12 Sept 2022

Shree Krishnam Raju - A Rebel Star Fallen


Shree Krishnam Raju - A Rebel Star Fallen. A versatile career in which he was an Actor, Producer and Politician.

Back in 1966 he went to auditions with Super Star Krishna for "Thene Manasulu" but later got selected for Chilaka Gorinka, that's how his journey of five and half decades started in Telugu Film Industry 

Co-starred with legends like SVR, ANR, NTR, Shoban babu, Krishna etc, he was a legend himself. Though started his career with a positive role, he shined as villain in various movies too while acting as hero in parallel.

Hero, Villain, Multi-starrers, and producer kept his roles and subject selection rebellious thus was known as "Rebel Star". He was first titled as Rebel Star in the movie Kondaveeti Nagulu in 1984.He was also known as Angry Young Man way before Dr Rajasekhar, the titles and roles chosen would speak for the Star tags.

Produced Critically acclaimed movies unde the banner of Gopi Krishna Movies, Very few people know that he was the first actor to star beside none other than "Rekha" in her first film as heroine in Telugu "Amma Kosam". He was the first ever actor to get Nandi Award - Best actor for the movie Amara Deepam, First ever Nandi award for best actor, meaning Debutant year of Nandi Awards .

 Amarajeevi, Krishnaveni, Bhakta Kannappa, Kurukshetram, Amara Deepam , Manavoori Pandavulu, Bobbili Bramhanna, Tandra Paparayudu, Trishoolam, Bava Bavamaridi, Maa Nannaku Pelli are few of his critically acclaimed movies. Apart from Acting and Poduction, Krishnam Raju worked as a journalist too, back then he has won state's second best photographer award.

As a politician he was elected as MP multiple times and was part of multiple commities that span across Ministry of Commerce, Information and Broadcasting, Finance, external affairs, defence and consumer affairs. He was also a part of a movement which is for Prohibition of cow slaughter which was initiated by Yogi Adityanath. 

His film Career has a successor in the form of Bahubali Prabhas, Raju garu acted along with Prabhas in multiple movies like Rebel, Billa Radhey Shyam etc. Radhey shyam was the last time we have seen him on screen.


Unfulfilled wishes: There was always a buzz that Raju garu wanted to remake his biggest acclaimed movie Bhakta Kannappa with Prabhas, a bunch of writers have done a lot of exercise on the script to get it to a presentable format for the current generation audience, the idea was to produce and direct himself, but this project never took off .

Likewise after the success off the critically acclaimed dialog of Prabhas from "Chatrapathi", Raju garu wanted to make a multi starrer movie Starring Prabhas again with a title "Okka Adugu". 

We need not explicitly say about Krishnam Raju garu's bonding with Megastar Chiranjeevi , there was a strong buzz that Raju garu wanted to Remake his Manavoori Pandavulu again with Prabhas.

183 Movies 

5 Filmfares 

3 Nandi awards and several other awards from film fraternity, 

11 September 2022 marks the day when a Legend Has Fallen. 

In Megastar Chiranjeevi’s words - ఒక మహా వృక్షం పడిపోయింది.


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