M. Prabhakar Reddy
|Born||October 8, 1935|
|Died||25 November 1997 (aged 62)|
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. 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.
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.
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 won the Nandi Award for Best Actor in 1980 and 1981 for his action in Yuvatharam Kadilindi and Palli Pilichindi respectively.
- He won the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for Chinna Kodalu in 1990.
- He won the Nandi Award for Best Story Writer for Grihapravesam and Gandhi Puttina Desam.
|1962||Mahamantri Timmarusu||Veerabhadra Gajapati|
|1963||Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham||Lord Shiva|
|1966||Palnati Yudham||Kannama Dasu|
|1968||Bandipotu Dongalu||Police officer|
|1969||Bhale Tammudu||Inspector Sekhar|
|1969||Natakala Rayudu||Prem Kumar|
|1970||Akka Chellelu||Senior lawyer|
|1973||Manchi Vallaki Manchivadu||Jaggu|
|1974||Alluri Seetharama Raju|
|1977||Daana Veera Soora Karna||Dharmaraja|
|1977||Khaidi Kalidasu||Jagdish Chandra Prasad - 'Lion'|
|1977||Yamagola||Ramana Murthy\Rama Sastry|
|1978||Sommokadidhi Sokokadidhi||Black tiger|
|1979||Karthika Deepam||Story writer and Actor: Dhananjaya Rao)|
|1980||Nakili Manishi||CID Prabhakar|
|1985||Chattamtho Poratam||Bharathi's father|
|1985||O Thandri Teerpu|
|1985||Shri Datta Darshanam||Atri|
|1987||Waqt Ka Shahenshah|
- Prabhakar Reddy M, Luminaries of 20th Century, Part I, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 362-3.
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