Chalam was an actor from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was born on 18 May 1929. He played versatile roles in the Telugu film industry as a hero, comedian, character actor, producer, art director, and set director. He was considered an Andhra Dilip Kumar. He acted with popular actors and comedians N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Relangi Venkata Ramaiah, B. Padmanabham and Ramana Reddy in many movies.He produced and acted in hit movies such as Sambarala Rambabu in 1970 and Mattilo Manikyam in 1971. Mattilo Manikyam this film won National Film Award For Best Feature Film in Telugu. He was a very close friend of fellow Telugu actors Shoban Babu and Chandra Mohan.
Bio from Wikipedia - See more on en.wikipedia.org Text under CC-BY-SA license