N.T. Rama Rao Profile, Height, Age, Family, Wife, Affair, Biography & More


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About N.T. Rama Rao

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (May 28, 1923 – January 18, 1996), known as the NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, director, and politician who had served as chief minister for seven years for three terms. He is widely regarded as one of the best actors in Indian cinema. N.T. Rama Rao has received three national film awards for its co-productions with Thodu Dongalu (1954) and Seetharama Kalyanam (1960) under the National Art Theater of Madras and for the realization of Varakatnam (1970). NTR received the former Rashtrapati Awards for his performances in the films Raju Peda (1954) and Lava Kusa (1963). He won the Nandi Award for Best Actor for Kodalu Diddina Kapuram in 1970 and the inaugural Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu in 1972 for Badi Panthulu.

In May 1943, at the age of 20, while pursuing his intermediary, NTR married Basava Rama Tarakam, daughter of his maternal uncle. The couple had eight sons and four daughters.


Name Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
Nick-name NTR
Sex Male
Date Of Birth 28 May 1923 [1]wikipedia
Age 72 Years (as in 1996)
Date Of Death 18 January 1996
Death Cause Cardiac Arrest
Profession / Occupation Actor, Producer, Director, Editor, Politician  (Telugu, Tamil)
Mother Tongue Telugu
Religion Hindu
Nation Indian
Caste Kamma/Chowdary
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Height / Weight 5′ 9” / 69kg
First Movie Mana Desam (1949, Telugu) [2]IMDB
First Debut Movie Mana Desam (1949, Telugu)
Money Factor Not Known

Physical  Stats

Height in Centimeters 180 cm
Height in Meters 1.80 m
Height in Feet Inches 5′ 10”
Weight 72kg
Body Measurement Not Known
Chest Size Not Known
Waist Size Not Known
Biceps Size Not Known
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Grey


Father Nandamuri Lakshmaih (Farmer)
Mother Venkata Ramamma (Farmer)
Brothers N. Trivikrama Rao (Director, Producer, Screenwriter in Telugu Cinema)
Sisters None

Personal Life

Education Qualification Bachelors of Arts
School Municipal school, Vijayawada
College / University SRR & CVR College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Andhra-Christian College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Others Not Known


Civilian Awards 1968: Padma Shri Award Government of India
National Film Awards 1954:  Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Telugu (producer — National Art Theater) for Thodu Dongalu
1960: Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Telugu (producer — National Art Theater) for Seetharama Kalyanam
1968: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu (director- National Art Theater) for Varakatnam
Rashtrapati Awards 1954: Best Acting for Raju Peda
1963: Best Acting for Lava Kusa
Nandi Awards 1970: Best Actor for Kodalu Diddina Kapuram
Filmfare Awards 1972: Best Telugu Actor for Badi Panthulu
Controversies He was stunned by his party and his government because of a coup led by his Cabinet colleague and son-in-law, N. Chandrababu Naidu. Two of his sons played a crucial role in the coup, as Naidu promised them power within the party. In addition, there were rumors that NTR intended to entrust the reins of the party to his second wife, Lakshmi Parvathi. Although he tried harder, he failed miserably to regain the support of his party and the public. In an interview, NTR claimed it was a planned treachery and said his sons and Naidu were power hungry and unreliable.

Relationship & more

Marital Status Married
Wife Basavatarakam Nandamuri (m. 1942-till her death in 1985)
Lakshmi Parvathi (a Telugu writer and his biographer, m. 1993-till his death)
Daughters • Daggubati Purandeswari (Politician)
• Nara Bhuvaneswari
• Garapati Lokeswari
• Kantamaneni Uma
Sons • Nandamuri Ramakrishna Sr. (Deceased)
• Nandamuri Jayakrishna
• Nandamuri Saikrishna (Deceased)
• Nandamuri Harikrishna (Actor, Deceased)
• Nandamuri Mohanakrishna
• Nandamuri Ramakrishna Jr. (Film Producer)
• Nandamuri Jayashankar
Uncle Not Known
Aunties Not Known
Grandfather Not Known
Grandmother Not Known
Girlfriends/ Affairs Not Known

Favorite Things


Money Factor



Political Party Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
Political Journey 1982: Launched Telugu Desam Party
1983: Won Andhra Pradesh’s State Assembly elections from both the seats he contested (Gudivada and Tirupati)
1983: Became first ever Non-Congress politician to become Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
1984: He was removed from his post as he was recovering from the By-Pass Surgery he underwent
1984: Sworn in as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the second time (after contesting fresh elections)
1989: Lost State Assembly elections to Congress
1994: Came in power once again by becoming the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the third time after making an alliance with Non-Congress parties; scoring a hat-trick from Hindupur
1995: Ousted from his party and Government after his party and family members turned against him

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Social Media

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Contact Address

Birth Place Nimmakuru, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh, India
Home Town Nimmakuru, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh, India
Present Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
House Address Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Phone No / Mobile No Not Known
Email ID Not Known
Website Not Known


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