M. Prabhakar Reddy

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Prabhakar Reddy
Born October 8, 1935
Thungathurthi, Telangana, India
Died 1997
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor, writer
Years active 1960-1988

Mandadi Prabhakar Reddy (1935–1997) was an Indian film character actor, known for his works in Telugu cinema. He acted in over 472 films over three decades.[1] He wrote stories for several acclaimed films, including Karthika Deepam. The "Dr. M Prabhakara Reddy Chalana Chitra Karmika Chitrapuri" in Manikonda, Hyderabad, is named in his honor.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Thungathurthi, Nalgonda, Telangana, India to Lakshma Reddy and Kausalya.

After primary education in Suryapet town, he did his intermediate course from City College, Hyderabad. He did his medical education from Osmania Medical College under Osmania University, Hyderabad between 1955 and 1960.

Film career[edit]

Prabhakar Reddy debuted in the film Chivaraku Migiledi, directed by Gutta Ramineedu, in 1960, in which he acted as a psychiatrist. He acted in about 472 films during the next three decades.

He wrote stories for about 21 Telugu films. Some of them were highly successful. They include Pandanti Kapuram, Pacchani Samsaram, Dharmatmudu, Grihapravesam, Gandhi Puttina Desam, Karthika Deepam and Naaku Swatantram Vacchindi. He wrote and directed the film Comrade (1996), which featured lyrics by K. G. Satyamurthy and Masterji.

He gave the stage name for famous Telugu actress Jayaprada, originally Lalitha Rani, and introduced her in a three-minute song in the Telugu film Bhoomi Kosam in 1976.

Death[edit]

He died in 1997 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Character
1960 Chivaraku Migiledi Psychiatrist
1961 Pandava Vanavasam Karna
1962 Bhishma Santanu
1962 Mahamantri Timmarusu Veerabhadra Gajapati
1963 Narthanasala Karna
1963 Punarjanma
1963 Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham Lord Shiva
1964 Bobbili Yudham
1966 Navarathri Police Inspector
1966 Palnati Yudham Kannama Dasu
1967 Sri Krishnavataram Balarama
1967 Ummadi Kutumbam
1968 Bandipotu Dongalu Police officer
1968 Brahmachari
1968 Ranabheri
1968 Adrushtavanthulu Raju
1969 Aatmiyulu
1969 Bhale Tammudu Inspector Sekhar
1969 Natakala Rayudu Prem Kumar
1970 Akka Chellelu Senior lawyer
1970 Himmat
1970 Lakshmi Kataksham King
1971 Mattilo Manikyam
1971 Mosagallaku Mosagadu
1971 Pethamdaarlu
1971 Ramalayam Rayudu
1972 Bala Bharatam
1972 Pandanti Kapuram
1972 Papam Pasivadu
1972 Pilla? Piduga? Reeku
1973 Mayadari Malligadu
1973 Samsaram Sagaram
1974 Alluri Seetharama Raju
1974 Andaru Dongale
1974 Deeksha
1974 Bhoomi Kosam
1975 Yeduruleni Manishi
1976 Bhakta Kannappa
1976 Ramarajyamlo Rakthapasam
1977 Daana Veera Soora Karna Dharmaraja
1977 Indra Dhanusu
1977 Kalpana Doctor
1977 Khaidi Kalidasu Jagdish Chandra Prasad - 'Lion'
1977 Yamagola Ramana Murthy\Rama Sastry
1978 Katakatala Rudraiah
1978 Kondura Bhairav's servant
1978 Sommokadidhi Sokokadidhi Black tiger
1979 Gorintaku
1979 Karthika Deepam Story writer and Actor: Dhananjaya Rao)
1979 Rangoon Rowdy
1980 Edantastula Meda
1980 Nakili Manishi CID Prabhakar
1980 Johnny
1980 Sardar Paparayudu
1980 Yuvatharam Kadilindi
1981 Kirayi Rowdylu
1981 Parvathi Parameshwarulu
1981 Premabhishekam
1981 Todu Dongalu
1982 Bobbili Puli
1982 Naa Desam Kailasham
1984 Allulu Vasthunnaru
1984 Anubandham
1984 Merupu Daadi Bahadur
1984 Satya Harishchandra
1985 Agni Parvatam Rudrayya
1985 Bullet
1985 Chattamtho Poratam Bharathi's father
1985 O Thandri Teerpu
1985 Shri Datta Darshanam Atri
1987 Vishwanatha Nayakudu
1987 Waqt Ka Shahenshah
1988 Antima Theerpu
1988 Chinnodu Peddodu
1990 Chinna Kodalu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prabhakar Reddy M, Luminaries of 20th Century, Part I, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 362-3.

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