Rajanala Nageswara Rao - biography


Rajanala Nageswara Rao better known as R. Nageswara Rao (Telugu: రాజనాల నాగేశ్వరరావు) (b: 1928 - d: 1959) is a famous Telugu film actor. He was born in 1928. He has studied in the Aligarh Muslim University. He joined with the Paramount theater as a manager. He worked under the direction of P. Pullaiah in the film Sankranthi. His has acted in the films like Devadas, Kanna Talli and Paropakaram movies in character roles and in the roles of villan in the films like Raju-peda and Aggi Ramudu. He did some soft roles in the films like Ilavelupu and Pellinati Pramanalu. The film Donga Ramudu (1955) where he played the role of Babul, brought him much fame and name. He died of Cancer in 1979. Though he lived a short tenure and has a very less tenure of his career, he claimed an image equal or even more than a hero. Some colleges were closed by students on hearing his death. He is particularly good at delivering the dialogues with punch. Some of the memorable dialogues are:  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
R. Nageswara Rao
Date of birth


Year Performance Character
1959 Illarikam
1958 Pelli Naati Pramanalu
1955 Donga Ramudu
1953 Kanna Talli

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