Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao(NTR), more popular in India as N. T. Rama Rao, and often referred to as N T R back home in the south, was one of the most popular actors that has ever graced the South Indian film industry. N. T. Rama Rao had been a part of mostly Telugu films, but he has also starred in some popular Tamil and Kannada ventures during the second half of his film career. N T R portrayed lead roles and negative characters with equal panache and later shifted his attention to producing and directing films for the Telugu film industry. While his stint in Tollywood made him a legend in Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao remained equally popular among the masses even after he retired from films and became a politician. N. T. Rama Rao had a very significant political career graph during which he tried his best to introduce policies for the well being of his state Andhra Pradesh.
N. T. Rama Rao was born on May 28, 1923 in the Nimmakuru village of Andhra Pradesh. Although his father was a farmer, the family was quite well-to-do and led a fairly lavish lifestyle. N. T. Rama Rao completed his primary years of schooling in Nimmakuru, later shifting to Vijayawada where he lived with an uncle who had adopted him. He attended a school in Vijayawada from his sixth standard. However, the tables of fortune soon turned and N. T. Rama Rao’s family could no longer be classified as rich. It was at this time that he took up his first job as a milk delivery boy in Vijayawada. He also became the clerk of a local provisional store. N. T. Rama Rao continued with his studies until he reached his twenties and was then a student of the Andhra University. It is said that N. T. Rama Rao possessed a lovely voice and was often found singing to himself during his youth. But destiny had some other plans for the actor who quit his first job in the civil services of India to enter as an actor in the Telugu film industry.
Acting always interested N. T. Rama Rao and he actively became a member of college plays and other stage shows while still in college. According to reports, the first role that was offered to N T R in a college play was that of a female. Though he agreed to portray the role, he was reluctant to part with his moustache! Most of the plays organized by him during this point of time were done to generate funds to serve the poor and ailing in the society. A young man in his twenties, his journey to stardom had just begun. What followed thereafter made N. T. Rama Rao a legend, making a place for him on the pages of Andhra Pradesh history. Meanwhile, the future legendary Tollywood actor had already tied the knot with the love of his life Basava Tarakam, the daughter of his maternal uncle, in the year 1942. Despite being a good student during his school years, an early married life led him to fail in a number of subjects in college. Nevertheless, N. T. Rama Rao was a determined student who never gave up on education despite repeated failures.
Awards and Recognition
N. T. Rama Rao won ten Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor category in Telugu cinema, from the year 1954 until 1958 and then in 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968 and 1972. In 1968, his film, ‘Varakatnam’ was conferred with a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. Additionally, N. T. Rama Rao was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1968 to commemorate his contribution to the world of Telugu cinema. The Andhra University felicitated the actor with an Honorary Doctorate in 1978.
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