Hyderabad: Popular character actor Nutan Prasad, who enthralled Telugu cine goers with his humorous dialogues “Nootokka Jillala Andaganni” and “Desam Klista Paristhithilo Undi” passed away here this morning.
He was 65. He left behind a son and two daughters.
The veteran artiste, who was ailing for some time, breathed his last while being shifted to the Apollo Hospital at Jubilee Hills. Nutan Prasad acted in a few hundred films in various roles and left an indelible impression on the audience.
Born on December 12, 1945 in Kaikalur in Krishna district, Tadivada Varaprasad Nutan Prasad started his career with Bapu’s “Andala Ramudu” in 1973 and earned special recognition in “Needa Leni Aadadi” (1974), and Bapu’s “Muthyala Muggu” (1975). Especially, his role as Satan in Bapu’s Rajadhiraju (1980) brought him laurels. He won the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Artiste through his role in Ushakiron Movies’ Sundari-Subbarao (1984). His roles in many movies like “Mogudu Kaavali, Khaidi, Aha Naa Pellanta, Mantrigaari Viyyankudu, Adavi Donga and Muddula Chellulu were popular.
Nutan Prasad met with an accident during shooting of “Baamma Maata-Bangaaru Baata” in 1989 and confined to a wheel chair. He had acted with great actor Bhanumathi as her husband and regaled the audience. He gained self confidence and acted in Vijayashanti-starrer “Karthavyam” in 1990. He also dubbed for late Gummadi in “Aayanakiddaru” in 1995 as the veteran had problem with his voice at that time. Later, he moved on to the television with the advent of channels such as the ETV.
Nutan Prasad was awarded the NTR Award for the year 2005. He’s survived by a son and two daughters. (NSS)