Raavi Kondala Rao
Raavi Kondala Rao
11 February 1932
|Died||28 July 2020 (aged 88)|
|Other names||Sukumar (pen-name)|
|Occupation||Actor, director, editor, producer, musician, journalist, writer|
|Nagavalli Nunchi Manjeera Varaku|
(m. 1960; died 2012)
|Children||Raavi Venkata Sashikumar|
|Awards||Inturi Memorial Award |
Nandi Award for Best Story Writer
Raavi Kondala Rao (11 February 1932 – 28 July 2020) was an Indian film actor, playwright, theatre artist, journalist, editor, producer, director and writer who appeared in Telugu films and performed in over 600 movies. Veteran actress Radha Kumari was his wife. His brother R Kaameshwara rao was a leading dubbing artist.
He used to write articles for Mahodaya weekly newspaper. He worked as sub editor for Aanandavani weekly magazine in Visakhapatnam. He was a writer of Paata bangaram in Sitara magazine, owned by Eenadu groups. He used to write cinema articles for Andhra Jyothi, Vijaya Chitra. He worked for Vijaya Chitra for 26 years.
His father was a postmaster, as retired at Srikakulam. Raavi Kondala Rao's education has been done in Srikakulam. He participated in satyagraha in 1948 in Rajahmundry a city in Andhra Pradesh against the ban on RSS and Hindu Mahasammelan and as has been kept in jail for three months. In free time in Rajahmundry's jail he read lots of books on literature.He wrote stories in the name of 'mana oohalu', a few stories has been published in Chandamama. Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao, was his inspiration for writing. Later, he was encouraged by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana, Gutha Ramineedu to act in movies and Mullapudi Venkata Ramana gave his first chance in movie Dagudu Moothalu. He also worked as assistant director for B. N. Reddy, Kamalakara Kameswara Rao, D. V. Narasa Raju.
He always like the character played in the movie Preminchi Choodu.
The legendary actor S. V. Ranga Rao used to call him as "Pantulu".
- Veera Pandya Katta Brahmanna as assistant for D. V. Narasa Raju
- Chittor Rani Chengamma as assistant for D. V. Narasa Raju
- Karna as assistant director for D. V. Narasa Raju
- Daiva Balam as assistant director
- Shakuntala as assistant director
- Pooja Phalam as assistant director
- Ramudu Bheemudu (1998)
- Thene Manasulu (1965)
- Preminchi Choodu (1965)
- Andala Ramudu (1973)
- Jeevitha Chakram (1971)
- Rangoon Rowdy (1979)
- Chantabbai (1986)
- Donga Kollu (1988)
- Ramudu Bheemudu (1988)
- Pelli Pustakam (1991) as Story writer
- Brundavanam (1993)
- Madam (1994)
- Bhairava Dweepam (1994) as Story Writer
- Nartanasala as Assistant Director
Movies as actor
- Ammayi Pelli
- Attalu Kodallu
- Ali Baba 40 Dongalu(1970)
- Adrusta Jathakudu
- Aggimeedha Guggilam
- Bangaru Papa
- Bangaru Sankellu
- Chalaki Mogudu Chadastapu Pellam
- Dasara Bullodu
- Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam
- Kodalu Diddina Kapuram
- Kalam Maarindhi as guest appearance
- Madam (1994 film)
- Mee Sreyobhilashi
- Preminchi Choodu
- Pelli Pustakam
- Ramayanamlo Pidakala Veta
- Radha Gopalam
- Varudu (2010)
- 365 Days (2015)
- "Veteran actress Radha Kumari passes away". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "Actress Radha Kumari dies of heart attack". www.filmibeat.com. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "Veteran actor Raavi Kondala Rao passes away". telugucinema.com. 28 July 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
- "Raavi Kondala Rao regrets not completing Anjali Devi's biography". www.bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "Radha Kumari Passed away!". www.chitramala.in. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- Raavi Kondala Rao at IMDb
- TV Interview
-  Naagavali Nunchi Manjeera Varaku
- Ravi kondala rao interview
Etv show ali tho Saradaga 2019