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Rajendra Prasad (actor)

Rajendra Prasad
Prasad at the audio launch event of Quick Gun Murugun (2009), sporting his look from the film.
Born Gadde Rajendra Prasad
(1956-07-19) 19 July 1956
Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor, Producer, Movie Artist Association (MAA) President
Years active 1977–Present

Gadde Rajendra Prasad (Telugu: గద్దె రాజేంద్ర ప్రసాద్; born 19 July 1956) is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in the Telugu cinema is considered to be one of the finest comic heroes in 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]

Contents

  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
  • Awards 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Personal life

Prasad was born into a middle-class family to Gadde Venkata Narayana and Manikyambba from Dondapadu, near Gudivada, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Prasad completed his education, graduating with a diploma in Ceramic Engineering before entering the film industry. His son, Balaji, got married in February 2015 in Hyderabad.

Career

Prasad débuted on the silver screen with the film Sneham directed by Bapu and rose to fame with Vamsy's Ladies Tailor. 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[9] and is fondly called the King of Comedy and Natakireeti in Andhra Pradesh.[10] 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.[11] 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 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.[12]

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

Awards

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

Filmography

  • Nannaku Prematho (2016)
  • Noothi lo kappalu (2013) filming[14]
  • Srimanthudu (2015) ... Narayana Rao
  • Dagudumootha Dandakor (2015)
  • S/O Satyamurthy (2015) ... Paida Sambasiva Rao
  • Manushulatho Jagartha (2013)
  • Aagadu (2014)
  • Dream (2012)
  • Onamalu (2012) ... Narayana Rao
  • Julayi (2012) ... DSP Sitaram
  • Lovely (2012) ... Mangalapalli Maharadhi
  • Nippu (2012) ... Narayana Rao
  • Ayyare (2011) ... Prasad / Swamji / Lord Krishna
  • Bhale pellam bhale mogudu (2010)
  • Eymindi Nalo ... Lord Krishna
  • Mogudu (2011) ... Anjineeya Prasad
  • Baava (2010) ... Seetaramudu
  • Gudu Gudu Gunjam ... Gopalam
  • Brahma Lokam to Yama Lokam via Bhoo Lokam (2010) ... Lord Brahma
  • Quick Gun Murugun (2009) ... Quick Gun Murugun
  • Mee Shreyobhilashi (2007) ... Rajaji
  • Sarada Saradaga (2006) ... Balaraju
  • Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw (2006) .... Bullebbai
  • Andagadu (2005) ... Sundaram
  • Andaru Dongale Dorikite (2004) ... Balaraju
  • Aa Naluguru (2004) ... Raghuram
  • Apparao Driving School (2004) ... Appa Rao
  • Srirama Chandrulu (2003) ... Sriram
  • Ma Alludu Verygood (2003) ... A.V.Rao
  • Layola College (2002)
  • Sandade Sandadi (2002) .... Balasubramaniam
  • Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu (2002) Appula Appa Rao & Appa Rao (Dual Role)
  • Ammaye Navvithe (2001) .... Sundaram
  • Happy Birthday (2001)
  • Daddy .... Prasad
  • Akasa Veedhilo (2001) .... Suri
  • Ammo Bomma (2001) ... RAmbabu
  • Raja (2006)
  • Dabbu Evariki Chedu (2001) ... Vidyasagar
  • Miss Mumtaj (2001)
  • Family Circus (2001) .... Pataudi
  • Apparao Ki Oka Nela Tappindi (2001) ... Appula Appa Rao & Appa Rao (Dual Role)
  • Devullu (2001) .... Lord Hanuman
  • Ninne Premistha (2000) ... Ramesh
