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Jamuna
Jamuna Telugu Actress.jpg Jamuna Telugu Actress.jpg
BornJana Bai
(1936-08-30) 30 August 1936 (age 83)[1]
Hampi, Karnataka, India
🏳️ NationalityIndian
Other namesN. Jamuna
💼 Occupation
Actor, politician
💵 Salary :
📆 Years active  1954–1983
👩 Spouse(s)Juluri Ramana Rao
(m. 1965–2014) until death
👶 ChildrenVamsikrishna (b.1966)
Sravanthi (b. 1968)
👴 👵 Parent(s)Father : Srinivasan Rao
Mother : Kowsalyadevi

Jamuna (born 30 August 1936) is an Indian actress, director and politician who appeared mainly in Telugu films.[2] She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in Dr. Garikapati Rajarao's Puttillu (1953),[1] and received her breakthrough with L. V. Prasad's Missamma. Her portfolio also includes Tamil movies.[3] She won two Filmfare Awards.

Early life[edit]

Jamuna was born in Hampi, Karnataka, to Nippani Srinivasan Rao, a Madhwa Brahmin and a businessman, and Kowsalyadevi, a Vaishya. She was named Jana Bai. She grew up in Duggirala, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, India.[1] When Savitri was performing drama in Duggirala, she stayed in Jamuna's house. Later, Savitri invited Jamuna to act in films. She entered as heroine in movies at the age of 14.[citation needed] Jamuna's mother tongue is Kannada.[4]

Career[edit]

Jamuna was a stage artist in school. Her mother taught her vocal music and harmonium. Dr. Garikipati Raja Rao (see Indian People's Theatre Association IPTA) watched her stage show Maa Bhoomi and gave her offer to act in his movie Puttillu in 1952.[1]

She acted in 198 films in Telugu and other south Indian languages. She also acted in Hindi films, winning the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Milan (1967), repeating her role from the original Telugu film Mooga Manasulu (1964).

She also established Telugu artist association and doing social service through it for the last 25 years.

She joined Congress party in 1980s and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rajahmundry constituency in 1989. She then retired from politics but briefly campaigned for the B.J.P. in 1990s.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

She married Professor Juluri Ramana Rao, a zoology professor in Osmania University, in 1965; he died on 10 November 2014 aged 86 due to cardiac arrest.[5] They have a son, Vamsee Juluri and daughter, Sravanthi. They live in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Awards[edit]

  • 1968: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award - Milan
  • 1972: Filmfare Special Award - South[6] - Pandanti Kapuram
  • 1999: Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award - MGR Award
  • 2008: NTR National Award

