Krishna Ghattamaneni Biography Family Wife Photos Age Biodata Profile Height Profile Movies
Name Krishna Ghattamaneni
Full Name Siva Rama Krishna Ghattamaneni
Born 31 May 1943 (age 74)
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director, Politician
Spouse(s) Indira Devi (m. 1961), Vijaya Nirmala (m. 1969)
Children Ramesh Babu (b. 1965), Padmavathi (b. 1968), Manjula (b. 1970), Mahesh Babu (b. 1975), Priyadarshini (b. 1979)
Father Ghattamaneni Raghavaih Chowdary
Mother Ghattamaneni Nagaratnamma
Address Burripalem, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Other names Nata Shekhar, Super Star Krishna
Krishna was born on May 31, 1943 in the village of Burripalem, Tenali Mandal, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh to Ghattamaneni Ragavaiah Chowdary and Ghattamaneni Nagaratnamma.
His career began with minor roles in films such as Padandi Mundhuku, Kulagothralu and Paruvu Prathishta. He was then thrown to Tene Manasulu as one of the male leaders. Despite the commercial pressure on Adurthi Subba Rao, the director, to drop Krishna, the film was released as expected. It was a success and Adurthi repeated the casting for his next film, Kanne Manasulu
Breakthrough: 1966 to 1975
Krishna was also chosen to star in Sunderlal Nehta and the successful film Doondee, Gudachaari 116, which brought the genre of detective films to the forefront at Tollywood. Although action movies are his forte, Krishna has also starred in films such as Marapurani Katha, Atthagaaru Kotthakodalu and Undamma Bottu Pedathaa. He has also worked with more established actors such as N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao in films such as Sthree Janma, Niluvu Dopidi, Vichithra Kutumbam, Akka Chellellu and Manchi Kutumbam during this period.
At the moment, Krishna has established his own production company, Padmalaya Films, and produced several high-budget films such as Mosagallaku Mosagadu, Pandanti Kapuram, Devudu Chesina Manushulu, and Alluri Seetharama Raju and Agnipariksha. With his friend Vijaya Nirmala, Krishna also set up another production house called the film Vijaya Krishna and produced critically acclaimed films including Meena and Devadasu. Mosagallaki Mosagadu, who created the genre of Cowboy movies in 1971 and Alluri Seetharamaraju, published in 1974, was sensational in many respects. In 1975, with the exception of Cheekati Velugulu, none of his films of that time had any impact at the box office, as people hesitated to watch him in softer roles after his performance of Alluri Seethaa Rama Raju in the eponymous film.
Continuous Success: 1976-1989
Krishna rebounded with its prodigiously crafted Paadi Pantalu craft production in 1976. The film, which dealt with several contemporary agrarian problems, was a thunderbolt at the box office. His performance in Raja Rajeswari Vilas Coffee Club - his second film under the Vijaya banner - was also successful. A third film produced by Krishna in this year was Rama Rajyamloo Raktha Paasam, moderately successful. Apart from his production work and his role in these self-produced films, he also starred in Kolleti Kapuram, Bhalee Dongalu and Devudee Gelichaadu in 1976. While Kolleti Kapuram was critically acclaimed for his provocative dialogues and for capturing serenity from Kolleru Lake in West Godavari district, Bhalee Dongalu - a redesign of the Hindi film Chor Machaayee Shoor - hit the bull's eye. Devudee Gelichaadu did not.
It was in 1976 that Krishna also announced that he was to produce Kurukshethram. This surprised N. T. Rama Rao, who also wanted to make a film, called Daana Veera Soora Karna, based on the epic. The relationship between the two actors of the legend was more tense when Krishna expressed his inability to abandon his project and both began to produce their films at a frantic pace. Both films succeeded. Krishna's good run at the box office continued with Saavaasagallu and the actor still penetrated into the urban mass segment with the super-hit film Dongalaku Donga . Between 1978 and 1986. During this period, Krishna played in several successful films such as Anna Dammula Sawaal, Kumara Raja and Agent Gopi and other commercially successful films such as Indradanassu and Allari Bulloodu. Six of his films were very successful in 1979, when Viyyalavaari Kayyaalu, Mandeegundelu, Hema-Heemeelu and Kottha Alludu, Burripalem Bulloodu were another commercially successful film in Krishna's repertoire. Krishna and Sridevi became a success pair in 1980 and both acted together in Gharana Donga, Maama Allulla Sawaal, Chuttaalunnaaru Jagrattha and Ram Robert Rahim.
Krishna also scored big against all his competitors when his Ooriki Monagaadu became the biggest hit among all the films released during Sankranthi in 1981. 1982 was another hectic year in his life and he started it with the super movie -hit Bangaaru Bhoomi, which was an improvisation of his Paadipantalu. Towards the end of the year, Krishna became the fastest to complete 200 films in a leading role. He also became a studio owner and produced Eeenaadu as the first company. A series of successful films such as Mundhadugu, Kiraayi Kotigaadu, Adavi Simhaalu, Sakthi and Prajaarajyam catapulted him to the front row in 1983. Krishna's reign at the box office continued in 1984 with films such as Iddharu Dongalu, Bangaaru Kaapuram, Mukyamanthri and the sumptuously manufactured Kanchukaagada. Krishna's career was at its peak in 1985. He acted in outbreaks in the form of drafts like Agniparvatham, Palnati Simham, Vajrayudham in that year. Krishna's fantastic representation of characters larger than the characters created by the couple writer Paruchuri Brothers helped these films to spectacular box office races. He has also acted in other successful films such as Suryachandra, Pacchani Kapuram and Mahasangramam with his counterpart Sobhan Babu. Krishna began 1986 on a low key while the public refused both his early debut Krishnagaaradi and Brahmasthram. He then produced his first management company Simhaasanam, and Shankharavam.
Khaidhi Rudrayya was another musical success in his career and the film created several box office records. The Superstar continued its celebration against its political beliefs by judging some of Telugu's Desam Party policies in its home production Naa Pilupee Prabhanjanam. Supporters and dissatisfied leaders of this regional party have protested against the screening of this film in several places. But their ruckuses, ironically, generated more publicity for it and helped the film to succeed. Although Krishna played in the Breakdayi record, and in other hits like Dongodocchaadu and Thandri Kodukula Challenge. His eldest son, Ramesh Babu, made his debut as a full actor with Samraat. 1988 was another mediocre year in his professional life, as only four Kaliyuga Karnudu, Aswaddhama, Rowdy No 1 and Mugguru Kodukulu from his ten versions had medium series. Next year, however, he starred in successful films such as Koduku Diddina Kapuram, Saahasamee Naa Oopiri, Gudachari 117 and Goondaarajyam.
Subsequent work: 1990-present
1990 began with average rates; Nagaasthram and Anna Thammudu. Krishna took his longest break from work