  • Mee Aayana Jagratta (2000) .... Gopi
  • Kshemanga Velli Labanga Randi (2000) ... Rambabu
  • Yama jaatakudu (1999) ... Yama Dharmaraju
  • Kannayya Kittayya (1995) ... Kannayya (Lord Krishna) & Kittayya (Dual Role)
  • Chinni Chinni Aassa (1999) ... Raja
  • Anta Mana manchike (2000) ... Jagapathi
  • All-rounder (1998) ... Balaraju
  • Lawyer Suhasini(1998)
  • Ulta Palta (1998) ... Raja & Raja (Dual Role)
  • Pellikoduku Ammabadunu (1998) ... Balu
  • Hitler (1997) .... Balu
  • Meeaayana Jagaratta (1997) .... Gopi Krishna
  • Jai Bajrangabali (1997) ... Madhu
  • Taali (1997) .... Ramu
  • Mama Bagunnavaa (1997) ... Gopala Krishna
  • Navvulaata ... Bosu
  • Family (1996) ... Krishna
  • Vaddu Baava Tappu (1996) ... Raja
  • Rambantu (1996) .... Rambantu ...
  • Mummy Mee Aayanochhadu ... Satish
  • Topi raja Sweety roja (1995) ... Raja
  • Ketu Duplicate (1995) ... Vijay
  • Oddu Bhava Tappu
  • Linga Babu Love Story (1995) .... Lingababu
  • Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu (1994) .... Alibaba
  • Lucky Chance (1994)
  • Brahmachari Mogudu (1994) .... Rambabu
  • Allarodu ... Krishna Murthy
  • Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhowma (1993) ... Raja Vengala Rayalu
  • Aa Okkati Adakku (1993) .... Atukula Chitti Babu
  • Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993) ... Satyanarayana
  • Joker (1993) .... Balaji
  • Madam (1993) .... Prasad/Madam Sarojini/Mandakini
  • Mayalodu (1993) .... Veera Babu
  • Mr. Pellam (1993) .... Bava / Badabandi Varaprasad
  • Parugo Parugu (1993) ...... Rambabu
  • Pekata Paparao (1993) .... Paparao
  • Rajendrudu Gajendrudu (1993) .... Rajendra
  • Brundavanam (1992) .... Ravi
  • Valujeda Tolu belt ... Acharao
  • Sitapati Chalo Tirupati (1992) ..... Sitapati
  • Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Shubhalekha (1992) .... Raja
  • Golmaal Govindam (1992) .... Govindam
  • Pelli Pustakam (1991) .... K.Krishna Murthy / KK
  • Appula Appa Rao (1991) .... Appa Rao Rajendra Prasad, Shobana, Brahmanandam, Ramaprabha
  • April 1st Vidudala (1991) .... Diwakaram
  • Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam (1991) .... Bava (Badarabandi Varaprasad)
  • Prema Tapassu .... Rathayya
  • Iddaru Pellala Muddula Police (1991) ... Constable Kistayya & Anand (Dual Role)
  • Kobbari Bondam (1991) ... Raju
  • Yerra Mandaram (1991) .... Ramudu
  • Minor Raja (1991) ... Minor Raja
  • Teeneteega (1991) ... Varun
  • Vichitra Prema ... Sivudu
  • Navayugam (1990) ... Satya Murthy
  • Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata (1990) ... Kittayya
  • Chevilo Puvvu (1990) ... Prasad
  • Sakshi (1990) ... Raja
  • Ramba Rambabu (1990) ... Rambabu
  • Jayammu Nischayammu Raa! (1990) .... Ramudu
  • Bandhuvulostunnaru Jagratta (1989) ... Chittibabu
  • Idem Pellam baboi(1989) ... Kalyana Chakravarthy
  • Chalaki Mogudu Chadastapu Pellam (1989) .... Giri
  • Chettu Kinda Pleader (1989) .... Balaraju
  • Mutyamantha Muddu (1989) .... Anudeep
  • Bava Marudula Sawal (1988) ... Inspector Jai Kumar
  • Chikkadu Dorakadu (1988) ... Raja & Chinnababu Dileep (Duelrole)
  • Chinnodu Peddodu (1988) ... Chinnodu
  • Bhama Kalapam (1988) ... Krishna Murthy
  • Donga Kollu (1988) ... Alli Billi Anjineelu
  • Bharya Bharthala Bhagotham (1988) ... Vaasu
  • Jeevana Ganga (1988) ... Raja
  • Kanoon Ki Hathkadee (1988)
  • Jhansi Rani (1988) ... Mr.V/Sriraj
  • Pelli Chesi Choodu (1988) .... Mohan
  • Sahasam Cheyara Dimbhaka (1988) .... Chandram
