P. J. Sarma is a Telugu film dubbing artist-turned-actor and writer. He was born as Pudipeddi Jogeswara Sarma in Kallepalli Agraham in Vizianagaram, India to P.V. Narasimham and P. Kamala. He completed his primary studies at S.S.L.C. (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) and later attended the Maharajah’s College in Vizainagram. He was married to the late P. Krishna Jyothi (dubbing artist) and had five children and two of them were popular actors,
, and P. Ravi Shankar. He is also the grandfather of Telugu actor and cricketer, Aadi Pudipeddi.
P. J. Sharma had mainly worked in Telugu cinema and few Kannada and Tamil films. As a dubbing artist, he has lent his voice to many actors in over 500 films. He started with his by doing character roles and had acted in more than 150 Telugu and Kannada films. He shifted to Madras to pursue an acting career. P. J. debuted in the 1957 Telugu film, 'Illarikam', which was helmed by Pratheyehathma. He is notable for his roles in films like 'Athanu' (2001), 'Ram Robert Rahim' (1980), 'Collector Janaki' (1976), etc. He became popular for doing the roles of a police officer and a villain. He acted in films like 'Sampoorna Ramayanam', 'Kurukshetram', 'Daana Veera Soora Karna', 'Nyayam Kavali', 'Talliprema', '
', 'Erramallelu', 'Karthavyam', 'Tholi Prema' and many more.
On December 14, 2014, P.J. Sarma died due to a sudden heart attack at his residence in Manikonda. His two daughters and three sons survived him. His funeral was held at ESI Hindu Smashana Vatika. A day before he died, Sarma attended the wedding of his grandson, Aadi (the son of Sai Kumar).
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P. J. Sarma, or better known as Pudipeddi Jogeswara Sarma was born in Vizianagaram, Madras Presidency, British India, present day Andhra Pradesh, India. He was an actor, writer and a dubbing artist working mainly in Telugu film industry. Sharma has acted in over 500 films and contributed as a dubbing artist. His debut movie came out in 1971 titled Sampoorna Ramayanam and made his last appearance the year 2003 in Naaga. He had three sons and two daughters, out of which two of them are in the film industry. Sharma died due to a heart attack on 14 December 2014 at the age of 81.