Ogirala Ramachandra Rao

10 Sep 1905
17 Jun 1957
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Ogirala Ramachandra Rao (Telugu: ఓగిరాల రామచంద్రరావు) (1905–1957) was an Indian film actor, music director and multi instrumentalist, predominant in Telugu cinema.

Ogirala was born on 10 September 1905 at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh to Ogirala Janardhana Sharma and Subbamma. He started his career as an actor in Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam (1939), where he played the role of Lord Shiva. His debut as Music director was Malli Pelli in the same year produced by Y. V. Rao. He was also playback singer for Y.V.Rao and sang with Kanchanamala in the film.

He was also the music director for his next film Vishwamohini (1940). He has played key role for the success of Bejawada Rajaratnam as playback singer. He has assisted Chittor V. Nagaiah for Swargaseema (1945) and Yogi Vemana (1947) for Vijaya Pictures.

His son Ogirala Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy and daughter Machiraju Kalpakavalli are settled in Hyderabad, India. They used to sing in All India Radio Hyderabad and also in DD National Channel for Hyderabad in 1980’s.

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