Rajendra Prasad (actor)

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Rajendra Prasad
Rajendra Prasad at QGM audio launch.jpg
Prasad at the audio launch event of Quick Gun Murugun (2009), sporting his look from the film.
Native name గద్దె రాజేంద్ర ప్రసాద్
Born Gadde Rajendra Prasad
(1956-07-19) 19 July 1956 (age 60)
Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Years active 1977–Present
Spouse(s) Vijaya Chamundeswari
Children 1

Gadde Rajendra Prasad (born 19 July 1956) is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. He is considered to be one of the finest comic heroes in the Telugu film industry. In 1991, he received Andhra Pradesh state's Nandi Award for Best Actor for Erra Mandaram.[1] And after almost 25 years, he received his second Nandi Award for Best Actor for Aa Naluguru. 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 Kireeti" 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]

He was elected president of Movie Artist Association (MAA) for two years in April 2015.[8]

A unique characteristic of his acting career is that he played a lot many professions like police, tailor, watch man, conductor, business man, barber etc.

Personal life[edit]

Prasad was born into a middle-class family to Gadde Venkata Narayana and Manikyambba from Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.[9] His father was a teacher. His family had a friendship with N. T. Rama Rao family. Prasad completed his education, graduating with a diploma in Ceramic Engineering before entering the film industry. He joined a company, be had to resign to that job because he was too young. He happened to watch the shooting of the film Tatamma Kala. He wanted to enter film industry. With the suggestion from N.T.R and Trivikrama Rao he joined an acting school. His son, Balaji, got married in February 2015 in Hyderabad.

Career[edit]

Prasad made his debut as an actor on the silver screen with the film Sneham (1977) directed by Bapu. Initially he worked as a dubbing artist and played many supporting roles. A supporting role he played in the film Ramarajyamlo Bheemaraju starring Krishna, fetched him chance in 14 films in sequence.

He was identified by director Vamsy to play a lead role in his film Preminchu Pelladu. He rose to fame with Vamsy's Ladies Tailor. He continued his supporting roles while also playing lead roles. In a career of over 35 years, he acted in more than 200 Telugu films and few Tamil films. Prasad has been called a great comedy actor[10] and is fondly called the King of Comedy and Natakireeti in Andhra Pradesh.[11]

His collaboration with director Jandhyala in Aha Naa Pellanta established him as a star over night. He also had a very successful collaboration with directors Vamsy, E.V.V. Satyanarayana, S. V. Krishna Reddy and Relangi Narasimha Rao. Notably, Relangi made 32 films (out of 70 as director) with Prasad. One Major role which garnered him a lot of accolades is Aa Naluguru for which he won the State Nandi Award for second time in his career.[12] Critically accalaimed films such as Mee Sreyobhilashi, Onamalu made him one of the most reliable actors for such roles in Telugu film industry. He acted as Lord Hanuman in the blockbuster multi-starrer film Devullu.

He also performed crucial roles in films like Julai, Aagadu, S/O Satyamurthy, Srimanthudu, Nannaku Prematho as well as elderly characters in films like Dagudumoota Dandakore.

Telugu people emigrated abroad would take Prasad's movies along with them. Such was the popularity and impact of his films on at least two generations of Telugu people. Even former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao is a big fan of Prasad.[13]

He was elected Movie Artist Association (MAA) President In 2015, winning with 85 votes against actress Jayasudha, with Sivaji Raja winning as General Secretary.

