Kalyanam Raghuramaiah born in Guntur, AP. Original name: Venkatasubbaiah. Developed a characteristic singing style combining it with whistling (later even whistling classical Carnatic tunes, which gave him his popular name of 'Eelapata' Raghuramaiah). Joined Telugu theatre aged 8, playing Raghurama in the mythological play Bbakta Ramadas. In 1928 he acted the female role of Shakuntala in front of Rabindranath Tagore, who called him Andhra Nataka Kokila. With his second film, Kuchela, became known for acting Krishna, later adding the role of Narada to his repertoire.
raghuramayya garu is really a legend in telugu mythalogical drama field.my personal openion is no body could rendor padyas like raghuramayya garu in a soft nature.
Great Artist !