Gollapudi Maruthi Rao

Born : April 14, 1939, First Movie : Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya , Recent Release : Cine Mahal, Coming Movie(s) : Idem Pellam Baboi,

Personal Profile:

Name: Gollapudi Maruti Rao

Born: April 14,1939

Home Town: Vizianagaram

Profession: Film,Actor,Playwright,Screenwriter,Writer

Gollapudi Maruthi Rao was born in a brahmin family on April 14, 1939, in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India and graduated from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India in 1959 specializing in Mathematical Physics. However his strong interests from his schooldays were in writing. After a two year service on the editorial department of Andhra Prabha Daily Newspaper, he joined All India Radio, Government of India and held various positions as Transmission Executive, Program Executive, and Assistant Station Director for a total period of 19 years before entering into a prolific career of films and continues his writing which started since his school days: News, Features, Interviews, Essays, Editorials, Short Stories, Playlets, Plays, Audio Pictures, Cine Stories, Cine Screen Plays, Cine Dialogues, TV Serial Writing etc.

Gollapudi Maruti Rao is a mathematical physicist turned editor, writer (of plays, stories, novels, film scripts and screenplays), dramatist, cine actor, TV anchor, and journalist who is well known for his many contributions to Telugu literature and culture. As former officer with the All India Radio (AIR) organized the programs of AIR for over two decades from the early 1960s until he moved into Telugu Cinema.


Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards

Nandi Award for Best Story – Atma Gowravam (1965)

Nandi Award for Best Comedian – Tarangini (1983)

Nandi Award for Best Character actor – Ramayanamlo Bhagavatham (1985)

Nandi Award for Best Dialogue – Mestri kapuram (1991)

Nandi Award for Best Screenplay – Prema Pusthkam (1994)

Nandi Award for Best actor (Television) (1996)

All India Radio Awards

Best Script in the Inter-University Radio play contest conducted by All India Radio, for Anantam (1959)

Mahatma Gandhi Award for Creative Literature in an All India Contest, for Prasna

Literary Awards and honours:

Sangam Academy Awards

Sangam Academy Award for Best Play Kallu (1975)

Sarvaraya Dharmanidhi Puraskaram for the Best Humorous writing (1983)

Other Awards

Gurazada Apparao Memorial Gold Medal by Vamsee Art Theatre (1985)

Telugu Velugu Award (1987)

Madras Telugu Academy Award for Best All-rounder (1996)

Paidi Lakshmayya Dharmanidhi Puraskaram (2002)

Pulikanti Krishna Reddy Puraskaram (2007)

Sarvaraya Memorial Puraskaram

Andhra Nataka Kala Parishad Award


Aalaya Shikharam 

Andamaina Manasulo 


Bhale Mavayya 

Indrudu Chandrudu 


Jebu Donga 

Jeevitha Chadarangam 



Mutyamantha Muddu 

Pandinti Kapuraniki Pannendu Sutralu 

Prema Enta Madhuram 

Raja Vikramarka 



Iddaru Iddare

Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam


Hey Ram 


Andamaina Manasulo 






Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara



News about Gollapudi Maruthi Rao

Cine Mahal is releasing on 31st March

Out-of-the-box entertainer film 'Cine Mahal' is all set to hit the screens on 31st March.

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