Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao, born on May 8, 1944, in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district, was inspired to enter the film industry by actor N. T. Rama Rao.
Chalapathi Rao, a veteran Telugu actor, died of a heart attack at the age of 78. Chalapathihi was most known in Telugu films for his humorous and villainous roles. The actor has been in almost 600 films. The 78-year-old actor and producer supposedly died of a heart attack on Sunday morning.
As word of Chalapathi Rao’s death spread, his colleagues and fans took to social media to share their condolences. Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, an actor and producer, expressed his condolences to Rao’s family via his official Twitter account.
Chalapathi Rao, most known for playing villains, was born in 1944 in the Krishna district of Balliparru. Chalapathi Rao developed a good reputation in the industry with over 600 film appearances.
Under his own production firm, he produced films like as Kaliyuga Krishnudu, Kadapareddamma, Jagannatakam, Pellante Nurella Panta, Presidentigari Alludu, Ardharatri Hatyalu, and Raktham Chindina Raatri. He had also appeared in various TV shows. Ravi Babu, his son, rose to prominence as a performer and filmmaker.
Many Tollywood stars lamented the actor’s untimely death. The actor’s mortal remains are kept in his son’s home. They would be brought to Mahaprasthanam today about 3 p.m.
In 1966, Chalapathi Rao made his acting debut in “Ghodachari 116.” He appeared in supporting roles with A-list actors like as N. T. Rama Rao, Krishna, Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi, and Venkatesh.
This is Tollywood’s second major loss in three days, following the death of Chalapathi Rao. Even before the film industry had recovered from the shock of legendary actor Kaikala Satyanarayana’s death on December 23, news of Chalapathi Rao’s death threw it into mourning.