Sr NTR’s birth anniversary: A flashback of his film and political life

On the actor and political leader’s 100 th birth anniversary, let’s take a look at his film and political entry

It has been 26 years since Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s demise, but his fans and followers still miss him and remember his work via his past films that he did over the years.

The actor was well known for his roles in films like Mayabazar,Gundamma Katha, Missamma, Lava Kusa,Daana Veera Soora Karna,Badi Panthulu,Yamagola,Pelli Chesi Choodu,Narthanasala,Raktha Sambandham, to name a few. His last performance on the big screen was in Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhowmudu, Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhowmudu is a 1993 Telugu-language biographical film, based on the life of 15th century poet Srinatha. On the actor and political leader’s 100 th birth anniversary, let’s take a look at his film and political entry.

left his well-paid sub-registrar government job to pursue his passion for acting


Sr NTR was born on this day in 1923 in Nimmakuru, Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh to a traditional Hindu family. His parents Nandamuri Lakshmayya Chowdary and Nandamuri Venkata Ramamma were farmers. NTR worked as a sub-registrar at Prathipadu of Guntur District for only three weeks and left his well-paid job to pursue his passion for acting.

He made his debut in the 1949 film Mana Desam, in which he essayed a cop, and he never looked back. He went on to play characters in films, which instantly clicked with the audience and made him the leader of the masses.

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao or Sr NTR is famously known by this two names, Viswa Vikhyatha Nata Sarvabhouma, and Anna Garu. While the former name was given due to his onscreen roles in the Telugu film industry,

the latter he earned for his political achievements. Daring and dashing NTR, one of Tollywood’s most enduring legends, had a more than healthy interest in politics as well. NTR joined politics by establishing his own political party named Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

Sr NTR was the heartthrob of united Andhra Pradesh, both as a leader and a leading actor. He used his popularity to make TDP a successful political party that would go on to achieve sweeping victories over many elections.


In 1983, the TDP won state Assembly elections for the first time, and NTR was sworn in as the first non-Congress Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. NTR was the biggest name in the Telugu film industry right until he died in 1996.

While his presence is missed each day, many of his fans took to social media to wish and remember the great actor on his 100 th birthday. Many took to Twitter and started a trend #LegendaryNTRJayanthi and #JoharNTR and penned their feelings about the late actor. On his birth anniversary, fans have poured in wishes for the actor-turned-politician.

Some have shared his posters, while others might have searched for his characters to remember the actor. Sr NTR’s demise was a loss of a great actor for the film industry. NTR had passed away on January 18, 1996, due to cardiac arrest.

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