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Devulapalli Krishnasastri Telugu Actor
  • DOB : 01-11-1897
  • Date of death: 24-02-1980
  • Star Sign : Scorpio

Devulapally Venkata Krishnasastri was born on 1st November 1897 at R.Chandrampalem, Pithapuram, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. He was an eminent Telugu poet, playwright and translator. He is known as Andhra Shelley His parents belonged to a family of court-poets. His interest in English literature increased when he was in high school. From a very young age only, he started writing poetry. He went to meet Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan in 1929. After meeting Gurudev, there were significant changes in his writing skills. In 1945, he joined All India Radio and had written a number of plays for it. He came in limelight when he translated Sri Goda Devi’s Tiruppavai from Tamil to Telugu Keertanaas. There were other translations available. But this particular work of him was very unique. Some famous literary works of Krishnasatri include Amrutha Veena, Sri Vidyapathi, Sharmishta, Meghamala, Krishnapaksham, Mahati, Urvasi and many more.

Dr. Devulapalli Venkata Krishna Sastry was able to capture the spotlight in Telugu Film industry. As he made a notable contribution in the story and lyrics of the all-time Telugu classical hit " Malleeswari Malleswari is a Telugu TV series aired on Maa Tv f >> Read More... Malleeswari ". His lyrics united the most of the Telugu people from a layman to the upper class, educated people. In the span of 20 years from 1950 to 1970, he almost penned 160 lyrics to 70 films. They include ‘ Malleswari Click to look into! >> Read More... Malleswari ’, Naa Illu, En Veedu, Bangaru Papa, Ekaveera, Bhagya Rekha (1957), Rakta Kanneeru, Bhakta Tukaram and many more. Because of his sheer talent and notable works. He was felicitated with numerous awards like Andhra University has conferred the title Kala Prapoorna(The complete artist) on him in 1975. He was awarded the ‘Sahitya Akademi’ Award. And he had also achieved the ‘Nandi Award’ for Best Lyricist for "Aakulo" from ‘Meghasandesam’. He won the Padma Bhushan Award in the year 1976. He died at the age of 82, on 24th February 1980 in India.