Gundu Hanumantha Rao

Gundu Hanumantha Rao (10 October 1956 – 19 February 2018) was a Telugu film, theatre and television actor.[3] He first appeared in Jandhyala's film Aha Naa Pellanta in 1987 and gained popularity in comedian roles in S. V. Krishna Reddy's films. He is known for his roles in Rajendrudu Gajendrudu, Mayalodu, Yamaleela, Srivariki Premalekha, Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha (1992)[4], Jodi No.1, Nenu Seetamahalakshmi, Kedi No.1, Apparao Driving School, Kalyanam, Original, Neramu Siksha, High School, Kothoka Vintha, Colors, Panchamukhi, Sri Sai Sankalpam, Mano Balam and the TV serial Amrutham. He won three TV Nandi Awards from Andhra Pradesh Government, one of them for Amrutham serial. He was a renowned stage artist before entering into cinema, his first drama being "Ravana Bramha" at the age of 18.[5] He acted in over 600 movies in Telugu and is a popular TV artist.[6]

Gundu Hanumantha Rao
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Born(1956-10-10)10 October 1956 [1]
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died19 February 2018(2018-02-19) (aged 61) [2]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Parents
  • Kanta Rao (father)
  • Sarojini (mother)

Gundu Hanumantha Rao was in confectionery business before stepping into the entertainment industry. In 2014, Rao joined Chitti Babu Punyamurthula and Pinki at rallies in support of the Telugu Desam Party.[7] His campaign in the rallies added humor and provided comic relief to the people. He died on 19 February 2018 at 3:30 am in Hyderabad, India, due to sudden cardiac arrest secondary to Chronic Kidney disease.[8]

Television seriesEdit

  • Amrutham (2001–2007) as Aamudaala Anjaneyalu
  • Adhi Thalam
  • Aanando Bramha (DD Saptagiri)
  • Aalu Baalu (2005) (ETV Telugu)
  • Aalasyam Amrutham Visham (2005) (MAA TV)
  • Sambaraala Rambabu (2007) (MAA TV)
  • Srimathi Sri Subramanyam (2009) (ETV Telugu)
  • Saradaaga Kasepu (2017) (ETV Plus)
  • Naaticharaami (2017) (Gemini TV)

FilmographyEdit

AwardsEdit

Nandi TV AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ N, Serish (19 February 2018). "Telugu actor Gundu Hanumantha Rao passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ N, Serish (19 February 2018). "Telugu actor Gundu Hanumantha Rao passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Gundu Hanumantha Rao". IMDb.
  4. ^ =https://www.filmibeat.com/telugu/movies/pellaniki-premalekha-priyuraliki-subhalekha/cast-crew.html}}
  5. ^ "Comedian Gundu Hanumantha Rao – Jandhyala – Aha Naa Pellanta – Interviews". cinegoer.com. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  6. ^ https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/telugu-comedian-gundu-hanumantha-rao-passes-away-61-76667
  7. ^ Actors add comic touch to TDP campaign at The Hindu
  8. ^ Adivil, Sridhar (19 February 2018). "Gundu Hanumantha Rao passes away at 61". The Times of India.
  9. ^ TORI Live Show With Comedian Gundu Hanumantha Rao. 20 June 2012 – via YouTube.

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