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C S Rao
C S Rao
Chittajallu Srinivasa Rao better known as C. S. Rao (b: 1924 - d: 2004) is a South Indian film actor, writer and director. He is son of famous film director Chittajallu Pullayya. He has directed about 70 films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Oriya languages. He is best known as the director of the Magnum Opus film of Telugu cinema Lava Kusha (1963).He married the daughter of Kannamba and Kadaru Nagabhushanam. He fell in love with famous dancer and actress Rajasulochana and married her, after divorcing the first wife. He had three daughters with them
He had differences with his second wife and had to stay in a old-age home. He has been suffering from Elephantiasis and indulge in drinking Alcohol.

He was born in Kakinada and associated with films since childhood. He acted in the films directed by his father like Sati Anasuya and Bhakta Dhruva as a child actor. He worked as assistant to cinematographer K. Ramnoth, art director V.A.K. Sekhar and Uday Shankar. He assisted his father in Pakkinti Ammayi (1953), as an actor and screenplay writer.
His directorial debut film in Tamil is Ponni (1953) and in Telugu Sri Krishna Tulabaram (1955). He directed about 70 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Oriya languages. His popular Telugu movies include Lava Kusha (1963), Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu (1958), Shantinivasam (1960), Abhimanam (1960), Tiger Ramudu (1962), Valmeeki (1963), Kanchu Kota (1967), Govula Gopanna (1968), Ekaveera (1969), Jeevitha Chakram (1971), Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham (1972), Dhanamaa? Daivamaa? (1973), Yashoda Krishna (1975), Mahakavi Kshetrayya (1976), etc
He also acted in a few movies Pelli Sandadi (1959), Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya (1982), Jebudonga (1987), Kokila (1989).
He was expired on December 8, 2004 in Chennai.

Filmography

Director

This is a partial list of his films:
Anasuya (1936) (as child actor)
Dhruva (1936) (as child actor)
Pakka Inti Ammayi (Telugu, 1953) (actor and screen adaptation)
Ponni (1953) (director)
Pona Machan Thirumbi Vandhan (1954) (director)
Shri Krishna Tulabharam (Telugu, 1955) (director)
Anna Thamudu (1958) (director)
Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu (1958) (director)
Shri Krishna Maya (1958) (director)
Pelli Sandadi (1959) (actor)
Naradhar Kalyanam (1959) (director)
Shabash Ramu (1959) (director)
Sabhash Ramudu (1959) (director)
Abhimanam (1960) (director)
Shantinivasam (1960) (director)
Pellikani Pillalu (1961) (director)
Tiger Ramudu (1962) (director)
Santhi Nivas (1962) (director)
Lava Kusa (Telugu, 1963) (director)
Valmiki (Telugu, 1963) (director)
Lava Kusa (Tamil, 1963) (director)
Valmiki (Kannada, 1963) (director)
Keelu Bommalu (Telugu, 1965) (director)
Prachanda Bhairavi (1965) (director)
Pratignapalana (1965) (director)
Kanchukota (1967) (director)
Pallava Sevengal (1967) (director)
Bangaru Gaajulu (1968) (director)
Govula Gopanna (1968) (director)
Gramadevathulu (1968) (director)
Mana Samsaram (1968) (director)
Niluvu Dopidi (1968) (director)
Nindu Samsaram (1968) (director)
Ekaveera (Telugu, 1969) (director)
Mamaku Tagga Kodalu (1969) (director)
Pettandarulu (1970) (director)
Desamante Manushuloi (1970) (director)
Malli Pelli (1970) (director)
Marina Manishi (1970) (director)
Rendu Kutumbala Katha (1970) (director)
Bhagyavanthudu (1971) (director)
Jeevitha Chakram (Telugu, 1971) (director)
Rangeli Raja (1971) (director)
Shri Krishnanjaneya Yuddham (1972) (director)
Deshoddharakulu (1973) (director)
Dhanama? Daivama? (1973 (director)
Adambaralu Anubhandalu (1974) (director)
Anaganaga Oka Thandri (1974) (director)
Bandhalu Anubhandhalu (1974) (director)
Devudulanti Manishi (1975) (director)
Swandam Kariyum Zindabad (1975) (director)
Yashoda Krishna (Telugu, 1975) (director)
Mahakavi Kshetrayya (Telugu, 1976) (director)
Manchiki Maro Peru (1976) (director)
Punardatta (1976) (director)
Shri Renukadevi Mahatme (1977) (director)
Allari Pillalu (1978) (director)
Parasuraman (1978) (director)
Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya (Telugu, 1982) (actor)
Radhamma Mogudu (1982) (director)
Bhayankara Bhasmasura (1983) (director)
Maro Maya Bazaar (1983) (director)
Raja Harishchandra (1984) (director)
Satya Harishchandra (Telugu, 1984) (director)
Grihalakshmi (1985) (director)
Jebu Donga (1987) (actor)
Yogi Vemana (Telugu, 1988) (director)
Kokila (1989) (actor)

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