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.


  1. Prematharangaalu with Krishnam Raju, Chiranjeevi & Sujatha (19801)
  2. Priya with Chandra Mohan, Chiranjeevi & Radhika (1981)
  3. M.L.A. Yedukondalu with Dasari Narayana Rao & Sujatha (1983)
  4. 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.