Allu Rama Lingaiah

Dr. Allu Ramalingaiah
Born 1 October 1922
Palakollu, Godavari Taluk Madras Presidency, British India (now Palakollu, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died July 30, 2004(2004-07-30) (aged 81)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Character Actor, Comedian
Years active 1953-2004
Spouse(s) Kanaka Ratnam
Children Allu Aravind, Konidela Surekha, Vasantha Lakshmi, Nava Bharathi.
Parent(s) Allu Venkanna (Father)
Sattemma (Mother)
Relatives Chiranjeevi (Son-in-Law)
Allu Venkatesh ( Grandson)
Allu Arjun (Grandson)
Ram Charan (Grandson)
Allu Sirish (Grandson)
Pawan Kalyan (Brother of Son-in-Law)
Nagendra Babu (Brother of Son-in-Law)
Awards Padma Shri 1990

Dr. Allu Rama Lingaiah (1 October 1922 – 30 July 2004) was an Indian Telugu comic actor from Palakol, who appeared in over 1000 Tollywood films.

Film career

Rama Lingaiah began his film career in 1953 with Puttillu and his last film Jai was in the year before his death. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1990 by the Government of India, and received the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2001.

Rama Lingaiah played memorable roles in classics like Mayabazar (as one of the Sarma-Sastry duo), Missamma, Muthyala Muggu, Sankarabharanam (his speech preceding the song "Dorakunaa Ituvanti Seva" commenting on the downfall of modern-day music, and the scene where he admonishes Somayajulu), Saptapadi, Yamagola ("Taalamu vesitini, gollemu marachitini!"), and numerous movies of the 80s, where he played a soft and unhated villain with the likes of Raogopal Rao and Nagabhushanam. His comedic timing and his nasal voice distinguished his many comic performances.

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  1. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.

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