Born on April 14, 1939, in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao completed his studies at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He later joined All India Rao and simultaneously continued as a writer writing several plays, novels, stories etc. Gollapudi Maruthi Rao also wrote a weekly column, Jeevana Kaalam for over 24 years.
Gollapudi Maruthi Rao was a man with many talents. He was a writer (plays, books, and dialogues), journalist, and stage actor besides being an actor in movies. His contribution to Telugu literature is immense with works like Rendu Rellu Aaru, Patita, Karuninchani Devatalu etc. getting State Awards.
As an actor, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao’s journey began from Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krisnayya. His unique dialogue delivery and performance made him stand out among stalwart character actors of Telugu cinema.
Gollapudi Maruthi Rao has won six Nandi awards in various categories for Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Comedian, Character Actor, and Actor. It is a reflection of the ‘genius’ versatility that he exhibited. Telugu cinema has lost a legend. May his soul rest in peace.Don't MissGetting Kapu Community's Support Can Be So Easy?Bharatiya Janatha Party seems to be very serious about Andhra Pradesh for the coming elections....Don't MissAmaravati Issue Nothing to Lose and Something to Gain for BJP?Union Government has filed an Affidavit in Andhra Pradesh High Court regarding the Capital issue...Don't MissNandamuri Mokshagna Was Never ReadyThis is one of the unseen pics of Balakrishna with his wife Vasundhara Devi and...Don't MissAmid Jai Sriram Chants, Ram Lalla Returns to His KingdomThe Long-Cherished Dream of Crores of Hindus is finally happening. Ram Lalla is returning to...Don't MissMegastar's Birthday To Be Special in Many WaysMegastar Chiranjeevi will be turning 65 on the 22nd of this month. Every Birthday of...