  • Samsaram (1988) ... Ravi
  • Station Master (1988) ... Rama Rao
  • Aani Mutyam (1988)...aka Pearl ... Inspector
  • Aastulu Antastulu (1988) ... Kittayya
  • Vivaaha Bhojanambu (1988) .... Sita Rama Rao
  • Damit Katha Addam Tirigindi (1987) ... (Duelrole)
  • Aha Naa Pellanta (1987) ... Krishna Murthy
  • Bhale Mogudu (1987) ... Krishna
  • Manmadha Leela Kama Raju Gola (1987)...Kamaraju
  • Gandhinagar Rendo Veedhi (1987) ... Prabhu / Ram Singh
  • Aranya Kanda (1987) ... Singadu
  • Trimurtulu ... Sandeep
  • Udayam
  • Kaaboye Alludu (1987) ... Prasad
  • Dabbevariki Chedu (1987) ... Vidyasagar
  • Gundammagari Krishnulu (1987) ... Peda Gopala Krishna
  • Naku Pellam Kavali (1987) ... Lakshmana
  • Samsaram Oka Chadarangam (1987) ... Raghava
  • Raakshasudu (1986)... aka Raatshashan (India: Tamil title) ... Inspector Vijay
  • Brahmastram (1986) ... Satish
  • Padaharella Ammayi (1986)
  • Pavitra (1986) ... Kittayya
  • Punyastri (1986) ... Peter
  • Captain Nagarjuna (1986) ... Ravi
  • Kashmora (1986) ... Khadra
  • Karu Diddina Kapuram (1986) ... David
  • Rendu Rella Aaru (1985) ... Mad / Madhusudhana Rao / Venkata Sivam
  • Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu (1985)
  • Puli (1985)
  • Desham lo Dongalu paddaru (1985)
  • Kotta Pelli Kuturu (1985) ... Raja
  • Musugu Donga (1985)
  • Kattula Kondayya (1985)
  • Ladies Tailor (1985) .... Sundaram
  • Muchataga Mugguru (1985) ... Suresh
  • Ottuku Viluva Ivvandi (1985)
  • Agraham (1985)
  • Anadiga Adadi(1985)
  • Aada Pillale Nayam (1985)
  • Preminchu Pelladu (1985)
  • Rendu Rella Aaru (1985) .... Mad / Madhusudhana Rao / Venkata Sivam
  • Swati(1985)
  • Vande Mataram (1985)
  • Challenge (1984) .... Vidyaarthi
  • Rojulu Marayi (1984)
  • Aakali Neeku Joharlu (1984)
  • Ee Chaduvulu Makkodu (1984)
  • Adavallu Aligite (1983)
  • Ee Desham lo Oka Roju (1983)
  • Ee Pillaku Pellavutundaa? (1983)
  • Idi Kaadu Mugimpu (1983)
  • Mundadugu (1983)
  • Navodayam (1983)
  • Pelli Choopulu (1983)
  • Rama Rajyamlo Bheermaraju (1983)
  • Manchu Pallaki (1982)
  • Ee Charitra Ae Sirato (1982)
  • Moodu mulla Bandham (1980)
  • Adadee Gadapa Daatite (1980)
  • Nijam (1980)
  • Sneham (1977)

References

  1. ^ The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Rajendra Prasad is over the moon
  2. ^ Here comes the Creator – The Hindu
  3. ^ 2013 Official Selections
  4. ^ ‘Dream’ hops to Canada in flying colours – The Hindu
  5. ^ Eenadu daily, Eenadu Cinema, page 16, 11 April 2013
  6. ^ The Hindu : Friday Review Hyderabad / Events : Mind it!
  7. ^ "MoMA Celebrates Contemporary Indian Cinema". Huliq. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "New MAA president-Rajendra Prasad"
  9. ^ Stars : Star Profiles : Rajendra Prasad
  10. ^ Dr rajendra prasad News – Dr rajendra prasad Latest news on entertainment.oneindia.in
  11. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/research/differentperspective/aanaluguru.html
  12. ^ http://www.cinejosh.com/news/3/22946/rajendra-prasad-never-be-ignored.html
  13. ^ Nitya, Nag bag awards on star-studded night | The Hindu
  14. ^ Rajendra Prasad’s Nooti lo Kappalu nears completion | 123telugu.com

External links

  • Rajendra Prasad at the Internet Movie Database
  • http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article2636960.ece
  • http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article2603682.ece
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