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

(1954-07-19) 19 July 1954 (age 65)
Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Years active1977–Present
Spouse(s)Gadde Vijaya Chamundeswari
Children2

Gadde Rajendra Prasad (born 19 July 1954) 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 15 years, he received his second Nandi Award for Best Actor for Aa Naluguru, additionally, he has also received an 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 for two years in April 2015.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Prasad was born into a middle-class family to Gadde Venkata Narayana and Manikyamba from Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.[9] His father was a teacher. Prasad completed his graduation with a diploma in Ceramic Engineering before entering the film industry. He joined a company, but had to resign from the job because he was too young. After witnessing the shooting of the film, Tatamma Kala, he had an ambition to join the industry, and with the suggestion of N.T.R and N. Trivikrama Rao he joined an acting school.

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. He played a supporting role in the film Ramarajyamlo Bheemaraju, starring Krishna, which fetched him a chance in 14 films.

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 to act in 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 overnight star. He also made 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 was in the movie Aa Naluguru, for which he has won the State Nandi Award for the second time in his career.[12] Critically acclaimed films such as Mee Sreyobhilashi and Onamalu made him one of the most promising actors in Telugu film industry. He acted as Lord Hanuman in the blockbuster multi-starrer film Devullu.

He played remarkable characters as supporting artist in films such as Julai, Aagadu, S/O Satyamurthy, Srimanthudu and 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. The then prime minister P. V. Narasimha Rao too was a huge fan of Prasad.[13]

He was elected as a President of Movie Artist Association (MAA) during the year 2015, with a majority of 85 votes against actress Jayasudha while Sivaji Raja was elected as a General Secretary of MAA during the same period.

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2013) for Julai
  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role (2016) for Srimanthudu
  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role (2019) for Mahanati


CineMAA Awards

Filmography[edit]

