Suryakantam


Name: Suryakantam

Profession: south-Indian actress

Birth: 28 October 1924

Birth: 18 December 1994

Family:
Peddibhotla Chalapathi Rao (Spouse)

Movies as Actress

Narada Naradi Dharmangada Samsaram Daasi
Kalyanam Panni Paar Pelli Chesi Choodu Prema Ammalakkalu
Bratuku Teruvu Chakrapani Chandraharam Donga Ramudu
Kanyasulkam Chiranjeevulu Charana Daasi Ilavelpu
Penki Pellam Bhagya Rekha Dongallo Dora Mayabazar
Todi Kodallu Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu Mangalya Balam
Jayabheri Krishna Leelalu Shantinivasam Bharya Bhartalu
Iddaru Mitrulu Kalasivunte Kaladu Sukham Sabash Raja Vagdanam
Atma Bandhuvu Bhishma Gundamma Katha Kula Gotralu
Manchi Manasulu Mohini Rugmangada Rakhta Sambandham Siri Sampadalu
Chaduvukunna Ammayilu Lava Kusha Mooga Manasulu Nartanashala
Paruvu Pratishtha Punarjanma Tirupatamma Katha Doctor Chakravarthy
Murali Krishna Ramudu Bhimudu Velugu Needalu Aatma Gowravam
Kanne Manasulu Navaratri Zamindar Grihalakshmi
Poola Rangadu Ninne Pelladita Tikka Sankarayya Aatmiyulu
Buddhimantudu Balaraju Katha Dasara Bullodu Shrimantudu
Illu Illalu Iddaru Ammayilu Kalam Marindi Koduku Kodalu
Vichitra Bandham Andala Ramudu Ganga Manga Mutyala Muggu
Pooja Secretary Shri Rajeshwari Vilas Coffee Club Ardhangi(Mohan Babu)
Andame Anandam Yamagola Goranta Deepam Karthika Deepam
Prema Mandiram Pelleedu Pillalu Pelli Choopulu Konte Kodallu
Shri Ranganeetulu America Alludu Gundammagari Krishnulu Yamudiki Mogudu
Bandhuvulostunnaru Jagrata Hai Hai Nayaka Ratha Sarathi One by Two
Govinda Govinda S.P.Parashuram

Awards
Mahanati Savitri Memorial Award
Honorary Doctorate Padmavati Mahila University

Titles
Gayyali atta
Sahaja Nata Kala Shiromani
Haasya Nata Shiromani
Bahumukha Natanaa Praveena
Rangasthala Shiromani
Arungalai Maamani (Tamil)

Brief profile:

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.