Chittoor V. Nagaiah

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Chittoor V. Nagaiah

Born: 28 March 1904

Died: 30 December 1973

  • He was a multilingual Indian film actor, composer, director, producer, writer and playback singer from Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Indian film journalist and the editor of Film India, Baburao Patel, described Nagiah as The Paul Muni of India.
  • In his honour, the Chittoor Nagaiah Kalakshetram of arts was established in Chittoor city of Andhra Pradesh.
  • He was closely connected to Rama Vilasa Sabha, a Telugu theatre association in Chittoor City.
  • He performed and directed several stage plays, such as Sarangadhara, Viswamithra Chitra Nilayam, Savitri, Bruhannala and Ramadasu.
  • He staged the roles of Telugu Saint-poets Pothana, Vemana, Ramadasu and Tyagaraja.
  • He developed a life-time association with B. N. Reddy, at this juncture H. M. Reddy formed Rohini Pictures with the association of B. N. Reddy.
  • The firm started its first venture in Telugu through the film Gruhalakshmi in 1938, in which Nagaiah played a significant role.
  • Later, the association worked through several films with Vauhini Studios including social films such as; Vande Matharam (1939), Sumangali (1940), Devata (1941), Swarga Seema (1945) and Beedhalapatlu. (1947).

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