# Year Title Role Notes
1 1977 Sneham
2 1979 Chaaya Prasad
3 1980 Nijam
4 Adadee Gadapa Daatite
5 Moodu Mulla Bandham Murali
6 1981 Daari Tappina Manishi Atma
7 1982 Ee Charitra Ae Sirato Varun
8 Manchu Pallaki Hari
9 Kalavari Samsaram Rajeev
10 1983 Mundadugu
11 Pelli Choopulu Sivaiah
12 Pelli Chesi Chupestham Papa Rao
13 Navodayam
14 Ramarajyamlo Bheemaraju Satish
15 Poratam Tailor Appa Rao
16 Idi Kaadu Mugimpu Krishna
17 Ee Pillaku Pellavutundaa? Dancer
18 Ee Desamlo Oka Roju Bus Passenger
19 Adavalle Aligithe Karthik
20 1984 Ee Chaduvulu Makkodu Kishan
21 Aakali Neeku Joharlu
22 Rojulu Marayi
23 Udayam
24 Gundi Gantalu Mrogayi Mestri
25 Sampoorna Premayanam Prasad
26 Tandava Krishnudu Raja
27 Challenge Vidyarthi
28 Swati Subba Rao
29 Yama Doothalu Raja
30 Desham lo Dongalu Paddaru
31 Rustum Paper Punna Rao
32 1985 Vandemataram
33 Yamudu Vinod
34 Ada Pillale Nayam Devadasu
35 Ottuku Viluva Ivvandi
36 Aagraham Shankar
37 Muddula Chellelu
38 Mangalya Bandham Bus Conductor
39 Garjana Balu
40 Musugu Donga Giri
41 Anadiga Aadadi Shankar
42 Darja Donga
43 Kotha Pelli Koothuru Raja
44 Babayi-Abbayi Taxi Driver
45 Muchataga Mugguru Ramesh
46 Preminchu Pelladu Rambabu
47 Kattula Kondaiah Inspector Vijay
48 Donga Inspector Ravi
49 Puli Inspector Prasad
50 Bharyabhartala Bhandam Madan
51 Pattabhishekam Rajesh
52 1986 Kashmora Dharka
53 Karu Diddina Kapuram Satya Keerthi David
54 Punyasthree Peter
55 Padaharella Ammayi
56 Pavitra Kishtaiah
57 Brahmastram Satish
58 Captain Nagarjun Ravi
59 Rakshasudu Inspector Vijay
60 Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu Prasad
61 Ladies Tailor Sundaram (Tailor)
62 Rendu Rella Aaru Mad / Madhusudhana Rao / Venkata Sivam
63 1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Raghava
64 Lawyer Suhasini Surya Prakash Rao
65 Madana Gopaludu Gopalam
66 Dharmapatni Bosu Babu
67 Aranyakanda Singadu
68 Manmadha Leela Kamaraju Gola Kamaraju
69 Makutamleni Maharaju Mohan
70 Trimurtulu Sandeep
71 Kaboye Alludu Prasad
72 Damit Katha Adam Thirigindi Jagapati Dual role
73 Gundamma Gari Krishnulu Gopala Krishna
74 Bhale Mogudu Ramakrishna
75 Dabbevariki Chedu Vidyasagar
76 Gandhinagar Rendava Veedhi Prabhu / Ram Singh
77 Aha Naa Pellanta Krishna Murthy
78 Naku Pellam Kavali Lakshmana
79 1988 Samsaram Ravi Babu
80 Bhama Kalapam Krishna Murthy
81 Thodallullu Bhaskar
82 Aanimuthyam Inspector Murali
83 Bava Marudula Saval Inspector Jai Kumar
84 Asthulu Anthasthulu Kishtaiyah
85 Bharya Bhartala Bhagotham Basu / Bhagothula Subramanyam
86 Jeevana Jyothi Akbar
87 Jhansi Rani Mr. V / Sriraj
88 Pelli Chesi Choodu Mohan
89 Jeevana Ganga Raja
90 Chinnodu Peddodu Chinnodu
91 Sahasam Cheyara Dimbhaka Chandram
92 Chikkadu Dorakadu Raja & Chinnababu Dillep Dual role
93 Station Master Rama Rao
94 Donga Kollu Alli Billi Anjineelu
95 Vivaaha Bhojanambu Sitarama Rao
96 1989 Chalaki Mogudu Chadastapu Pellam Giri
97 Paila Pacheesu Suresh
98 Bandhuvulostunnaru Jagratha Chittibabu
99 Bhale Dampathulu Raja
100 Sakshi Raja
101 Poola Rangadu Ranga
102 Gaduggai Gopi / Pandu
103 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Kishtaiah
104 Chettu Kinda Pleader Balaraju
105 Muthyamantha Muddu Anudeep
106 Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Rambabu
107 Zoo Laka Taka Prabhu
108 Preminchi Choodu Chittibabu
109 Gopala Rao Gari Abbayi Ranga
110 1990 Idem Pellam Baboi Kalyana Chakravarthy
111 Guru Sishyulu Babu
112 Ramba Rambabu Rambabu
113 Dagudumuthala Dampathyam Kishtaiah
114 Mama Alludu Vijay
115 Mahajananiki Maradalu Pilla Ravi / Kishtaiyah
116 Prema Zindabad Gopalam
117 Chevilo Puvvu Prasad
118 Master Kapuram David
119 1991 Vichitra Prema Sivudu
120 Minor Raja Minor Raja
121 Teneteega Varun Kumar
122 April 1 Vidudala Diwakaram
123 Attintlo Adde Mogudu Gopi
124 Iddaru Pellala Muddula Police Constable Kishtaiyah & Anand Dual role
125 Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam Bava / Badaradandi Varaprasad
126 Prema Thapassu Rathaiyah
127 Navayugam Satya Murthy
128 Yerra Mandaram Ramudu
129 Pelli Pustakam KK / K. Krishna Murthy
130 Kobbari Bondam Raju
131 1992 Appula Appa Rao Appula Apparao
132 Golmaal Govindam Govindam
133 Subba Rayudi Pelli Subbarayudu
134 Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha Raja
135 Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi Seethapati
136 Valu Jada Tolu Beltu Accha Rao
137 Aa Okkati Adakku Chitti Babu
138 1993 Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhowmudu Raja Vallabha Devudu
139 Rajendrudu Gajendrudu Rajendra
140 Brundavanam Ravi
141 Kannayya Kittayya Kannaiya (Lord Krishna) & Kittaya Dual role
142 Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu Alibaba
143 Joker Balaji / Joker
144 Akka Pethanam Chellili Kapuram Satyanarayana
145 Mayalodu Veerababu
146 Mister Pellam Balaji
147 Pekata Papa Rao Pekata Papa Rao
148 1994 Bramhachari Mogudu Rambabu
149 Madam Prasad / Madam Sarojini / Mandakini
150 Allarodu Krishna Murthy
151 Parugo Parugu Rambabu
152 Lucky Chance Bosu
153 1995 Vaddu Bava Thappu Raja
154 Lingababu Love Story Lingababu
155 Ketu Duplicatu Vijay
156 Mummy Mee Aayanochadu Satish
157 1996 Rambantu Rambantu
158 Topi Raja Sweety Roja Raja
159 Family Krishna
160 Ladies Doctor Dr. Ram Prasad
161 1997 Hitler Balu
162 Thaali Ramu
163 Chilakkottudu Rajendra Prasad
164 Jai Bajarangbali Madhu
165 Mama Bagunnava Gopala Krishna
166 Vasuki Balu Tamil film
167 1998 Navvulata Bosu
168 All Rounder Balaraju
169 Ulta Palta Raja & Raja Dual role
170 Mee Aayana Jagratha Gopi Krishna
171 1999 Chinni Chinni Aasa Raja
172 Yamajathakudu Yama Dharma Raju
173 2000 Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi Rambabu
174 Antha Mana Manchike Jagapati
175 Ninne Premistha Ramesh
176 Devullu Lord Hanuman
177 2001 Ammo Bomma Rambabu
178 Apparao Ki Oka Nela Thappindi Schemes Apparao & Appula Apparao Dual role
179 Daddy Prasad
180 Ammaye Navvithe Sundaram
181 Akasa Veedhilo Suribabu
182 Family Circus Pataudi
183 2002 Sandade Sandadi Balu
184 2003 Sriramachandrulu Sriram
185 Maa Alludu Very Good A.V.Rao
186 2004 Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu Hari Chandra
187 Andaru Dongale Dorikite Bangaru Raju
188 Apparao Driving School Apparao
189 Aa Naluguru Raghuram
190 2005 Mahasadhvi Mallamma Barama Reddy Kannada film
191 Andagadu Sundaram
192 Pellam Pichodu Srinivas / Srinu
193 2006 Iddaru Attala Muddula Alludu Balu
194 Sarada Saradaga Balaraju
195 Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw Bullabbai
196 2007 Mee Sreyobhilashi Rajaji
197 2009 Quick Gun Murugan {English} Quick Gun Murugan
198 2010 Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam Lord Brahma
199 Gudu Gudu Gunjam Gopalam
200 Baava Sitaramudu
201 2011 Bhale Mogudu Bhale Pellam Venkat
202 Yemainadoi Naalo Lord Krishna
203 Mogudu Anjinneya Prasad
204 2012 Nippu Narayana Murthy
205 Ayyare Prasad / Swamiji / Lord Krishna
206 Lovely Maharadhi
207 Onamalu Narayana Rao
208 Julai DIG Sitaram
209 Dream Army Officer
210 Cinemakeldam Randi
211 2013 Manushulatho Jagratha Yama Dharma Raju
212 Vasundhara Nilayam Sanjeev Chaturvedi
213 Man of the Match Radha Krishna
214 2014 Aagadu C.I.Rajaram
215 2015 Top Rankers Principal Viswanath
216 Tommy Satyam Master
217 S/O Satyamurthy Paida Sambasiva Rao
218 Dagudumootha Dandakor Rajugaru
219 Srimanthudu Narayana Rao
220 Akhil K.V. Rajendra Prasad
221 2016 Nannaku Prematho Ramesh Chandra Prasad alias Subramaniam
222 Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam Advocate Narayana
223 Supreme Balu's father
224 Thikka Manohar
225 Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam Gopala Krishna
226 2017 Gunturodu Suryanarayana
227 Andhhagadu Ranjith Kulakarni
228 Shamanthakamani Uma Maheswara Rao / Mahesh Babu
229 Raja the Great Prasad
230 2018 Oo Pe Ku Ha
231 Mahanati K. V. Chowdary
232 Raju Gadu Narayana Rao
233 Srinivasa Kalyanam Ramaraju
234 Ee Maaya Peremito Babu Rao
235 Bewars Satya Murthy
236 2019 F2 – Fun and Frustration Prasad
237 Kee Gnaneshwara Rao Tamil film
238 Oh! Baby Chanti
239 Burra Katha
240 Kousalya Krishnamurthy Krishna Murthy
241 2020 Sarileru Neekevvaru TBA
242 AA19 TBA

References[edit]

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