Telugu actor Krishnam Raju passes away at 83

In his movie profession spanning five-and-a-half many years throughout which he acted in 183 movies, Krishnam Raju glided by the identify `insurgent star’ as a result of his rebellious performing model

In his movie profession spanning five-and-a-half many years throughout which he acted in 183 movies, Krishnam Raju glided by the identify `insurgent star’ as a result of his rebellious performing model

A well known Telugu actor of the sixties and seventies and former Union Minister of State for Defence and Exterior Affairs U. Krishnam Raju died present process therapy following a short sickness at AIG Hospital at Gachibowli right here round 3.30 a.m. Raju was 83 and survived by his spouse and three daughters.

Krishnam Raju was elected to Lok Sabha in 1998 and once more in 1999 on a BJP ticket from Kakinada and Narsapur constituencies. Raju was Union Minister of State for 4 years throughout A.B. Vajpayee’s final time period as Prime Minister from 1999-2004. Raju stop BJP to affix the Praja Rajyam celebration floated by megastar Chiranjeevi in 2009. He contested from the Rajahmundry Parliamentary constituency in the identical 12 months however misplaced. By the way, Krishnam Raju and Chiranjeevi hailed from the identical village — Mogaltur — in West Godavari district.

People waiting to pay their respects to film actor U. Krishnam Raju in Hyderabad on September 11, 2022.

Individuals ready to pay their respects to movie actor U. Krishnam Raju in Hyderabad on September 11, 2022.
| Picture Credit score: G. Ramakrishna

In his movie profession spanning five-and-a-half many years throughout which he acted in 183 movies, Krishnam Raju glided by the identify `insurgent star’ as a result of his rebellious performing model. Raju began as a hero however switched to enjoying the position of villain. He made his debut with `Chilaka Gorinka’ in 1966 however `Bhakta Kannappa’ and `Bobbili Brahmanna’ introduced him fame.

Raju received 5 Filmfare awards and three Nandi awards from the Andhra Pradesh State authorities. Raju received his first Filmfare award for `Tandra Paparayudu’ in his debut 12 months. Krishnam Raju’s journey in movies ran parallel to that of greats within the business at the moment, together with N.T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Krishna. His youthful brother Suryanarayana Raju’s son was Prabhas of Bahubali fame.

Chief Minister Ok. Chandrasekhar Rao, expressing his condolences on the loss of life of Krishnam Raju, mentioned the latter received the hearts of film goers as a insurgent star with distinctive performing model. His loss of life was an important loss to Telugu movies.

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