Only One Telugu actor in Forbes List

The Forbes Magazine listed 25 Great Acting Performances of Indian Cinema. Unexpectedly, only one Telugu actor found a place in best list and the superior person is none other than JV Somayaajulu garu for the landmark movie 'Sankarabharanam.

G V Somayajulu, an IAS officer in his 50s, plays a Carnatic instrumentalist who was taken the wrong way by the society for supporting the daughter of a prostitute at times when pop music has leave behind classical music. He played his part with such self-respect and power that you can't listen to any of its enormously popular songs without visualisation him performing them as his Sadhana.

K Viswanath’s Sankarabharanam opened to empty seats, became a super hit with fantastic mouth talk and now enjoys a trendy status.

Forbes Whole List:


HINDI: Dilip Kumar (Devdas, 1955); Nutan (Bandini, 1963); Utpal Dutt (Bhuvan, 1969); Balraj Sahni (Garam Hawa, 1974); Amjad Khan (Sholay, 1975); Amitabh Bachchan (Deewar, 1975); Naseeruddin Shah (Sparsh, 1980); Rekha (Umrao Jaan, 1981); Sanjeev Kumar (Angoor, 1982); Smita Patil (Mirch Masala, 1987)

 TELUGU: Somayajulu (Sankarabharanam, 1980).

KANNADA: Dr Rajkumar (Bangaaradha Manushya, 1972).

 MALAYALAM: Mammooty (Mathilukal, 1989); Mohanlal (Bharatham, 1991).

TAMIL: Sivaji Ganesan (Parasakthi, 1952); Rajinikanth (Thillu Mullu, 1981); Revathi (Mouna Ragam, 1986), Kamal Haasan (Mahanadi, 1994).

 BENGALI: Supriya Choudhury (Meghe Dhaka Tara, 1960); Soumitra Chatterjee, 1961); Chhabi Biswas (Jalsaghar, 1958); Uttam Kumar (Nayak, 1966); Ananya Chatterjee (Abohomaan, 2010).

 MARATHI: Upendra Limaye (Jogwa, 2009); Nilu Phule (Samna, 1975).

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