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2013) for Julai
CineMAA Awards

Filmography[edit]

SNo Title Year Role
1 Sneham 1977
2 Chaaya 1979
3 Nijam 1980
4 Adadee Gadapa Daatite 1980
5 Moodu Mulla Bandham 1980 Murali
6 Daari Tappina Manishi 1981 Atma
7 Ee Charitra Ae Sirato 1982 Varun
8 Manchu Pallaki 1982 Hari
9 Kalavaari Samsaram 1982 Rajeev
10 Mundadugu 1983
11 Pelli Choopulu 1983 Sivaiah
12 Pelli Chesi Chupestham 1983
13 Navodayam 1983
14 Ramarajyamlo Bheemaraju 1983 Satish
15 Poratam 1983
16 Idi Kaadu Mugimpu 1983 Krishna
17 Ee Pillaku Pellavutundaa? 1983
18 Ee Desamlo Oka Roju 1983
19 Adavalle Aligithe 1983 Karthik
20 Ee Chaduvulu Makkodu 1984
21 Aakali Neeku Joharlu 1984
22 Rojulu Marayi 1984
23 Udayam 1984
24 Gundi Gantalu Mrogayi 1984 Mestri
25 Sampoorna Premayanam 1984 Prasad
26 Tandava Krishnudu 1984 Raja
27 Challenge 1984 Vidyarthi
28 Swati 1984 Subba Rao
29 Yama Doothalu 1984
30 Desham lo Dongalu Paddaru 1984
31 Rustum 1984 Paper Punna Rao
32 Vandemataram 1985
33 Yamudu 1985
34 Ada Pillale Nayam 1985 Devadasu
35 Ottuku Viluva Ivvandi 1985
36 Aagraham 1985
37 Muddula Chellelu 1985
38 Mangalya Bandham 1985 Bus Conductor
39 Musugu Donga 1985 Giri
40 Darja Donga 1985
41 Anadiga Aadadi 1985 Shankar
42 Kotha Pelli Koothuru 1985 Raja
43 Babayi-Abbayi 1985 Taxi Driver
44 Muchataga Mugguru 1985 Ramesh
45 Preminchu Pelladu 1985 Rambabu
46 Kattula Kondaiah 1985 Inspector Vijay
47 Donga 1985 Inspector Ravi
48 Puli 1985 Inspector Prasad
49 Bharyabhartala Bhandam 1985 Madan
50 Pattabhishekam 1985 Rajesh
51 Kashmora 1986 Dharka
52 Karu Diddina Kapuram 1986 Satya Keerthi David
53 Punyasthree 1986 Peter
54 Padaharella Ammayi 1986
55 Pavitra 1986 Kishtaiah
56 Brahmastram 1986 Satish
57 Captain Nagarjun 1986 Ravi
58 Rakshasudu 1986 Inspector Vijay
59 Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu 1986 Prasad
60 Ladies Tailor 1986 Sundaram (Tailor)
61 Rendu Rella Aaru 1986 Mad / Madhusudhana Rao / Venkata Sivam
62 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam 1987 Raghava
63 Lawyer Suhasini 1987 Surya Prakash Rao
64 Madana Gopaludu 1987 Gopalam
65 Dharmapatni 1987 Bosu Babu
66 Aranyakanda 1987 Singadu
67 Manmadha Leela Kamaraju Gola 1987 Kamaraju
68 Makutamleni Maharaju 1987 Mohan
69 Trimurtulu 1987 Sandeep
70 Kaboye Alludu 1987 Prasad
71 Damit Katha Adam Thirigindi 1987 Jagapati (Dual role)
72 Gundamma Gari Krishnulu 1987 Gopala Krishna
73 Bhale Mogudu 1987 Ramakrishna
74 Dabbevariki Chedu 1987 Vidyasagar
75 Gandhinagar Rendava Veedhi 1987 Prabhu / Ram Singh
76 Aha Naa Pellanta 1987 Krishna Murthy
77 Naku Pellam Kavali 1987 Lakshmana
78 Samsaram 1988 Ravi Babu
79 Bhama Kalapam 1988 Krishna Murthy
80 Thodallullu 1988 Bhaskar
81 Aanimuthyam 1988 Inspector Murali
82 Bava Marudula Saval 1988 Inspector Jai Kumar
83 Asthulu Anthasthulu 1988 Kishtaiyah
