P. Pullaiah

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P. Pullaiah
Born2 May 1911
OccupationFilm Director
Film Producer
Spouse(s)P. Santha Kumari

P. Pullaiah or P. Pullayya B.A. (Telugu: పి.పుల్లయ్య) (1911–1985) is a Telugu film director and producer. He was the recipient of Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for his contributions to Telugu cinema.

Personal life[edit]

Pullaiah married veteran actress P. Santha Kumari in 1937. Together they have a daughter named, Padma.

Poludasu Pullaiah's had one sibling, P. Kanthamma.[citation needed] She had 2 children. One, a son, Late. Thota Srinivasulu who married Bandla Sujatha and had 3 children (Thota Sirisha, Thota Sharmila & Late. Thota Satish). The other, a daughter, Late. Thota Janabhai who married Late. Jayaram and had 4 children Lakshmi Bhai, Prabhavathi, Devasena & Vijay.[citation needed]

Film career[edit]

Pullaiah produced and directed many Hit films under the banner Padmasree Pictures named after their daughter.

Jayabheri was a 1959 Telugu musical hit film directed by him and starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Anjali Devi in lead roles.[1] The film is based on the 1947 production by V. Shantaram, titled Lokshahir Ram Joshi in Marathi and Matwala Shayar Ram Joshi in Hindi. The songs in the movie are both classical Carnatic and Folklore with music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao

Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam was a 1960 magnum opus Telugu film produced and directed by him and starring N. T. Rama Rao.[2] The story is based on the story of Lord Venkateswara (Balaji).


  1. Harishchandra (1935) (director)
  2. Sarangadhara (1937) (director)
  3. Balaji (1939) (director)
  4. Dharmapatni (1941) (director and producer)
  5. Premabandhan (1941) (director)
  6. Subhadra (1941) (director)
  7. Bhagyalaxmi (1943) (director)
  8. Maya Machhindra (1945) (director)
  9. Bhakthajana (1948) (director)
  10. Macha Rekai (1950) (director)
  11. Tirugubatu (1950) (director)
  12. Veetukari (1950) (director)
  13. Dharmadevata (1952) (director)
  14. Manam Pola Mangalyam (1953) (director)
  15. Rechukka (1954) (director)
  16. Kanyasulkam (1955) (director)
  17. Ardhangi (1955) (director and producer)
  18. Pennin Perumai (1956) (director and producer)
  19. Umasundari (1956) (director)
  20. Vanangamudi (1957) (director)
  21. Illarame Nallaram (1958) (director)
  22. Jayabheri (1959) (director)
  23. Adisaya Thirudan (1959) (director)
  24. Banda Ramudu (1959) (director)
  25. Kalaivanan (1959) (director)
  26. Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam (1960) (director and producer)
  27. Siri Sampadalu (1962) (director and producer)
  28. Murali Krishna (1964) (director)
  29. Aasai Mugam (1965) (director)
  30. Preminchi Choodu (1965) (director and producer)
  31. Thaye Unakkaga (1966) (director)
  32. Prana Mithrulu (1967) (director and producer)
  33. Alludu Menalludu (1970) (director and producer)
  34. Koduku Kodalu (1972) (director and producer)
  35. Andaru Bagundali (1975) (director)


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards

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