Ghantasala

  • Ghantasala

    Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao was a popular South Indian singer and music composer of Telugu films and few other Indian language films. He received Padmashree award. For nearly quarter a century, he was the voice of Telugu films. He was Telugu cinema's first playback singer for movies. Birth name Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Born December 4, 1922 Choutapalli, Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, India Died 1974 (aged 52) Genre(s) Film music (playback singing), Indian classical music Occupation(s) Singer Instrument(s) Vocalist Years active 1942 - 1974.

    Ghantasala debuted as a chorus singer and for a character role in Seetha Rama Jananam by Pratibha Films. He became popular singer with the early films like Balaraju and Keelugurram, and later sang for most of the movies for all actors for next two decades. Producer Krishnaveni gave him first chance as full music director for her film Mana desam.

  • Ghantasala

    Playback Singer and Music Director

    1. Rangeli Raaja, 1971
    2. Alibaba 40 Dongalu, 1970
    3. Thalli Thandrulu, 1970
    4. Nirdoshi, 1970
    5. Jarigina Katha, 1969
    6. Govula Gopanna, 1968
    7. Rahasyam, 1967
    8. Punyavati, 1967
    9. Bhuvana Sundari Katha, 1967
    10. Stree Janma, 1967
    11. Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha, 1966
    12. Sakuntala, 1966
    13. C.I.D., 1965
    14. Gudi Gantalu, 1965
    15. Pandava Vanavasam, 1965
    16. Varasatvam, 1964
    17. Marmayogi, 1964
    18. Veera Kesari, 1963
    19. Valmiki, 1963
    20. Bandipotu, 1963
    21. Lavakusa, 1963
    22. Raktha Sambandham, 1962
    23. Gundamma Katha, 1962
    24. Sati Sulochana, 1961
    25. Sabash Raja, 1961
    26. Bhakta Raghunath, 1960
    27. Vimala, 1960
    28. Deepavali, 1960
    29. Shantinivasam, 1960
    30. Pelli Sandadi, 1959
    31. Sabhash Ramudu 1959
    32. Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu, 1958
    33. Pelli Naati Pramanalu, 1958
    34. Mayabazar, 1957
    35. Bhale Bava, 1957
    36. Sarangadhara, 1957
    37. Vinayaka Chaviti, 1957
    38. Chiranjeevulu, 1956
    39. Jayam Manade, 1956
    40. Kanakatara, 1956
    41. Sontha Ooru, 1956
    42. Kanyasulkam, 1955
    43. Vadina Gari Gajulu, 1955
    44. Chandraharam, 1954
    45. Bratuku Theruvu, 1953
    46. Paropakaram, 1953
    47. Palletooru, 1952
    48. Pelli Chesi Choodu, 1952
    49. Patala Bhairavi, 1951
    50. Shavukaru, 1950
    51. Vali Sugriva, 1950
    52. Mana Desam, 1949
    53. Keelugurram, 1949
    54. Balaraju, 1948
    55. Ratnamala, 1947

    Playback Singer:

