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N. T. Rama Rao

1923 - 1996

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Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (28 May 1923 – 18 January 1996), often referred to by his initials NTR, was an Indian actor, filmmaker and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms. He starred in over 300 films, predominantly in Telugu cinema, and was referred by the media as Viswa Vikhyatha Nata Sarvabhouma (transl. Universally-renowned star of acting). Rao received three National Film Awards for co-producing Thodu Dongalu (1954) and Seetharama Kalyanam (1960) under National Art Theater, Madras, and for directing Varakatnam (1970). Known for his breakthrough performances in Raju Peda (1954) and Lava Kusa (1963), Rao garnered 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.Rama Rao made his debut as an actor in a Telugu social film Mana Desam, directed by L. V. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of N. T. Rama Rao has received more than 13,625,310 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). N. T. Rama Rao is the 4,545th most popular actor (down from 4,280th in 2019), the 540th most popular biography from India (down from 503rd in 2019) and the 59th most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, N. T. Rama Rao ranks 4,545 out of 9,996Before her are Donald Sumpter, Elizabeth Berkley, Alison Doody, Billy Barty, Chuck McCann, and Jessica Capshaw. After her are Steven Ogg, Natalia Bessmertnova, Kotono Mitsuishi, Tor Johnson, Cris Morena, and Darío Grandinetti.

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Among people born in 1923, N. T. Rama Rao ranks 301Before her are Roy Dotrice, Gösta Löfgren, Bernard Clavel, Aleksandra Chudina, Lygia Fagundes Telles, and Eric Wolf. After her are Ladislav Fuks, Buddy DeFranco, Palden Thondup Namgyal, Giorgio Albertazzi, Eugénio de Andrade, and John Holt. Among people deceased in 1996, N. T. Rama Rao ranks 212Before her are Arthur Rudolph, Marin Sorescu, David Tudor, Léon-Étienne Duval, Gesualdo Bufalino, and José Lázaro Robles. After her are Hermann Kesten, Birgit Brüel, Anni Steuer, José dos Santos Lopes, Bernhard Klodt, and Kusuo Kitamura.

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In India

Among people born in India, N. T. Rama Rao ranks 540 out of 1,493Before her are Sanjay Dutt (1959), Mohammad Hamid Ansari (1937), Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882), Kajal Aggarwal (1985), Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy (1924), and Wasim Sajjad (1941). After her are Palden Thondup Namgyal (1923), Basawan (1560), Ali Akbar Khan (1922), Mamoni Raisom Goswami (1942), Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897), and Abhijit Banerjee (1961).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, N. T. Rama Rao ranks 59Before her are Sunny Deol (1956), Akshay Kumar (1967), Erick Avari (1952), Waheeda Rehman (1938), Sanjay Dutt (1959), and Kajal Aggarwal (1985). After her are Devika Rani (1908), Jeetendra (1942), Pankaj Kapur (1954), Rani Mukerji (1978), Kumar Pallana (1918), and Saif Ali Khan (1970).

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