P. Adinarayana Rao

Musical Artist

1915 – 1990

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Who was P. Adinarayana Rao?

Penupatruni Adinarayana Rao, also known as P. Adinarayana Rao was a Telugu music director, film producer, lyricist and play writer.

He co-founded "Aswini Pictures" with Akkineni Nageswara Rao and produced some movies in Telugu and Tamil. Later, he produced several blockbuster Telugu movies under his own production house, Anjali Pictures, named after his actress wife, Anjali Devi. He also composed and produced music for several Tamil and Hindi movies.

According to the music critic V. A. K. Rangarao,

Memorable music compositions from Rao are: "Rajasekhara Neepai Moju Theera Leduraa" in the movie Anarkali released in 1955, "Piluvakuraa Alugakuraa" in the movie Suvarna Sundari released in 1957, "Telugu Veera Levaraa Deeksha Booni Sagara" and "Vastaadu Naraju" in the movie Alluri Seetarama Raju released in 1974 and all songs including "Ghana Ghana Sundara" in Bhakta Tukaram, released in 1973.

Music directors such as Satyam, Totakura Venkata Raju and Lakshmikant-Pyarelal honed their skills by working under him as assistant directors.

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Born
1915
Kakinada
Also known as
  • Adityan
  • Penupatruni Adinarayana Rao
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Nationality
  • India
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Died
Jan 25, 1990
Chennai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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