Raja Babu or Punyamurthula Appalaraju (15 October 1937 - 7 February 1983) is a popular actor in Telugu film industry. He has also produced few films. He is considered as the most successful comedian in Tollywood. He played many roles with actress Rama Prabha.
He was born in Rajamundry, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh to Punyamurthula Umamaheswara Rao and Ramanamma as Appala Raju. His brother is also a noted comedian,Chitti Babu. He passed out Intermediate study and successfully completed Teacher training course. He worked sometime as Telugu teacher. He used to play in dramas during that period like Kukka Pilla Dorikindi, Naalugilla Chaavadi and Alluri Sitarama Raju.
Garikapati Raja Rao invited Babu after seeing his acting skills in dramas. Babu reached Madras ...» read full biography