M. Thulasi Ramprasad
He was born at Chavupadu, Amaravathi mandalam, Guntur district to Mannava Guravaiah Chowdary and Annapurnamma. He studied Engineering B.E. (mechanical) in Guindy Engineering College, Chennai. Inspired by the drama during his college days, Balaiah ventured into movies with guidance from Tapi Chanakya.
He made his debut as an actor with Ethuku Pai Ethu – a social film directed by Tapi Chanakya and made by Sarathi Studios. Films such as Parvati Kalyanam, Bhagyadevata, Kumkuma Rekha established him as an actor. ANR played Narada role in Parvati Kalyanam. There was yet another film they acted together, after a while, Chenchu Lakshmi film with ANR and Anjali in lead roles and directed by B.A.Subba Rao for his own banner, Parvati Kalyanam with Balaiah and Krishna Kumari were interesting mythological films. He acted in nearly three hundred films and established Amrutha films in 1970.
A play penned by him Nalupu Telupu (Black-white) later made into Chelleli Kapuram and received Gold Nandi award from Andhra Pradesh Government. Even films like Neramu Siksha, Annadammula Katha were penned by him. Well known for his histrionics, Balaiah became a name to reckon with in character oriented roles. He was awarded with the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for the year 2012.
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|1958||Ettuku Pai Ettu|
|1958||Parvathi Kalyanam||Lord Shiva|
|1961||Krishna Prema||Lord Krishna|
|1962||Sri Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnuvu Katha|
|1966||Shri Krishna Pandaviyam||Yudhishthira|
|1974||Alluri Seetharama Raju||Ghantam Dora|
|1976||Bhakta Kannappa||Lord Shiva|
|2002||Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu|
|2003||Okariki Okaru||Swapna's grandfather|
|2004||Malliswari||Ram Mohan Rao|
|2010||Prasthanam||Dasaradha Rama Naidu|
|2011||Sri Rama Rajyam||Vasishta|
||Chief Minister Harishchandra Prasad|
|1||1971||Chelleli Kapuram||Sobhan Babu, Vanisri, Nagabhushanam||Also Story Writer|
|2||1973||Neramu Siksha||Krishna, Bharati||Also Story Writer|
|4||1977||Eenati Bandam Yenatido||Krishna, Jaya Prada||Music: S. Rajeswara Rao|
|5||1978||Prema Paga||Murali Mohan|
|6||1980||Chuttalunnaru Jagratha||Krishna, Sridevi|
|7||1981||Ooriki Ichina Maata||Chiranjeevi, Madhavi, Kavitha|
|8||1983||Kirayi Alludu||Krishna, Jayasudha, Satyannarayana|
|9||1986||Pasupu Taadu||Mannava Tulasiram Prasad, Sarath Babu, Radha|
|10||1987||Allari Paandavulu||Mannava Tulasiram Prasad, Ashwini||Music: Raj-Koti|
|1||1983||Nijam Chebite Nerama?||Krishnam Raju, Jaya Prada|
|2||1986||Pasupu Tadu||Story Writer and Screenplay|
|1||1971||Chellili Kapuram||Sobhan Babu, Vanisri|
|2||1973||Neramu Siksha||Krishna, Bharati|
|4||1985||Wafadaar||Rajinikanth, Shakti Kapoor|
- Site, Admin. "Balaiah". Maastars. MAA. Retrieved 3 July 2016.