Hyderabad: Veteran actor Chalapathi Rao passed away on Saturday night. He was 78, family sources said on Sunday.
He acted in over 600 films portraying various characters, industry sources said.
His son Ravi Babu is also an actor, director, and producer in Tollywood.
“It is very sad that so many of our people are going away,” producer D Suresh who visited the bereaved family said.
Rao acted in several Telugu movies as a supporting actor and villain in the films of NT Rama Rao, Krishna, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi, and Venkatesh, Actor and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan in a statement condoled Chalapathi Rao’s death.
He is well-known for his films such as Yamagola, Yugapurushudu, Justice Chaudhary, Bobbili Puli, Ninne Pelladata, and Allari.
Veteran Telugu actor Kaikala Satyanarayana, known for his villain and other character roles, passed away here on December 23.
Hyderabad: A local court on Thursday sentenced and convicted a man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 500 for sexually assaulting his daughter at Jeedimetla.
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a miscellaneous application (MA) seeking enforcement of its guidelines for state-imposed internet shutdowns.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): Bellampalli Municipal chairperson Jakkula Shwetha quit the BRS and joined the Congress in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): Telugu Desam Party President and former Chief Minister N.chandrababu Naidu congratulated the Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy and wished that Revanth Reddy would provide good governance to the people in the public government.
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (Hydnow): Minister for Civil Supplies, Jupally Krishna Rao said he will come closer to the people with Praja Darbar.