Sunday, April 22, 2007

J.V. Somayajulu

Before joining films, J.V. Somayajulu was a stage actor. He acted in the play 'Kanyasulkam' for 500 times in his career along with his brother actor J.V. Ramana Murthy. He worked as a development officer for their village.

In the early 1980s, K. Vishanath was searching for an actor to play a role that has the attributes of a pure Brahmin and a music exponent. J.V. Somayajulu acted in a old role in a film called 'Raa Raa Krishnaiah'. During that period the music director of that film S.P. Balasubramanyam observed the talent of Somayajulu and aptly recommended him to K. Vishwanath and he was taken for the role of 'Shankara Sastry'.

He started an organization called 'Rasaranjani' along with his contemporaries like Chatla Sriramulu, Garimella Srirama Murthy, Rallapalli. 'Rasaranjani' is taking steps to promote plays in Telugu.


Filmography

  1. Bhagmati (2005)
  2. Ondagona Baa (2003)
  3. Kabirdas (2003)
  4. Sarigamalu (1994)
  5. Govindha Govindha (1993)
  6. Mutamestri (1993)
  7. Sopanam (1993)
  8. Allari Mogudu (1992)
  9. Rowdy Alludu (1991)
  10. Aditya 369 (1991)
  11. Appula Appa Rao (1991)
  12. Swara Kalpana (1989)
  13. Idu Namma Alu (1988)
  14. Swayam Krushi (1987)
  15. Chakravarthy (1987)
  16. Magadheerudu (1986)
  17. Aalaapana (1986)
  18. Kalyana Thamboolam (1986)
  19. Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mahathyam (1986)
  20. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)
  21. Vijetha (1985)
  22. Devalayam (1985)
  23. Swathi Muthyam (1985)
  24. Sitaara (1983)
  25. Pelleedu Pillalu (1982)
  26. Vamsa Vriksham (1980)
  27. Saptapadhi (1980)
  28. Shankarabharanam (1979)