There is no actor who shines the brightest in all sorts of roles during the golden age of Telugu Cinema than S. V. Ranga Rao. Though he’s mostly a character artist, he enjoyed stardom similar to that of the lead actors like N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He was the quintessential villain. He played father to both the star heroes. He even played younger roles than theirs just like he did in Mayabazaar (Ghatotkacha is younger than Srikrishna and his nephew).
Not just in the combination with stars, there are several movies which were sold on his name like Bhaktha Prahlada where he immortalised Hiranyakashyapa - a conflicted personality. On one side he hates Lord Vishnu and on the other side he wants his kid son to understand him and leave Hari Bhakthi - devotion to Lord Vishnu.
As Ravana, as an old peasant man whose son left him in Tata Manavadu and what not... S. V. Ranga Rao immortalised every role he is given. Here we have searched all the 14 lokas (padunaaluhu bhuvanabhandamulu) and bring you the list of 14 roles he immortalised on the occasion of his 102nd Jayanthi. Remember... a Telugu Pouranick film wasn’t complete without his presence.