Sharada is a three time National Award winning Indian actress and Indian Parliament member. She originally hails from Andhra Pradesh. She has achieved success through Malayalam movies. Initially she did many supporting roles in Telugu films and later on moved to Malayalam film industry and gained success there. She is also known as Urvashi Sharada because earlier the National Film Award for Best Actress was officially designated the Urvashi Award. Sharada has been selected for the prestigious NTR National Award instituted by the Andhra Pradesh state government for the year 2010.
Jamuna is a veteran Telugu actress, a director and a politician.
Jamuna was born in Hampi,Karnataka to Nippani Srinivas Rao, a Madhwa Brahmin business man, and Kausalya Devi, an Arya Vysya. She grew up in Duggirala, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, India.
Jamuna was a stage artist in school. Her mother taught her vocal music and harmonium. Dr. Garikipati Raja Rao (see Indian People's Theatre Association IPTA) watched her stage show Maa Bhoomi and gave her offer to act in his movie Puttillu in 1952.
Sunitha Upadrashta is playback singer, anchor and dubbing artist in the Telugu Film industry, also known as Tollywood.
She has been acclaimed as a top-singer winning kudos from the stalwarts like Sri S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, M. Balamuralikrishna, Smt. P. Suseela, Smt.S. Janaki, and others. She works as a singer, as a dubbing artiste, and as an Anchor to various channels who conduct musical programmes. She has worked as a dubbing artiste in almost 500 films in 8 years.
Dronavalli Harika is a leading Indian chess player.
She gradually came to prominence winning the World Youth Championships in the Under-14 and Under-18 categories. In 2011 she won the Asian Individual Women Chess Championship 2011. Her personal coach is N.V.S. Raju. Harika earned the Grandmaster title in July 2011.
Pentala Harikrishna is a chess player from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Harikrishna became the youngest grandmaster from India in 2001. As of April 2013, he is the 2nd highest rated player in India after Viswanathan Anand, No. 7 in Asia and 40th in the world.
In November 2004, he won the World Junior Chess Championship. In August 2006, he won the Chess960 (Fischer Random) Junior Chess Championship, beating Arkadij Naiditsch 4.5–3.5 in the final.
Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler.
During 2005–2007, he was touted as a potential member of the Indian national team due to his excellent batting skills. He was banned from Indian cricket due to his signing with the rebel ICL in 2007. Subsequently, Rayudu left the ICL and, following an amnesty offer from BCCI, returned to Indian domestic cricket.
Rayudu completed his schooling from Bhavan's Sri Rama Krishna Vidyalaya. He is married to Chennupalli Vidya and lives in Hyderabad.
Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper.
Prasad earned attention after performing well for Andhra Pradesh cricket team. Following the 1997–98 tour of Pakistan, Krishnamachari Srikkanth was amongst those who spoke highly of his capability. Even before the season had finished, Prasad had made his debut.
Sekhar Tam Tam was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II at an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on 6 December 2006. The award was given for Tam Tam’s contribution to health and public service in the British Caribbean island of Grenada.
Arikapudi Ramana Rao is a former Indian volleyball player. He was born in Chamallamudi village, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. He is a recipient of both the Arjuna Award for the year 1977-1978 and Dronacharya Award for the year 1990-1991.
Siva Rama Krishna Ghattamaneni popularly known as Krishna, is an Indian film actor, director and producer known for his works in Telugu Cinema. He acted in more than 350 films in his career spanning over five decades and was one of the leading actors in the early 80's of the Telugu film industry. In 2008, he got a honorary doctorate by Andhra University. In 2009, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian Cinema. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Congress party in 1989.
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