Oru Viral Krishna Rao

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Oru Viral Krishna Rao
Born1929
DiedAugust 16, 2002(2002-08-16) (aged 73)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active1965–2002

Oru Viral Krishna Rao was an Indian film actor and comedian who appeared in Tamil-language films. A recipient of the state government's `Kalai Maamani' award, Rao got the nickname Oru Viral (one finger) for his first Tamil film in 1965.[2] He acted in nearly 600 Tamil and Telugu films in a career spanning four decades.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1965 Oru Viral Debut
1978 Nizhal Nijamagiradhu
1981 Uchakattam
1981 Thillu Mullu
1982 Thaai Mookaambikai
1983 Poikkal Kudhirai
1984 January 1
1987 Kavalan Avan Kovalan
1987 Raja Mariyadhai
1987 Shankar Guru
1988 Puthiya Vaanam
1988 Veedu
1989 En Arumai Manaivi
1989 Sattathin Marupakkam
1990 Ethir Kaatru
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga
1990 Salem Vishnu
1991 Kizhakku Karai
1991 Gokulam
1991 Chinna Thambi Koundamani's father-in-law
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma
1991 Kshana Kshanam Telugu film
1991 Thayamma Anand's Uncle
1991 Nadigan
1992 Brahmachari
1992 Idhu Namma Bhoomi
1992 Sevagan
1992 Singaravelan Marriage broker
1992 Suyamariyadhai
1993 Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan
1993 Gokulam
1993 Marupadiyum
1993 Ulle Veliye
1993 Rojavai Killathe
1993 Udan Pirappu
1994 Priyanka
1994 Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana
1995 Nadodi Mannan
1996 Aanazhagan
1996 Irattai Roja doctor
1996 Kaalam Maari Pochu Muthupandi's father
1996 Senathipathi
1997 Pongalo Pongal
1998 Cheran Chozhan Pandian Vanagamudi
1998 Santhosham Tea master
1999 Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa
2001 Ullam Kollai Poguthae

Television[edit]

  • Vannakolangal (Episode: S S Mama)[3] (1986)

Death[edit]

He died in a private hospital on Friday (Aug 16, 2002) Noon. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. He was admitted in the hospital for a month following a blood clot in his brain.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tamil actor Krishna Rao dead". The Times of India. 16 August 2002. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ Randor Guy (15 September 2012). "Oru Viral 1965". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsQz5Laz458&index=2&list=PLmPexF8f6tUDdvrAf3lxTP7OI3fMIIbgY

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