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Venkata Appala Haranath Raju Buddharaju (Telugu: హరనాథ్) (September 2, 1936 – November 1, 1989) was a popular Tollywood film actor. He was born in Raparthi Village, East Godavari Andhra Pradesh

Harinath acted in a number of plays during his college days, and won many awards. One day while buying shoes in Pandi Bazaar, Director Gutta Ramineedu saw him and picked him for the hero’s role in the movie, ‘Maa Inti Mahalakshmi’ (1959) , first film shot at Saradhi Studios in Hyderabad. His performance in the movie earned him a place next only to that of Akinneni Nageswara Rao and N.T. Rama Rao. For his first venture as producer and director, NTR picked Haranath for the role of Lord Sri Rama in ‘Sitarama Kalyanam’. The song sequence, ‘Andala o chilaka, anduko na lekha,’ featuring Haranath in the movie ‘Letamanasulu’ enthralled the whole of Andhra Pradesh those days. Movies like Palamanasulu, Pelliroju, etc., with Haranath and Jamuna as the lead pairs were tremendous successes.

Addicted to alcohol, he limited himself  with guest roles in the subsequent movies.  His last film was “Naagu” 1984 where he played as the father of the hero casting Chiranjeevi.  He died on 1st November 1989  in Madras – now called Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Harinath was married and is survived by his son Srinivas Buddharaju and a daughter Padma, who is marreid to G.V.G.Raju, a noted telugu film producer.

Filmography:  

  1. Maa Enti Mahalakshmi  – 1959 – debut film
  2. Runanubandham – 1960
  3. Kalasivunte Kaladu Sukham  –
  4. Gadasari Attaha Sosagara Kodalu (1981)
  5. Bala Bharatam (1972) …. Narada
  6. Bhale Papa (1971)
  7. Kathanayika Molla (1970) …. Lord Vishnu
  8. Sridevi (1970)
  9. Thalli Thandrulu (1970) …. Anand
  10. Challani Needa (1968)
  11. Nadimantrapu Siri (1968)
  12. Bhakta Prahlada (1967/I) …. Lord Vishnu
  13. Bhakta Prahlada (1967/II)
  14. Chadarangam (1967)
  15. Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna (1967)
  16. Letha Manasulu (1966)
  17. Shri Krishna Pandaviyam (1966) …. Abhimanyu
  18. Chandrahasa (1965/I)
  19. Amarshilpi Jakanna (1964)
  20. Murali Krishna (1964) …. Lakshmikantam
  21. Pempudu Kuthuru (1963)
  22. Gundamma Katha (1962) …. Prabhakar
  23. Bhishma (1962) …. Lord Krishna
  24. Kalasivunte Kaladu Sukham (1961) …. NTR’s brother
  25. Sri Seetha Rama Kalyanam (1961) …. Lord Rama
  26. Runanubandham (1960)
  27. Maa Inti Mahalakshmi (1959)
  28. Pelli Roju | Year: 21-May-1968
  29. Seetarama Kalyanam | Year: 6-Jan-1961
  30. Album: Leta Manasulu | Year: 1966
  31. Album: Peddakkayya | Year: 1967
  32. Album: Nadamantrapu Siri | Year: 1968
  33. Album: Pala Manasulu | Year: 1968
  34. Album: Kathanayika Molla | Year: 1970
  35. Album: Sridevi | Year: 1970

 

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