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     1'''Kanchanmala (1923-81)''' 
     2Telugu actress born in coastal AP. Stage star in 
     3Telugu; then entered cinema at Sagar Studio, 
     4Bombay, with a minor role in Veer Abhimanyu. 
     5After her 2nd film, at Calcutta’s Aurora, 
     6Ahindra Choudhury’s Vipranarayana, broke 
     7through in H.M. Reddy’s Grihalakshmi, 
     8where her sexually charged performance as the 
     9dancer Madhuri next to Kannamba’s role as 
     10the suffering wife solicited a kind of male 
     11voyeurism later exploited in Vauhini’s 40s 
     12socials. Played the victimised wife in B.N. 
     13Reddi’s nationalist Vande Mataram; also 
     14appeared in reformist socials by e.g. 
     15Ramabrahmam (Malapilla, Illalu) and sang 
     16duets with composer Ogirala in Y.V. Rao’s 
     17Malli Pelli. Played the major role of the 
     18wicked stepmother in Gemini’s 
     19Balangamma, after which a legal dispute with 
     20the studio boss S.S. Vasan effectively put her 
     21career in limbo for almost a decade. Her acting 
     22style was later extended by stars like Kamala 
     23Kotnis and Bhanumati. 
     24''' 
     25FILMOGRAPHY:''' 1935: Shri Krishna 
     26Tulabharam; 1936: Veer Abhimanyu; 1937: 
     27Vipranarayana; 1938: Grihalakshmi; 
     28Malapilla; 1939: Vande Mataram; Malli 
     29Pelli; 1940: Mahiravana; Illalu; 1942: 
     30Balanagamma; 1963: Nartanasala. 
     31 
     32[[Actor]]