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Adugu Jaadalu Director
Bikhare Moti Director


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 1973 Ganga Manga
 1972 Jaanwar Aur Insaan (as Chanakya)
 1972 Manavata
 1971 Bangaru Talli
 1971 Bikhare Moti
 1971 Man Mandir (as Chanakya)
 1971 Subha-O-Sham (as Chanakya)
 1970 Vidhi Vilasam
 1969 Madhavi
 1968 Oli Vilakku
 1967 Ram Aur Shyam (as Chanakya)
 1966 Adugu Jaadalu
 1966 Naan Anaittal
 1965 C.I.D
 1964 Varasatwam
 1960 Jalsarayudu
 1960 Kumkumarekha
 1957 Peddarikalu
 1955 Rojulu Marayi
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Son of the famous writer Dharma Rao Tapi

Worked as Radio Telegraphist for Indian Army before joining movie industry in 1947.

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