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Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Indian actor turned politician

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Indian actor turned politician was born on May 28, 1923 and died on January 18, 1996. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly recognized as NTR. He was an Indian actor, producer, director who turned politician and worked as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three sessions. His 24th death anniversary is on 18 January, he was an actor-turned-politician who appeared as the only contestant to the Indian National Congress party in Andhra Pradesh state.

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Indian actor turned politician
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Indian actor turned politician

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, a megastar of the Telugu cinema industry who joined politics to enhance as one of the most successful and popular chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh state. He was born in an agricultural family in the Madras, he used to sing as a child. After completing his education he tried a common course. During his education period, he did many jobs like providing milk to resorts and working at a small store. He used to perform in the staged plays by university students in the first year of college.

After receiving his degree he served as an official-registrar for a while. But a nine-to-five common job was not NTR’s fate. In 1949 he got a small minute part as a policeman in director L.V. Prasad’s movie ‘Mana Desam’. His following character was in the movie named ‘Palletoori Pilla’, which did very entirely well commercially. However, in the year 1951 movie ‘Paathala Bhairavi’, directed by director K.V. Reddy, that he made his initial significant breakthrough while performing the role of the lead actor as a prince.

He performed the character of Krishna in the superhit movie ‘Maya Bazaar’ which was released in the year 1957. He played the most roles of mythological characters of several lords such as Krishna, Rama, and Shiva in many movies, including movies ‘Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham’ which was released in the year 1962, ‘Daana Veera Soora Karna’ which was released in the year 1977, ‘Lava Kusha’ which was released in the year 1963, ‘Shri Rama Pattabhishekham’ which was released in the year 1978 and ‘Dakshayagnam’ which was released in the year 1962. These performances earned him the title of the most prominent actor in the Telugu cinema industry.

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao in role of lord Krishna and Rama
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao in role of lord Krishna and Rama

In the year 1982 stepped into politics, created the TDP political party to get rid of the state of Congress party government and in a time, his party made the first non-Congress party in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Two years after his formed party, NTR had to move overseas for a coronary bypass operation. In his absenteeism, Ram Lal, then the administrator of the Andhra Pradesh state, designated NTR’s economics diplomat Nadendla Bhaskara as chief minister of the state.

To recapture his throne, NTR operated maneuvering he had fortunately done before for election campaigning ‘Chaitanya Rathan’, a political equipage trip of the Andhra Pradesh state. With intensify legislative turbulence, the Indira Gandhi regime unenthusiastically succeeded Ram Lal with Shankar Dayal Sharma, who designated NTR as chief minister.

In the year 1984 after Indira Gandhi’s assassination, the Congress party mopped the 1985 Lok Sabha elections crosswise the nation with 404 seats in the total election. Following this the TDP’s mighty accomplishment in the Lok Sabha elections of 1984, NTR determined to seek a new grass-roots commission in Andhra Pradesh by assembling assembly elections in the year 1985. The TDP gained a powerful 202 of 294 posts, and NTR endured as chief minister. Of the three sessions he won as chief minister, NTR could triumphantly finish only one. On January 18, 1996, NTR passed away at the age of 72.