Nirmalamma is a famous Telugu actor who was born in 1920 in a village near Machilipatnam in Krishna district. She started her career at a very young age of 10. She received an award from Bollywood actor
for her role of a beggar in a play `Aakali’. After her plays `Tulasi’ and `Sakkubai’ became popular, she got a chance to meet producer-director Ghantasala Balaramaiah who gave her a break in his film `Garuda Garvabhangam’ through which she marked her debut.
She has acted with three generations of actors _ NT Rama Rao and ; Krishna, Shobhan Babu, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Venkatesh and Nagarjuna. She has mostly acted in the movies directed by Dasarinarayana Rao, S.V.
and E. V. V. Satyanarayana. Infact, her last movie was Premaku Swagatham (2002), directed by S.V. Krishna Reddy. Nirmalamma received numerous awards including Nandi Awards, Filmfare and Sitara Award for her best performance and contribution to the industry. She was the most talented actress and was loved by the audiences for her realistic portray of Mother and Grandmother. She is fondly remembered as 'teluginti baama'. Her famous movies include Shankarabharam, Yamagola, Padiharella Vayassu, Shubhasankalpam, Apadbandhavudu, Swathimythyam and many more. Her last public appearance was at the Vajrothsava celebrations of Telugu cinema.
On the personal front, she was married to GV Krishna Rao. She had no kids of her own. However, she had adopted a daughter named Kavitha. She breathed her last on 19 February 2009 due to a prolonged illness. The entire tinsel town Telugu industry paid their homage to this Veteran Actress and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family members.