu Maya
Constable Kuturu
Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham
Raktha Sambandham
Srikrishna Thulabharam
Rahasyam
Rajayogam
Devakanya
Ananda Nilayam
Sati Anasuya
Yamagola
Vayasu pilichindi
Chandipriya
Kaali
Radha Kalyanam
Ekalavya
Vijetha
Muthyamantha Muddu
Mugguru Monegatta
Kabirdas
Shankar Dada Zindabad
As a Producer
Saptaswaralu
Premajeevalu
Gundelu Teesina Monagadu
Gandara Gandadu





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