Profession: south-Indian actress
Birth: 28 October 1924
Birth: 18 December 1994
Peddibhotla Chalapathi Rao (Spouse)
Movies as Actress
Mahanati Savitri Memorial Award
Honorary Doctorate Padmavati Mahila University
Sahaja Nata Kala Shiromani
Haasya Nata Shiromani
Bahumukha Natanaa Praveena
Arungalai Maamani (Tamil)
Suryakantam was born at Venkata Krishnaraya Puram near Kakinada of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. She was the 14th child
to her parents, ten of whose children had died. She learnt dance and singing at the age of six. She married Peddibhotla Chalapati Rao, a High
Court Judge, in 1950.
The directors B. Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani would not do a movie without Suryakantam. They produced the movie Gundamma Katha, starring N. T. Rama Rao,
Akkineni Nageswara Rao and S.V. Ranga Rao, with Suryakantam playing the lead role of Gundamma. The film was commercially successful. She is familiar for roles as cruel Mother In Law.