Veteran Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao passes away aged 78

Veteran Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao has passed away at the age of 78

December 25, 2022, 1:04 p.m
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Veteran Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao has passed away at the age of 78
Veteran actor Chalapathi Rao passed away at the age of 78

Veteran Telugu film actor Chalapathi Rao died on Sunday morning at his Hyderabad residence after suffering a cardiac arrest. The actor who was known for portraying negative roles was 78 years old.

In a career spanning five decades, Rao acted in more than 600 films. He also produced a few films under the RC Creations banner.

We pray that his soul rest in peace.

Telugu film industry in a state of shock

according to The Times of IndiaRao was suffering from health related problems for a long time and was out of acting as well.

He is survived by his wife, Indumati, and three children. His son is actor-filmmaker Ravi Babu.

Tollywood is shocked as two veteran actors died in three days. Earlier, Kaikala Satyanarayana died of age-related ailments on Friday.

Fans, industry colleagues send their condolences

Following Rao’s death, Twitter has been flooded with condolence messages from fans and his industry colleagues. Many fans called him one of the best and bravest actors in the Telugu film industry.

A user tweeted, “The most beautiful and brave actress of past and present generation. Miss you and your right roles Om Shanti.” Another user said that 2022 was a huge year for Tollywood.

Rao’s journey in Tollywood

Rao was born in 1944 in Baliparru, Andhra Pradesh. Entering his films Sr. It happened with NTR’s push and he debuted with this Warrior 116 (1966).

He was known for his negative and supporting roles. The veteran actor shared screen space with many powerhouses in the Telugu industry including Krishna, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Chiranjeevi among others. He has worked with three generations of actors.

More than 5 decades of experience

They are among Rao’s notable works Yuga Purushudu, Akbar Salim Anarkali, Judge Chowdary, Bobbili Puli, Arundhatiand Damnamong many others.

He also produced such films Kaliyuga Krishnadu, Jagannatakam, Rakhtam Chindina Raatriand Allude to the President to name a few.

It was his last film Bangarraju (2022), starring Naga Chaitanya, Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishnan and Krithi Shetty.

Rao also entered the OTT space with ZEE5 Chadarangam (2020).

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