Mikkilineni Radha Krishna Murthy
Veteran actor and founder of Praja Natya Mandali, who passed away at the ripe old age of 96 years - Born in Kolavennu village on July 7, 1914, Murthy acted in near 150 films with N.T. Rama Rao and in almost all the Vitalacharaya movies.Starting with the freedom movement, Murthy played a lead role in the Congress, Leftist, Library, progressive writers and Atheist movements of Andhra Pradesh.Beginning his film career in Telugu film, Deeksha, directed by K.S. Prakash Rao in 1949, the Balakrishna-starrer Bhairava Dweepam was his last film....Murthy has one son and two daughters. Before entering into a career in theatre and cinema, he did diploma in veterinary science.His son also studied veterinary science and has settled down in Krishna district as a doctor.... His greatest achievement was his research book titled SAMAGRA ANDHRA NATAKA RANGA CHAITRA--he wrote a series of articles on the great stage actors of Andhra from very olden times TILL MODERN TIMES. They were serially published in Andhra Prabha in 60s decade.