Thotakura Venkata Raju

25 Oct 1921
20 Feb 1973
Film Industry
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Thotakura Venkata Raju (Telugu: తోటకూర వెంకట రాజు) better known as T. V. Raju (1921 – 20 February 1973) was a music director of many films in South India.

He worked as assistant composer to P. Adinarayana Rao in the film Palletoori Pilla (1950). He acted in a small role in the same film. His debut film as independent music director was Tingu Ranga (1952) directed by B. A. Subba Rao. His music in the films Panduranga Mahatyam, Shri Krishna Pandaviyam and Sri Krishnavataram is memorable.

Thotakura Somaraju (better known as Raj and one of the duo-music directors Raj-Koti) is his son.

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