Filmography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  1. Puttilu (1952)
  2. Maa Gopi (1954)
  3. Bangaru Papa (1954)
  4. Nirupedalu (1954)
  5. Vaddante Dabbu (1954)
  6. Iddaru Pellalu (1954)
  7. Donga Ramudu (1955)
  8. Santosham (1955)
  9. Missamma (1955)
  10. Chiranjeevulu (1956)
  11. Muddu Bidda (1956)
  12. Chintamani (1956)
  13. Bhagya Rekha (1957)
  14. Sati Anasuya (1957)
  15. Maa Inti Mahalakshmi (1958)
  16. Bhookailas (1958)
  17. Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu (1959)
  18. Illarikam (1959)
  19. Jalsa Rayudu (1960)
  20. Pelli Kani Pillalu (1961)
  21. Gulebakavali Katha (1962)
  22. Gundamma Katha (1962)
  23. Srikakula Andhramaha Vishnu (1962)
  24. Pooja Phalam (1964)
  25. Bobbili Yuddham (1964)
  26. Manchi Manishi (1964)
  27. Mooga Manasulu (1964)
  28. Muralikrishna (1964)
  29. Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)
  30. Dorikithe Dongalu(1965)
  31. Keelu Bommalu (1965)
  32. Thodu Needa (1965)
  33. Srikrishna Tulabharam (1965)
  34. Leta Manasulu (1966)
  35. Chadarangam (1967)
  36. Poola Rangadu (1967)
  37. Chinnari Paapalu (1968)
  38. Bandipotu Dongalu (1968)
  39. Ramu (1968)
  40. Atta O Kodalu (1969)
  41. Ekaveera (1969)
  42. Mattilo Manikyam (1971)
  43. Pandanti Kapuram (1972)
  44. Samsaram (1975)
  45. Kuruskhetram (1977)
  46. Eedu Jodu
  47. Adajanma
  48. Puttilu
  49. Vanaja Girija
  50. Thasildargari Ammayi
  51. Pellinati Pramaralu
  52. ' 'Collector Janaki
  53. Mama Allulla Saval
  54. Bangaru Thalli
  55. Gauri
  56. Manushulanta Okkate
  57. Tenali Ramakrishna (film)
  58. Mangamma Sapadham
  59. Pelliroju
  60. Bobbili Yuddham
  61. Undamma Bottu Pedatha
  62. Gadusu Pilladu
  63. Srimanthudu
  64. Manasu Mangalyam
  65. Navarathri
  66. Mooganomu
  67. Pelliroju
  68. Amayakudu
  69. Allude Menalludu
  70. Sati Anasuya
  71. Ramalayam
  72. Kaksha
  73. Challani Needa
  74. Bangaru Sankellu
  75. Nadee Adajanme
  76. Palamanasulu
  77. Muhurtabalam
  78. Menakodalu
  79. Mamatha
  80. Snehabandham
  81. Peddalu Marali
  82. Manushulu Mattibommalu
  83. Adambaralu Anubandhalu
  84. Deerghasumangali

Tamil[edit]

  1. Panam Paduthum Padu (1954)
  2. Jaya Gopi (1955)
  3. Missiamma (1955)
  4. Thiruttu Raman (1955)
  5. Tenali Raman (1956)
  6. Naga Devathai (1956)
  7. Kudumba Villakku (1956)
  8. Thangamalai Ragasiyam (1957)
  9. Pakka Thirudan (1957)
  10. Kula Gouravam (1957)
  11. Bhaktha Ravana (1958)
  12. Kadan Vaangi Kalyaanam (1958)
  13. Bommai Kalyanam (1958)
  14. Vaazhkai Oppandham (1959)
  15. Kanniraindha Kanavan (1959)
  16. Thaai Magalukku Kattiya Thaali (1959)
  17. Nalla Theerpu (1959)
  18. Kaduvalin Kuzhandai (1960)
  19. Marutha Nattu Veeran (1961)
  20. Revathi (1961)
  21. Nichaya Thaamboolam (1962)
  22. Dakshayagnam (1962)
  23. Manithan Maravillai (1962)
  24. Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum (1965)
  25. Anbu Sagodharargal (1973)
  26. Naan Nandri Solven (1979)
  27. Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey (1983)

Kannada[edit]

  1. Aadarsha Sathi (1955)
  2. Tenali Ramakrishna (1956)
  3. Bhookailasa (1956)
  4. Rathnagiri Rahasya (1957)
  5. Sakshatkara (1971)
  6. (Mayeya Musuku) (1980)
  7. Guru Sarwabhowma Sri Raghavendra Karune (1980)
  8. Police Matthu Dada (1991)

Hindi[edit]

  1. Miss Mary (1957)
  2. Ek Raaz (1963)
  3. Hamrahi (1963)
  4. Beti Bete (1964)
  5. Rishte Nate (1965)
  6. Milan (1967) .... Wins FilmFare Best Supporting Actress award
  7. Lady Tarzan (1990)
  8. Ramu Dada (1961)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Narasimham, M. L. (1 September 2013). "PUTTILLU (1953)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 August 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. http://archive.today/VhwZT
  3. Madhavan, Pradeep (23 January 2015). "அமுதாய்ப் பொழிந்த நிலவு -அந்தநாள் ஞாபகம்" [The immortal Moon – Memories of the good old days]. The Hindu (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2016.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. "Koffee with Yamuna Kishore#11 - Jamuna - Idreams - Published 10Apr2017".
  5. http://www.andhrajyothy.com/Artical.aspx?SID=47260&SupID=29
  6. "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who". 1973.

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