12 December 1945|
Kaikaluru, Krishna District
|Died||30 March 2011
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Other names||Tadinada Varaprasad|
|Awards||Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor
NTR National Award
Nutan Prasad started his acting career with the play Naa Votu in Guntur.
He started acting in films with the movie Andala Ramudu starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao in the year 1973. He continued his venture with movies like Needaleni Aadadi, but he was first recognized in the movie Muthyala Muggu when he acted as a villain along with Rao Gopal Rao.
His acting career reached its peak with the movie Rajadhi raju in which he acted as Satan. The movie became very popular due to his acting and the song "Kotta devudandi babu kotta devudandi", which is still popular today. Prasad, although he acted with all the generation of heroes, was particularly popular with the second generation heroes. Movies like Patnam Vachina Pativratalu, Khaidi (Village munsab), Magamaharaju, Srivariki Premalekha, Kathanayakudu, and Aha Naa Pellanta, all continued his winning streak.
In 1989, while shooting for the film Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata, he had an accident and broke his back. This left him paralysed from the waist down and he had to use a wheelchair. He then quit acting in movies. Once in a while he appeared in guest roles. He also did voiceover and commentary for serials and movies. He dubbed for late Gummadi Venkateswara Rao in Aayanaki Iddaru (1995) as the artiste had issues with his voice at that time. Later on, Nutan Prasad became the narrator of the hit crime reality show in ETV-2 Neralu Ghoralu. He was quite appreciated by the Telugu TV audience for his part in Neralu Ghoralu.
He died after prolonged illness at the age of 65 years on 30 March 2011 in Hyderabad. He is survived by a son (Nutan Kumar) and two daughters.
- In 1984, Prasad received the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor.
- NTR National Award in 2005. He also received the same award for the movie Vasundhara in 1992.
- Nandi Award for Best Villain - 1986, for Navabharatam
- Nandi Award for Best Villain - 1987, for Praja Swamyam
The partial filmography of Nutan Prasad is :