84 Bharya Bhartala Bhagotham 1988 Basu / Bhagothula Subramanyam
85 Jeevana Jyothi 1988 Akbar
86 Jhansi Rani 1988 Mr. V / Sriraj
87 Pelli Chesi Choodu 1988 Mohan
88 Jeevana Ganga 1988 Raja
89 Chinnodu Peddodu 1988 Chinnodu
90 Sahasam Cheyara Dimbhaka 1988 Chandram
91 Chikkadu Dorakadu 1988 Raja & Chinnababu Dillep (Duel role)
92 Station Master 1988 Rama Rao
93 Donga Kollu 1988 Alli Billi Anjineelu
94 Vivaaha Bhojanambu 1988 Sitarama Rao
95 Chalaki Mogudu Chadastapu Pellam 1989 Giri
96 Paila Pacheesu 1989 Suresh
97 Bandhuvulostunnaru Jagratha 1989 Chittibabu
98 Bhale Dampathulu 1989 Raja
99 Sakshi 1989 Raja
100 Poola Rangadu 1989 Ranga
101 Gaduggai 1989 Gopi / Pandu
102 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata 1989 Kishtaiah
103 Chettu Kinda Pleader 1989 Balaraju
104 Muthyamantha Muddu 1989 Anudeep
105 Jayammu Nischayammu Raa 1989 Rambabu
106 Zoo Laka Taka 1989 Prabhu
107 Preminchi Choodu 1989 Chittibabu
108 Gopala Rao Gari Abbayi 1989 Ranga
109 Idem Pellam Baboi 1990 Kalyana Chakravarthy
110 Guru Sishyulu 1990 Babu
111 Ramba Rambabu 1990 Rambabu
112 Dagudumuthala Dampathyam 1990 Kishtaiah
113 Mama Alludu 1990 Vijay
114 Mahajananiki Maradalu Pilla 1990 Ravi / Kishtaiyah
115 Prema Zindabad 1990 Gopalam
116 Chevilo Puvvu 1990 Prasad
117 Master Kapuram 1990 David
118 Vichitra Prema 1991 Sivudu
119 Minor Raja 1991 Minor Raja
120 Teneteega 1991 Varun Kumar
121 April 1 Vidudala 1991 Diwakaram
122 Attintlo Adde Mogudu 1991 Gopi
123 Iddaru Pellala Muddula Police 1991 Constable Kishtaiyah & Anand: (Duelrole)
124 Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam 1991 Bava / Badaradandi Varaprasad
125 Prema Thapassu 1991 Rathaiyah
126 Navayugam 1991 Satya Murthy
127 Yerra Mandaram 1991 Ramudu
128 Pelli Pustakam 1991 KK / K. Krishna Murthy
129 Kobbari Bondam 1991 Raju
130 Appula Appa Rao 1992 Appula Apparao
131 Golmaal Govindam 1992 Govindam
132 Subba Rayudi Pelli 1992 Subbarayudu
133 Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha 1992 Raja
134 Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi 1992 Seethapati
135 Valu Jada Tolu Beltu 1992 Accha Rao
136 Aa Okkati Adakku 1992 Chitti Babu
137 Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhowmudu 1993 Raja Vallabha Devudu
138 Rajendrudu Gajendrudu 1993 Rajendra
139 Brundavanam 1993 Ravi
140 Kannayya Kittayya 1993 Kannaiya (Lord Krishna) & Kittaya (Duel role)
141 Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu 1993 Alibaba
142 Joker 1993 Balaji / Joker
143 Akka Pethanam Chellili Kapuram 1993 Satyanarayana
144 Mayalodu 1993 Veerababu
145 Mister Pellam 1993 Balaji
146 Pekata Papa Rao 1993 Pekata Papa Rao
147 Bramhachari Mogudu 1994 Rambabu
148 Madam 1994 Prasad / Madam Sarojini / Mandakini
149 Allarodu 1994 Krishna Murthy
150 Parugo Parugu 1994 Rambabu
151 Lucky Chance 1994 Bosu
152 Vaddu Bava Thappu 1995 Raja
153 Lingababu Love Story 1995 Lingababu
154 Ketu Duplicatu 1995 Vijay
155 Rambantu 1995 Rambantu
156 Mummy Mee Aayanochadu 1995 Satish
157 Topi Raja Sweety Roja 1996 Raja
158 Family 1996 Krishna
159 Ladies Doctor 1996 Dr. Ram Prasad
160 Hitler 1997 Balu
161 Thaali 1997 Ramu
162 Chilakkottudu 1997 Rajendra Prasad
163 Jai Bajarangbali 1997 Madhu
164 Mama Bagunnava 1997 Gopala Krishna
165 Vasuki 1997 Balu
166 Navvulata 1998 Bosu
167 All Rounder 1998 Balaraju
168 Ulta Palta 1998 Raja & Raja (Duel role)
169 Mee Aayana Jagratha 1998 Gopi Krishna
170 Chinni Chinni Aasa 1999 Raja
171 Yamajathakudu 1999 Yama Dharma Raju
172 Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi 2000 Rambabu
173 Antha Mana Manchike 2000 Jagapati
174 Ninne Premistha 2000 Ramesh
175 Devullu 2000 Lord Hanuman
176 Ammo Bomma 2001 Rambabu
177 Apparao Ki Oka Nela Thappindi 2001 Schemes Apparao & Appula Apparao (Duel Role)
178 Daddy 2001 Prasad
179 Ammaye Navvithe 2001 Sundaram
180 Akasa Veedhilo 2001 Suribabu
181 Family Circus 2001 Pataudi
182 Sandade Sandadi 2002 Balu
183 Sriramachandrulu 2003 Sriram
184 Maa Alludu Very Good 2003 A.V.Rao
185 Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu 2004 Hari Chandra
186 Andaru Dongale Dorikite 2004 Bangaru Raju
187 Apparao Driving School 2004 Apparao
188 Aa Naluguru 2004 Raghuram
189 Mahasadhvi Mallamma {Kannada} 2005 Barama Reddy
190 Andagadu 2005 Sundaram
191 Pellam Pichodu 2005 Srinivas / Srinu
192 Iddaru Attala Muddula Alludu 2006 Balu
193 Sarada Saradaga 2006 Balaraju
194 Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw 2006 Bullabbai
195 Mee Sreyobhilashi 2007 Rajaji
196 Quick Gun Murugan {English} 2009 Quick Gun Murugan
197 Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam 2010 Lord Brahma
198 Gudu Gudu Gunjam 2010 Gopalam
199 Baava 2010 Sitaramudu
200 Bhale Mogudu Bhale Pellam 2011 Venkat
201 Yemainadoi Naalo 2011 Lord Krishna
202 Mogudu 2011 Anjinneya Prasad
203 Nippu 2012 Narayana Murthy
204 Ayyare 2012 Prasad / Swamiji / Lord Krishna
205 Lovely 2012 Maharadhi
206 Onamalu 2012 Narayana Rao
207 Julai 2012 DIG Sitaram
208 Cinemakeldam Randi 2012
209 Dream 2012 Army Officer
210 Aagadu 2014 C.I.Rajaram
211 Top Rankers 2015 Principal Viswanath
212 Tommy 2015 Satyam Master
213 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Paida Sambasiva Rao
214 Dagudumootha Dandakor 2015 Rajugaru
215 Srimanthudu 2015 Narayana Rao
216 Akhil 2015 K.V. Rajendra Prasad
217 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Ramesh Chandra Prasad alias Subramaniam
218 Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam 2016 Advocate Narayana
219 Supreme 2016 Balu's father
220 Thikka 2016 Manohar
221 Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam 2016 Gopala Krishna
222 Gunturodu 2017
223 Andhhagadu 2017

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