Bhanumathi

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    Paluvayi Bhanumathi Ramakrishna (7 September 1925 – 24 December 2005) was a multilingual Indian film Actress. Most of her works are in Telugu and Tamil languages. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003 for her contribution towards Indian cinema.

    She made her debut in Telugu cinema in 1939 as Kalindi in Vara Vikrayam (Telugu), directed by C. Pullaiah. She was also called as Ashtavadhani by the film industry people as she was a writer, actor, director, producer, singer, music director, editor and studio owner. She also had a good knowledge of Astrology and philosophy.

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    1. Pelli Kanuka (1998)
    2. Samrat Ashok (1992)
    3. Chamanthi (1992)
    4. Pedharikam (1992)
    5. Moratodu Naa Mogudu (1992)
    6. Bhamma Mata Bangaru Bhattaa (1989)
    7. Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela (1988)
    8. Annapurnamma Gari Alludu (1988)
    9. Madaladeesudu (1987)
    10. Attagaru Jindabad (1987)
    11. Attagaru Swagatham (1986)
    12. Muddula Manavaralu (1985)
    13. Rachayatri (1984)
    14. Mangammagari Manavadu (1984)
    15. Bhakta Druva Markandeya (1982)
    16. Bobbili Yuddam (1982)
    17. Gadasari Atha Sogasari Kodalu (1981)
    18. Amrutha Kalisam (1981)
    19. Manavadi Kosam (1977)
    20. Tatamma Kala (1974)
    21. Ammai Pelli (1974)
    22. Vichitra Vivaham (1973)
    23. Antha Mana Manchike (1972)
    24. Mattilo Manikyam (1971)
    25. Punyavathi (1967)
    26. Gruhalakshmi (1967)
    27. Palnati Yuddhamu (1966)
    28. Anthastulu (1965)
    29. Thodu Needa (1965)
    30. Vavaha Bandam (1964)
    31. Bobbili Yuddham (1964)
    32. Anuragam (1963)
    33. Penchina Prema (1963)
    34. Batasari (1961)
    35. Nalladhamayanthi (1957)
    36. Varudu Kavali (1957)
    37. Sarangdhara (1957)
    38. Tenali Ramakrihna (1956)
    39. Chintamani (1956)
    40. Vipranarayana (1954)
    41. Aggi Ramudu (1954)
    42. Amara Sandesam (1954)
    43. Chakrapani (1954)
    44. Chandirani (1953)
    45. Prema (1952)
    46. Mangaal (1951)
    47. Malleswari (1951)
    48. Mayarambha (1950)
    49. Apporva Sahodarulu (1950)
    50. Laila Majnu (1949)
    51. Raksharekha (1949)
    52. Ratnamala (1946)
    53. Gruhapravesam (1946)
    54. Swargaseema (1945)
    55. Tahsildar (1944)
    56. Garuda Garva Bangam (1943)
    57. Krishna Prema (1943)
    58. Dharam Patni (1941)
    59. Bakthi Mala (1941)
    60. Malathi Madhavam (1940)
    61. Vara Vikrayam (1939)
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    Civilian Honors

    1. Padma Bhushan in 2003
    2. Padma Shri in 1966

    Rashtrapati Award in Acting

    1. Antastulu
    2. Palanati Yuddham

    National Film Awards

    Government National Award for Best writer for the book "Nalo Nenu" an autobiography in 1994.

    Filmfare Awards South

    Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South (1987)

    Nandi Awards

    Nandi Award for Best Director in 1986

    Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

    Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, in 1985

    State Awards

    1. NTR National Award, from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, in 2000
    2. Kalaimamani (connoisseur of arts), Government of Tamil Nadu, in 1983

    Other honors

    1. Kalaprapoorna, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in 1975
    2. Honorary Doctorate, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, in 1984
    3. Raja-Lakshmi Award for the year 1998 from Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai