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 61)
Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Years active 1977–Present
Spouse(s) Gadde Vijaya Chamundeswari
Children 2

Gadde Rajendra Prasad (born 19 July 1956) is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Telugu cinema.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 hollywood 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 MAA (MAA) for two years in April 2015.[8]

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. He was named after 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]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Sneham
1979 Chaaya Prasad
1980 Nijam
Adadee Gadapa Daatite
Moodu Mulla Bandham Murali
1981 Daari Tappina Manishi Atma
1982 Ee Charitra Ae Sirato Varun
Manchu Pallaki Hari
Kalavari Samsaram Rajeev
1983 Mundadugu
Pelli Choopulu Sivaiah
Pelli Chesi Chupestham Papa Rao
Navodayam
Ramarajyamlo Bheemaraju Satish
Poratam
Idi Kaadu Mugimpu Krishna
Ee Pillaku Pellavutundaa?
Ee Desamlo Oka Roju
Adavalle Aligithe Karthik
1984 Ee Chaduvulu Makkodu
Aakali Neeku Joharlu
Rojulu Marayi
Udayam
Gundi Gantalu Mrogayi Mestri
Sampoorna Premayanam Prasad
Tandava Krishnudu Raja
Challenge Vidyarthi
Swati Subba Rao
Yama Doothalu Raja
Desham lo Dongalu Paddaru
Rustum Paper Punna Rao
1985 Vandemataram
Yamudu Vinod
Ada Pillale Nayam Devadasu
Ottuku Viluva Ivvandi
Aagraham Shankar
Muddula Chellelu
Mangalya Bandham Bus Conductor
Garjana Balu
Musugu Donga Giri
Anadiga Aadadi Shankar
Darja Donga
Kotha Pelli Koothuru Raja
Babayi-Abbayi Taxi Driver
Muchataga Mugguru Ramesh
Preminchu Pelladu Rambabu
Kattula Kondaiah Inspector Vijay
Donga Inspector Ravi
Puli Inspector Prasad
Bharyabhartala Bhandam Madan
Pattabhishekam Rajesh
1986 Kashmora Dharka
Karu Diddina Kapuram Satya Keerthi David
Punyasthree Peter
Padaharella Ammayi
Pavitra Kishtaiah
Brahmastram Satish
Captain Nagarjun Ravi
Rakshasudu Inspector Vijay
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu Prasad
Ladies Tailor Sundaram (Tailor)
Rendu Rella Aaru Mad / Madhusudhana Rao / Venkata Sivam
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Raghava
Lawyer Suhasini Surya Prakash Rao
Madana Gopaludu Gopalam
Dharmapatni Bosu Babu
Aranyakanda Singadu
Manmadha Leela Kamaraju Gola Kamaraju
Makutamleni Maharaju Mohan
Trimurtulu Sandeep
Kaboye Alludu Prasad
Damit Katha Adam Thirigindi Jagapati (Dual role)
Gundamma Gari Krishnulu Gopala Krishna
Bhale Mogudu Ramakrishna
Dabbevariki Chedu Vidyasagar
Gandhinagar Rendava Veedhi Prabhu / Ram Singh
Aha Naa Pellanta Krishna Murthy
Naku Pellam Kavali Lakshmana
1988 Samsaram Ravi Babu
Bhama Kalapam Krishna Murthy
Thodallullu Bhaskar
Aanimuthyam Inspector Murali
Bava Marudula Saval Inspector Jai Kumar
Asthulu Anthasthulu Kishtaiyah
Bharya Bhartala Bhagotham Basu / Bhagothula Subramanyam
Jeevana Jyothi Akbar
Jhansi Rani Mr. V / Sriraj
Pelli Chesi Choodu Mohan
Jeevana Ganga Raja
Chinnodu Peddodu Chinnodu
Sahasam Cheyara Dimbhaka Chandram
Chikkadu Dorakadu Raja & Chinnababu Dillep Dual role
Station Master Rama Rao
Donga Kollu Alli Billi Anjineelu
Vivaaha Bhojanambu Sitarama Rao
1989 Chalaki Mogudu Chadastapu Pellam Giri
Paila Pacheesu Suresh
Bandhuvulostunnaru Jagratha Chittibabu
Bhale Dampathulu Raja
Sakshi Raja
Poola Rangadu Ranga
Gaduggai Gopi / Pandu
Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Kishtaiah
Chettu Kinda Pleader Balaraju
Muthyamantha Muddu Anudeep
Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Rambabu
Zoo Laka Taka Prabhu
Preminchi Choodu Chittibabu
Gopala Rao Gari Abbayi Ranga
1990 Idem Pellam Baboi Kalyana Chakravarthy
Guru Sishyulu Babu
Ramba Rambabu Rambabu
Dagudumuthala Dampathyam Kishtaiah
Mama Alludu Vijay
Mahajananiki Maradalu Pilla Ravi / Kishtaiyah
Prema Zindabad Gopalam
Chevilo Puvvu Prasad
Master Kapuram David
1991 Vichitra Prema Sivudu
Minor Raja Minor Raja
Teneteega Varun Kumar
April 1 Vidudala Diwakaram
Attintlo Adde Mogudu Gopi
Iddaru Pellala Muddula Police Constable Kishtaiyah & Anand Dual role
Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam Bava / Badaradandi Varaprasad
Prema Thapassu Rathaiyah
Navayugam Satya Murthy
Yerra Mandaram Ramudu
Pelli Pustakam KK / K. Krishna Murthy
Kobbari Bondam Raju
1992 Appula Appa Rao Appula Apparao
Golmaal Govindam Govindam
Subba Rayudi Pelli Subbarayudu
Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha Raja
Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi Seethapati
Valu Jada Tolu Beltu Accha Rao
Aa Okkati Adakku Chitti Babu
1993 Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhowmudu Raja Vallabha Devudu
Rajendrudu Gajendrudu Rajendra
Brundavanam Ravi
Kannayya Kittayya Kannaiya (Lord Krishna) & Kittaya Dual role
Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu Alibaba
Joker Balaji / Joker
Akka Pethanam Chellili Kapuram Satyanarayana
Mayalodu Veerababu
Mister Pellam Balaji
Pekata Papa Rao Pekata Papa Rao
1994 Bramhachari Mogudu Rambabu
Madam Prasad / Madam Sarojini / Mandakini
Allarodu Krishna Murthy
Parugo Parugu Rambabu
Lucky Chance Bosu
1995 Vaddu Bava Thappu Raja
Lingababu Love Story Lingababu
Ketu Duplicatu Vijay
Rambantu Rambantu
Mummy Mee Aayanochadu Satish
1996 Topi Raja Sweety Roja Raja
Family Krishna
Ladies Doctor Dr. Ram Prasad
1997 Hitler Balu
Thaali Ramu
Chilakkottudu Rajendra Prasad
Jai Bajarangbali Madhu
Mama Bagunnava Gopala Krishna
Vasuki Balu
1998 Navvulata Bosu
All Rounder Balaraju
Ulta Palta Raja & Raja (Dual role)
Mee Aayana Jagratha Gopi Krishna
1999 Chinni Chinni Aasa Raja
Yamajathakudu Yama Dharma Raju
2000 Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi Rambabu
Antha Mana Manchike Jagapati
Ninne Premistha Ramesh
Devullu Lord Hanuman
2001 Ammo Bomma Rambabu
Apparao Ki Oka Nela Thappindi Schemes Apparao & Appula Apparao Dual role
Daddy Prasad
Ammaye Navvithe Sundaram
Akasa Veedhilo Suribabu
Family Circus Pataudi
2002 Sandade Sandadi Balu
2003 Sriramachandrulu Sriram
Maa Alludu Very Good A.V.Rao
2004 Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu Hari Chandra
Andaru Dongale Dorikite Bangaru Raju
Apparao Driving School Apparao
Aa Naluguru Raghuram
2005 Mahasadhvi Mallamma {Kannada} Barama Reddy
Andagadu Sundaram
Pellam Pichodu Srinivas / Srinu
2006 Iddaru Attala Muddula Alludu Balu
Sarada Saradaga Balaraju
Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw Bullabbai
2007 Mee Sreyobhilashi Rajaji
2009 Quick Gun Murugan {English} Quick Gun Murugan
2010 Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam Lord Brahma
Gudu Gudu Gunjam Gopalam
Baava Sitaramudu
2011 Bhale Mogudu Bhale Pellam Venkat
Yemainadoi Naalo Lord Krishna
Mogudu Anjinneya Prasad
2012 Nippu Narayana Murthy
Ayyare Prasad / Swamiji / Lord Krishna
Lovely Maharadhi
Onamalu Narayana Rao
Julai DIG Sitaram
Dream Army Officer
Cinemakeldam Randi
2013 Manushulatho Jagratha Yama Dharma Raju
Vasundhara Nilayam Sanjeev Chaturvedi
2014 Aagadu C.I.Rajaram
2015 Top Rankers Principal Viswanath
Tommy Satyam Master
S/O Satyamurthy Paida Sambasiva Rao
Dagudumootha Dandakor Rajugaru
Srimanthudu Narayana Rao
Akhil K.V. Rajendra Prasad
2016 Nannaku Prematho Ramesh Chandra Prasad alias Subramaniam
Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam Advocate Narayana
Supreme Balu's father
Thikka Manohar
Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam Gopala Krishna
2017 Gunturodu Suryanarayana
Andhhagadu Ranjith Kulakarni
Shamanthakamani Uma Maheswara Rao / Mahesh Babu
Raja the Great Prasad
2018 Oo Pe Ku Ha
Mahanati K. V. Chowdary
Raju Gadu

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