Great & remarkable persons and celebrities from the city Rajahmundry:

'Aadikavi' Nannaya Bhattaraka:

Nannaya/Nannaiah(11th century), the author of Andhra mahabharatam was born in the city Rajahmundry. He the first known telugu poet and in recognition of his work towards the telugu language hewas honored with the title 'AadiKavi'. In Rajahmundry Aadikavi Nannayya University (2006) was established and named after his name.

Kandukuri Veeresalingam:

Raobahadur Kandukuri veeresalingam(1848-1919), social reformer, literacy activist, writer and founder of Andhra Renaissance. He was also known as GadyaTikkana and he translated and published many books in telugu language. In contribution of empowering the society he Starter Hitakarini society and donated all his property to the educational institutions and various organizations.

General Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton:

Gn. Sri Arthur Thomas Cotton was british general and irrigation engineer. He was familiar for his magnficient work onthe barrage(1862) at dowleswaram, near the city Rajahmundry. The Cotton barrage is crucial for drinking and agriculture in this Godavari district. The barrage was named after his name for his services and a museum was established on his name at dowleswaram.

Durgabai Deshmukh:

Durgabai Deshmukh(1909-1981), Freedom Fighter, Social activist, politician and lawyer. She was the founder of Andhra mahilasabha and Central social welfare board. She was a member of planning commission of India.

Yellapragada Subbarao:

Yellapragadasubbarao(1895-1948), a biochemist born in bhimavaram, west Godavari. He did his primary schooling in Rajahmundry. He discovered drug for filariasis and adenosine triphosphate(ATP) in muscular activity. He was familiar for his inventions in antibiotics.

Sri Voleti Venkaeswarulu:

He was one of the prominent south Indian classical musicians of 20th century. His famous Bhakthiranjani Program from all India radio was admired by the listeners.

Sri AdurthiSubbaRao:

He is one of the legendary directors of Telugu film Industry. He produced and directed several Telugu and hindi films...

Raja Babu (Punyamurthula Appalaraju):

Rajababu was a popular comedian/actor from Telugu film Industry. He acted in more than 550+ Movies in Telugu. Mr. Rajababu was also honored with several awards and rewards.

Jaya Prada:

Sri.Lalita Rani popularly known as jayaprada was born in Rajahmundry. She was an actress and politician. She acted in 200+ movies in almost all the regional language films in India. She was honored with several awards and rewards.. She was also elected as a Member of Parliament (both upper and lower houses).


Comedian/Hero Ali was born in Rajahmundry. He was one of the most popular comedians in Telugu Film Industry. He acted in 800+ movies. He was honored with Doctorate.

Harshavardhan Rane:

Harshavardhan Rane, Model and actor/Hero in Telugu Film Industry. He was born in Rajahmundry. He acted as lead role in several Telugu Movies.

Sameera Reddy:

Popular Indian actress, Sameerareddy was born in Rajahmundry City. She acted in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and other regional language Indian films.

Rasool Ellore:

The famous cameraman Mr. Rasool ellore was born in Rajahmundry. He was recognized nationally and internationally for his camera work in Bollywood and Hollywood.

J.D Chakravarthy:

J.D.Chakravarthy, Actor/director/producer was born in Rajahmundry City. He acted as a hero in many famous movies in Telugu and Hindi. He has his unique style in acting.

Meghna Reddy:

Famous Indian Model and Video Jockey in Channel V was born in Rajahmundry. She was famous for the ManglaHai in channel V.

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