Actors

SV Ranga Rao: First Indian actor to receive an international award

Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao (SV Ranga Rao), popularly known as S. V. R., was an actor, producer and director known for his works in Telugu and Tamil films. He garnered various state, National and International honors over a career spanning 28 years. SV Ranga Rao is one of the finest method actors in the history …

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Chittoor Nagaiah: First matinee-idol and highest paid actor of Telugu cinema

Chittoor V. Nagaiah is one of the finest method actors of Indian cinema, the first South Indian actor to receive Rs 1 Lakh remuneration and to receive Padma Shri title from the Government of India. During the days when stage actors and film actors are looked down upon, he brought the respect to film actors. …

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Kanchanamala: The first pin-up girl of Telugu cinema

Kanchanamala etched her name permanently in the history of Telugu cinema with a career spanning just 11 films. She was the first dream girl of Indian cinema and the first pin-up girl of Telugu cinema. She was a bold actress and the first heroine of Telugu film industry to wear a bikini. After a humongous …

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