Yesteryear actor Krishnam Raju celebrates his 77th birthday today. Born on 20 January 1940 In Mogalthur, he is fondly called as Rebel Star for his rebellious acting style. Here are few interesting facts about Krishnam Raju on the special eve of his birthday.
As A Journalist: Very few people know that, Krishnam Raju started his journey as a journalist for the Andhra Patrika. He was awarded the Second Best Photographer in state level. He is fond of cameras and has a collection of cameras.
Cinema Debut: Krishnam Raju entered Tollywood in 1966 with the film Chilaka Gorinka which won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film – Silver for that year. He acted in many films with the established actors N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao.
Noted filmography: Krishnam Raju acted in several blockbuster hit films such as Jeevana Tarangalu, Krishnaveni, Bhakta Kannappa, Amaradeepam, Sati Savitri, Katakataala Rudraiah, Mana Voori Pandavulu, Rangoon Rowdy, Shri Vinayaka Vijayamu, Sita Ramulu, Taxi Driver, Trishulam, Dharmaatmudu, Bobbili Brahmanna, Tandra Paprayudu, Marana Sasanam, Vishwanatha Nayakudu, Antima Theerpu, Bava Bavamaridi, Palnati Pourusham etc.
Krishnam Raju also produced several films under GopiKrishna Movies.
Political Career: Krishnam Raju contested an unsuccessful election in 1992 from Narsapuram on a Congress ticket. After a brief hibernation, he rejoined politics, accepting an invitation from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He won the 1998 Lok Sabha elections from Kakinada. He was in the advisory committees of the Information and Broadcasting and Commerce and Industry Ministries during 1998-99. In 2009 he joined Praja Rajyam Party founded by Chiranjeevi. In 2009 State Assembly elections he contested for M.P. seat from Rajahmundry and lost as he was associated with PRP.
For now, Krishnam Raju is away from films and politics. Hope, he will come back to films and entertain us for few more years.