Rajendra Prasad (actor)

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Rajendra Prasad
Born Gadde Rajendra Prasad
(1956-07-19) 19 July 1956 (age 58)
Nimmakuru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1977–Present
Spouse(s) Vijaya Chamundeswari

Gadde Rajendra Prasad (Telugu: గద్దె రాజేంద్ర ప్రసాద్; born 19 July 1956) is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in the Telugu cinema and is considered to be one of the finest comic heroes in Telugu film industry. In 1991, he received Andhra Pradesh state's Nandi Award for Best Actor for Erra Mandaram.[1] Additionally, he has also received Honorary doctorate from Andhra University.[2] In 2012, he starred in the medical thriller Dream, for which he won the Royal Reel Award along with director K. Bhavani Shankar at the Canada International Film Festival[3][4]

He has been honoured with the title "Hasya Keerti" by the Telugu Alliances of Canada, held at Mississauga.[5] He was also honoured to walk the green carpet at the IIFA film festival held in 2009, marking his performance in the Bollywood film, Quick Gun Murugun.[6] The film was also screened at the London Film Festival, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, the New York Asian Film Festival and in The Museum of Modern Art, New York.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Prasad was born to Sri Gadde Venkata Narayana and Mother Srimati Manikyambba in a middle-class family from Dondapadu, near Gudivada, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Prasad was born in the house of legendary N.T.Rama Rao's. Prasad completed his mainstream education, graduating with a diploma in Ceramic Engineering before entering the film industry.


Prasad début in the film Sneham directed by Bapu. Prasad rose to dominance with Vamsy's Ladies Tailor. In Prasads' 35 years film career he acted in more than 200 Telugu films and few Tamil films. Prasad has been called a great comedy actor[8] and is fondly called the King of Comedy and Natakireeti in Andhra Pradesh.[9] His combination with director Jandhyala in Aha Naa Pellanta established him as a star over night. He acted in various Hit films starring in Comedy roles all through his career and performing some major supporting roles in between. One Major role which garnered him a lot of accolades is Aa Naluguru for which he bagged the State Nandi Award.[10]


Andhra Pradesh Nandi Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards
CineMAA Awards



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