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Tatineni Chalapathi Rao was a Telugu film music director very popular in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Born to Dronavilli Manikyamma and Rattayya in the village of Vuyyuru in the Krishna district
Krishna district
of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
on 22 December 1920, but he was adopted by Tatineni Koteswara Rao and his wife Kotamma. He was the cousin of T. Prakash Rao.

Contents

1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 4 References

Career[edit] His first film as music director was the Telugu film Puttillu in 1953 jointly with another music director, Mohan Das. His first independent work was for the Tamil film Amara Deepam. Thereafter until 1984 he scored music for around 125 films mostly in Telugu and some in Tamil. He created many popular songs for films starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Chalapathi Rao & Nageswara Rao gave innumerable hits. Notable among them are Illarikam (1959), Punarjanma (1963), Manushulu Mamatalu (1965), Navaratri (1966), Dharma Daata
Dharma Daata
(1970) and Shrimantudu
Shrimantudu
(1971); together with some real chartbusters in 1972 which include Datta Putrudu, Manchi Rojulu Vachhayi and Raitu Kutumbam. To the end the pair continued to create music for films including Kanna Koduku (1973), Palletoori Baava (1973), Aalu Magalu (1977) and Shri Rama Raksha (1978). T. Chalapathi Rao's hit scores with other Telugu heroes including Manchi Rojulu Vachchayi, Amma Nanna, Manchi Manasu and Kamalamma Kamatam with Krishnam Raju, Lakshadhikari, Ramuni Minchina Ramudu, Kalavaari Kodalu with N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
and films such as Goodhachari 116, Asadhyudu with Krishna. The last film he scored music for was Janam Manam in 1984. Personal life[edit] He was married to Annapurna with whom he did not have children and later married Dr Jamuna with whom he fathered two sons and a daughter. Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Banner Co-Music Directors

1953 Puttilu Telugu

Mohan Das

1954 Parivartana Telugu Janata Pictures

1956 Amara Deepam Tamil Venus Pictures G. Ramanathan

1959 Uthami Petra Rathinam Tamil Amara Productions

1959 Illarikam Telugu Prasad Art Pictures

1959 Koodi Vazhnthal Kodi Nanmai Tamil Narasu Studios

1960 Meenda Sorgam Tamil Madhuram Pictures

1960 Maa Babu Telugu Pragathi Art Productions

1961 Punar Jenmam Tamil Vijaya Films

1961 Anbu Magan Tamil Pragathi Art Productions

1963 Punarjanma Telugu Prasad Art Pictures

1963 Lakshadhikari Telugu

1964 Nalvaravu Tamil S. V. Movies

1964 Kalavaari Kodalu Telugu

1964 Mane Aliya Kannada Prasad Art Pictures

1965 Manushulu Mamathalu Telugu Navayuga Films

1965 Mavana Magalu Kannada Prasad Art Pictures

1966 Navaratri Telugu Prasad Art Pictures

1966 Gudachari 116 Telugu Vauhini Studios

1966 Badukuva Daari Kannada Balaram Pictures

1967 Maadi Veettu Mappilai Tamil Prasad Art Pictures

1968 Brahmachari Telugu Prasad Art Pictures

1968 Bangaru Gaajulu Telugu Ravindra Art pictures

1969 Asadhyudu Telugu

1969 Madhura Milana Kannada

1970 Dharma Daata Telugu Ravindra Art Pictures

1971 Shrimantudu Telugu

1972 Datta Putrudu Telugu

1972 Manchi Rojulu Vachchayi Telugu

1972 Raitu Kutumbam Telugu

1973 Kanna Koduku Telugu

1973 Palletoori Bava Telugu

1973 Doctor Babu Telugu

1975 Parivartana Telugu

1975 Ramuni Minchina Ramudu Telugu

1976 Amma Nanna Telugu

1976 Alludochchaadu Telugu

1977 Ardhangi Telugu

1977 Aalu Magalu Telugu

1978 Shri Rama Raksha Telugu

1978 Manchi Manasu Telugu

1979 Kamalamma Kamatam Telugu

1980 Nayakudu Vinayakudu Telugu

1980 Harischandrudu Telugu

1984 Janam Manam Telugu

References[edit]

^ Swarnayuga Sangeetha Darsakulu. 2011.  ^ "T. Chalapathi Rao". Raaga.com.  ^ " T. Chalapathi Rao All Telugu Songs". Allbe

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