Saturday, December 14, 2013

Swati Reddy

Swati Reddy

Swati Reddy, better known as Colours Swathi, is an Indian film actress and television presenter. Her nickname and fame comes from her stint in the television show Colours, which was telecast on Maa TV. After essaying supporting roles, she made her debut as a leading actress in the Tamilfilm Subramaniapuram (2008). Her role in the Telugu film Ashta Chamma earned her the Filmfare Award and Nandi Award for Best Actres


Kurnool Fort Or Konda Reddy Buruju History-Origin-Importance-Architecture

Kurnool Fort Or Konda Reddy Buruju History-Origin-Importance-Architecture:

It was believed to be built by Achyuta Devarayalu, belonging to Vijayanagar Empire and stands even today as the splendorous examples of the architecture of those times. Konda Reddy Buruju is a part of Kurnool Fort and also the only part left out of the magnificent fort. Konda Reddy Buruju was a sentinel and was used as a prison. Chronicles has it that, a revolutionary named Konda Reddy was imprisoned by the Nawab of Kurnool when he tried to oppose him.

Konda Reddy (1597-1643), the last ruler of Alampur defeated Kurnool Nawab who was a subordinate and an associate of the Golkonda Kings several times. After a prolonged battle Konda Reddy was captured and imprisoned in the fortress. Because of his valour and untiringly resolve to fight the Muslim rulers, the fort came to be known as Konda Reddy Buruju. He escaped from the fortress digging a tunnel across the River Krishna to Alampur and ultimately lost his kingdom to Golkonda Kings.

Sameera Reddy:

Sameera Reddy (born 14 December 1982) is an Indian actress who primarily appears in Tollywood and Bollywood films.She has also appeared in a number of TeluguBengaliMalayalam and Kannada films.She went on to appear in commercially successful Tamil films like Vaaranam AayiramVediand Vettai establishing herself as a contemporary leading actress of Tamil Cinema

Early life[edit]

Reddy was born on 14 December 1982 in RajahmundryAndhra Pradesh. Her father Chinta poli (C. P.) Reddy, a Telugu, is a businessman,[1][2] while her mother Nakshatra, a Goud Saraswat Brahmin,[3] referred to as Niki by her daughters and in the media, was a microbiologist and worked with anNGO.[4][5] She has two siblings, Meghna Reddy, a former VJ and supermodel,[6] and Sushma Reddy, a Bollywood actress and model,[7] both elder to her.[8] She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School in MahimMumbai and graduated from Sydenham College.
Sameera described herself as a "Tomboy" and "the ugly duckling in the family", while citing: "I was plump, had glasses and my glam quotient was rather low till I was 19".[8] She also claimed that she had always been "the calm one" and "most diplomatic" among the sisters and was pampered since she was the youngest in the family


Reddy first appeared in ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas's "Aur Aahista" music video in 1996, when she was a graduate.[9] She caught the attention of Bollywood and was cast in a pivotal role in the 2002 Hindi film Maine Dil Tujhko Diya. In 2004, she appeared in Musafir.
Reddy appeared in the Tamil film Vaaranam Aayiram directed by Gautham Menon, opposite Surya Sivakumar, which was a blockbuster. Reddy's acting and modest portrayal of a confident and down-to-earth girl earned her rave reviews.

Other Activities[edit]

Reddy was a judge for the Miss Sri Lanka Online contest in 2012

Saturday, December 7, 2013

G. Pulla Reddy

G. Pulla Reddy (Gunampalli Pulla Reddy) was a philanthropist and a humanist from Andhra Pradesh, India, best known for the G. Pulla Reddy chain of retail sweet outlets in Hyderabad and Kurnool.


G. Pullareddy began selling his sweets(BURFI) in 1948, when aged 28, using a small cart. The business grew, spreading from the lanes of Kurnool to eventually encompass four shops in India. He opened shops in many US cities, including New York, California and Charlotte.
He founded the G Pulla Reddy College of Engineering & Technology in Kurnool and owned Narayanamma college in Hyderabad. He died on 9 May 2007.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Roja (actress)

Roja Selvamani (born Latha Reddy; 17 November 1972) is a South Indian actress and politician.[1] She currently aligns with the YSR Congress party.[2]

Early life[edit]

Roja was born as Sree Latha in 1972 to Nagaraja Reddy and Lalitha in TirupatiAndhra Pradesh. She was the only girl child with two brothers. Later, the family moved to Hyderabad. She did her Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Nagarjuna University. Roja learnt Kuchipudi and was performing dance before she entered films.[3]


Film career[edit]

Roja entered the cinema industry with Telugu films. Her first movie was Prema Thapassu with acting legend Rajendra Prasad where the complete movie was shot in Tirupati.
She was introduced to the Tamil film industry by director R.K. Selvamani with Chembaruthi along with actor Prashanth. The movie was a hit and paved way for role in another success, Suriyan with Sarath Kumar. Both the films established her in Tamil cinema.[4] She became popular with songs such as "Veloor Maman" in the film Makkal Aatchi withMammootty and "Mastana Mastana" in Raasaiyya with Prabhu Deva. Her performance in films with actors such as Rajnikanth in Veera, and Arjun Sarja in Ayudha Poojai were praised. Roja's major career breakthrough was in the film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, directed by Vikraman. Her 100th movie was Pottu Amman. Roja later appeared in supporting roles in films like Arasu (2001), Parijatham (2006), Kaavalan (2011) and Saguni (2012).

Political career[edit]

Roja joined Telugu Desam and was the woman wing president of Telugu Mahila Party.[5] During the 2009 state elections, she was involved in confrontations and political antics with her rival opposition party leaders, which ultimately led to her defeat for the second consecutive time in the AP state Assembly elections. In August 2009, She quit TDP and joined Congress Party.[5] She quit Congress party and is now with Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy's political party.[6]


Roja and Meena resembled each other when younger, and Meena acted as Roja’s younger sister in several movies. Roja had a penchant for hairdressing and it was evidently seen as whenever she is in the sets, she’s seen hairdressing her co-heroines like DevayaniKushbooRanjitha and Mumtaz to name a few. According to Ramya Krishnan, her friend and co-star, Roja is one of the few artists who can do their make-up themselves. Actress Mumtaz in an interview praised Roja’s willingness and egoless attitude when she did her hair and make-up during a Singapore Film Show in 2003.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Roja married popular director R. K. Selvamani who made her debut Tamil film, in August 2002. The couple have one daughter and one son.
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