Ghantasala Balaramayya --100-Years-Of-Indian-CinemaGhantasala Balaramayya – 100 Years Of Indian Cinema

100 Years Of Indian Cinema

The Indian cinema is celebrating the 100 year completion. Telugu cinema is completing 82 years of its first release of Bhaktha Prahlada (1931). As part of celebrations of Indian Cinema, remembers and recollects the information of The Greats of Early Telugu Cinema. is presenting the profile of the great Director Ghantasala Balaramayya

Ghantasala Balaramayya was a director, producer and an actor from Telugu Film Industry.

Ghantasala Balaramayya born in the year 1906 in Pottepalem in Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh.

He is the grandfather of present popular music director S.Thaman.

He started his own production house”Prathiba Pictures

He was the person who introduced the evergreen hero ‘Akkineni Nageswar Rao’ to the Telugu film industry through   Prathiba Pictures Production,”Seetarama Jananam” in 1942.

His first movie as a director in Telugu was “Parvathi Kalyanam” in the year 1941.

Filmography of Ghantasala Balaramayya as a Director:
1. Parvati Kalyanam (1941).
2. Sita Rama Jananam (1942).
3. Garuda Garvabhangam (1943).
4. Mugguru Maratilu (1946).
5.Balaraju (1948).
6.Swapna Sundari (1950).
7. Shri Lakshmamma Katha (1950).
8. Chinna Kodalu (1952).

This great director died in the year 1953 at the age of 46 years.