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Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Biography

Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao
Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao

Born Dec 04, 1922
Father Soorayya
Mother
Debut Film Swarga Seema
Spouse Savithri
Location

     Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao is an Indian film playback singer. He was born on December 04, 1922 in Choutapalli, Gudivada, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is the son of Soorayya. He made his singing debut with the Telugu film Seeta Rama Jananam.

     He sang in the films Sati Savitri, Alibaba 40 Dongalu, Thalli Thandrulu, Nirdoshi, Govula Gopanna, Punyavati, Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha, Gudi Gantalu, Pandava Vanavasam, Valmiki, Bandipotu, Lavakusa, Raktha Sambandham, Gundamma Katha, Sati Sulochana, Deepavali, Shantinivasam, Pelli Sandadi, Sabhash Ramudu Pelli Naati Pramanalu, Mayabazar, Vinayaka Chaviti, Jayam Manade, Sontha Ooru, Kanyasulkam, Palletooru, Pelli Chesi Choodu, Patala Bhairavi, Shavukaru, Mana Desam, Keelugurram and Balaraju. He also sang in the films Yasodha Krishna, Taatamma Kala, Dorababu, Alluri Seetharamaraju, Doctor Babu, Bangaru Babu, Bhakta Tukaram, Sarada, Iddaru Ammaiyulu, Baala Bharatam, Sri Krishnaanjaneya Yuddham, Pandanti Kapuram, Badi Panthulu, Vichitra Bandham, Sreemanthudu, Sri Krishna Satya, Chinnanati Snehitulu, Raithu Bidda, Prem Nagar, Dasara Bullodu, Bharya Biddalu, Rajakota Rahasyam, Sampoorna Ramayanam, Pavitra Bandham, Oke Kutumbam, Suguna Sundari Katha, Lakshmi Kataaksham, Balaraju Katha,

     He won Ghantasala was honoured with the 'Padmashri' by the Government of India, He won the best playback singer award in Andhra Pradesh every year for 30 years. He married Sarala Devi and Savithri . He had eight children.