Career as an actor:
He started his career playing a police inspector in the movie Mana Desam(1949), encouraged by LV Prasad. Widely recognized for playingmythological characters, Rao is considered one of the two greatestactors in Telugu film industry (the other is Akkineni Nageswara Rao). His portrayal of Lord Krishna in Maya Bazaar was the turning point in his career. His portrayal of Ravana and avatars of Vishnu, especially Rama and Krishna made an entire generation associate him with these gods. He played the role of Lord Krishna in Telugu as well as in Ta....