Allu Ramalingaiah

Date of Birth: October 01, 1922
Occupation:
Actor, Supporting Cast
Awards:
Raghupathy Venkaiah award, Padma Shri award
Years Active:
1953-2004
Allu Ramalingaiah
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Allu Rama Lingaiah
Born 1 October 1922
Palakollu, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 30 July 2004
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Character actor
Years active 1953-2004
Spouse Kanaka Ratnam

Allu Rama Lingaiah (1 October 1922 – 31 July 2004), commonly known as Allu, was an Indian Telugu language comedic actor from Palakollou, India who appeared in over one thousand Tollywood films.

Film career
Rama Lingaiah began his film career in 1953 with Puttillu and finished his last film Jai 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 (where he played as a monkey-bitten man, imitating the monkey), 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.

Allu Rama Lingaiah played in a total of 1016 movies.

Other works
* This comedian was also a homeopathic doctor and freedom fighter.
* Was arrested by the British during Quit India Movement.
* Was featured in dramas for Praja Natya Mandali before joining films and awarded the title 'Hasya Kala Prapoorna' by Nritya Kala Mandali.
* His social service and concern for others can be seen in his active support of the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust. Posthumously, he had his eyes donated to the Chiranjeevi Eye Bank.

Family ties
Rama Lingaiah's family includes others in the Telugu film industry, including star producer and distributor (Allu Aravind), megastar hero (Chiranjeevi) and his brothers Nagendra Babu and Pawan Kalyan, and actors Allu Arjun, Ram Charan Teja.

Awards
* Was awarded the prestigious Raghupathy Venkaiah award by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh for his outstanding contribution to Telugu cinema for the year 2001.
* Was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award by Government of India for his outstanding contribution to Telugu cinema for the year 1990.
* A statue of Rama Lingaiah has been recently unveiled on Ramakrishna Beach in VIZAG Visakhapatnam.


Photo Gallery

Allu Ramalingaiah 2015 National Award Presentation
Allu Ramalingaiah 2015 National Award Presentation