Gummadi Venkateswara Rao (b. July 9, 1927) is a popular Telugu film actor from Ravikampadu, Vemuru mandal near by Tenali of Andhra Pradesh, India. His acting career extends from 1950 onwards for almost six decades and he worked with three generations of people in the film industry. Though young, he used to play the dignified roles of relatively elderly people at the beginning. He is a versatile character actor in sociopolitical and mythological movies.

Sri Gummadi Venkateswarrao - An unforgettable film personality who lived cinema for 52 years of his 76 years. With his unique style of dialogue delivery and expressions, he served Telugu cinema for more than 500 films acting in various genres.

Recognizing him as one of the talented actors in Telugu film industry, Potti Sriramula University awarded him "Kalaprapoorna" and Andhra Pradesh state Government rewarded him with "Raghupathi Venkayya award". more..

National Silver Medal for Mahamantri Timmarusu
Raghupati Venkaiah award from Govt. of AP
Best Supporting Artiste from Madras Film Fans
Special Film Fare award for Jyothy in 1977
Supporting actor for Ekalavya
Supporting actor for Ee Charitra Ye Siratho
Supporting actor for Gaju Bommalu
Supporting actor for Nelavanka
Best Actorfor Maromalupu
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