Jamuna (born 30 August 1936) is a veteran Telugu actress, a director and a politician.
Jamuna was born in Nidamaru, Guntur to Nippani Srinivas Rao, a Madhwa Brahmin business man, and Kausalya Devi, an Arya Vysya. She grew up in Duggirala, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, India.
Jamuna was a stage artist in school. Her mother taught her vocal music and harmonium. Dr. Rajarao watched her stage show Maa Bhoomi and gave her offer to act in his movie Puttillu in 1952.
She acted in 198 films in Telugu and other south Indian languages. She also acted in Hindi films, winning the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Milan (1967), repeating her role from the original Telugu film Mooga Manasulu (1963).
She also established Telugu artist association and doing social service through it for the last 25 years.
She joined Congress party in 1980s and switched to B.J.P. in 1990s.
he married Professor Juluri Ramana Rao, a Zoology professor in Osmania University, in 1965. They have a son, Vamsikrishna and daughter, Shravanthi. They live in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
1968: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award - Milan
2008: NTR National Award
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