Nagabhushanam (born 1922) is a comedian and character actor of the Telugu cinema. His first film was Palletooru (1951), directed by Tatineni Prakash Rao. He acted in approximately 395 films from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.
From his childhood, Nagabhushanam was interested in Theatre. Though, later on his career, he became a busy actor in film industry, he didn’t quit Theatre. He continued as stage artist up to the end of his life. In fact he used to allot the first five days of every month towards Theatre irrespective of how busy he was with films.
Nagabushanam (born 1922) is a comedian and character actor of the Telugu cinema. His first film was Palletooru (1951), directed by Tatineni Prakash Rao. He acted in approximately 395 films from the 1950s to the 1980s.
“One of his most popular stages roles was as Raktakanneru Nagabhushanam in Raktha Kanneeru, which he also produced. Nagabushanam gave more than 2,000 performances of the drama.
Nagabhushanam also acted as a Hero in the film “Edi Nijam”. The film was appreciated for its depiction of rural problems in a convincing manner. He also acted as a hero in a movie which showcased his love of theater, “Natakalarayudu.” But the failure of the latter did not allow him to further experiment as a lead hero. Later on, Nagabhushanam turned a Producer and launched “Ravi Art Theatres”. By naming his banner on the name of stage theatre “Ravi Arts”, which produced and exhibited “Raktha Kanneeru” Nagabhushanam paid tributes to the Theatre group which laid a foundation for his career.
Then he produced the films “Bikari Ramudu, Natakala Rayudu, Oke Kutumbam, Praja Nayakudu and Prema Chesina Pelli” in his banners. His film “Praja Nayakudu” was made on the basis of the story of the novel “Samatha” which was written by Vasi Reddy Seetha Devi. This film achieved the Third Best Film Nandi Award from AP State Govt.
Raktha Kanneeru Naga Bhushanam who regaled the audience with his satirical dialogues and witty one-liners breathed his last on 05-05-1995. His absence in this mortal world cannot be replaced.
|1958||Chenchu Lakshmi||Lord Shiva|
|1970||Dharma Daata||Zamindar Bhujangam|
|1971||Mosagallaku Mosagadu||Nakkajittula Naaganna|
|1973||Andala Ramudu||J.B. Rao|
|1974||Andaru Dongale||Bujji Babu|
|1980||Gopala Rao Gari Ammayi||Zamindar Gajapathi Raju|
|1981||Gadasari Attaha Sosagara Kodalu||Gajapathi Raju|