Relangi Venkata Ramaiah
() (13 August 1910 – 26 November 1975) was a comedian during the golden years of Telugu film
. Hailing from West Godavari
District of Andhra Pradesh
, he has acted in several films as chief comedian, hero, anti-hero and character artist.
During his golden days, Relangi
was so popular that he was paid equally as that of a main hero and heroine of the film. He was also a good playback singer in Telugu
. His songs were so popular that people remember and enjoy till today.That impact was such that audience started expecting separate songs for his character in the movies though he was a comedian actor.
Relangi was born at Ravulapalem
village of East Godavari
district in Andhra Pradesh
. He was a professional Harikatha
performer and also an expert Harmonium
player. He Grew up in Kakinada
, he didn't show interest in education due to passion in acting.
Relangi started his initial career acting in Stage and Folk Theatre and also took female roles in Stage Theatre.He started his Film Career by playing a Vidushaka (Jester
) role in his first Telugu
film Sri Krishna Thulaabaaram
in 1935 under C. Pullaiah
direction. Later on, he assisted director C. Pullaiah as a Production Manager till he got a major break with film Gollabaama
released in 1947. After he played the comedy role in Vindhyarani
which was a super hit, he was a regular face in all the movies made under Vijaya Films
banner from 1950. He has grown so popular that... Read More