    1. Yasodha Krishna (1975)
    2. Kodenagu (1974)
    3. Premalu Pellillu (1974)
    4. Taatamma Kala (1974)
    5. Dorababu (1974)
    6. Alluri Seetharamaraju (1974)
    7. Ida Lokam (1973)
    8. Doctor Babu (1973)
    9. Dabbuku Lokam Dasoham (1973)
    10. Bangaru Babu (1973)
    11. Ganga Manga (1973)
    12. Vaade Veedu (1973)
    13. Bhakta Tukaram (1973)
    14. Sarada (1973)
    15. Iddaru Ammaiyulu (1972)
    16. Datta Putrudu (1972)
    17. Koduku Kodalu (1972)
    18. Baala Bharatam (1972)
    19. Beedala Patlu (1972)
    20. Sri Krishnaanjaneya Yuddham (1972)
    21. Pandanti Kapuram (1972)
    22. Badi Panthulu (1972)
    23. Vichitra Bandham (1972)
    24. Sreemanthudu (1972)
    25. Kalam Marindi (1972)
    26. Manchi Rojulu Vacchayi (1972)
    27. Suputhrudu (1971)
    28. Pavitra Hrudayalu (1971)
    29. Sri Krishna Satya (1971)
    30. Adhrushtajatakudu (1971)
    31. Chinnanati Snehitulu (1971)
    32. Amayakuralu (1971)
    33. Raithu Bidda (1971)
    34. Jeevitha Chakram (1971)
    35. Prem Nagar (1971)
    36. Dasara Bullodu (1971)
    37. Bharya Biddalu (1971)
    38. Rajakota Rahasyam (1971)
    39. Sampoorna Ramayanam (1971)
    40. Ananda Nilayam (1971)
    41. Manasu Mangalyam (1971)
    42. Pavitra Bandham (1971)
    43. Oke Kutumbam (1970)
    44. Kathanayika Molla (1970)
    45. Suguna Sundari Katha (1970)
    46. Lakshmi Kataaksham (1970)
    47. Jai Jawan (1970)
    48. Balaraju Katha (1970)
    49. Dharmadata (1970)
    50. Sri Krishna Vijayam (1970)
    51. Talla Pellama (1970)
    52. Kodalu Diddina Kapuram (1970)
    53. Bhale Maastaru (1969)
    54. Ekaveera (1969)
    55. Manushulu Marali (1969)
    56. Sipayi Chinnaya (1969)
    57. Kathanayakudu (1969)
    58. Bandipotu Bheemanna (1969)
    59. Vichitra Kutumbam (1969)
    60. Gopaludu Bhoopaludu (1969)
    61. Kadaladu Vadaladu (1969)
    62. Buddhimantudu (1969)
    63. Sapta Swaralu (1969)
    64. Mooganomu (1969)
    65. Aatmeeyulu (1969)
    66. Vichitra Kutumbam (1969)
    67. Aadarsa Kutumbam (1969)
    68. Bandipotu Dongalu (1969)
    69. Bhale Rangadu (1969)
    70. Nindu Hrudayalu (1969)
    71. Lakshmi Nivasam (1968)
    72. Tikka Sankarayya (1968)
    73. Ramu (1968)
    74. Sri Rama Katha (1968)
    75. Kalasi Vacchina Adrushtam (1968)
    76. Varakatnam (1968)
    77. Bandhavyalu (1968)
    78. Bangaru Gajulu (1968)
    79. Uma Chandi Gowri Sankarula Katha (1968)
    80. Nindu Samsaram (1968)
    81. Baghdad Gaja Donga (1968)
    82. Undamma Bottu Pedata (1968)
    83. Brahmachari (1968)
    84. Adrushtavantulu (1968)
    85. Sukha Dukhalu (1967)
    86. Poola Rangadu (1967)
    87. Chikkadu Dorakadu (1967)
    88. Sri Krishnaavataram (1967)
    89. Vasantasena (1967)
    90. Avekallu (1967)
    91. Ummadi Kutumbam (1967)
    92. Gruha Lakshmi (1967)
    93. Goodachari 116 (1967)
    94. Kanchukota (1967)
    95. Chadarangam (1967)
    96. Eedu Jodu (1967)
    97. Sri Krishna Rayabharam (1967)
    98. Aaasthiparulu (1966)
    99. Bheemanjaneya Yuddham (1966)
    100. Sangeetha Lakshmi (1966)
    101. Pidugu Ramudu (1966)
    102. Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam (1966)
    103. Sri Krishna Tulabharam (1966)
    104. Mohini Bhasmasura (1966)
    105. Adugu Jadalu (1966)
    106. Bhakta Potana (1966)
    107. Navaratri (1966)
    108. Rangula Ratnam (1966)
    109. Palnati Yuddham (1966)
    110. Aggi Barata (1966)
    111. Kanne Manasulu (1966)
    112. Anthastulu (1965)
    113. Sumangali (1965)
    114. Dorikithe Dongalu (1965)
    115. Zamindar (1965)
    116. Satya Harischandra (1965)
    117. Jwala Dweepa Rahasyam (1965)
    118. Manushulu Mamathalu (1965)
    119. Manchi Kutumbam (1965)
    120. Tene Manasulu (1965)
    121. Veera Abhimanyu (1965)
    122. Uyyala Jampala (1965)
    123. Sri Simhachala Kshetra Mahima (1965)
    124. Prammelarjuneeyam (1965)
    125. Mangamma Sapadham (1965)
    126. Visala Hrudayalu (1965)
    127. Aatma Gouravam (1965)
    128. Naadi Aadajanme (1965)
    129. Preminchi choodu (1965)
    130. Chandrahaasa (1965)
    131. Todu Needa (1965)
    132. Daagudu Muthalu (1964)
    133. Desadrohulu (1964)
    134. Raamudu Bheemudu (1964)
    135. Pooja Phalam (1964)
    136. Navagraha Puja Mahima (1964)
    137. Babruvahana (1964)
    138. Dr. Chakravarthi (1964)
    139. Devatha (1964)
    140. Amarasilpi Jakkana (1964)
    141. Muralikrishna (1964)
    142. Manchi Manishi (1964)
    143. Sabhash Soori (1964)
    144. Aatmabalam (1964)
    145. Bobbili Yuddham (1964)
    146. Sri Satyanarayana Mahathyam (1964)
    147. Manchi Chedu (1963)
    148. Anuragam (1963)
    149. Chaduvukunna Ammayilu (1963)
    150. Punarjanma (1963)
    151. Lakshaadikari (1963)
    152. Mooga Manasulu (1963)
    153. Sri Krishnaarjuna Yuddham (1963)
    154. Narthanasala (1963)
    155. Thobuttuvulu (1963)
    156. Tirupathamma Katha (1963)
    157. Paruvu Prathista (1963)
    158. Kulagothralu (1962)
    159. Aradhana (1962)
    160. Bhishma (1962)
    161. Tiger Ramudu (1962)
    162. Mahamantri Timmarusu (1962)
    163. Constable Kooturu (1962)
    164. Siri Sampadalu (1962)
    165. Manchi Manasulu (1962)
    166. Aatmabandhuvu (1962)
    167. Kalasi Vunte Kaladu Sukham (1961)
    168. Usha Parinayam (1961)
    169. Krishna Prema (1961)
    170. Pelli Kani Pillalu (1961)
    171. Velugu Needalu (1961)
    172. Gulebakavali katha (1961)
    173. Seetha Rama Kalyanam (1961)
    174. Bhakta Jayadeva (1961)
    175. Iddaru Mitrulu (1961)
    176. Jagadeka Veeruni Katha (1960)
  • Ghantasala
    1. Ghantasala was honoured with the "Padmashri" by the Government of India.
    2. He won the best Playback Singer award in Andhra Pradesh every year for nearly 30 years.