Rayaparaju (Right) with Director K.Bapaiah
M. Rayaparaju’s Profile:
Date of Birth : 10-08-1938
Place of Birth : Pattepalem (near Thadepalli Gudem), West Godavari
Education: Engineering discontinued and studied at Rajamundry Arts College
Interests : Theatre. He was also a good singer apparently.
- Prematharangaalu with Krishnam Raju, Chiranjeevi & Sujatha (19801)
- Priya with Chandra Mohan, Chiranjeevi & Radhika (1981)
- M.L.A. Yedukondalu with Dasari Narayana Rao & Sujatha (1983)
- Dandayathra with Sobhan Babu
Trivia : Rayaparaju wanted to make “Choo Mantra Kaali” in 3-D and announced this project in 1985. But the project did not gain traction and “Jai Beethala” / “SAGAR” (Suhasini and Master Arjun) have entered the history books as the only Telugu films made in the format.
His legacy: His son M.S.Raju (“Sumanth Arts”) became one of the top-notch producers of Telugu Cinema . M.S.Sumanth, his grand-son, is yet to get a break as an actor.