|BIRTHDAY||7 September, 1925|
|BIRTH PLACE||Doddavaram , Prakasam , Andhra Pradesh|
|AGE (in 2005)||80 Years Old|
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna was born on 7th September 1925 in Doddavaran, near Ongole, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. She was a popular Indian Actress, soulful Singer, amazing Writer, prolific Director and Music Director.
She is considered to be the first female star of Telugu cinema and is also popular for her work in the Tamil Cinema. Bhanumathi debuted as an actress in 1939 in Telugu film titled Vara Vikrayam and later appeared in over 200 Tamil and Telugu Films. She was given the title of Ashtavadhani by the film industry because of her multi-talented personality.
Besides being a great actress, she was an exceptionally fine singer and a much-appreciated writer, director, producer, music director, and editor. She was the first female studio owner of India. Bhanumathi was an active social worker and was associated with several charitable organizations.
She was the founder of Dr. Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Matriculation School, which was an educational institution situated in Chennai. She is the recipient of several national awards like the Padma Bhushan Award (2001), Padma Shri Award (1966) etc.
She married P. S. Ramakrishna Rao, a Director & Producer of Telugu and Tamil Films. The marriage took place on 8th August 1943.
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Shri||Civilian Award||1966||Arts|
|Padma Bhushan||Civilian Award||2001||Arts|
She died on 24th December in Chennai, India.
|DEATHDAY||DEATH PLACE||DEATH STATE||DEATH COUNTRY|
|24 December, 2005||Chennai||Tamil Nadu||India|