He was born on 9 July 1928. He is a film actor, producer and is known for the work in Telugu cinema and few Tamil films. He had obtained the Thodu Dongalu (1954) and Mahamantri Timmarusu (1962). He had received the Rashtrapati Award.He was a member of the Indian delegation from South India to the Tashkent Film Festival in 1978 and 1982. He was also the Jury member thrice for National Film Awards. He was given the Padma Shri for his contributions to Indian Cinema. He had worked in Maya Bazar (1957), Kula Daivam (1960), Maa Inti Mahalakshmi (1959), Jyothi (1977),Kula Gothralu (1962), Maro Malupu (1982), Nelavanka (1981), Gaaju Bommalu (1983), Ekalavya (1982), Ee Charitra Ye Siraatho? (1982), Pelli Pustakam (1991). He was born in Ravikampadu near Bhattiprolu, Andhra Pradesh. He attended the Hindu College. Check out this page for more updates on Gummadi Venkateswara Rao.