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Devadas Kanakala (30 July 1945[1] – 2 August 2019)[2] was an Indian actor from Andhra Pradesh who predominantly appeared in Telugu language films and TV shows. Super Star Rajnikanth, Mega Star Chiranjeevi and Rajendra Prasad trained under him.

Devadas Kanakala
Born(1945-07-30)30 July 1945
2 August 2019(2019-08-02) (aged 74)
Spouse(s)Lakshmi Kanakala till 2018, her death
ChildrenRajeev Kanakala, Sri Laxmi
RelativesSuma Kanakala (daughter-in-law)



He is the father of actors Rajeev Kanakala and Sri Laxmi, and the father-in-law of TV anchor Suma Kanakala.[citation needed] He founded an acting school in Hyderabad, India.[citation needed] His wife, Lakshmi Kanakala, served as the school's principal[citation needed] until her death in 2018.


As actor

As a Director


  1. ^ "Veteran Actor Devadas Kankala Passes Away".
  2. ^ "Senior Actor Devadas Kanakala Passed Away". 2 August 2019.

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